Economic Crisis or World Government?

It is a well-known fact that many of the global elite have long believed that a global economic crisis could be a major step toward the establishment of a New World Order (one-world government).

For example, as far back as 1994, David Rockefeller said, “We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order.” He didn’t identify what this needed “major crisis” would be—but others have indicated that they think a major economic crisis would work.

In 2008, Prime Minister Gordon Brown of England said, “The international financial crisis has given world leaders a unique opportunity to create a truly global society.” Think about it! The Prime Minister of England thought the devastating financial crisis that started in 2008 was a unique opportunity to create a world government.

That is similar to Rham’s Rule (named after Rham Emanuel Pres. Obama’s former Chief of Staff). Simply put: Politicians should use crises to push through unpopular legislation or programs that people wouldn’t accept under normal circumstances. They should use a crisis to do their will instead of the will of the people.

In 2012, Nigel Farage, a member of the EU Parliament said:

It is very, very difficult to ignore those voices, who have been telling me for twenty years that behind all of this [the economic crisis] there are a group of people that want to create “a one world government.” I’ve tried to ignore those arguments and say, “Look, let’s not be too conspiratorial about this.” But goodness me its [a one world government ] beginning to stare us in the face.

It really started staring us in the face in November 2014. That is when the world’s so-called, too-big-to-fail banks (J.P. Morgan, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs Group, Bank of America and Morgan Stanley) got the G-20 to pass legislation that shifts the liability for bank failures from the banks to the bank depositors.
If that kind of legislation at that level is not a clear indication that the world’s largest banks are expecting a global economic crisis, I don’t know what is. The heads of those banks want their depositors and not themselves to be held liable for future bank failures.

About that same time (the fall of 2008), the price of oil was dropping and the economies of Russia, Iran, Venezuela and several African nations were feeling the impact. In many ways, the lower price of gasoline was a good thing for American citizens. But now we are hearing that the economies of Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and North Dakota could be in trouble.

Falling oil prices are cutting into the profits of American companies. Some are losing money because they can’t get oil out of the ground as cheaply as Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Iraq and others. Some have stopped purchasing oil permits for new wells. Some are considering large layoffs. Some are having trouble paying the interest on borrowed money. Some won’t have profits to pay stockholders.

And this is spilling over into other sectors of the American economy. American companies need less pipe, fewer pumps, fewer motors, etc. The companies that make these things need fewer employees. And on and on the downward cycle goes.

This is the point: There are powerful people who want a world government and believe a crisis—perhaps an economic crisis— is needed to force through public acceptance. The so-called, too-big-to-fail banks have pushed through legislation to shift the liability for major bank failures. The price of oil has dropped sharply, and although not all agree, some think an economic crisis could be looming.

Finally, the U.S. President is one of those Globalists who wants a world government. Some, such as Henry Kissinger, are even hoping that Pres. Obama will head it up. And if something doesn’t happen to change the situation, Pres. Obama will be out of office in the next two years. We are living in interesting times.

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Daymond & Rachel Duck
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Watching For A Hook

The list of experts who teach that Russia, Iran and others will attack Israel in a future war called the Battle of Gog and Magog is impressive (Ezek. 38-39). So for the sake of brevity, I will simply state that God will put a hook in the jaws of Russia’s leader (Ezek. 38:4) and drag him and his allies into Israel in the latter days (Ezek. 38:16) and latter years (Ezek. 38:8). And I will make eight points about this in connection with current events.

First, Israel attacking Iran’s nuclear facilities is not the Battle of Gog and Magog. But, if Israel attacks Iran’s nuclear facilities, Russia and Iran have said they will counterattack and that could be the Battle of Gog and Magog.

Second, I agree with those who say Psa. 83 is a prayer about a war between Israel and her neighbors that will take place before the Battle of Gog and Magog. This war hasn’t happened, but events seem to indicate that it could happen soon. An Intifada has been raging in Jerusalem for more than two months; there is currently a temporary ceasefire between Israel and the PA, but Hamas is threatening to break it and no one expects it to hold.

Third, I agree with those who say Isa. 17 prophesies a war between Israel and Syria that will take place before the Battle of Gog and Magog. This hasn’t happened, but it is something else that could happen soon. The U.S. and several Arab allies have already attacked oil fields, refineries, Islamic State troops, other terrorists and weapons in Syria even though Russia, Iran and Syria warned us not to do it. In the past, Syria, Russia and Iran have threatened to attack Israel, if Syria is attacked. Israel has her troops on high alert and the IDF has just shot down a Syrian jet that supposedly strayed over Israeli territory.

Fourth, on Sept. 17, 2014, Israel’s Minister of Intelligence, Yuvall Steinitz said Iran is nine to eighteen months away from developing a nuclear bomb and Iran already has missiles that can deliver one. He pointed out that Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu said, “Israel will not allow Iran to obtain nuclear weapons.” Nine to eighteen months will quickly come and go. Therefore, it is obvious that time is running out for Israel to act and for Russia, Iran and others to respond.

Fifth, on Sept. 18, 2014, the P5 +1 (the permanent five members of the UN Security Council plus Germany) began what they call their final round of negotiations with Iran over the abandonment of Iran’s quest for nuclear weapons. Furthermore, the two sides have agreed to resolve all of their differences by Nov. 24, 2014. So the P5 + 1 and Iran are now less than two months away from their self-imposed deadline, the talks are going nowhere and Iran says she will not give up her nuclear program. In addition to this, because of western sanctions on Russia over her actions in Ukraine, Russia has threatened to retaliate against the west by siding with Iran in these negotiations.

Sixth, in 2013, Israel included almost three billion dollars in her budget to finance a war with Iran. In 2014, Israel budgeted almost three billion dollars more for a war with Iran. In Sept. 2014, while preparing Israel’s budget for 2015, a problem arose. Israeli Finance Minister, Yair Lapid, did not want to raise taxes on the Israeli people, but Israeli Air Force Commander, Maj.-Gen. Amir Eshel, wanted more money to upgrade Israel’s Air Force and Prime Minister Netanyahu wanted more money to finance operations to deal with security threats against Israel. Some in the media took Mr. Netanyahu’s request for more money to mean that Israel will soon attack Iran’s nuclear facilities. Could it happen in the next nine months?

Seventh, Russia’s economy is in trouble. Mr. Putin is still financing a covert war in Ukraine. Western nations have gradually upped sanctions on Russia and the sanctions are finally beginning to take hold. Russia threatened to cut off the flow of natural gas to the EU, but the loss of income could be devastating. The value of the Ruble has dropped 15% against the dollar this year and a recession is looming. Russia will soon have to change her ways, deal with a recession, or find a prey with silver and gold, cattle and goods.

Eighth, based on the Jewish Talmud (not the Bible) some say a Tetrad of blood moons are an omen of war for Israel. It is a debatable issue, but no one can deny that the first blood moon in the current Tetrad occurred on April 15, 2014 (the Feast of Passover), the next blood moon will occur on October 8, 2014 (the Feast of Tabernacles) and there will be two more in 2015.

Russia is still causing trouble in Ukraine; Pres. Obama is arming the so-called friendly rebels in Syria; the U.S. and several Arab allies are attacking the Islamic State in Syria; Israel’s war with Hamas is probably not over; so it is quite possible that within months God could set the hook on Russia. Time will tell.

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Daymond & Rachel Duck
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The Horse’s Mouth

Pres. Obama is beginning to receive more than a little well-deserved criticism for his constant fundraising. I am not saying fundraising is wrong. But I am saying that Pres. Obama doesn’t let anything interfere with an expensive trip on Air Force One at taxpayer expense to raise money for his political party; that Pres. Obama has taken approximately 400 trips; that it is not unusual for Pres. Obama to be gone for more than a day and to do something else while he is gone (such as play golf); that Pres. Obama is doing it so much that some are accusing him of neglecting his presidential duties and that there are even rumors that some of his donors are growing weary of being asked to give over and over again.

Pres. Obama is also beginning to receive more than a little well-deserved criticism for not telling the truth. It is obvious that his pledge to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States was not true; that those shovel-ready jobs did not exist; that his administration is not the most transparent administration in history; that many who liked their healthcare plan were not allowed to keep it; that our border with Mexico is not secure, and more. Pres. Obama’s dishonesty is blatant, outrageous and well-known.

Having said that, with war raging in Israel, Syria, Iraq and Libya; an unprecedented crisis on the U.S-Mexican border; a Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine (perhaps by Russia); and more; Pres. Obama recently embarked on a three-day, five-stop fundraising trip to the U.S. West Coast. And, on at least one of those five stops, he uttered the absolute truth and if I rightly understand what he said, everyone needs to sit up and take notice. He was talking about some of the problems in the world when he said, “part of people’s concern is just the sense that around the world the old order isn’t holding and we’re not quite yet to where we need to be in terms of a new order that’s based on a different set of principles, that’s based on a sense of common humanity, that’s based on economies that work for all people.”

First, Pres. Obama said, “the old order isn’t holding.” This is absolutely true because a strong Christian based U.S. headed up the old world order until Pres. Obama took office. But Pres. Obama reduced America’s nuclear weapons, reduced America’s military, damaged America’s economy, betrayed America’s allies, spread immorality and lied to the point that most of the world no longer respects or trusts Pres. Obama or the U.S. The decline of the U.S. has caused the decline of the old world order.

Second, Pres. Obama said, “we’re not quite yet to where we need to be in terms of a new order.” This is absolutely true because the Rapture hasn’t happened and the Antichrist can’t be revealed until the church is in heaven; all of the ten regions with their Ten Kings (ten leaders) are not fully developed; the negotiations to produce a Middle East peace treaty have collapsed and more. We’re almost there, but not quite.

Third, Pres. Obama said, the new order will be “based on a different set of principles.” This is absolutely true because the New World Order will be a satanic world order not a Christian world order. It will be “against the Christ” (antichrist), spy on, persecute and kill believers. The Golden Rule, Ten Commandments and all other Christian principles will be discarded.

Fourth, Pres. Obama said this different set of principles will be “based on a sense of common humanity.” People will be viewed as citizens of the world not as citizens of a nation and the values of individual religions (Christianity, Judaism, Islam, etc.) will be replaced by a common set of politically correct values, rules and laws that are being determined by the elite.

Fifth, Pres. Obama said this different set of principles will be “based on economies (plural) that work for all peoples.” I have long believed that the world will be divided into ten economic regions (ten trading blocks of nations) that will be transformed into ten political regions patterned after the EU and each one will have their own currency, leader or king, etc. I believe that this must happen before the Antichrist can rise to power and establish a one-world economic system. So the world will be merged in phases or stages: more than 190 nations (economies) will be merged into ten groups of nations (economies) and then the ten will be merged into a one-world government and economic system. Wealth redistribution will be a big issue.

In the 1800’s, someone coined the phrase “straight from the horse’s mouth.” Among other things it means “if you want to know the facts, ask someone that is involved.” What Pres. Obama said about the new order (New World Order or World government) came straight from the horse’s mouth.

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Daymond & Rachel Duck
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The Same Old Playbook

Knowledge of Bible prophecy, Pres. Obama’s actions and a recent article caused me to think about what Pres. Obama meant when he said, “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” Some thought he meant restoring integrity in government, stopping partisan bickering, co-operating with Congress, improving America’s economy, putting Americans back to work and good things like that. But his record shows that he didn’t mean any of those things. I can’t prove it, but I think he meant, “We are five days away from doing whatever it takes to bring America into compliance with the Globalist Agenda.” I think Pres. Obama’s playbook was drawn up by Satan, given to Nimrod at the Tower of Babel, handed down to the Globalist, passed on to Pres. Obama and he is just a pawn in a one-world government scheme.

An excellent article by Daniel Taylor titled Globalist Think Tank: North American Community “Will Be Forged in the Heat of Conflict” (www.oldthinkernews.com) started me thinking about this. Mr. Taylor wrote about a Globalist meeting in 2002 that was held to discuss the formation of the North American Union. The Globalists who attended believed that the majority of U.S. citizens are opposed to surrendering the sovereignty of the U.S. by merging the U.S. with Canada and Mexico. These Globalists agreed that a playbook (a set of plans, schemes or tactics) was needed to fundamentally transform the U.S. Without an attitude adjustment in the U.S., these Globalists concluded that they would not be successful in creating a North American Union.

A representative of the Council on Foreign Relations (Stephanie Golob) attended the meeting and she indicated that the opposition of U.S. citizens is the “greatest obstacle” to the merger of the U.S. with Canada and Mexico. She didn’t say so, but the U.S. economy was the envy of the world in 2002. The middle class was large, many had good jobs, good pay, good healthcare, good retirement plans, the U.S. military was strong, people enjoyed their freedoms, etc. The vast majority of this middle class didn’t have anything against Canada or Mexico, but they didn’t want to risk losing the good things they had by surrendering U.S. sovereignty in a merger with Canada and Mexico. This probably explains why Golob suggested that the creation of the North American Union will have to come from the top down (by Presidential Directive or Executive Order) instead of by vote of the people. Without Presidential Directives or Executive Orders, these Globalists concluded again that they would not be successful in creating a North American Union.

A third and very insightful thing in Mr. Taylor’s excellent article connects the desired attitude adjustment and the need for Presidential Directives to the current illegal immigration debacle. According to the article, Prof. Darrell Hamamoto of the Univ. of Cal. said, “illegal immigration is about creating a subservient underclass in America.”

Golob’s 2002 statement reveals that Globalists thought the middle class of U.S. citizens was too big, too well off and too independent. Under these conditions America’s affluent middle class could not be controlled, an attitude adjustment was not possible, and Presidential Directives to surrender the sovereignty of the U.S. would be strongly opposed. On the other hand, America’s lower class of citizens was not well off, they depended upon the government for benefits and they could be fundamentally changed and controlled because they would want to keep their benefits coming in.

Thus, illegal immigration is about fundamentally changing attitudes by reducing the size, income, independence and voting power of the uncontrollable middle class; and it is about increasing the size, income (benefits), dependence and voting power of the controllable lower class. It is about weakening the middle class and empowering the lower class to create a new majority in the U.S. to change the way U.S. citizens think and vote. And all of this is essentially an old playbook or blueprint that was drawn up for the purpose of surrendering the sovereignty of the U.S., creating the North American Union and ultimately bringing in a mostly socialist one-world government.

Satan has convinced the Globalists that the middle class is expendable so the Globalists are doing away with middle class jobs, healthcare, freedoms, independence, etc. and Satan has convinced the Globalist that the lower class can be useful so the Globalists are keeping the border open to allow illegals to flood in and change the demographics of the U.S.

Some politicians are talking about sending the illegal immigrants back home. I will be surprised to see that happen because it will go against Satan’s one-world government agenda. Others are talking about building villages to put the illegal immigrants in. That doesn’t surprise me because it falls in line with the Agenda 21 goal of creating tightly controlled communities.

Other schemes in Satan’s same old playbook include reducing the population of the world to 1-2 billion people (through abortion, gay marriage, and several other really devious suggestions); preserving resources for future generations (called global resource efficiency); weakening the U.S. military and hyping climate change to scare citizens into accepting one-world government; and wealth redistribution to weaken the upper and middle classes, and to strengthen the lower class (increase the income of the lowest 40% faster than the national average).

In conclusion, I don’t think the big mess on America’s border with Mexico comes from a playbook drawn up by Pres. Obama. I actually think it comes from that same old playbook that was drawn up by Satan and handed down to the Globalists at the CFR, the State Dept. and all of those who are trying to establish the New World Order. But I have good news for you: God has always known the contents of Satan’s playbook, God plans to deal with it and God’s plan won’t fail.

By the way: The attitude adjustment also includes changing America’s religious beliefs.

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Daymond & Rachel Duck
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A Lawless President and His Corrupt Administration, the Destruction of the USA

Ignoring our Constitution and our Nation’s Laws, Barack Obama and his Administration have:

  • Dismantled, denigrated and marginalized our military, dishonored and ignored our veterans even to the point that hundreds, and perhaps even thousands, have died because of a denial of healthcare.
  • Tripled the national debt, destroyed our economy, impoverished the middle class, and caused an effective unemployment rate between 20% and 25%, to the point that nearly 50% of the population is now dependent on food stamps.
  • Accelerated the destruction of the family unit and the moral collapse of our society by embracing same-sex marriage, and advancing the agenda and cause of the fascist LGBT movement and their attacks on Biblical Christianity.
  • Whether through willful ignorance or calculated planning his foreign policies have destroyed the standing of the United States in the world community weakening our ability to influence policy, emboldening our enemies, abandoning our friends, and endangering the lives of US citizens on every continent.
  • Ignoring the constitutional rights of the citizens of the US, he and his administration have through the NSA, FBI, IRS, BLM, Treasury Department, Department of Justice and perhaps other agencies; illegally spied on US citizens; illegally targeted, prosecuted and persecuted US citizens on the basis of their political and/or religious convictions and affiliations; illegally confiscated, impounded, seized, and outright stolen personal property, real estate holdings and lands, and the financial assets of US citizens.
  • He and members of his administration have openly lied unapologetically to the citizens of the United States and our elected representatives in the United States Congress and Senate. And, they continue to cover up and withhold information of their actions and activities from the courts and Congress tasked with investigating them under the laws of our Constitution. Withholding information and evidence that the citizens of the United States have the right to hear and see which could very well exonerate them but more likely will expose what may very well turn out to be felonious if not treasonous acts against the United States of America and its citizens.

It is my opinion that Barack Obama, Chuck Hagel, John Kerry, Susan Rice and anyone else in this administration who participated in, negotiated for, or had prior knowledge of the release of the five members of the Taliban released from the prison at Guantanamo Bay are guilty of having given aid and comfort to our enemies, endangered our national security, our military and our citizens everywhere in the world, even within our own domestic borders, and should be arrested and tried for treason. The release and repatriation of Bowe Bergdahl notwithstanding.

I do not believe that Barack Obama is a True Christian. I say this based on the lack of spiritual evidence in his life and his actions against Scriptural Christianity. While I could probably write in excess of 10,000 words explaining why I believe the way I do in regard to his relationship or lack thereof with Jesus Christ, I will simply give one example which in and of itself is enough proof. In an interview in 2004 with Chicago Sun-Times columnist Cathleen Falsani, much was revealed about Barack Obama’s understanding of “Christianity” and whether or not he was a “Christian.” While I find many things Obama expressed in this interview can be used as evidence against his truly being born again, I believe that this one thing in particular is undeniable proof.

Falsani’s first question to Obama was; “What do you believe”?

Approximately midway through his response to this question Barack Obama said; “So, I’m rooted in the Christian tradition. I believe that there are many paths to the same place, and that is a belief that there is a higher power, a belief that we are connected as a people. That there are values that transcend race or culture, that move us forward, and there’s an obligation for all of us individually as well as collectively to take responsibility to make those values lived.”

Falsani’s eleventh question to Obama was; “Who’s Jesus to you”?

And Obama replies; “Right. Jesus is an historical figure for me, and he’s also a bridge between God and man, in the Christian faith, and one that I think is powerful precisely because he serves as that means of us reaching something higher. And he’s also a wonderful teacher. I think it’s important for all of us, of whatever faith, to have teachers in the flesh and also teachers in history.”

Look with me now at what the Bible records in the gospel of Matthew.

“When Jesus came into the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, saying, “Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?” So they said, “Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.” Mathew 16:13-17

While Obama says that Jesus is a “bridge” and a “wonderful teacher” he does not acknowledge Him as the Christ, his Lord and Savior, or the Son of God. Let’s look now at what the apostle John records in his Gospel, which are the very words of Jesus Christ Himself.

“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. And where I go you know, and the way you know.” Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. “If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him.” John 14:1-7

We see here in this definitive declaration of Jesus Christ, that He is “the way, the truth, and the life.” And, that “No one comes to the Father except through Me.” Yet, Barack Obama in his testimony said; “I believe that there are many paths to the same place, and that is a belief that there is a higher power, a belief that we are connected as a people.” Obama’s statement is a direct contradiction to the words of Jesus Christ, who Scripture declares is the Son of God. Obama’s words and actions from the time of that interview to this present day demonstrates that what he calls “Christianity” is in direct opposition to what the Bible says is True Christianity, and therefore a true relationship with Jesus Christ and the one True God of the Bible.

Having established this, in light of the lawlessness I have written about above, which I believe connects this president with the one the Scripture describes in Ephesians as “the prince of the power the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience” and “the rulers of the darkness of this age” most commonly known in this day and age as the devil or Satan. Because of my intensive study and understanding of Biblical Eschatology; I believe Barack Obama is accomplishing the will of God in these Last Days.

What? You ask!

The United States of America is nowhere to be found in Biblical Prophecy. Therefore, I believe that it is within God’s eternal plan, that this nation has to become impotent and irrelevant as a player on the world stage, and I believe that this president and this present administration are helping to accomplish that. I am saddened at this prospect as an American Patriot, but as a Blood Bought, Born Again, Believer in Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior I am thrilled with the prospect that this is evidence of His imminent return for His Body of Believers which as True Christians make up His True Church. Until the day we hear “a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God” (1 Thessalonians 4:16), we need to be accomplishing the “Great Commission” (Matthew 28:16-20) in the understanding of the “Great Commandments” (Matthew 22:36-40).

As lawless as this president is, as well as the many members of his administration, and in fact our entire Congress; it is our responsibility to pray for each of them to have a life-changing encounter with the Son of God who paid the debt for their sin, the same as He did ours, at Calvary. Because of the hour in which we live as the world quickly approaches the midnight of God’s judgment, we need to be sharing the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ with every member of our families, our friends, our acquaintances, and especially those who will persecute us or treat us evilly. The Rapture is imminent and God’s certain judgment on the world will quickly follow in preparation of the bodily return of Jesus Christ to set up His earthly Kingdom and Millennial Reign.

Jesus is Coming Soon!

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NOTE: Following are links to two articles which I believe would be valuable for anyone following our blog to read which describe the lawlessness of this administration. The first is by Col. Oliver North and the second by David Barton, both True Christians. The third link is to the interview of Barack Obama by Cathleen Falsani.

http://thebright.com/military/North-Column/obama-spring/

http://www.wallbuilders.com/libissuesarticles.asp?id=106938

http://www.beliefnet.com/columnists/stevenwaldman/2008/11/obamas-interview-with-cathleen.html

K.D. Tucker Whitaker DD, PhD      Preacher ~ Teacher

God Works in Mysterious Ways

America’s poor leadership, the blatant sin in our once great nation, the drought in the southwest and California, high food prices, pestilence and prepping have all been in the news lately.

There is little doubt that Ahab was one of the worst leaders to ever occupy the throne in Israel. The Bible says, he “did evil in the sight of the Lord above all that were before him” (I Kings 16:30). At least until the end of his reign, no leader of Israel had ever exceeded him in evil. He encouraged Baal worship and was often at odds with the true prophets of his day.

He married a Phoenician princess whose name, Jezebel, is synonymous with wickedness. He allowed Jezebel’s religion, Baal worship, to be practiced in Israel and he even built a temple close to the palace to make it easy for Jezebel to worship her false gods. She led many of God’s prophets astray and ordered others to be killed for protesting against her policies (I Kings 18:4). One of her greatest sins was to falsely accuse a man named Naboth so she could have him killed, steal his vineyard and give it to Ahab (I Kings 21:1-25). Jesus compared her to a harlot who encouraged immorality in the church at Thyatira (Rev. 2:20).

Because of sin, God sent the prophet Elijah to visit Ahab one day and say, “As the Lord God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word” (I Kings 17:1). Then, God told Elijah to flee to the brook Cherith and drink from it. Elijah did, but while he was there the brook dried up from a lack of rain. God told Elijah to go to a widow at Zarephath who would feed him (Zarephath was located out of the country between Tyre and Sidon). Elijah left Israel, found her and asked her for something to eat and drink. The loss of her husband, and the God-sent drought and famine had hit her hard and she had prepared her last meal for her and her son. Elijah’s request was a great test, but she shared with him and God sustained her, her son and Elijah through the drought and famine (I Kings 17:3-16).

Let’s look at the story about Naaman and then I will get to the point. He was a captain in the Syrian army; a great and honorable man, but he had leprosy. On one of his missions, he defeated some Jews, captured a young Jewish girl and carried her back to Syria to wait on his wife. One day, the Jewish girl said unto her mistress, “Would God my lord were with the prophet (Elisha) that is in Sararia! for he would recover him of his leprosy” (II Kings 5:3). Naaman eventually wound up at Elisha’s house and Elisha sent word out for him to go dip in the Jordan River seven times. Naaman was upset, but he eventually did as he was told and he was healed (II Kings 5:14).

This brings us to the beginning of Jesus’ ministry. He arrived at Nazareth where He grew up, went to the synagogue on the Sabbath, read from the Book of Isaiah and spoke, but His message was rejected (Luke 4:14-22). Then He said, “I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elias (Elijah), when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land; But unto none of them was Elias (Elijah) sent, save unto Sarepta (Zarephath), a city of Sidon, unto a woman that was a widow. And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Eliseus (Elisha) the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, saving Naaman the Syrian” (Luke 4:25-27).

Because of wicked leadership and sin in Israel God sent a drought and great famine that covered the land for three and one-half years. There were many widows (and probably hungry children) among the chosen people in Israel, but God sent Elijah to feed only one widow who lived in a foreign land. There were many lepers among the chosen people in Israel (and all of them probably prayed to be healed), but the only person God healed was a foreign soldier who had defeated some Israeli troops. So Jesus said God sent a drought and famine on Israel for three and one-half years and He didn’t send anyone to feed or heal any of the hungry and sick widows and lepers. What He said really upset the people in His hometown and they tried to kill Him.

When I suggest that national disasters are increasing or there could be more terrorist attacks and it might be a good idea to do some prepping I sometimes hear “God is in control. He will take care of me.” There is no doubt that God is in control and He cares for us with a love that will never end. But He does not like self-righteousness, being tempted or taken for granted; our blessings are not entitlements; He brings down godless nations (Dan. 2:21); He chastens those He loves (Heb. 12:6); Christians are suffering all over the world and Noah had to build his own boat (Gen. 6:14). My mom loved me, but she spanked me when I needed it.

In my mind, America’s leaders are the worst we have ever had. No president has ever supported some of the wicked things our president supports (abortion, homosexuality, gay marriage, lying, spying on us, betraying our friends, kind words for Allah, etc.). We have great sin in America; drought in the southwest and California; soaring food prices, millions on food stamps (including widows and children), spreading STDs (especially among the gays) and more. It seems to me that America is already paying a price for sin and if the Rapture doesn’t happen soon, the price may increase. His judgment could fall harder and He could decide to feed and heal good people in other countries instead of the United States.

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Daymond & Rachel Duck
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American Revival; National or Spiritual, is either possible?

This may well be the most personal post I ever put up on this blog. As a Preacher, Teacher, Pastor, and Ministry Director I dedicate much of my life to the study of God’s Word. I love all Scripture, but I have a particular interest in Eschatology, the study of End Times Prophecy. In light of this, I truly believe it is a fact that we are living in the Last Days, and in fact the very end of days.

As I prepare the “Signs of the Times” update to share each Sunday morning with our church, and on Tuesday here on the blog, I look at the condition the world is in politically, morally and spiritually. I see the conflicts which rage on every continent as man’s inhumanity to man demonstrates itself in all types of violence, consuming lives because of; political differences, ethnic differences, moral differences, religious differences, or just plain old greed. In the Middle East, God’s chosen people, the Jewish Nation of Israel, is surrounded by people’s who clamor for her to be wiped from the face of the earth, and finds herself increasingly abandoned by the United States.

Here in the United States of America we find ourselves internally in the same conflicts found in the rest of the world. As a result of the policies of this present administration, there is an increasing intolerance towards Christians, emerging class warfare because of an ever-growing economic divide, and escalating racial tensions on a scale not seen since the 1960’s. The moral decay in this country rivals that of Rome under the emperors Nero and Caligula. Abortion on demand, same-sex marriage, the legalization of mind altering marijuana, and an entertainment industry in which pornography has become its largest moneymaker. We have a failing educational system which has embraced compromise and tolerance rather than exceptionalism and competition. Our schools teach our children that there are no absolute truths, no wrong answers, and that they are not personally responsible for their own actions.

The corruption within our national government has grown to epidemic proportions. We have a President who is ruling by executive order circumventing Congress at every opportunity, who routinely lies to the American people without repercussion or consequence, and an Attorney General who not only breaks the laws of this country but refuses to enforce them as well. We have an EPA rife with internal corruption yet by executive order have been given unprecedented power, an NSA, again by executive order, which is spying on the American people, and an IRS which is being wielded like a bludgeon against conservatives by the President and Democrats in Congress. Under this administration the US military has been weakened while the DHS, the IRS, the BLM, the TSA, and other government agencies have been militarized as domestic security forces.

Early in his first term as President, Barack Obama stated that we were no longer Christian nation. Personally, I don’t believe we ever were. I do believe that this nation was founded on Christian ideals and principles and that the 10 Commandments are the foundation of our legal system. I believe that at one point in time the majority of the citizens of this country at least worshiped as Christians whether or not they actually had a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. But, as far as I’m concerned, I believe the Bible clearly teaches that the only “Christian nation,” are those people who have accepted the free gift of Salvation provided through the shed blood of Jesus Christ at Calvary, and who are described in Scripture as the body of Christ, whose Citizenship is in Heaven, and not anywhere in this world. That having been said, I find great sorrow in the fact that few “churches” in America today are preaching and teaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Instead, they have become social institutions, or proponents of a word of faith prosperity gospel, or a humanistic self-help gospel, or are embracing the idea of the united inclusiveness of all religions, or some other form of theological error. Regardless, Ichabod, “the glory has departed” has been written above the door frames of the majority of these “churches.”

I was born a citizen of the United States of America. I have loved this Country, I have served this Country, and I have helped to build this Country. I grew up in a small town, played baseball and was a linebacker on my High School football team. We recited the Pledge of Allegiance everyday in school, had prayer before ballgames, and sang the National Anthem. The doors on our homes were always unlocked, and our rifles and shotguns hung in gun racks in the back windows of our pickup trucks because, we just might be going hunting after school. I was a cowboy, tended cattle, hauled hay, and competed in rodeo. We had picnics on the Fourth of July and watched fireworks, celebrating the freedom we enjoyed living in this great nation, while all the time understanding that freedom isn’t free, and had been dearly paid for by the men and women of our military.

I was proud to be an American, proud that I lived in a country where I could vote my conscience, vote for and have respect for those who would govern and lead our country, speak of and worship openly my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and instill in my family these same ideals. But as an American, I have watched this Country’s heart and soul destroyed from within. Liberalism and socialism took root in our institutions of higher learning, and has now usurped power in our government. This has resulted in the fact that we have been forced, in the name of compromise and tolerance, to exchange liberty for security and freedom for socialism. As a nation we have turned our back on God, demonstrating the same sinfulness and wickedness found in the world in the days of Noah and Lot. Repentance is no longer preached from our pulpits, Salvation has been replaced with self-help, and teaching of the Second Coming of Christ has been supplanted by Preterism. The majority of people in this nation no longer worship the God of the Bible, but instead worship at the altars of self, sport, entertainment, or money.

In light of all of these things the question must be asked, is there any hope? Can America be saved?

As a Christian, as a blood bought born-again child of God, as a believer in and a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ, I will tell you there is always hope. Hope that true followers of Christ, men and women with a biblical worldview, would speak up, be elected to office, and in other ways stem the tide of spiritual, moral, and political decay. However, as a student of Bible Prophecy, because I do not find the United States in End Times prophetic Scripture, I must admit I truly believe America’s time has passed. But, although I do not see a patriotic national revival, I still hold out hope for and am fervently praying for, a Spiritual revival in America.

Once upon a time in America, we were a nation who at least honored God. Today that is not so, for we have allowed the enemies of God to gain a place of prominence in this nation. The enemies who trouble America are neither imported nor homegrown. We find that enemy identified in Ephesians 6:11 & 12. “Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” We as followers of Jesus Christ must recognize that even though America may be lost, her people do not have to be. Our enemy is Satan, yet Christ Jesus has promised us the victory.

It is our responsibility, to share with the people of this nation and in fact the world, the truth of the Gospel. We must tell them that Jesus paid their sin debt, and ours, at Calvary, and by their confession and repentance, making Him the Lord of their lives, He offers them eternal life. And we must tell them of His imminent return for His Church, the body of Christ. We must do this because the Word of God tells us that this world is not going to get any better. In 2 Timothy 3:1-5 Paul warns Timothy; “But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!  Certainly this is a description of mankind today.

Once again I will tell you we are living in the Last Days. In Ephesians 5:16&17 Paul tells us we should be “redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is.” What is the Lord’s will? It is His will that all men would accept His gift of Salvation. 2 Peter 3:9 says; “The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.” We must be sharing the Gospel message of  our Lord Jesus because;

Jesus is Coming Soon!

Until He comes to rapture His Church we need to keep praying for a spiritual revival that will not only sweep this nation but the world because;

Jesus is Coming Soon!

Long ago I adopted Ezekiel 22:30 as my life’s verse; “And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.”(KJV) And, it is my prayer even now that God will make me that man, and continually work a spiritual revival in my heart and mind, so that I may continue to be the preacher, teacher, and leader servant that He wants me to be. I will also be praying for Him to revive the spirit of every Christian who has remained true to Jesus Christ, so that we might see many souls redeemed in these Last Days. Will you join me in this prayer?

Jesus is Coming Soon!

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