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Many Alternative News Bloggers Feel A “Perfect Storm” of Social Calamity Coming to America

The opinions in this very controversial essay below are exclusively my own. They are bound to upset individuals on both sides of the “gay rights” issue. I make no apologies. I lived in America’s gay culture for more than 30 years, and I know whereof I speak from personal experience. ‘Live and let live’ is one thing. I believe in that. But forcing an entire nation to accept gay marriage as a ‘norm’ is a dangerous path strewn with legal minefields and under-estimated implications which this country will be experiencing for many decades to come.

I found several very interesting news videos online this morning, which have compiled many disturbing trends taking place in our nation. These clips cover a range of topics. It does appear, arguably, that we are close to the convergence of some sort a perfect storm of escalating police brutality, diminishing US citizen civil right and freedom of speech, while tens of thousands of illegal immigrants stream across our borders and GLBT citizens are allowed to present the topic of ‘mature sexual identity’ to very young school children who are YEARS away from being old enough to understand such adult topics regarding human sexuality. Our nation’s children, in general, are being so overly sexualized at a young age that parents are now presented with the dilemma of how to keep their 13 year old girls from getting pregnant – something that would have been unheard of 20-30 years ago.

As long time readers know, I am gay myself and I am also a Christian. But I don’t believe that the “gay rights” of a small 10 to 18% segment of the American population are more important than what is best socially and spiritually for the majority of the American population and their families. That outrageous personal opinion clearly puts me in the “traitor” category among other gay people, while the mere fact that I was born biologically predisposed to be a gay woman makes me the “instant enemy” of many other Christians, who believe that being gay is a “lifestyle choice.”  Trust me, it is not.

But, when the special social needs of a small minority are placed over the clear preferences of the majority of the American population, it is a formula for eventual social disaster, in my opinion.

When the only real accomplishment that’s been made by a sitting US president during an 8 year tenure has been the advancement of the legalization of gay marriage in nearly half of the 50 states, one does truly have to wonder what the real agenda MUST be. Gay couples cannot reproduce, they can only adopt or conceive via artificial insemination. Their kids face daunting and marginalized lives as the school children of same sex parents, growing up. Nearly 80% of gay couples do not last for more than 3-5 years, and only rarely do they stay together longer than 10 years. This fact is not in debate by mature and candid gay men and women who have lived in the gay community for more than 20 years. I am well aware that the American divorce rate is now at about 50% as well.

I do not believe that “changing attitudes” can be forced onto the population of a nation by the social engineering of “pro-gay” TV shows and arm wrenching legislation. A social reaction and “blowback” by greater American society is certain to emerge over time as the result of having a clear “gay agenda” forced down their throats by the legal system and American Big Media.

The gay issue along with the collapse of our southern border security are just two of many topics which are covered in the video clips below. I have become so alarmed by the rising tide of police brutality in America during the last ten years that I worry our law enforcement officers are being trained to consider the American populace as the enemy, rather than those who should be guarded and protected.

The sinister nature of what is unfolding in this country is quite clear to me. On our southern border the social and legal needs of another minority – one that was never born in the United States, is being placed over and above the clearly stated will of the American people. Illegal immigrants who walk into our country across the southern border now have more rights and cash benefits coming their way than returning US war veterans.

Christian youths are disallowed from making references to their faith in college commencement speeches, a faith that no doubt carried them through four years of murky hard partying and decadent indulgences now being experienced by millions of American college students on campus, who graduate as hardened alcoholics first, and as newly employable young people with skill sets ready to work – second, if at all. Many college graduates are still functionally illiterate for all practical purposes. They can’t spell or compose a concise paragraph that makes any sense. Ask any corporate HR director. They will tell you.

We have all watched helplessly this summer as eleven terrible war years years of blood, sweat, lives, tears and billions of American dollars spent trying to re-civilize and settle Iraq and Afghanistan have gone down the toilet in less than 9 months, as ISIS terrorists speedily overran most major cities in Iraq and now encircle a practically helpless Baghdad. How could an American military calamity on this scale have been allowed to take place? It leaves me nearly speechless. The cost to the American people of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars is close to a trillion dollars, more than 1,000 billion dollars – that’s more than 10,000 million dollars. These are numbers which stagger the mind.

Recently fleets of huge 18 wheelers were spotted hauling a peculiar cargo over land on US highways –  brand new UN white vehicles sitting atop these trucks were videotaped traveling north on 1-85 in Georgia in June 2014, just a month ago. As to what that could possibly mean, I have no idea. I am more worried about the future of this country than I ever have been. As always, I watch and I pray. The beginning of a time of great and terrible trouble for this country is upon us, and I am encouraging my readers not to lose faith in God as we see our precious nation being nearly socially shredded from the inside out.

Today I have no answers, only more and more questions about the actual leadership of our nation. With no guiding light shining from within the souls of our nation’s leaders, the landscape of the heart of the nation itself seems to be darkening. Hopefully the presidential elections of 2016 might bring much needed options for the American people and a chance to begin to restore what has been lost – if we can hold out that long.

CK Hunter on July 15th 2014

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Pastor JD Farag Explains Current Iraq Mideast Catastrophe & Asks the Question: “Who Is the Author of Confusion?”

Hawaii based pastor JD Farag gives a superb sermon detailing how present catastrophic events in Iraq may fulfill Bible prophecy and lay open the possibility of the invasion of Jerusalem by ISIS: MUST SEE, MUST SHARE video.

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Russian Annexation of Crimea An Ominous Development for Israel

I wanted to know what Scripture has stated about the recent annexation of Crimea by Russia, and I located an article which lays out the larger picture in broad simple and sweeping terms. I have cited the entire essay below.

American leaders have been foolishly lulled into complacency by their assumption that the old cold war days are over, when in fact, Russia has been making covert, strategic moves in earnest to rebuild their military to a point of superiority over Western forces, while two Mideast wars have dragged our own military into disrepair and philosophical disillusionment.

Our far-left leaning president, Barack Obama, has further eroded our credibility among world leaders during his tenure in office. Putin made his move at a moment when he well knew that most likely, western military forces would not put boots on the ground to oppose him. Whether that changes in the next few years, we will see. At the date of this post, there are now 20,000 Russian troops on the ground, massed along the eastern and southern border of the Ukraine. Should Putin choose to begin to march them into eastern Ukraine, truthfully, there would be scant opposition on the ground capable of thwarting a forward push.

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Vladimir Putin has made a sudden and bold opportunistic move in western Russia which puts his military just a little bit closer to being capable of a southern invasion of Israel, which is exactly what Ezekiel 38 and 39 states will eventually take place.

Here’s the article. Please feel free to share it on your own social networks.

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The scriptures indicate that a northern army will invade Israel in the last days. Bible scholars have traced the tribes and have determined that this northern army is led by tribes that have settled in Russia. This prophecy has never been fulfilled so it will be fulfilled in the future.

The details of this invasion from the north are given in Ezekiel chapters 38 and 39. The allies that come with this northern invader are named by nation (tribe). Today most of these nations are Islamic and are enemies of Israel. Ezekiel even lists the countries that will question the reason for this invasion. These nations seem to be nations that come out of the old British Empire and oil rich nations aligned with the West. Ezekiel mentions these nations as Tarshish, all her young lions (English speaking nations), Sheba and Dedan (Saudi Arabia Kuwait). The alignment of nations predicted in Ezekiel is the alignment that we see in that region today. God said He will destroy this northern army that comes against Israel and by doing so He will magnify Himself and become known to many nations.

It says in Ezekiel that at the time of this invasion God will send fire on Magog (Russia) and those that dwell securely in the isles (or coast lands), and from that day they shall know that the God of Israel exists.

Russia is moving toward superpower status again and a new dictatorship

Russia has emerged out of the depression it was in for many years after the fall of the Soviet Union. New growth in the economy due to Russia’s rich natural resources will soon bring Russia back to superpower status again. Nationalism, lawlessness and anti-Semitism are rising today in Russia. Most of the former Soviet bloc leaders of the old Soviet Union have come back into power. Over fifty percent of the positions of power in Russia including Putin are former KGB officers.

They lament the fall of the old Soviet Union and they wish to form a new union of nations led by Russia. Putin recently announced that there will be a new Eurasian union and it is expect to be in place by 2014.

There is no longer freedom of speech in Russia. TV and other media are once again government controlled and enemies often end up dead. The new steps taken by Putin to regain centralized control is leading to a dictatorship.

Russia continues to modernize its nuclear weapons and to prepare underground facilities in case of war. Russia has successfully developed a new long range missile that can change directions after launch. These missiles can successfully penetrate the antimissile system shield that is being developed by the United States.

Russia also has strategic ties to regional Islamic countries. Russia is actively aiding Iran in building nuclear power plants that will giver Iran nuclear material for nuclear weapons. The Arab/Islamic countries have one common enemy and at some point they will try to rid themselves of the Israeli presence with Russia as their protector.

The prophecies in Ezekiel 38 and 39 indicate that God will put a hook in the jaw of Russia and bring her down against the land of Israel in the latter years.

The hook could very well be the defense pacts and economic agreements that Russia has established with Syria, Iran and other Islamic nations. In the battle described in Ezekiel, Russia will be the leader of a regional coalition against Israel.

Until this battle Russia will continue to be a world military superpower

The United States had been dismantling its nuclear capability as if Russia were no longer a world threat but Russia’s nuclear submarine and missile capability has been modernized and is quite capable of destroying the United States or any adversary. Scripture says that this army from the north will be splendidly attired. This could mean that they will be equipped with every conceivable weapon. Russia still has a large population of educated scientists that could develop formidable military weapons very quickly if that becomes their paramount concern and national focus.

Some think the United States and Russia are no longer a threat to each other, yet Russia almost always takes a position that is contrary to the national security interests of the United States.

Russia exports nuclear technology and advanced weapons of war that they know will be used against the United States, Israel, and the West.

Russia has a world agenda that willfully arms Islamic fascism and rogue dictators to carry out warfare against the West. The major world powers enabling Islamic fascism and other nations confessing hatred toward the United States are Russia and China. Although Russia and Western leaders announced the end of the cold war after the fall of the Soviet Union the recent actions and rhetoric of Russia indicate that the cold war continues.

Signs of the time

Russia is following in the footsteps of Germany before the second World War. National pride and the memory of the empire they once had is now compelling them to rebuild a strong military under an authoritative leader. Putin stepped aside as President for a few years and took the number two position but at the next election he will almost certainly become president of Russia until the time of the Ezekiel war. Putin is gaining more power all the time and he has specifically stated that his primary goal is to bring Russia to world superpower status again.

If we assume that it will take Russia about 10 to 15 years to accomplish the reestablishment of a first class military, it probably is no coincidence that the same amount of time is needed for the Arab/Islamic block to become a real nuclear military threat to Israel.

They will indeed join forces in this battle when Russia invades Israel as Ezekiel prophesied over twenty-five hundred years ago. All indications are that the battle against Israel that is described in Ezekiel 38 and 39, and the supernatural defeat of these forces by God will take place in this generation.

For the latest scholarly research on the prophecy in Ezekiel 39 and 39 read the following free e-book.

The Prophecy That Is Shaping History.org

New Research on Ezekiel’s Vision of the End, by Jon Mark Ruthven, PhD (a free 9mb PDF e-book can be downloaded. (The book can also be ordered from Amazon).

Selected references

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Pastor Steve Cioccolanti Provides An Excellent Example of the Importance of Biblical Astronomy

It’s important that readers set aside time to watch this entire lecture. It’s about 38 minutes in length. Feel free to share!

Cited: ” Pastor Steve Cioccolanti, BA, M.Ed., is a Christian author (“The Divine Code from 1 to 2020,” “From Buddha to Jesus”), a prolific teacher of God’s Word and pastor of an international church in Melbourne, Australia. His program airs on cable TV to 4 million viewers each week throughout Indonesia.

Born in Thailand to a family of Buddhists, Catholics, Methodists, and Muslims, Steve has a unique perspective on evangelism, missions, and world religions.

Having traveled to more than 35 countries as a Christian speaker, he has ministered in local churches, leadership seminars, missionary conferences, Bible schools and on TV and radio.”

The next video below by Pastor Cioccolanti I am also posting for readers, as it has already received 30,000 views, which is significant.

Watch more videos from Discover Ministries at http://www.youtube.com/user/DiscoverMinistries?feature=watch

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Pastor Steve Cioccolanti, the pastor of Discover Church , Melbourne, Australia, has published a “Warning” video about 8 Super-Signs in the Heavens. You will be shocked to see the signs that he shows that are, according to him, what God has written about in the Bible. Talking about the Hebrew roots of end time prophecies, he points to 8 signs that might be seen until and before 70th Birthday of Israel. Why 70 is important? He explains: “Because Israel was given 70 years in Babylonian captivity and 70 years from the time that Jesus was born to the time when its temple was destroyed.” “So there is something important that is the fact that Israel is about to turn 70 years old since it was born again in 1948.” And here are the 8 signs, along with some observations about the date. And he affirms, “they will never occur again in your life time” and they “will start soon.”

1-Comet Ison (Nov 28, 2013) – NASA said is a comet as bright as the moon and it is predict to come in November 2013.

2-Blood Moon (April 15, 2014) – War tetrad is coming in April in 2014

3-Blood Moon (Oct 08, 2014) – Sukkot

4-Total Solar (March 20, 2015) – Sign for Gentiles

5-Blood Moon (April 4, 2015) – Passover

6- Partial Solar (Sept 13, 2015) Elul 29 Culce Tishri 1 Civil New 7th Anniversary since last market crash

7- Blood Moon (Sept 28, 2015) – Supermoon that is also a lunar eclipse

8-Virgo Clothed (Sept 23, 2017) – 50th Ann. Of Jerusalem Jubilee Next – Israel Birthday Independence Day (May 14, 2018) – 70th Anniversary of Israel.


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A Significant Man and A Prominent Movement to Watch in Turkey

The Holy Spirit instructed me to begin watching this man [ see him speak in the first video below ] about 4-5 years ago, when I was heavily involved in news blogging. I had already been researching the end times and the Advent of the final Son of Perdition for more than 20 years before that. I am not making any sort of prediction about this man specifically [ Harun Yahya ]. But there is a distinct vibration about him, his organization and the people who surround him that leads me to believe he will be a significant player in the near future regarding the identification of the personage of the Imam Mahdi and his introduction to the world. I am asking my readers to keep their eyes on Turkey, and to investigate every news story which they can find about various events within the Turkish military.

“We speak of the way of the Mahdi. I know what I am talking about.”

- Adnan Aktar aka Harun Yahya

Links:

http://harunyahya.org/

http://harunyahya.tv/

https://www.youtube.com/user/HarunYahyaEnglish/videos

As a further example of how complicated and fraught with delusion the topic of “Imam Mahdi” has become, there are numerous individuals out there who have already either proclaimed themselves the “Mahdi” or have been proclaimed as such by their followers. This link leads to a website featuring a man who claims he is the Imam Mahdi.

My deepest spiritual gut tells me that as the time grows ever closer for the final Son of Perdition to appear on the world scene there will soon be such an abundance of websites, new cults, “fake Mahdis’ and smoke, mirrors erupting out of the Mideast that it will become quite clear that obfuscation of the real person is part of the movement of the Mahdi itself. Pause to consider why this would be needed and you will understand how difficult the task is for American Christians and Christians around the world who are watching world events with a prayerful eye.

Other Helpful Clues

If an American citizen reporter wanted to try to research and report on who the actual real Mahdi might be, and when he might be introduced to the world stage  – then he or she might want to learn all that they could about the vast business holdings, promotions and marketing deals being made by the richest man in the Mideast, Prince Al Walid [ or Al Waleed ] Bin Talal. Talal owns a media empire which sprawls across the Mideast and dominates the airwaves of TV and radio. Who and what he promotes would be helpful to know about in the next 2-3 years. Below is a video about the Prince.

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