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Alive After 66 Days Lost at Sea: The Amazing Survival Story of Sailor Louis Jordan

Lest we forget that God watches over his own, even when it seems that all hope is lost, this story serves to remind us as the 2015 Easter weekend approaches.  South Carolina sailor Louis Jordan, aged 37, had set out back on January 23rd of this year from the boat marina at Conway, on a short fishing trip. He had recently finished painstakingly restoring a sailboat, he had named it, and now he wanted to take his restored rig out to sea for a short fishing junket. He never returned.

Louis describes falling asleep one night in his sailboat, and waking up realizing that he had been thrown out of his boat, and was now tossing and tumbling about in the cabin of his boat, with all of his gear, including his electronics and GPS unit, flying through the air around him everywhere. His boat’s mast had broken overnight in a rough storm. The boat then capsized. Most of his electronics gear was compromised as well. He had no way to radio for help. After struggling in the open sea, Louis eventually clambered up onto the overturned hell of his boat, where he would now be living indefinitely, until or unless someone could find him. There was nothing he could do but try to stay alive, and pray.

“I was running out of water. I had been drinking captured rainwater, a pint a day. I had been rationing that rainwater, and it was almost gone. Finally God answered my prayer.” – Louis Jordan describes his 66 days ordeal at sea

His family worried, wondered, began to pray of course, and eventually grieved his death and loss after 10 days of searching by the Coast Guard yielded nothing. The Coast Guard called off the search. They all gradually began to fear the worst. More than 2 months went by. Then comes a remarkable phone call, a gift from God, the voice of Louis Jordan, greeting his father by phone.

After 66 days lost at sea, Louis had drifted more than 500 miles from where he had set sail. He was now drifting about 200 miles off of the southern shore of North Carolina, in the vicinity of Cape Hatteras.  Louis was spotted yesterday on April 2nd, sitting on the overturned hull of his now disabled but beloved sailboat by a German freighter ship passing by. His ordeal was soon to be over. Dramatic video below shows Louis Jordan being hauled up into a rescue helicopter, where he was whisked away to a nearby hospital for medical assessment. He actually walked into the hospital on his own strength, after living on nothing more than net caught raw fish and captured rainwater for over two months. His story is nothing short of remarkable. Never, never lose faith. Louis Jordan’s sailboat has a name: he had christened it “Angel” after he finished restoring it months ago. The boat lived up to it’s name.

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3.22.2015 London Synagogue Attacked by Drunken Mob Shouting, “Kill the Jews!”

It’s been more than half a century since the end of World War Two and it would appear that in 70 years of “progress” little, in fact, has changed regarding antisemitism in Europe. The scene in London yesterday may as well have taken place on the streets of Berlin in 1940. It’s heart breaking and infuriating. It also brings insight to bear on why Benjamin Netanyahu must remain hyper-vigilant on behalf of the Jewish people in Israel, and elsewhere. It’s 2015 and Jews are not safe in Paris, in London, or even Tel-Aviv. Nothing has really changed since the end of WW2. But usually no one is willing to say that out loud. There is no reason not to say it now.

A drunken mob stormed into a London synagogue where worshippers were marking the end of the Sabbath early Sunday, shouting “Kill the Jews,” attacking people, vandalizing the building and stoking fears of rising anti-Semitism.

Jews inside the Ahavas Torah synagogue used chairs as shields as they beat back the throng, which assaulted at least one man and smashed windows. Scotland Yard said six people, including two women, were later arrested in connection to the attack, which came amid increasing anxiety in Europe’s Jewish community.

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A drunken mob stormed into a London synagogue where worshippers were marking the end of the Sabbath early Sunday, shouting “Kill the Jews,” attacking people, vandalizing the building and stoking fears of rising anti-Semitism.

Jews inside the Ahavas Torah synagogue used chairs as shields as they beat back the throng, which assaulted at least one man and smashed windows. Scotland Yard said six people, including two women, were later arrested in connection to the attack, which came amid increasing anxiety in Europe’s Jewish community.

“After what happened in Paris, you are beginning to get British Jews asking, ‘Will I be safe going to synagogue or going to a Jewish shop? Will my children be safe in a Jewish school?’ ” Britain’s former chief rabbi, Lord Jonathan Sacks, told Sky News.

Reaction in Britain to Israel’s war against Hamas last summer contributed to a record number of anti-Semitic incidents in the United Kingdom last year. Some 1,168 incidents of anti-Semitism were recorded during the year, according to the Community Security Trust’s annual report issued for publication on Thursday.

“After what happened in Paris, you are beginning to get British Jews asking, ‘Will I be safe going to synagogue or going to a Jewish shop? Will my children be safe in a Jewish school?’”- Lord Jonathan Sacks, Britain’s former chief rabbi

Part of Sunday’s frightening incident in the city’s Stamford Hill section was captured on video. Still, police and synagogue elders, including Rabbi Maurice Davis, said they did believe the 1:20 a.m. incident was anti-social, and not simply anti-Semitic.

Meir Taub, a member of the local Shomrim, a Jewish patrol set up to counter violence against Jews, told the Telegraph he was called to the incident shortly after it began.

“I came down and there was a huge group of people, men and women, trying to force their way into the synagogue,” Taub said. “The window had already been smashed. Teenagers were shouting abuse. It was blatantly anti-Semitic, they came and attacked a synagogue.”

Jewish leaders said they turned over footage of the incident, which captured violence as well as the chants of “Kill the Jews.”

“I have clear footage which I’m going to show to the police, which clearly shows there were anti-Semitic chants,” Taub said.

Police said the mob had left a nearby party and tried to break into the synagogue, sparking the confrontation.

“The disturbance began when a group of drunk males, believed to have walked to the area from a house party nearby, tried to gain access to the synagogue,” said a Scotland Yard spokesman.

Sacks later told BBC Radio that the most recent survey showed an overwhelming number of Jews in Britain feel safe. But following the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris, in which Islamist extremists killed 12 in an attack on a satirical magazine, and anti-Semitic incidents elsewhere in Europe, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned European Jews they may only be truly safe in Israel.

In February, a man attacked a synagogue in Copenhagen, killing a Jewish man guarding the building during a Bat Mitzvah celebration. Hours earlier, the same man attacked a cultural center where a debate on blasphemy and freedom of expression was taking place, killing a man and injuring three police officers. Also in February, hundreds of Jewish graves were desecrated in a cemetery near Strasbourg, France. And last May, a man shot and killed four people in a Jewish museum in Brussels.

Many, if not most, of the anti-Semitic incidents over the past year in Europe have been driven by Islamist extremism, however, while Sunday’s attack did not appear to involve religious extremists


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The 10th Red Heifer Was Born in USA in January of 2014, Now Being Raised in Israel

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I have noticed in recent years a barrage of authentic “end time” occurrences that bear great significance. These events have been admixed with others, many of them astronomical, which we all presumed were significant, but which played out as serious false alarms. The comet Ison comes to mind as well as the hysterical build up to the date December 21st 2012. Since those irrational days, I have been much more circumspect about posting “signs” or “harbingers’.  But the birth of the last red heifer, if it turns out to be the authentic event, would indeed be a harbinger of a terrible portal into the advent of the final Son of Perdition, whom many of the Jewish faith would be fooled by, who would take as their long awaited “Messiah”. He would, in fact, be the final imposter of the Christ returned, sending the world into a spiral of war hell and death, the likes of which has never been seen before. Watch for the rebuilding of the third temple in Jerusalem. Watch for the political and civic events which surround that. Watch mergers within Isis. And watch who and what comes forth from Turkey and Afghanistan in the next 3-5 years.

I don’t blog too much anymore. I fail to see the point, as the ‘good will be good’ and ‘the evil will be evil’ – right up until the very end. I live quietly, in retreat, and remain as far away from most of human society as I can. But I am praying for this world non-stop. I am praying for America and her people continuously. And I am praying for the people of Israel.  Is this THE red heifer? I don’t know. But I am watching and praying. I live for the return of my King. And I will know the difference. He cannot appear until the ‘other’ has played his hand. Please pray for discernment to know the difference.

Cited from http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/blog/?p=22780

“The 9th chapter of the book of Daniel tells us that the Temple is indeed standing during the time of Jacob’s trouble as found in Jeremiah 30:7. Daniel learned much from the writings of the prophet Jeremiah. But Daniel goes on to say that when the Temple is rebuilt, it will be inhabited by the Antichrist – the false messiah. Daniel devotes multiple chapters to this man of sin that will arise and deceive the Jews by flatteries.

‘And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.’ Daniel 9:27

The appearance of a perfect red heifer has sent shock waves amongst the Temple faithful in Israel, for they believe it will usher in the Messiah. But it will not. It will usher in a time of agony, bloodshed and woe the likes of which this world has never seen. It will start with a false messiah in a rebuilt Third Temple, and it will end with the time of Jacob’s trouble leading into the Day of the Lord from Joel chapters 2 and 3.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.”

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Perfect Red Heifer Discovered In US To Be Sent To Israel To Purify Coming Third Jewish Temple

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Is this the 10th and final red heifer of Jewish tradition and End Times bible prophecy? This little pure red heifer was born in the USA in January of 2014. She has been exhaustively examined by Jewish Rabbis and other men of faith and deemed pure. Watch video for more details.

Tags: the 10th red heifer, red heifer born in America, red heifer born January 2014, Numbers 19, end times, Last Days, bible prophecy of the 10th red heifer


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Rarest Blood Moon in Human History Will Take Place on March 20th 2015: A Global Call to Prayer Has Gone Out

A blood moon viewed through the wall of Damascus gate in Jerusalem's Old City during a total lunar eclipse, June 15, 2011
A blood moon viewed through the wall of Damascus gate in Jerusalem’s Old City during a total lunar eclipse, June 15, 2011 (Reuters)

Passover Blood Moon Preceded by Exceedingly Rare Solar Eclipse Prompts Global Call to Prayer

An exceedingly rare solar eclipse will take place next week over a most symbolic location on a day infused with both great natural significance and profound religious meaning, according to Root Source.

There will be a total eclipse of the sun for two minutes over the North Pole on Friday, March 20, the day of the Spring Equinox which coincides with the beginning of the Hebrew month of Nisan, the first month in the biblical calendar year, a solar occurrence that has likely never happened before in human history.

“The concurrence and rarity of this natural event, together with the times in which we live, indicates the finger of God,” said Gidon Ariel, an Israeli Jew and co-founder of Root Source, an online platform where Christians can learn Jewish concepts, ideas and thought, and more deeply understand the roots of their faith.

A total solar eclipse at the North Pole on the first day of spring occurs once every 100,000 years. For it to occur on the first day of the first month of the biblical calendar year is, however, entirely unprecedented since this is only the year 5775 according to Jewish tradition, meaning that there has never been such a solar occurrence in human history.

Root Source founders Bob O’Dell, a devout Christian, and Gidon Ariel, an Orthodox Jew, are both calling all Christians and Jews to join them for two minutes of prayer as a response to the solar eclipse. O’Dell and Ariel chose a specific Bible verse for the global prayer.

“I will be praying Isaiah 11:9 for two minutes at the Western Wall in Jerusalem at 12:18 PM local time,” Ariel said.

“I invite Jews and Christians worldwide to join me at that exact moment, and to speak that verse out loud as a prayer in your native language. May God hear and quickly answer the combined prayers of all of us around the world,” said Ariel.

“God directed Gidon and me to pray Isaiah 11:9, as it describes a future where all land is a place of safety because the knowledge of the LORD is as omnipresent as all the the earth’s oceans, signified by the path of an amazing eclipse that eventually reaches the top of all the world’s oceans,” said Bob O’Dell.

Re-posted from Charismanews.com on March 17th 2015 via http://www.charismanews.com/opinion/48718-passover-blood-moon-preceded-by-exceedingly-rare-solar-eclipse-prompts-global-call-to-prayer


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The American People Vs. The Police: The Newest Numbers Are Not Good

Across the country, 50 police officers were killed by guns in 2014 compared to 32 in 2013, according to National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, which aims to increase safety for law enforcement officers.”

FBI chief Comey says at Liu’s funeral that number of 2014 police deaths is ‘shocking’

In August of 2014, the killing of a black youth by Ferguson Missouri police officer Darren Wilson would ignite simmering tensions between sectors of American youth and local law enforcement, setting off a firestorm of civil unrest and protests which became increasingly violent as the weeks wore on.

Now, in the closing days of 2014, each evening newscast brings viewers new and increasingly uncomfortable scenes of unhappy angry protesters in confrontation with local police and body armored swat teams on the streets of cities across America. What began as a troubling confrontation between 18 year old black teenager Michael Brown and a Ferguson Missouri police officer this summer, ended seconds later with the teen’s death and the sudden fury of the Ferguson suburb where he lived.

Even though it’s been months since the Ferguson event, public outrage over people dying during police confrontations has only escalated. Many news outlets have certainly played their part in keeping America’s young people whipped up and heading to the streets, covering every protest with ample coverage which often continued for days on end without ceasing.

More people have been shot since the seminal “Ferguson” event, both civilians and cops. In fact, a quick perusal of any given day’s news stories will produce so many new reports of deaths by gun violence occurring between the general public and police officers, it’s a struggle to keep up.

I was still compiling this report when the story appeared on evening news broadcasts. These are the numbers and they are not good.

Gun deaths for U.S. officers rose by 56 percent in 2014: report

A combination image shows mourning bands placed over different police badges at the funeral of slain NYPD officer Rafael Ramos at Christ Tabernacle Church in the Queens borough of New York December 27, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A combination image shows mourning bands placed over different police badges at the funeral of slain NYPD officer Rafael Ramos at Christ Tabernacle Church in the Queens borough of New York December 27, 2014.

Credit: Reuters/Carlo Allegrio

(Reuters) – Gun related deaths of U.S. law enforcement officers rose by 56 percent in 2014 compared to the previous year, with about one-third of officers killed in an ambush, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund said on Tuesday.

“Across the country, 50 officers were killed by guns in 2014 compared to 32 in 2013, according to National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, which aims to increase safety for law enforcement officers.”

The most deadly states were California, Texas, New York, Florida and Georgia, the group said.

“Fifteen officers were shot and killed in ambush, more than any other circumstance of fatal shootings in 2014,” the website said.

The deadly ambush of two New York City policemen as they sat in their squad car in New York on Dec. 20 was a flashpoint in a deepening rift between the city’s police department and Mayor Bill de Blasio.

The mayor had expressed qualified support for protests sparked by the deaths of unarmed black men in confrontations with white officers, and said he warned his biracial son of the “dangers he may face” in encountering police officers.

The shooter who killed the two policemen and then himself had written online that he was avenging the deaths of two unarmed black men last summer in Ferguson, Missouri, and New York.

Altogether, 126 law enforcement officers died in the line of duty in 2014, a 24 percent increase from 2013, when 102 officers were killed, the fund said.

The number of firearms-related fatalities matches 2012 statistics, when 50 officers were killed by guns,” the fund said.

The second most common cause of death for officers in 2014 was traffic-related incidents.

(Cited article re-posted from Reuter’s News on 12.29.2014: Original reporting by Barbara Goldberg in New York; Editing by Bill Trott)

 

 

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