4514 Gleaning Have No Doubt All The Signs Confirming The Start Of Tribulation Are Now Here
Deuteronomy 6:4 is a pivotal verse in the life and history of Israel: “Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God is one Lord.” This command to “hear” signifies the hearing of the heart, not merely that of the ears. This verse is deemed so important that it is affixed to the doorposts of the Jewish faithful.
God requires the faithful to “hear” Him, but hearing requires more than mere exposure to the Word. The interpretive power of the Holy Spirit must be present in the believer before the full meaning of the Word becomes clear.
Jesus illustrated this to His disciples following His rejection by the leaders of national Israel, as told in Matthew 12. There, we find the narrative of the Pharisees attributing the power of Jesus’ work to Satan, rather than the Holy Spirit. In the chapter which follows — Matthew 13 — He began to speak of the Kingdom in parables. His disciples wondered why He did this, instead of speaking plainly. His answer is quite clear in its implications:
He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. 12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath. 13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand” (Matt. 13:11-13).
Jesus here announces that He has acted judicially against the House of David — in effect cutting off their hearing because of their unbelief. In fact, Scripture is full of pictures of the hearing of faith versus the deafness and blindness of unbelief.
“10 Then Simon Peter having a sword, drew it, and smote the high priest’s servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant’s name was Malchus. 11 Then said Jesus unto Peter, Put up thy sword into the sheath: the cup which my Father hath given me, shall I not drink it” (Jn. 18:10, 11).
Jesus clearly states that His mission is not to make war against the political and religious system of the world, but to do the will of His heavenly Father. This is but one of many times that Christ must rebuke Peter, who is both quick to hear and quick to forget. But the event is a beautiful prophetic foretelling of the healing of Israel that will come in the Kingdom Age.
It’s a story we all know—Christopher Columbus discovers America, his European buddies follow him, they meet the indigenous people living there, they indigenous people die from smallpox and guns and other unknown diseases, and the Europeans get gold, land, and so on.
In terms of economic might, BBVA has created an index of “world market power” enabling an at-a-glance view of a nation’s impact on the global economy via relevance of exports, exposure to external shocks, technological content, and retained value-added. And the winner is… Hint, not USA…
As it turns out, every item scanned at Wal-Mart, America’s top food reseller with an estimated 25% of market share, supports Agenda 21 through a little known organization called the Global Recording Initiative. The GRI, according to its website, is a non-profit entity which “promotes the use of sustainability reporting as a way for organizations to become more sustainable and contribute to sustainable development.” Wal-Mart is one of the growing number of corporations who attach to the registry, “voluntarily” conforming to the policies of GRI, which is a “collaborating centre” with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
The focus on private enterprise is only one road of many leading toward full implementation of Agenda 21/global sustainability in the past two decades. Much of the progress thus far has been through laws and regulations enacted by governments around the world, including the United States. American citizens became yoked to the plan when President George H.W. Bush enthusiastically assented “by consensus” in 1992 at the United Nations Conference on the Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro, where it was first publicly unveiled. Recently the Global Recording Initiative and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) boosted the force of national governments with the formation of The Group of Friends of Paragraph 47 [of Agenda 21], made up of heads of state from around the world, where “leading governments join together to commit to corporate sustainability reporting.”
Let us remember that the proper weapon to fight Marx was always Coca Cola, not nuclear arms. It is exactly the same with radical Islamists. They can probably never be defeated by force of arms – on the contrary, it appears that fighting them with drones is like adding fertilizer, as it swells rather than diminishes their ranks. What will defeat them is ultimately the economic advancement of the countries harboring them at present. Islamic terrorism is a reactionary phenomenon – a rearguard fight against modernity if you will. In a way the jihadists are fighting a battle they have lost before it even began. However, it appears as though the US is hell-bent on continually providing the movement with a new lease of life, whether it is by invading Iraq or fighting the ‘video game war’ with drones.
Gee, who would have thought that people might actually resent getting killed indiscriminately from afar? The ‘blow-back’ often arrives with a considerable delay, but if ever Yemeni terrorists immolate themselves in a strike on Western civilian targets at some point in the future, it is probably quite certain that ‘hating our freedoms’ won’t be on their list of motives.
As one might imagine, US drone strikes are not exactly winning any popularity contests.
In his terrific new book, Our Final Invention, documentarian James Barrat argues that visions of an essentially benign artificial general intelligence (AGI) like Samantha amount to silly pipe dreams. Barrat believes artificial intelligence is coming, but he thinks it will be more like Skynet.
A third idea is that the first AIs, constrained at first but still highly intelligent, would themselves help researchers to create increasingly more intelligent versions. Each new iteration would have to be proved safe before being unleashed to help make subsequent generations. Or perhaps AIs could be built with components that are programmed to die by default, like the Replicants in Blade Runner. Thus any runaway intelligence explosion would be short-lived. With safety needing to be proved at each step, some components programmed to expire would be replaced, enabling further self-improvement.
The most hopeful possible outcome is that we will gently meld over the next decades with our machines, rather than developing ASI separate from ourselves. Augmented by AI, we will become essentially immortal and thousands of times more intelligent than we currently are.
Ray Kurzweil, Google’s director of engineering and the author of The Singularity Is Near, is the most well-known proponent of this benign scenario. Barrat counters that many people will resist AI enhancements and that, in any case, an independent ASI with alien drives and goals of its own will be produced well before the process of upgrading humanity can take place.
Indeed, on September 24, 1971, Chase board director and former Treasury Secretary C. Douglas Dillon (chairman of the Brookings Institution and, from 1972 to 1975, the Rockefeller Foundation) told Connally that “under no circumstances should we ever go back to assuming limited convertibility into gold.” Chase Board chairman David Rockefeller wrote National Security Adviser (and later Secretary of State) Henry Kissinger to recommend “a reevaluation of foreign currencies, a devaluation of the dollar, removal of the U.S. import surcharge and ‘buy America’ credits, and a new international monetary system with greater flexibility . . . and less reliance on gold.”
The market rally, cheered on by the media, was enough to bolster Nixon’s fortunes. In the fall of 1972, Nixon was reelected in a landslide on promises to end the Vietnam War with “peace and honor.” Wall Street reaped the benefits of a bull market, and more citizens and companies were sucked into new debt products. The Dow hit a 1970s peak of 1,052 points in January 1973, as Nixon began his second term.
Royal Bank of Scotland has appointed a new finance director, poaching Ewen Stevenson from Credit Suisse where he was co-head of investment banking for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Mr Stevenson’s career at Credit Suisse spanned 25 years and he was a senior member of the bank’s team advising the Government on its bailouts of RBS and Lloyds during the financial crisis.
The bank said “lowflation” would cause debt ratios to jump 10 percentage points in France to 105% of GDP, 15 points in Italy to 148% and 24 points to 118% in Spain. These countries face a Sisyphean task. Whatever they achieve through austerity is overwhelmed by the greater power of debt-deflation. The same “denominator effect” — a debt burden rising faster than nominal GDP — would engulf the private sector as well, still the Achilles heel for Spain, Portugal and Ireland.
While we welcome the recent surge in attention directed toward high frequency trading courtesy of Goldman’s endorsement of what we said in 2009 even if with a 5 years delay (at least Michael Lewis got a book deal out of it), perhaps the biggest irony is that attention is once again completely misdirected.
Judging by the escalation in various probes and investigations by the FBI, the DOJ and, amusingly the SEC, the primary issue under focus is that of whether or not the market is “rigged”, i.e., whether HFT is legal or not. Well, of course it is legal! After all that was the whole point of redoing Reg NMS in 2005 – so those who would soon become HFT billionaires and the financial backers of the HFT lobby, would get a stamp of approval by the various regulators and legislators, completely clueless about what they would usher into the world of trading, and thus a green light to engage in riskless frontrunning of orderflow. Frontrunning which scalps pennies and subpennies, billions and billions of times.
666 S&P Irony points that it was the same Shearson that was making millions with “program trading” when everyone was enjoying the ride up and only saw it fit to “warn” about electronic trading after the event that saw a quarter of the entire market cap wiped out in hours (sorry HFT – you too will be the scapegoat after the next crash, as we laid out previously).
Double irony bonus points that it is this same Shearson Lehman Hutton whose well-known spin off would, some 20 years later, nearly cause the end of western civilization as Hank Paulson’s 3-page term sheet knows it.
Triple irony, of course, is reserved for the fact that it is now none other than Goldman Sachs which is stepping into the shoes of Shearson Lehman and warning the world about the dangers that are looming unless market structure isn’t promptly overhauled.
America is not moved by the revelation(s), as with the nations. In the name of our Father in Christ, fear not, judgment cometh and the time for judgment is ”’now”!
There is no doubt whatsoever, every sign is now upon this generation, and this is the last generation and the last years of it. Every possible confirming sign for the start of the end time tribulation years is now here, and the people are still not moved by the revelation(s) now declaring this fact. Every Saint that knows this can testify of being mocked as a result of baring witness and declaring this to the lost of this last generation. That is also a confirmation of the same prophetic revelation written in the scriptures defining that ”as in the days of Noah” the contempt for this revelation would rise and confirm the mocking of the Saints that labor the last generation harvest. From the darkness of the lowest fools, to the highest powers, principalities, Kings and Presidents.
The laborers of the last harvest, the last remnant watchful servants sealed in Christ, we do now walk and proclaim the hour to come upon this generation, and we do now suffer the prophetic revelation. We are hearing the contempt of fools, and we now are witnessing the slaughter of Saints among the nations, and the nations are well defined and described in scripture. From Antichrist Communist China to the wicked Antichrist Muslim nation and the European and American Harlot unto Israel as a nation. The nations have waxed cold and have cried for the prophetic false ”peace and security” with Israel and the nations, confirming the contempt of their want which demands their destruction. The nakedness of the market is risen and the bitterness that has filled the cup of indignation is now overflowing. The call for war is risen and the forces are now posturing their own accord without regard for the mercy of our Father in Christ and without care for the shortness of time now being defined and confirmed with their action(s) and the prophetic signs that are now here warning all of the sudden destruction and time of tribulation that is now going to start. The reality of the signs and action(s) taking place now in 2014 already confirm this.
Graham said, ““No question. And my son just got back from his seventh [military] tour this weekend. So, I love the military. There has been huge pressure on the chaplains in our military – and our chaplains have been a wonderful thing for the military. But there is a move to get rid of the chaplains in our country, and to completely secularize our military. Actually, they are hostile to Christians.
“A lot of this is coming from this administration and is being pushed by people within the White House,” said Graham. “And when I say White House, I’m not saying the president, because I’m not sure how much of this he’s aware of. But it’s people that work for him that have power, that are sitting in offices, and they are hostile to Christ.”
“They are anti-Christ in what they say and in what they do,” said Graham. “And they are pushing this agenda into the military. It’s scary.”
Graham said, “This is a good question. When you look at scripture, when Israel turned their backs on God – and that’s what we as a nation have done and are doing – there was usually some type of calamity. There was a famine, there was a persecution from their neighbors, nations would come in and overrun them and destroy them.”
He continued, “And it’s, kind of, when they were beaten down to the ground, that they would turn their hearts toward God once again. And they would cry unto the Lord, and He would hear them and He would deliver them. And I don’t know what’s going to have to happen in this country, but my prayer is that America will wake up before that [persecution] happens.”
Now the dirty little secret is that the Saudis are more in control of the Suez Canal than the US and British gangsters, where Persian Gulf oil for the European market must make passage. But the Persian Gulf needs more unity, and needs a cohesive agent, which must be design sail some impressive ships and sport some hefty guns. The Chinese not only fit the bill, but the Saudis have already answered the call. The economic summit in late March in Beijing, led by President Xi Jinping and Prince Salman, provided all the necessary groundwork. The Saudis have a Chinese missile deal in the works, sort of a consummated marriage. The Saudis will soon announce, while standing under the Chinese umbrella, that any oil payments are acceptable in USDollars, Chinese Yuan, Euros, British Pounds, Swiss Francs, and Japanese Yen. The Saudis will transform themselves into an equal opportunity crude oil mart with many working windows. They will kneel before all fiat paper princes, including the King Dollar. It is coming. It will shake the world.
The Jackass at the time mocked them at every opportunity and every turn, for their futile efforts and self-aggrandizement. The triangle or Iran, Turkey, and India defeated the USGovt sanctions with clever gold trade settlement schemes, using intermediaries, avoiding legal obstacles, and accomplishing the task to make payments for Iranian oil & gas shipments. The US left a door open for Iranian companies to serve as mules to deliver gold bullion, gold that was provided by Turkish banks acting as intermediaries. The Indian energy customer found a way to make payment to Iran. The sanctions workaround was born. It will serve as a model in defiance to the Western clown show, which erected a veritable Maginot Line that the Persian mules jumped over. How pathetic the arrogance of the Anglo-American banker hacks! The Gold Trade settlement has a prototype, developed but in need of some refinement. The Gold Standard will return, not in bank transfer platforms or currency trading platforms, but in peer-to-peer transactions made in settlement. The world demands a new payment system, an alternative to the deeply flawed USD-centric current system. Even effective viable barter systems are to emerge. It is coming. It will shake the world.
The UN’s nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has said that Iran is honoring the agreement thus far. It expires in July and may be extended.
But the U.S. official said the goal is to seal a final pact without the extension.
Negotiators meet again next week in Vienna.
The step is being seen as part of a temporary agreement to ease sanctions on Tehran that US Secretary of State John Kerry reached with Iran last year.
Under the deal brokered in November, Iran agreed to curtail its nuclear activities for six months in exchange for sanctions relief from nations including Britain, China and the US.
US company General Electric said late on Friday it had received US permission to overhaul 18 engines sold to Iran in the late 1970s. That work would be carried out at GE facilities or at German firm MTU Aero Engines, it said.
In a strange twist of events Sara Bajc, the girlfriend of missing flight 370 passenger Phillip Wood, told CNN how the Malaysian military and even the U.S. are likely involved in a massive cover-up surrounding the aircrafts disappearance on the morning of Mar. 8.
Astonishingly Bajc told CNN, “The jet [flight 370] had actually been accompanied by fighter planes, there is some witness to that.”.
While Ebola is unlikely to leave Africa, the stigma and fear associated with it can prompt people to flee to hospitals outside the affected area, spreading the disease across borders and around the continent. That panic gives governments an excuse to impose travel and trade restrictions on the affected countries each time Ebola emerges from the forest.
And the latest news in the ongoing underreported epidemic, explianable considering the major US “news” outlet refuses to shift from its 24/7 coverage of the disappearance of flight MH370 (which may have been discovered today), is that an Ebola isolation center in Guinea was attacked by the public which has decided to take vigilante order into its own hands.
Officials in Guinea are condemning an attack on a health center where Ebola patients are being isolated from the public.
In light of the recent Ebola outbreak in Guinea, which has reportedly spread to neighboring areas, causing border closings and the possibility that it is also being seen in a Canadian resident that traveled back from Guinea, this bombshell from Potrblog has massive implications, especially in conjunction with his previous report showing;
1) The CDC is upgrading capacity and capability at Quarantine Stations throughout the United States;
2) USG is prepping CDC, HHS, and et al, to relocate and continue operations within 12 hours of their primary operating locations being wiped out;
3) USG is now maintaining a year round stockpile of vaccine producing eggs, for the sole purpose of rapidly responding to Zero Day threats;
4) CDC has accepted an UNSOLICITED proposal from Genentech for a nationwide proprietary antiviral distribution network and;
5) USG is tying in all pandemic operations and public health operations across all levels of government with law enforcement via the Department of Homeland Security.
Basically, what they have done here is taken the Rabies virus and altered its exterior coating to contain Ebola proteins. So if all works as planned, the person vaccinated is protected from Rabies and Ebola. Or course such things often have unintended consequences, we’ll make a wager that giving live attenuated Ebola modified Rabies vaccines to wild non-human primates in Africa may result in some unusual and deadly selection pressures.
Two companies with leading vaccine candidates have had their funding from the Pentagon suspended in recent weeks.
An expert said it was now “unlikely” a prophylactic vaccine would ever be used to prevent outbreaks of the disease..
We urge that you commission a 30-day independent assessment by a multidisciplinary international team of experts on the feasibility of entombment of reactors one to four, addressing the following specific scenario among others: Use helicopters mounted with telescopic nozzles, and, after reinforcing the spent fuel pool in the target reactor, spray it with special lighter-than-water concrete, dissolved in water solution; let the pool harden, along with the remainder of the facility, which is also sprayed until it becomes impervious to radiation or explosion.
Reactors one to four can probably be entombed within six months. Entomb them..
MIT Professor & US Experts: Japan “must act now to seal Fukushima reactors, before it’s too late” — Concern US to be affected by “explosions – a chain reaction, engulfing reactors one to four” — “Situation is dynamically degrading and unstable” — Aircraft can likely entomb plant in 6 months
A mere two weeks since former JPMorgan banker, Kenneth Bellando jumped to his death, Bloomberg reports that the former CEO of Dutch Bank ABN Amro (and his wife and daughter) were found dead at their home after a possible “family tragedy.” This expands the dismal list of senior financial services executive deaths to 12 in the last few months. The 57-year-old Jan Peter Schmittmann, was reportedly discovered by his other daughter when she arrived home that morning. Police declined to comment on the cirumstances of his (and his wife and daughter’s) death. This is not the first C-level ABN Amro banker to be found dead. In 2009, former CFO Huibert Boumeester was discovered with (assumed self-inflicted) shotgun wounds.
A senior CIA official has died in an apparent suicide this week from injuries sustained after jumping off a building in northern Virginia, according to sources close to the CIA.
CIA spokesman Christopher White confirmed the death and said the incident did not take place at CIA headquarters in McLean, Va.
“We can confirm that there was an individual fatally injured at a facility where agency work is done,” White told the Washington Free Beacon. “He was rushed to a local area hospital where he subsequently died.
The CIA is known to operate or rent space in a number of semi-secret locations in the country, including at least one high-rise building in Tysons Corner.
The agency also operates a number of top-secret facilities used by its clandestine service officers, including agency safe houses.
No other details of the death could be learned.
The agency is currently engaged in a high profile dispute with the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.
The agency also this week came under scrutiny from the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence over the agency’s role in obscuring the facts surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya.
The CIA was operating a facility in Benghazi with a large number of agency personnel whose activities had not been made public.
Speculation about the CIA annex in Benghazi has focused on the agency’s role in supplying weapons to Libyan militias that in turn were shipping the arms to Islamist rebels in Syria.
Israeli and Palestinian negotiators will meet jointly Sunday with US envoy Martin Indyk, as attempts continue to prevent the collapse of peace negotiations, officials close to the talks said.
The first three-way meeting since Wednesday comes as Washington reviews its push for a peace deal after a spiral of tit-for-tat moves by Israel and the Palestinians took hard-won negotiations close to collapse.
European foreign ministers expressed their support on Saturday for US Secretary of State John Kerry’s efforts to continue the diplomatic process between Israel and the Palestinians as talks faced a deadlock.
04/05/2014 @ 12:45 UTC
Monster Prominence Eruption
A monster sized prominence erupted Friday night off the southeast limb and flung a bright coronal mass ejection (CME) into space. The plasma cloud appears to be directed away from our planet. The planet Earth is inserted into the image to give you an idea of just how large the eruption was. Imagery by SDO/LASCO C2.
Then I saw an angel standing in the sun, and he called with a loud voice to all the birds flying in ·the sky [L mid-heaven]: “Come and gather together for the great ·feast [supper; banquet] of God 18 so that you can eat the ·bodies [flesh] of kings, ·generals [captains; officers], mighty people, horses and their riders, and the bodies of all people—free, slave, small, and great [13:16; Ezek. 39:17–20].”