Joel Richardson’s The Global Jesus Revolution: The Church Must Embrace Prayer And Missions, Target Muslims As Largest Unevangelized People Group

Joel Richardson is one of the most important voices in understanding the role of Islam in biblical eschatology. Richardson has outlined this relationship in numerous books including Islamic Antichrist, Mideast Beast, and When A Jew Rules The World. 

Most recently, his documentary End Times Eyewitness reviewed this idea from the midst of the Arab Spring uprisings across the Middle East over the past few years.

Now, Richardson has released the follow up documentary The Global Jesus Revolution, which focuses on how the Church in the West needs to respond to the increasing troubles we see across the world, especially in the Middle East.

In a recent episode of The Underground, Richardson discusses these issues and the roadmap forward for Christians:

http://www.amazon.com/End-Times-Eyewitness-Joel-Richardson/dp/1938067517

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Michael Brown: An Open Letter To Bruce Springsteen 

Pretty much every public toilet, bathroom, and restroom in history has provided men and women with seperate privacy (yes, there are always exceptions).

Everyone else is wrong though and the moral crusaders of the transgender fascist movement are out to ensure you bow to their will.

Bruce Springsteen, rockstar, is leading the charge against North Carolina, a state that had the audacity to continue to differentiate between men and women, by cancelling his planned concert there because they won’t change said law.

Michael Brown offers an open letter that challenges Springsteen and band to actually think about the topic a bit:

Dear Bruce,

As a resident of North Carolina since 2003, I read with interest that you decided to cancel your April 10th concert in Greensboro because of HB2, the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act.

In your statement you explained that, in your view, the bill is “an attempt by people who cannot stand the progress our country has made in recognizing the human rights of all of our citizens to overturn that progress.”

You added that it was time for you and your band “to show solidarity for those freedom fighters” (speaking of transgender activists), and you ended your statement with these powerful words: “Some things are more important than a rock show and this fight against prejudice and bigotry — which is happening as I write — is one of them. It is the strongest means I have for raising my voice in opposition to those who continue to push us backwards instead of forwards.”

I also read that your guitarist, Steven Van Zandt, has likened HB2 to an “evil virus” that is spreading through the United States in the form of similar legislation.

These are strong words, and they represent strong convictions. So, let me first commend you and your band members for putting your principles before your livelihood, even to the disappointment of your North Carolina fans. I have read that you regretted not performing at the 1985 Live Aid concert in Wembley, and perhaps this is your way of saying, “I do care and I’m here to make a difference.”

Whatever your motivation, I admire anyone who puts morality before money. My question to you and your band is simply this: In boycotting North Carolina and siding against HB2, did you really side with morality? Are you truly standing with “freedom fighters”?

I’m assuming you read HB2 for yourself and you’re not just listening to media reports attacking the bill or, worse still, getting your talking points from biased lobbyist groups like the Human Rights Campaign. (If you’re not really familiar with the bill, then click here and here and here.)

So, please allow me to ask you some questions.

First, how do you know if someone is really “transgender” or not? Is it determined entirely by how they feel about themselves? If so, do you think that it might be hard to make laws based entirely on how people feel? Did you ever stop to consider that?

Second, what’s the difference between someone with “gender dysphoria” (or, as it used to be called, “gender identity disorder”) and someone, say, with schizophrenia or “multiple personality disorder” or some other psychological condition? In other words, if a man is a biological and chromosomal male but believes he is a woman, is he actually a woman, or does he have a psychological disorder?

If he does have a psychological disorder, should we try to treat that disorder or should we celebrate that disorder? And is it right to call biological males who feel they are women and biological women who feel they are men “freedom fighters”? Perhaps that’s not the best use of the term?

If you are deeply offended that I would dare suggest that many transgender individuals are dealing with a psychological disorder, could you kindly point me to the definitive scientific literature that explains that these biological males are actually females and these biological females are actually males?

I’m not saying they don’t deserve compassion. To the contrary, I’m saying that’s exactly what they deserve: compassion, not celebration.

But perhaps I’m being too abstract here, so let’s get really practical. Let’s say that a 6’ 4” male who used to play professional football and who has secretly agonized over his gender identity for years finally determines that he must be true to himself and live as a woman.

Do you think it might be traumatic for a little girl using the library bathroom to see this big man walk into her room wearing a dress and a wig? Should we take her feelings into account, or is she not important? What if that was your granddaughter? Would you care if she was traumatized? And when you speak of “the human rights of all of our citizens” does that include little girls like this?

I understand that this gentleman will have difficulties should he decide to dress and live as a woman, but that is still a choice he is making, and it is not fair to impose his struggles on innocent little children, is it?

And what if this same man, whom we’ll assume is not a sexual predator, wants to share the YMCA locker room with your wife and daughter, standing there in his underwear as they come out of the shower stalls wrapped in towels. Is this fair to them?

Let’s take this one step further. If any man who claims to be a woman can use women’s bathrooms and locker rooms, then how do we keep the sexual predators out? I’ve asked people to watch this short video, giving examples of male heterosexual predators who donned women’s clothing to get into the ladies’ rooms, and I’d encourage you to watch it too. Without HB2, rapists and voyeurs and pedophiles would have free access to our women and daughters in the safety of their own bathrooms and locker rooms.

Since you don’t like HB2 — indeed, your guitarist called it an “evil virus” — what’s your plan to keep the predators out? How can we tell the difference between a “genuine” transgender person and a sexual predator? Since everyone knows you as “The Boss,” what would you do to keep the ladies and children safe?

And one final question.

When you booked the concert in Greenboro, the laws in North Carolina were just as they are today: In public facilities, people had to use the bathrooms and locker rooms that corresponded to their biological sex. Why, then, did you agree to come in the first place? Why cancel the concert when things today are just what they were six months ago?

Again, I appreciate your sincerity, but I question your judgment. In your zeal to do what is right, you have actually done what is wrong.

https://stream.org/open-letter-bruce-springsteen-band/

Some More Terrifyingly Accurate Commentary On The Trump Phenomenon (Which Is A Consequence Of The Success Of The Obama Phenomenon)

Look, Hillary is exactly the same too so don’t go thinking there will be a winner when one of these two gets elected – there will only be losers.

The States, the Free World, everyone.

Time to stop trusting in human leadership and look to the God-man Jesus.

Why would millions of Americans rally behind a Republican presidential candidate who, according to every poll, and at a rate plunge precisely commensurate with the number of times he opens his mouth, has a zero percent chance of winning the general election?

It’s simple. America’s mood is revolutionary – like, in an Emancipation Proclamation kind of way. Our present political climate, an antagonistic cacophony of cultural discord, rage and exasperation by the unwashed masses with our party establishment “better-thans,” is like nothing we’ve ever seen or imagined.

Or is it?

Dutch politician and historian Guillaume Groen van Prinsterer (1801-1876) is credited with what seems an eerily prescient foreshadowing of the bizarre phenomenon that is “Trump 2016.”

“Pent-up anger and long-held frustration due to economic stagnation, moral decay, spiritual impotency, and political corruption,” he opined, “invariably pave the way for the rise of crass manipulators. Instead of a mastery of truth, such revolutionary opportunists tap into fear and rage, ignorance and prejudice, staging great public spectacles of narcissism.”

It’s human nature. Such sense of hopelessness, anger, betrayal and frustration can lead otherwise good people (some of whom I respect and admire) to make very bad decisions – to exercise poor judgment.

It gave us Barack Obama in 2008.

And Donald Trump in 2016.

trump america againIndeed, we’ve moved seamlessly from “Hope” and “Change We Can Believe In,” to “Make America Great Again.” It’s as though van Prinsterer had a crystal ball through which to keep tabs on the Donald’s ivory Trump Tower office suite.
“Pent-up anger and long-held frustration due to economic stagnation, moral decay, spiritual impotency, and political corruption. …”

No honest person – though President Obama, a decidedly dishonest person, yet tries – can say with a straight face that we have not entered an era of “economic stagnation.” With trillions in debt, tens-of-millions of Americans dependent on unfunded “social justice” programs, and millions more having given up on looking for work altogether, we’re actually teetering on the precipice of total economic collapse.

Moral decay, spiritual impotency, and political corruption? That’s America 2016 in toto. Since 1973 we’ve sacrificed nearly 60 million of our most innocent fellow citizens at Baal’s altar of convenience and “equality.”

Just this past June we had five radical lawyers on the U.S. Supreme Court thumb their nose at natural law, shake their fist at God and presume to deconstruct and redefine the institution of marriage to include the “especially abominable sin of Sodom.” This, while an increasingly apostate Christian church sat idly by and did little-to-nothing or, worse, affirmatively endorsed this shameful desecration of God’s created order.

I needn’t elaborate on Washington’s systemic culture of political corruption. They no longer even try to fake it. The betrayal has cut to the quick.

Enter Donald Trump – a several-times-bankrupt, big-government globalist, pro-socialized medicine, pro-abortion, pro-“gay marriage,” lifelong liberal Democrat – to save the day. That is, at least, to peddle the right kind of snake oil and bark the right kind of empty “Make America Great Again” platitudes that festering wounds crave and itching ears want to hear.

“… invariably pave the way for the rise of crass manipulators.”

Crass manipulator? No two words better describe Mr. Trump. Unless, of course, you consider it classy when a leading presidential candidate, an unrepentant serial adulterer, personally attacks his political opponents as “stupid liars,” sleazily suggesting that their wives are ugly (Heidi Cruz is a lovely woman both inside and out), brags about the size of his manhood from the debate stage, or habitually and unapologetically verbally abuses women – somebody’s wives, mothers and daughters – by calling them “pigs,” “ugly,” “fat” or “great pieces of a–.”

Trump recently boasted that he’s “such a good Christian.” Inexplicably, many Christians believe him. Or, at least, they really, really want to.

I pray that someday he will be – that Donald Trump might have a genuine coming to Christ and that, as Jesus told us would happen once he does, he might reflect this transformation in and through the righteous fruits of his words and deeds.
Like each of us, Jesus is Donald’s only chance at salvation.

“Instead of a mastery of truth, such revolutionary opportunists tap into fear and rage, ignorance and prejudice. …”

That’s all Mr. Trump has to work with – “fear, rage, ignorance and prejudice.” As absurdly demonstrated time and again, he’s completely devoid of substance and, when pressed to articulate even a modicum of evidence that he maintains but a middle schoolers grasp on the issues, deflects the question by personally attacking the questioner with the most shrill, jarring and vulgar of ad hominem name calling.

The man is a political chameleon. Over and over again, he somehow gets away with wholly reversing himself on any given position, on any given issue, on any given day – sometimes within hours of making a completely contradictory, and often incoherent, position statement.

Even so, to his cult of personality, the Trumpster remains the Teflon Don.
“… staging great public spectacles of narcissism.”

Angry Donald TrumpAs contemporary political figures go, and second to Barack Obama alone, Donald Trump represents the caricature of wounded narcissism (a self-centeredness that likely stems from insecurity). You needn’t ask, but he’s all too happy to tell you anyway. “I am a really smart guy,” he constantly reminds us. “I’m intelligent. Some people would say I’m very, very, very intelligent.”

“Sorry, losers and haters,” he has said, “but my I.Q. is one of the highest – and you all know it!”

I don’t doubt it. History has shown that “crass manipulators” and “revolutionary opportunist,” as van Prinsterer called them, are, generally speaking, very intelligent.
Of the Dutch historian’s seemingly prophetic statement, columnist and Pastor John Kirkwood asks, “Prescient or just discerning? This [the Trump phenomenon] couldn’t come true if it were not for the decline of the conservative mind. This couldn’t be happening if it were not for the faithlessness of the believer. Yet, we stand in judgment over other nations that have been conquered by fear, rage, ignorance and prejudice, and in our hubris exclaim, ‘It could never happen here.’”

Yet here it happens.

And what of the “faithlessness of the believer”? What of this demonstrably incongruous wave of Christian support for Donald Trump?

Van Prinsterer might have blamed it on widespread “moral decay” and “spiritual impotency.” I mostly agree.

Still, for the church, at least, and insofar as concerns many Christians’ wayward support (in my view) for this man of the world, I think the phenomenon can more precisely be described as “moral indifference” and “spiritual adultery.”

It’s a lack of faithfulness – a trusting in the things of this world, rather than in the promises of God.

“Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.” (James 4:4).

It’s better not to hedge your bet with the Creator of the universe.

http://eaglerising.com/31850/the-great-prophecy-of-trump-2016/

The Importance Of Christianity To Western Foreign Policy

Nations dominated by Christianity tend to make pretty good allies to nations that enjoy things like not becoming a cesspool of poverty and/or warfare.

It makes sense if a large portion of your populous thinks it’s important to speak the truth, not steal from people, act generously, and value the life of others.

Even given the imperfection of even the best Christians around, it sure wins any contest against “allies” whose creed runs more like “kill the infidel”.

That may indeed be why Islamic countries can’t even be friends with other Islamic countries.

There are many Americans out there, close to 20%, that are atheist or agnostic. To those in this category, religion is typically meaningless and/or foolish. It is more often than not seen as a negative- one that can create wars and strife between nations.

Perhaps some of that is true, but the reality is that every American should desire that other nations should become more Christian. A simple look at our strongest allies, and our worst adversaries, clearly demonstrate this theory.

The section below show the list/rank of our allies and also some of our enemies- along with the top 2 prevalent religions in each country.

Top USA allies- per http://listaka.com/top-10-countries-usas-allies/#vymtIwRf

United Kingdom (1. Christianity, 2. Unaffiliated/ Irreligious)

Canada (1. Christianity, 2. Unaffiliated/ Irreligious)

Israel (1. Judaism, 2. Islam) – big disparity

South Korea (1. Unaffiliated/ Irreligious, 2. Buddhism)

Mexico (1. Christianity, 2. Unaffiliated/Irreligious)

Japan (1. Shinto, 2. Buddhism)

Australia (1. Christianity, 2. Unaffiliated/ Irreligious)

France (1.Christianity, 2. Unaffiliated/ Irreligious)

Germany (1. Christianity, 2. Unaffiliated/ Irreligious)

Philippines (1.Christianity, 2. Islam) big disparity
Top US adversaries – per a recent Gallup poll.

China (1. Confucianism, 2. Taoism)

Iran (1. Islam at 99.4%, 2. “Other”)

North Korea (1. Juche, 2. Korean Shamanism)

Note that out of the countries with the strongest geopolitical alliances to the USA, 70% list Christianity is the majority religion in their nation. 10% list Judaism, the older cousin of Christianity, and 20% list a different religion. NONE list Islam as the prevailing theology. The two countries that list Islam as #2 each have an enormous statistical spread between #1 and #2.
On the flip side, our 3 biggest adversaries are varied but have one main thing in common: Christianity is NOT their #1 or #2 religion. Iran is 99.4% Islam, which is merely an admission that an Iranian really cannot be anything other than Muslim, officially. The other 2 countries are special conditions that have nothing to do with Islam, or religion in general.

When searching out new worldwide alliances, the US needs to be looking for Christian nations. That is the #1 litmus test, it seems.

This topic became of interest after hearing a story on the radio about The Bible League- a missionary group that distributes Bibles (in native languages) across much of Africa. As many know, there is a battle for the hearts and souls of the majority of African peoples. Most in Africa practice some form of tribal religion, and both Muslims and Christians are actively trying to evangelize and convert these masses. The direction of these current religious leanings will likely determine if most of Africa will be a friend or foe to the United States.

So regardless of your view on Christianity, it is in your best interest as an American and for national security to hope (and pray if you believe in that) that Christianity is spread in non-Christian parts of the world. In this ever-dangerous world, we never know who could help us, or harm us, in the future.

Thanks, Obama! Iran Gains Billions And Warm Welcome To Do Whatever It Wants As Economic Sanctions Disappear (One Day, Iran Will Invade The Middle East)

Marxists and useful idiots recently rejoiced as Obama embraced Cuba, a nation that once housed atomic weapons pointed at the United States, and they rejoice again as Obama embraces Iran, a nation for whom Obama has done everything he can to fulfil their dream of building and pointing nuclear weapons at the United States.

“What could go wrong?” earnest useful idiots everywhere scoff at the legions of people who question “why exactly it is good for Iran to receive billions of dollars we could otherwise prevent them from receiving and having more influence in the Middle East and in the world?”

Here’s the story:

The US and the EU have lifted crippling sanctions against Iran following the UN nuclear watchdog’s finding that Tehran had curbed its nuclear program as promised.

Key points:

IAEA report confirms Iran has honoured its side of the nuclear accord

Raft of US, EU and UN sanctions lifted, oil exports to resume

Iran has always said its nuclear activities were for peaceful purposes

In a dramatic move scheduled to coincide with the scrapping of the sanctions, Tehran also announced the release of five Americans including Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian as part of a prisoner swap with the United States.

Together, the lifting of sanctions and the prisoner deal considerably reduce the hostility between Tehran and Washington that has shaped the Middle East since Iran’s Islamic Revolution of 1979.

Tens of billions of dollars worth of Iranian assets will now be unfrozen and global companies that have been barred from doing business there will be able to exploit a market hungry for everything from automobiles to airplane parts.

The UN nuclear watchdog ruled on Saturday that Iran had abided by an agreement last year with six world powers to curtail its nuclear program, triggering the end of sanctions.

“Iran has carried out all measures required under the [July deal] to enable Implementation Day [of the deal] to occur,” the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said in a statement.

Iran to emerge from years of economic isolation

Within minutes, the United States formally lifted banking, steel, shipping and other sanctions on Iran, a major oil producer that has been virtually shut out of international markets for the past five years.

The European Union also began the process of lifting sanctions and Iran’s transport minister said Tehran planned to buy 114 civil aircraft from European aircraft maker Airbus.

Australia would also lift sanctions on the Islamic republic, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said.

Iran nuclear deal at a glance

The main points in the nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers aimed at curbing Tehran’s nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief.

“The easing of these sanctions will ensure that Australian business is not disadvantaged in pursuing opportunities in Iran,” she said in a statement.

The lifting of sanctions means more money and prestige for Shiite Muslim Iran as it becomes deeply embroiled in the sectarian conflicts of the Middle East, notably in the Syrian civil war, where its allies are facing Sunni Muslim rebels.

America’s thaw with Iran is viewed with deep suspicion by US Republicans as well as American allies in the Middle East, including Israel and Saudi Arabia.

US-Iranian suspicion remains deeply entrenched.

Washington maintains separate, less comprehensive sanctions on Iran over its missile program.

For its part, Iran detained 10 US Navy sailors on two boats in the Gulf a week ago, although they were released the next day.

Four American prisoners ‘yet to leave Iran’

In an unusual move, President Barack Obama pardoned three Iranian-Americans charged for violating sanctions against Iran, a lawyer for one of the men said, while prosecutors moved to drop charges against four Iranians outside the United States.

Iran agreed to free five Americans including Rezaian and Saeed Abedini, an Iranian-American Christian pastor sentenced to eight years in prison in 2013 on charges of undermining Iran’s national security.

But a US official said four of the Americans had not yet left Iran due to ongoing logistical issues.

The fifth prisoner, Matthew Trevithick, has left the country after 40 days in prison. Trevithick, a student and journalist, had travelled and worked in conflict-torn nations including Syria, Mali and Afghanistan.

The prisoner deal was the culmination of months of diplomatic contacts, secret talks and legal manoeuvring that came close to falling apart because of a threat by Washington in December to impose fresh sanctions on Iran for recent ballistic missile tests.

The detente with Iran is opposed by all of the Republican candidates vying to succeed Mr Obama as president in an election in November.

Republican front-runner Donald Trump said at a campaign event he was happy Americans were being freed, “but I will tell you it’s a disgrace that they were there for so long”.

Ted Cruz, a conservative senator from Texas and one of the leading Republicans, tweeted in support of Mr Abedini’s release: “Praise God! Surely bad parts of Obama’s latest deal, but prayers of thanksgiving that Pastor Saeed is coming home.”

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton took credit for helping to start the sanctions pressure on Iran during her 2009-2013 tenure as Mr Obama’s secretary of state.

Now, you may not believe in God or believe the Bible (not sure how you ended up here but welcome!) but it takes a pretty special stubborn refusal to deal with reality to pretend that this Iran deal will probably work out well for anyone, Iranians included.

After all, even Germany enjoyed the benefits of economic recovery until Hitler plunged it into a decimating world war.

Good thing Iran doesn’t have an evil, blood-thirsty dictator in power over its massive, un-sanctioned oil wealth…

Oh.

Nonetheless, welcome to the Obama administration’s foreign policy record that currently has such hits as Arab Winter, Benghazi, and the heart-wrenching Islamic State.

Time to add nuclear-Iran to that best-of because, let’s face it, what President is ever going to top that utter catastrophe?

Anyway, if you have read the Bible, especially the book of Daniel and are inclined towards a consistent futurist interpretation of Chapter 8 (more on that here), then Iran’s new lease on life and money and regional influence should be very much expected.

It’s likely that Iran’s confrontation with Saudi Arabia will escalate and eventually, whether it takes years or decades, Iran is going to come good on its promise to be really dangerous and launch an invasion of the Middle East for whatever reason it finds acceptable.

From there it’s pretty straight forward – Turkey leads a coalition to fight against Iran and whoops them, seeming regional peace, antichrist rises, Jesus returns as King to rule and reign for a Millenium, new heavens and new earth.

Dinesh D’Souza Was Right: Obama Helped Revive The Islamic Caliphate And He’s Not Finished Yet

I never did catch Dinesh D’Souza’s 2016: Obama’s America but I did get the gist and I haven’t been surprised by anything Obama has “achieved” so far, be it foreign policy disaster after disaster, igniting racial conflict at home, continuing to claim to be a Christian all the while supporting the murder of children and the march of homosexual totalitarianism.

While all of these things are nightmarish in themselves, nothing stands out so vividly as the fact that the first Islamic caliphate in a century appeared on Obama’s watch, specifically because he made every foreign policy move to make it a possibility and a reality.

Sadly, our days of a revived Islamic caliphate have only just begun and even now nobody seems to realise this is about the most significant event since Israel’s rebirth in 1948.

Nobody understands or cares that the last Islamic caliphate (the one that Turkey will most likely headline – just like old times) is arguably the best bet for the anitchrist empire. Even if that theory turns out wrong, and I’m happy to wait it out on that one, the world must still contend with the religion of one quarter of a billion murders coming back into the kinds of power it had in past golden ages when it conquered whole swathes of the planet in jihadic conquest.

Now that 2016 is almost here, it’s worth reconsidering just how on the money D’Souza has actually been:

If you haven’t seen the Dinesh D’Souza movie “2016: Obama’s America,” it’s a worthwhile watch. If you have seen it, now’s a good time to dust off the DVD and watch it again.

As we near the beginning of 2016, it’s more than a little unnerving to see D’Souza’s prediction about Obama working to create a new caliphate moving closer to reality.

Produced before the 2012 election, the documentary explores Obama’s life and motivations, then projects what the world will look like in 2016 if he were to win a second term, which of course he did, a little more than a year before D’Souza was indicted by the Justice Department for violating campaign finance laws. (Considering the actual crime — giving a friend money to donate to a political campaign — suggesting that D’Souza was targeted is a little like suggesting that the sun will rise tomorrow. This Administration has certainly spent less on bigger fish.)

In the documentary, the conservative author speculated that Obama picked up anti-American attitudes from his mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, who according to the film grew to hate her second husband, Lolo Soetoro, when he took a job with an American company in Indonesia. Dunham’s first husband and Obama’s father became a sort of magical figure in the young Barack’s mind, praised by his mother for his anti-colonial attitudes.

Dunham, who was apparently an atheist, raised her son in a Muslim environment to act as a Muslim, according to the film, before handing him over to her parents in Hawaii, where he would fall under the influence of communist Frank Marshall Davis.

The film’s big theme is that Obama inherited hatred of America as a colonial power from his family and his exposure to the Muslim and communist worldviews, and that he acts out those feelings in a deep-seated, neurotic need for the approval of his dead father.

In 2012, the documentary predicted that in 2016, Obama’s foreign policy will have led the world to the revival of the Islamic Caliphate, with solidly Muslim countries from North Africa to the Middle East and up into Turkey joining under a renewed global Muslim leadership that hasn’t been seen for most of a century.

At the end of June 2014, ISIS declared itself to be just that, the new Caliphate.

The world at large has not officially recognized that status, but ISIS since then has grown by leaps and bounds, making its presence felt as far away as Paris and San Bernardino, California.

The other part of the plan outlined by D’Souza was the Islamization of America by increasing Muslim immigration and by taking America down a few pegs around the world and at home.

As we approach 2016, America’s economic outlook has not improved significantly, and the White House is planning to bring in waves of Muslim “refugees” and tighten gun control laws, despite recent terror attacks. In addition, Obama stands ready to hand over U.S. authority to the United Nations under a “climate change” treaty that is guaranteed to wreck the economy for years to come if it is enacted.

The “Caliphate” that has taken shape in the wake of Obama’s foreign policy is distinctly Sunni and under the shadow of the Muslim Brotherhood, from Libya to ISIS. Syria, which is also majority Sunni, is nonetheless led by the Shia Bashar al-Assad, whom Obama has been trying to remove from power for years.

Iraq, before Obama abandoned it to the tender mercies of the Sunni ISIS, was majority Shiite with a Shiite-led government.

The other piece of the puzzle that stands out is Iran, which is majority Shiite. However, its soon-to-be-bomb-ready nuclear technology makes it a powerful player on its own, and the support of Russia ensures that no U.S.-backed rebellion will stand much chance there. Still, Iran seems to see Israel as its primary enemy, so it may be seen as a tool of convenience for the time being.

Israel is the last real roadblock to the Caliphate, being the only democracy in the region, and overwhelmingly Jewish to boot. If the documentary is correct and Obama truly sees his presidency as the window of opportunity for Muslims to take down Israel, next year is the appointed time.

The only thing really standing in the way of the completion of the Caliphate’s takeover seems to be, ironically, Russia. Vladimir Putin’s alliance with Shiite governments in Syria and Iran, and now his overtures to the desperate Shiite government of Iraq, are putting obstacles in Obama’s path.

Obama may have actually undercut himself by his many efforts to weaken America. As the United States’ power is perceived to wane, so does Obama’s influence. It’s a resource Obama has squandered since Day One of his presidency in his quest to resolve his daddy issues.

Now, Putin’s obvious Alpha male status on the global stage, combined with Obama’s perception as Beta — possibly Delta — is keeping the White House from sealing the deal on an Islamic Caliphate.

Whether that changes next year remains to be seen.

Now it’s really down to how much damage the global communist Paris accords will render as cheap and easily accessible forms of energy are catapulted out of a green, communist utopia that threatens to consume the nations.

My guess?

Catastrophic.
http://politicaloutcast.com/2015/12/obamas-caliphate-getting-closer-as-2016-nears/

Mark Davidson’s Signpost Theory, The Shemitah, and The Futre Of The United States

Every nation that has ever been the most powerful in history has ceased to be number one at some point and the United States is next.

This is mixed bag reality because the United States has done so much good and so much bad.

Consider the role of the US in World War Two, preserving the world from countless evil regimes including but not limited to the Nazis, Communists, and Imperial Japanese, as well as it’s powerful Christian export to the nations.

Contrast that with its excessive lifestyles and consequently catastrophic debt, alongside its more recent legalisation and export of immorality including murder by abortion and the glorification of perversity through Hollywood.

A myriad of signs are pointing to something big and bad coming for the United States in governmental, economic, social, and religious spheres.

Mark Davidson’s Signpost theory looks at what the biblical scriptures declare we can expect from the Middle East in the lead up to the return of Jesus and he suggests a connection – perhaps a vital one – with a declining role of the U.S.  In world affairs.

This of course has been an expectation of many prophecy teachers and students over the last forty years or more specifically because of the historically moral and upright influence America has had on the world.

Many have assumed that a moral and generally Christian America must diminish or cease to exist before the rise of the antichrist, especially a Middle Eastern antichrist.

Other theories such as Jonathan Cahn’s shemitah parallels along with the plain and obvious signs that the U.S. is weighed down by unbelievable debt all suggests a similar outcome.

Davidson’s recent blog post offers valuable insight and makes some important predictions that we should be considering carefully in prayer and watchfulness:

September 13 is getting close (58 days away!), and the Second Signpost is getting nearer, whenever that might be. September 13 may bring some event that is deleterious to the United States according to The Harbinger. So how might September 13 and the Second Signpost be tied together, and what if anything can be done to prepare?
The Possible Event on September 13

Rabbi Cahn in his book The Harbinger made the following comparison of the progression of related events here in the United States, with what happened to ancient Israel (circa 736-722 B.C.).

The First Event

For Israel this was an invasion by Assyria. Some territory and towns were taken.

For the US this was 9-11: an invasion by some Saudis. They flew planes into our buildings and essentially took from us several blocks of territory in lower Manhattan, namely the World Trade Center.

The Second Event

For Israel this was economic in nature. The Assyrians demanded silver tribute resulting in many of the wealthy handing over silver, putting a dent in Israel’s economy.

For the US this was economic in nature. In 2008 the great financial crisis essentially made all western banks insolvent. We have never really recovered what with tens of millions either unemployed, underemployed or on food stamps.

The Third Event

For Israel this was the destruction of the northern kingdom. Israel lost its sovereignty and the people were taken away.

For the US this third event which has not happened could be on the same par as what happened to Israel. It could range from nuclear attack, to an EMP attack, to a major currency and banking event, to nothing. We do not know what it will be.

The first event, in 2001 came with no warning. The second event in 2008 actually erupted in August of the preceding year as the beginning of the great mortgage meltdown involving the subprime loans. It caused dominoes to fall within the economy until the full-blown crisis of September 2008 erupted. This time around, it seems we have no warning. The last two events occurred on workdays. This third event will occur on a Sunday.

The Second Signpost

But the looming Second Signpost may be giving us a clue.

The most popular comeback for people who argue against the interpretation of the Second Signpost say the United States would never allow Iran to invade the Middle East. Some politicians like Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas say the US should just invade Iran and be done with it. In human terms this makes sense, but the Bible shows Iran to be the invader of the Middle East regardless of what we may or may not do. This I believe is why someone like Obama is president and not someone like Bush or Cotton. God’s word will be fulfilled just as it says.

Events of course could play out completely different from what I will write here. But it is entirely possible that any major event connected to September 13 may very well bring the US down so that it cannot project power on a scale to stop a nation the size of Iran, halfway across the globe. This would open the door for Iran to run out and execute its invasion. I have found in my studies of history that many times the forces of evil are cowards. They only attack if it looks like they will win. I think that is one reason the USSR never attacked with conventional arms across the iron curtain even though the number of planes and tanks was double or triple that of NATO – they were afraid of a good chance they would not win.

Iran may not run out because it might be afraid of being stopped by the United States. Being the masterful chess players they are on the world stage, they might very well be working out plans to make sure the US stays out of their way, or simply be waiting for the opportune moment when the US cannot interfere. They will run out when they feel assured of victory.

Ron Paul’s Message

Contemplating all of this, I saw that good ole’ Ron Paul had teamed up with Porter Stansberry to deliver a message of economic disaster. You can see it at www.ronpaulmessage44.com.

For 24 years, Ron Paul was the only representative in Congress who challenged the Fed and actively tried to abolish it. On many occasions, Ron Paul was the only politician to corner Fed chiefs and make them squirm. In this Youtube clip starting at 04:27 you can see Representative Paul getting former Fed Chief Ben Bernanke into a corner and smiling a bit. Bernanke looked like a deer caught in the headlights and had to lie through his teeth to get out of that one. Central banks keep gold because of tradition? Puhleese.

[4:56] Paul: “Do you think gold is money?”

[5:02] Bernanke: “No.”

[5:10] Paul: (smiles)

[5:16] Paul: “Why do central banks hold it?”

[5:24] Bernanke: “Well its tradition.”

I usually don’t pay attention to the Stansberry infomercials. Like other watchdogs they continually talk about economic disaster. As an example they were talking several months ago about how currency laws would come into effect and it would be disastrous for the United States. I haven’t noticed any disasters. What caught my attention this time is that Ron Paul has agreed to use his name and reputation to spread the message. For many years prior to the Tea Party starting, I considered Ron Paul to be the only politician worth listening to.

Anyway, his message is long but full of good information. Since it is a Stansberry infomercial, you cannot rewind it so if you miss something you have to start from the beginning. The timing of this is interesting since I only saw commercials for this in the last couple weeks as September 13 approached.

Ron Paul says, as has Jim Sinclair and Peter Schiff (author of Crash Proof) that the turning point for the United States economy and banking system will be when people lose confidence, or hope, in the dollar. The US dollar is not backed by gold like so many may believe it is.

The Federal Reserve site itself says that the dollar is no longer exchangeable for gold or silver. This is how it is backed, stated on their own site:

“The Congress has specified that Federal Reserve Banks must hold collateral equal in value to the Federal Reserve notes that the Federal Reserve Bank puts in to circulation. This collateral is chiefly held in the form of U.S. Treasury, federal agency, and government-sponsored enterprise securities.”

By saying securities back up the dollar, this means paper backs paper. There is no inherent value. The paper has value only because the Fed says it does and people believe it.

Currency Event and the Second Signpost

Since Ron Paul says in his message that this coming currency event would eventually result in the inability of the US military to project power, there is the connection to the Second Signpost. The currency event to come will be like nothing we have ever experienced. Many nations over many centuries have had these currency collapses. In this past century it was Germany (Weimar Republic), Argentina, Zimbabwe, and the list goes on. But they could always use US dollars in a pinch.

What is different here is that the last time a currency collapsed for the United States was prior to 1788, and this time the currency is by and large the foreign currency reserve for most nations. How might this affect the whole world? After all, the United States is not like Zimbabwe.

The U.S. government will try to protect itself and put in place capital controls like what happened in Greece this past month. The government might try to confiscate 401k’s, and put in new regulations on withdrawing cash. Bank lending may stop. ATM’s may be closed for weeks. If interest rates rise as they probably will, the US government will default on the debt for the interest on the debt might be too large to pay.

Now, Ron Paul didn’t say this, but if interest rates do rise that might be the 2008-like derivatives event that brings down banks since most derivatives are tied to interest rates and a rise of 2% might be in the wrong direction of most of their bets.

As Paul says, “The US dollar is built entirely on confidence, when that confidence dissolves so does everything else… That’s the weakness of paper money… Governments can declare it legal tender but they do not have power to give it value.”

Ron Paul also said that we may expect to see further suppression of privacy, and bank and brokerage closings.

Preparation

The infomercial then goes on to recommend a book called America 2020: The Survival Blueprint. It is prohibitively expensive in my opinion. Essentially, the things it suggests you do are not very different than what I and others have been saying: (a) buy silver coins, (b) get farmland even if just a few acres, and (c) get your wealth out of the US dollar.

The timing of Ron Paul’s message is interesting. He has been warning about a currency event for years, but only now has he been putting out this long and scripted message. Even if nothing happens September 13, the Second Signpost eventually will cause a currency event all on its own with its removal of the US Petrodollar.

In any event, get yourself ready. Minimize your holdings of U.S. dollar-denominated assets. This means getting out of US bonds, stocks and CDs. Put the money into other assets. Have maybe one month’s bills and groceries worth of cash in hand if you can afford it. Buy silver for barter. Buy gold for insuring larger amounts of wealth. It’s too late to plant a garden in most parts of the country but you can gather the materials and supplies needed to start one next year.

These are all things a household should do and have anyway. As Dr. Paul says in the message, “The more people who prepare themselves the better off we are all going to be” and “by the time we see a full blown currency crisis it will be too late to protect yourself.” Can you imagine what a source of blessing the Church could be if just one tenth of everyone calling themselves Christian would be prepared?

The Church by and large doesn’t want to believe a Second Signpost is coming, or that the Antichrist will be anything but European, but that the Rapture is just around the corner. How pathetic it is that God’s people who should be leading the charge for preparations because they are in fact supposed to be familiar with God’s word in Daniel 8 will be just as unprepared as the unsaved public. How many churchgoers might be angry at their Church leadership for not warning them about this?

I am not claiming to know exactly what will happen but I believe the above ideas are worth serious contemplation and prayer.

What I do know is that one day the antichrist will appear and many will be swept up in his lies and deception, including many who once claimed to be Christian.

The church must be ready to offer people refuge in the hope of Jesus Christ and to do that, we must remain a wake even while the culture drifts into apathetic slumber.

Now is the time to prepare.

““But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only. For as were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and they were unaware until the flood came and swept them all away, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. Then two men will be in the field; one will be taken and one left. Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken and one left. Therefore, stay awake, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and would not have let his house be broken into. Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect. “Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his master has set over his household, to give them their food at the proper time? Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes. Truly, I say to you, he will set him over all his possessions. But if that wicked servant says to himself, ‘My master is delayed,’ and begins to beat his fellow servants and eats and drinks with drunkards, the master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know and will cut him in pieces and put him with the hypocrites. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭24:36-51‬ ‭ESV‬‬
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