Hi ALL
 
"Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation".
 
Scripture has an amazing record of prophetic accuracy. So one would think that Scripture would intrigue a culture so hungry for certainty that it supports multiple Psychic Hot Lines and a minor publishing industry centered on the vague maunderings of Nostradamus.

The world at large has zero interest in what the Scriptures say; most of post-Christian America is just familiar enough with Scripture to be able to nod wisely when someone mentions the many contradictions in the Bible (ask them to name just one). They also "know" that recent research has proved that Jesus actually was married to Magdalene and that the Christian religion started out as a pretty good thing, but some Bad People changed it into the hate religion it is today. They "know" many other things, as well, and not just about Christians. Almost everything they "know" is untrue, but has a good story going for it. It is much like Aristotle’s teaching that heavy objects fall faster than light objects (ignoring air resistance). This sounded so intuitively true that nobody actually checked it out for over a thousand years. Galileo tested it and found out it was false.

These are very amazing RaptureReady.com commentaries (read them below), but our world and nation will not heed them. They are so "sure" about so many things that are demonstrably false, how can they dare to begin looking at the naked truth?

These nations are going down. It is as if they are blind and no longer can see the truth of Scripture. Maybe prophecy is being sealed up again in the world (except for a remnant).

Isaiah 29:10-11  For the LORD hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers, the seers hath he covered.  And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed:  
 
God is in control, as Greg says, and everything is working according to His divine plans in His power alone.  

Isaiah 40:22  It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in:

Isaiah 42:5  Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein:

Isaiah 44:24  Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the LORD that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself;

 

YsiC, Liz  Trask

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RaptureReady.com commentaries

Dec 18

A Little Polonium 210 Goes a Long Way

The murder of Alexander Litvinenko, the former Russian spy, with a lethal dosage of polonium 210, has brought to mind the terrorist terror possessed by radioactive, biological, or chemical substances. Even though Litvinenko appears to be the single target of most likely Russian agents, British authorities have found traces of radioactive contamination in a dozen sites around London and in commercial jets carrying more than 33,000 people.

 

It only takes a very small amount of radioactive material to kill a person. The amount of Polonium that killed Litvinenko weighed less than a gram.

 

In order for Polonium 210 to be deadly, you need to inhale or ingest it. When Polonium is outside of the body, the skin and clothes serve as barriers to block the particles. Once Polonium gets into the body, the alpha particle emitted during nuclear decay causes destruction by tearing apart the cells’ molecular structure. It’s like having microscopic cowboys constantly firing their revolvers in all directions in your body.

 

Terrorists don’t need to have access to a reactor facility to obtain radioactive substances. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission tracks over 21,000 organizations that are licensed to use such materials.

 

In November 1995, rebels from Chechnya planted, but did not detonate, the first so-called dirty bomb in Moscow’s Izmailovo Park. The bomb consisted of dynamite and caesium-137 removed from cancer treatment equipment. Authorities were tipped off about its location and it was defused.

A radiological bomb is unlikely to cause many deaths. Its use would be more likely for psychological reasons. A bomb made from radioactive material would generate fear and mass panic. The threat of cancer and other radiation-related illnesses would have the most lasting effect. Additionally, the affected area would be very expensive to clean up. An attack in a city like New York would contaminate several city blocks, create fear, and require a cleanup with a price tag that would reach into the tens of billions of dollars.

 

Many terrorist experts believe a biological attack on the nation’s food supply is the most likely option for terrorists. It is said that about an 8-ounce vial of botulism toxin has enough poison to kill everyone on earth.

 

The E. coli outbreak linked to lettuce sold at Taco Bell restaurants demonstrates how easy it would be to introduce a pathogen into the food supply. While we now have armed guards at every airport, no security detail is watching every farm in America.

 

I truly believe we are reaching the point where we will see a terrorist attack of a spectacular nature. If man continues to ignore God’s warning, the Lord will eventually remove His hand of protection, and the dispensation of judgment will advance to the next level.

 

"But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived" (2 Tim. 3:13).

 

"And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth [will let], until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy wit the brightness of his coming" (2 Thes. 2:6-8).

 

–Todd


Worldview Is All-Important

Looking at the world around us from so many different viewpoints separates and divides the human community, engendering hatreds, wars, and death. Jesus, speaking while on the Mount of Olives one day, prophesied the degree to which the differences would explode in the time just before His return.

 

“For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places” (Matt. 24:7).

 

We have pointed out often that the word “nation” here is from the Greek word ethnos, translated “ethnic” in English. Jesus was forewarning that the tribulation era will produce great hatreds that will be centered on racial and cultural differences of world view. These unprecedented uprisings of this sort will, Jesus foretold, eventuate in famines and pestilence –the inevitable result of all-out war.

 

Although we of this generation are not in the Tribulation era, about which Jesus here prophesied, we have diametrically differing worldviews on the national and international scenes that certainly must be setting the stage for the times Jesus foresaw.

 

The U.S. is mired in many ethnic problems and cultural differences within the various races themselves. Insistence on embracing multiculturalism by the PC crowd, motivated to their hyper level of championing the melting pot worldview by mainstream media, throws fuel on the fires of racial divides. The multicultural Nazis want Americans to stay separate, because most of these PC types are socialist-leaning globalists who want us to be citizens of the world, rather than citizens of a sovereign nation. Hyphenating, or mixing ethnic with national identities, into unique nomenclature seems designed to make America eventually forfeit national autonomy.

 

Worldview is being shaped in this nation to reflect the one-world builders’ blueprint for the global village, as one well-known probable presidential candidate put it. The worldview in question has never gone away. It is the perennial worldview that has been with mankind since Nimrod attempted to build the tower to Heaven not long after the flood of Noah’s day (read Genesis chapter 11). We see that blueprint manifested in the Baker/Hamilton attempts to bring everyone together in the Middle East –at Israel’s expense, of course.

 

Jesus also prophesied that man would get himself deeper and deeper into trouble, so far as the nation state is concerned, the closer the Second Advent comes. “And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves Roaring” (Lk. 21:25).

 

There can be little argument against the obvious. Nations are indeed in great distress today –with much perplexity. We don’t have to look at the many nations of earth to prove this fact. Our own nation is divided right down the middle on most all issues of politics and morality. People are so distressed –even perplexed—that many have promised to leave the country, if they didn’t get their way in presidential election results. Others have written fictional books, venting their anger in wishful accounts of the assassination of a president they hate.

 

 

The problems involved all boil down to one issue –worldview.

 

Any other view of life on this planet than God’s view is –to put it bluntly, but truthfully—wrong, and destined to produce disaster. This is true no matter the area of life. Worldview is all-important in avoidance of trouble, and in achievement of success. There isn’t space here to go into the many areas in life today to which this truth applies. So, let’s briefly look at one key issue in considering worldview that gets to the crux of the most important prophetic indicator of this late hour. The issue is modern Israel.

 

The geopoliticians are in perplexity about Israel and its hate-filled enemies. The diplomats have no idea where the anger truly comes from, therefore cannot begin to understand how to solve the violence and hatreds. The world’s diplomats have a worldview –or combination of worldviews—that completely leave the God of Heaven out of the equation for peace-making. The result has been more than 5,000 years of war throughout recorded history. God says “be governed by my rules, because I created all that is, and know what is best…” The earthly rulers say, “we can handle it. If there is a God, that God is existential at best. We don’t need or want him to rule over us.” This doesn’t apply, of course, to Islamic fanatics, who slavishly accept the bloody demands of their god to make war.

God says that everything is His, including the land of the Middle East He chose to give to the Jews –Israel. The geopoliticians say they will decide who owns the land and who doesn’t. The result: a world that is quickly moving toward all out war –Armageddon.

 

The same error in worldview is within the church today, i.e., those who name the name of Christ for salvation. The worldview of most mainline denominations today say God is through with Israel. The church –that worldview proposes—is now inheritor of all promises that the Lord covenanted with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. God is through with Israel, and all about Israel that is in the Bible must be spiritualized, allegorized, or treated as history already accomplished.

Really?

 

They proclaim –through their worldview—that the Church is going to make the world better and better, until they have made it good enough through the political and diplomatic process, in conjunction with religious, do-good projects, for Jesus to come back and take over.

 

Really?

 

 

They aren’t reading the same headlines I am. If the Lord has given up on Israel, then it sure is some coincidence going on. We are expected to believe that Israel just coincidentally happens to be on the front page headlines every day, in the center of a desperate cry for peace, just like God’s prophetic Word forecast. Worldview is all-important in God’s economy. God’s worldview is –as legendary football coach Vince Lombardi once put it in talking about winning– not everything. It is the ONLY thing!
 
–Terry

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