Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A Prophecy for America: The Pride of Your Power Will Be Broken

Broken pride
By Davy Crockett
Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Sadness does not fully convey the emotion I have experienced in recent days. As a patriotic citizen of the United States of America, one who has experienced the blessings showered upon this nation, I have seen the blessings our citizens have received since the founding of this country, seemingly evaporating before my eyes.

We see war upon the heels of war; economic disaster, as the fruits of greed and avarice come to maturity. And the sufferings multiply. Yet, the response of our national government, along with state, county and city governments is remarkably inadequate, often simplistic, misdirected and wastefully ineffective.

Unemployment soars! Production and sales plummet! Well-established businesses – large and small – close. Uncertainty and panic have gripped many in our country. People looking for the silver lining find it tarnished and devalued. With it, the confidence of a nation is shattered.

Looking to our congressional leaders has proved fruitless, as the legislative process has degenerated into petty bickering and infantile rants along party lines.

So, what is a person to do, here or in some other country, while watching all of this play out on the world stage? We can sink into depression and despair, or we can go to the only real source of hope and encouragement for consolation, comfort and confidence. What is that source? The Bible! Now, some will deride this notion. Others will just continue to be bewildered and befuddled about the great issues of our time.

We should not be taken by surprise by these disheartening developments. Anciently, God told His people that if they obeyed His Commandments that He would give them incredible physical blessings. But, in an ominous warning, He also said this in Leviticus 26:14-17: “But if you do not obey Me, and do not observe all these commandments, and if you despise My statutes, or if your soul abhors My judgments, so that you do not perform all My commandments, but break My covenant, I also will do this to you: I will even appoint terror over you, wasting disease and fever which shall consume the eyes and cause sorrow of heart. And you shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.

I will set My face against you, and you shall be defeated by your enemies. Those who hate you shall reign over you, and you shall flee when no one pursues you.”

And then He said, “I will break the pride of your power…” (v.19). It is a dull person, one who is particularly unaware of what is happening in the world today, that cannot see that this prophecy is now coming to pass with pinpoint accuracy in the United States of America and to a large extent in the other English-speaking nations.

Our economic, military and moral presence as the only real superpower in the world has been diminished dramatically in recent years and the decline is rapidly accelerating. Our enemies on the world scene openly ridicule us with impunity.

What, then, can a person do on an individual level in this sad state of affairs?

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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Superpower No More: Obama Flagellates America

Should Christians Observe The Day of Atonement?

By Roderick C. Meredith

The Day of Atonement, or Yom Kippur in the Hebrew language, was just observed on Monday, September 20, 1999 (28 September this year, 2009). It was kept as a day of fasting in which Jews all over the world abstained totally from food and water for a full 24 hours. It is a day when believers humble themselves before God.

But did you know that thousands of Christians all over the world also observed the Day of Atonement? Why would they do that?

The answer is simple. They are following the scriptural example of the New Testament Church. The church of the Apostles continued to observe the annual holy days established by God in the Old Testament, including the Day of Atonement.

In the first century after the death, burial, and resurrection of the Messiah, Jesus Christ, the Bible records the beginning of the Christian Church on another Holy Day, the Day of Pentecost. The Apostle Peter spoke to the assembled Jews on that day. As a result of his preaching, 3,000 people were baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, and the New Testament church began under the leadership of the Apostles.

Should Christians in this day and age keep the Day of Atonement? Yes, they should!

Jesus and the Apostles continued to observe the holy days instituted by God. On the night before His crucifixion, Jesus observed the Passover with his Apostles and instituted the New Testament Passover symbols which Christians understand to be symbolic of Christ, the true Passover Lamb. Jesus also observed the fall holy day season, including the Feast of Tabernacles (See John the 7th chapter).

In fact, the New Testament church began on an annual Sabbath – Pentecost. Read the second chapter of the book of Acts in your Bible. The Day of Atonement is referred to in Acts 27:9 as the Fast, because the Day was observed by fasting to humble oneself before God.

Let’s understand! The key question Christians need to ask themselves is simply: "Am I following the example of Jesus Christ and the Apostles?" They set us an example of true Christianity — and that way of life is recorded in your Bible. The very foundation of true Christianity is defined in Ephesians 2:19-20. Notice, "Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief corner stone."

Yes, true Christians continue to follow the example of Christ and the Apostles, even as we approach the 21st century.

On the Day of Atonement, Christians humble themselves before God remembering the awesome sacrifice of the Lamb of God, the Messiah, Jesus Christ, whose blood atoned for our sins. The Hebrew word for Atonement, "kapar," literally means "to cover over." Our death penalty has been paid for us, and our sins have been buried, or "covered over."

The Day of Atonement also looks forward to the time when the whole world will have the same opportunity for forgiveness and reconciliation. That future time, tomorrow’s world, will usher in the rulership of the King of Kings, Jesus of Nazareth — a time when all peoples and nations will submit to the Kingdom of God on earth. The Day of Atonement also signifies the time when the god of this world, Satan the devil (Ephesians 2:2) will be expelled and restrained for a thousand years. It is a supremely important and meaningful day to Christians.

Everyone needs forgiveness, because everyone has sinned. We urge you to deeply examine your life. Jesus and the apostles commanded everyone to repent and believe the Gospel. One major emphasis of the true gospel is that our forgiveness is made possible through the sacrifice of Christ and His shed blood.

On the Day of Atonement, we deeply consider all that this day pictures in regard to our own personal lives now, as well as in tomorrow’s world when peace will be establish and men will be AT-ONE with God. In 1999, true Christians around the world observed that day.

Isn’t it time that you examined more closely the apostolic Christianity outlined in your Bible?

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Friday, September 25, 2009

Ancient coins confirm the story of Joseph in Egypt

Ancient coins confirm the story of Joseph in Egypt
September 25, 2009
By Ted Belman

I was under the impression that the biblical story of Joseph in Egypt was not accepted as historical. As a case in point I came across Is the story of Joseph in the Bible a true story?

  • The events narrated in the Joseph Story, Genesis 37-50, have long been a favorite topic of investigation for both Biblical scholars and those Egyptologists with an interest in the Old Testament.[1] No reference to Joseph has turned up in Egyptian sources, but given the relative paucity of information about Egyptian officials before the New Kingdom and the lack of consensus regarding Joseph’s Egyptian name, this should not surprise us.
I think the same applies to the story of the Exodus. Perhaps some of Israpundit readers can supply references that are more definitive.

What brings me to comment on this controversy is this MEMRI article ‘Al-Ahram’ Reports: Coins from Era of Biblical Joseph Found in Egypt

  • “The researchers discovered the coins when they sifted through thousands of small archeological artifacts stored in [the vaults of] the Museum of Egypt. [Initially] they took them for charms, but a thorough examination revealed that the coins bore the year in which they were minted and their value, or effigies of the pharaohs [who ruled] at the time of their minting. Some of the coins are from the time when Joseph lived in Egypt, and bear his name and portrait.

  • [..] “The researcher identified coins from many different periods, including coins that bore special markings identifying them as being from the era of Joseph. Among these, there was one coin that had an inscription on it, and an image of a cow symbolizing Pharaoh’s dream about the seven fat cows and seven lean cows, and the seven green stalks of grain and seven dry stalks of grain. It was found that the inscriptions of this early period were usually simple, since writing was still in its early stages, and consequently there was difficulty in deciphering the writing on these coins. But the research team [managed to] translate [the writing on the coin] by comparing it to the earliest known hieroglyphic texts…

  • “Joseph’s name appears twice on this coin, written in hieroglyphs: once the original name, Joseph, and once his Egyptian name, Saba Sabani, which was given to him by Pharaoh when he became treasurer. There is also an image of Joseph, who was part of the Egyptian administration at the time.

I guess that ends the controversy.
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Monday, September 21, 2009

Business U.S. economic recovery 'can't work'

US economic recovery 'can't work': Peter Schiff
By Paul Vieira in Ottawa, Financial PostSeptember 18, 2009

Peter Schiff, the president and chief global strategist for Euro Capital Management, is a star of sorts on YouTube, especially among the contrarians and gold bugs.

One popular video clip, entitled Peter Schiff Was Right (2nd edition), includes an August 2006 appearance on CNBC, in which Mr. Schiff’s dire economic outlook was ridiculed by Art Laffer, a key economic advisor to former U.S. president Ronald Reagan.

“The U.S. economy has never been in better shape,” said an incredulous Mr. Laffer, in response to Mr. Schiff’s prediction that Americans’ home equity was destined to evaporate, the U.S. consumer was set to embark on a long hibernation and a deep, long recession was near.

“I think Peter is totally off base. I don’t know where he’s getting his stuff,” Mr. Laffer told the CNBC host.

It is now clear Mr. Schiff saw what others ignored.

... Mr. Schiff is among those who believe the worst is yet to come for the U.S. economy. This bleak group argues that all the U.S. policymakers have done with the trillions in stimulus -- through the expansion of the Fed’s balance sheet to spending on construction projects and schemes like cash-for-clunkers -- is delay the day of reckoning by a year or two.

...Mr. Schiff ...says policymakers are attempting to maintain the status quo, whereas what’s needed is a recession that separates the weak from the strong, and forces households to scale back their debt-induced lifestyles.

“What’s the new lease on life? Flood the world with cash,” Mr. Schiff says. “And the result once all this money is spent? We are in a deeper hole than we were before.”...

This massive amount of debt is destined to become the albatross around America’s neck, naysayers warn. What appears to be a recovery in the making is nothing more than a temporary replenishment of inventories after they were drawn down drastically following the events of a year ago.
The Fed has played down the risk of inflation. Others say this is nonsense, given the amount of liquidity policymakers have made available that is bound to chase goods.

“The Fed succeeded in the process of stopping price deflation. But the side effect is to unleash inflation that will be very difficult for it to stop,” says Eric Janszen, founder and president of iTulip Inc., an economic forecaster and consultancy...

“Everyone is trying to recreate the past, but it won’t work,” Mr. Janszen warns. “All these efforts to maintain the status quo will lead to worse crises. We are going to have to take a hit to our standard of living for a period of time. That epiphany will occur.”

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Major International document announces :US Treasuries to DEFAULT

By DefendUSx
From Blogger Intel:
Posted on September 17th, 2009 by David-Crockett
The Betrayal


The emergency crests to a new height: US Treasuries (the so called “safety haven” for retirees and investors) will be defaulting!!

This is because we tried to fix our debt problems by CREATING MORE DEBT (or better yet, selling out to the New World Order Globalist Bankers).

...The US is hiding financial insolvency (...) and we are going to get wash after wash of crisis, until we cannot even honor the treasury bills (this has already happened .. China just vacated)!!

This is serious, many people will lose every last cent, well, the idea is being floated to pay 10 cents on the dollar!! Please read the article and circulate it far and wide.

...God help and bless America.

If you believe in drinking- have a couple hard shots before you read the article- we are in serious and deep trouble…..we need to defend our borders and tell the debtors to get screwed while we rebuild WITHOUT DEBT.

Complete article (Alerte Crise Systémique Globale - Eté 2009 : Cessation de paiement du gouvernement américain )

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Monday, September 14, 2009

Christians Should Observe the Feast of Trumpets

Pastor: Christians should mark Feast of Trumpets
Posted: September 10, 2009
8:33 pm Eastern
© 2009 WorldNetDaily

Jesus, apostles observed Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur

While some evangelical leaders and politicians are urging Christians to commemorate the Islamic holiday of Ramadan, one pastor is calling on believers to join with Jews around the world next Friday in observing Rosh Hoshana – or the Feast of Trumpets.

Mark Biltz, who specializes in teaching the Hebrew roots of Christianity, says the biblical feasts in the fall and spring calendar are not just, as commonly believed, "Jewish holidays."

"These are not Jewish holidays, they are the Lord's holidays," explains Biltz, who has recorded teaching videos, "The Feasts of the Lord," for WND...

"The Feasts of the Lord" have special meaning and significance for all believers in the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, says Biltz. They were commemorated by Jesus and His apostlesand continued to be observed by Jesus' followers in the first century even after His death and Resurrection. They also have special meaning with respect to the life, death, resurrection and return of Jesus, he points out.

There's still time to learn these important lessons before the fall feasts are past.

Rosh Hashana begins Friday night, Sept. 18 this year. It is followed by Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement, Sept. 27.

"I believe these DVDs can profoundly increase the faith of followers of Jesus, giving them a new appreciation of who He is, why He came and what He expects of us," says Joseph Farah, founder and editor of WND and the producer of the video series. "I think most people who view these teachings by Pastor Mark Biltz will be stunned by what they learn about the meaning of these feasts in our lives."

For instance, is it true the Bible says we cannot know the day or the hour of Jesus' return?

On the contrary, says "The Feasts of the Lord," the Bible is quite specific about the day of His return –...

Would you like to know the specific day of the Lord's return?

Read the rest of the article: Pastor: 'These are not Jewish holidays, they are the Lord's holidays'

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Learn significance for followers of Yeshua in 'Feasts of the Lord' video--WND

Thursday, September 10, 2009

'Gay' man sues Bible publisher for 'mental anguish'

$10 million sought for 'negative connotation' toward homosexuals
Posted: September 09, 20098:55 pm Eastern© 2009 WorldNetDaily
Bradley Fowler (RightPundits.com)

A homosexual man is suing a third national Bible publisher for "mental anguish" after he says the company published Bibles with a negative connotation toward homosexuals.

Bradley LaShawn Fowler of Canton, Mich., alleges William Tyndale Publishing manipulated Scripture when it published Tyndale’s New Living Translation Holy Bible and the New Life Application Study Bible by using the term "homosexuals" in a New Testament passage, 1 Corinthians 6:9.

"One Bible dictates homosexuals will not inherit the Kingdom of God, while the other is completely void on the issue altogether," Fowler wrote in a statement on his blog.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The Wages of Sin!

When a nation rejects God’s way, tragedy follows. Your nation may be suffering the effects of grave national sins, but Jesus Christ offers a way of escape for you personally, if you will strive to obey Him.
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Monday, September 7, 2009

Our Punk President and His Gangster Government

by Tom Blumer:

I’ve caught some heat since Election Night when I made my first reference to the person whom I expected would turn out to be our first Punk President.

...concern that the most powerful elected office in the world was about to be occupied by, at the very minimum, a “a young, inexperienced person” who lacks major elements of maturity one would expect in someone about to take on such a serious responsibility...

Evidence abounded during the campaign that trouble was brewing. There was the “subtle” bird-flipping of opponents — twice. There were allusions to inflicting violence on rivals. There was gaffe after gaffe after gaffe, dutifully minimized by the lapdog media establishment. There were false narratives, ranging from self-aggrandizement to whitewashing family history to (despite a big set of ears and his thin-skinned sensitivity about them) completely implausible denials about having heard objectively racist, America-hating rhetoric from a pastor of almost 20 years. The tissue-thin resume, in combination with even a small sample of the items just described, should have been enough to disturb any objective observer concerned that we were about to elect the lightest of lightweights. And we did.

Obama’s ignorance and inexperience have been quite evident since Inauguration Day — in fact, even on Inauguration Day...

...with this administration and its leader, the dictionary’s alternative definition of “punk” (”a young ruffian; hoodlum”) has been operative for quite a while.

Michael Barone, who may have been the first to describe the Obama administration as a “Gangster Government,” recognized it early on. In May, after seeing what the Obama administration was in the midst of doing to Chrysler’s first-lien, secured creditors, Barone wrote the following:

  • ….. We have just seen an episode of Gangster Government. It is likely to be part of a continuing series.

Sadly, that is exactly what has followed. Obama’s car czars also ran roughshod over the contractual rights in bankruptcy of GM’s unsecured bondholders to the direct benefit of the United Auto Workers Union’s VEBA. More recently, the administration-favored health care bill as voted out of committee by the House has a $10 billion (at least) promise to shore up the benefit plans of predominantly unionized employers.

Elsewhere, the Obama administration is funding oil drilling off the coast of Brazil while doing everything it can to stifle domestic exploration and drilling. It browbeats corporate executives for taking bonuses it and Congress previously allowed, while bonuses to government employees proceed merrily along. It seemingly treats anyone who would disturb its budding empire as an enemy and not merely an opponent. Its closely-tied affiliate Organizing For America sends thugs and astroturfers to town hall meetings to crowd out others, intimidate dissenters, and worse.

It’s clear that our Punk President and his gangster government are bent on deciding, on their own and in as many areas as possible, who gets rewarded and who gets punished.

Whatever you want to call it, this behavior is not characteristic of a representative government.

What is required to combat this group of thugs is an army of Eliot Nesses. Though that army may be forming in the nascent Tea Party movement, it will have to be about a lot more than periodic demonstrations.

Gangsters play for keeps.

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Saturday, September 5, 2009

Predicting Worse Ahead From The US Economic Crisis

By Stephen Lendman
Jeff Rense Program


...The (US) economy has reached its debt limit and is entering its insolvency phase. We are not in a cycle but (at) the end of an era. The old world of debt pyramiding to a fraudulent degree cannot be restored," only delayed to postpone a painful day of reckoning...

The July 31, 2009 national income accounts "confirmed that the US economy is in its worst economic contraction since the first downleg of the Great Depression, which was a double-dip" one like today's.

Intermittent upturns are common, like from spiked auto sales from the cash-for-clunkers program that borrowed future purchases for today's. "Yet, this downturn will continue to deteriorate, proving to be extremely protracted, extremely deep and particularly nonresponsive to traditional stimuli."

The economy suffers from deep structural problems related to household income. Consumers are over-indebted, can't borrow, and Washington's policies aren't helping them. Continued economic decline will follow...

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Friday, September 4, 2009

The "President in the Plastic Bubble" ?

The Not Ready for Prime Time President
By Bruce Walker
American Thinker

President Obama seemingly has no clue about what he is doing, and, increasingly, it shows.

Bill Clinton was a masterful campaigner... Ronald Reagan... could give "The Speech" a thousand times and each time it was electrifying. The word "charisma" entered our popular political language to describe John Kennedy,. . Franklin Roosevelt had the same gift for making people feeling comfortable and winning elections.

But there is a huge difference between Obama, on the one hand, those other presidents on the other hand - and the difference transcends ideology. FDR, Clinton, and Obama had the same Leftist agenda. JFK was what today would be called a moderate, and the Gipper, of course, was overtly conservative. But JFK, FDR, Ronald Reagan, and Bill Clinton had the ability to govern once they had won their elections.

FDR, by the time he became president, he had served as... Franklin Roosevelt understood governance.

John Kennedy had been a war hero...,

Ronald Reagan,... served eight years as Governor of California and...

Even Bill Clinton had been a congressional candidate, then attorney general of Arkansas, then for many years governor of Arkansas before he ran for president. Clinton served a term as Chair of the National Governors Association. He was a leading member of the Democratic Leadership Council, a group considered, wrongly, to be moderate but which was influential.

Obama, while possessing many of the campaigning gifts of these presidents, has shown no ability to govern at all. This is a very dangerous situation for our nation. Our leader is a man whose ignorance, in many areas of history and policy, is simply appalling. He is rather like the "President in the Plastic Bubble." Obama's entire life has been insulated from any sense of reality of the nation he governs. More

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The White House Attack on Religion Continues: Repealing Conscience Protection - by David Barton

The White House Attack on Religion Continues: Repealing Conscience Protection - by David Barton

Posted on August 31st, 2009 by David-Crockett
The Betrayal

Some of the first acts of the new presidential administration make it clear that there has been a dramatic change in the way that traditional religious faith is going to be handled at the White House. For example, when the new White House website went public immediately following the inauguration, it dropped the previously prominent section on the faith-based office.

A second visible change was related to hiring protections for faith-based activities and organizations. On February 5, President Obama announced that he would no longer extend the same unqualified level of hiring protections observed by the previous administration but instead would extend those traditional religious protections to faith-based organizations only on a “case-by-case” basis. 1

Significantly, hiring protections allow religious organizations to hire those employees who hold the same religious convictions as the organization. As a result, groups such as Catholic Relief Services can hire just Catholics; and the same is true with Protestant, Jewish, and other religious groups. With hiring protections, religious groups cannot be forced to hire those who disagree with their beliefs and values – for example, Evangelical organizations cannot be required to hire homosexuals, pro-life groups don’t have to hire pro-choice advocates, etc.

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