March 28, 2011
Many including Osama Bin Laden and others have viewed themselves and acted as forerunners to the Mahdi.
New evidence has emerged that the Iranian government sees the current unrest in the Middle East as a signal that the Mahdi--or Islamic messiah--is about to appear.
CBN News has obtained a never-before-seen video produced by the Iranian regime that says all the signs are moving into place -- and that Iran will soon help usher in the end times.
While the revolutionary movements gripping the Middle East have created uncertainty throughout the region, the video shows that the Iranian regime believes the chaos is divine proof that their ultimate victory is at hand.
'The Coming is Near'
The propaganda footage has reportedly been approved at the highest levels of the Iranian government.
It's called The Coming is Near and it describes current events in the Middle East as a prelude to the arrival of the mythical tweflth Imam or Mahdi -- the messiah figure who Islamic scriptures say will lead the armies of Islam to victory over all non-Muslims in the last days.
"This video has been produced by a group called the Conductors of the Coming, in connection with the Basiji -- the Iranian paramilitary force, and in collaboration with the Iranian president's office," said Reza Kahlil, a former member of Iran's Revolutionary Guards who shared the video with CBN News.
Kahlili, author of the book, A Time to Betray, worked as a double agent for the CIA inside the Iranian regime.
"Just a few weeks ago, Ahmadenijad's office screened this movie with much excitement for the clerics," Kahlili told CBN News. "The target audience is Muslims in the Middle East and around the world."
To watch the video in its entirety, visit Kahlili's website.
The video claims that Iran is destined to rise as a great power in the last days to help defeat America and Israel and usher in the return of the Mahdi. And it makes clear the Iranians believe that time is fast approaching.
"The Hadith have clearly described the events and the various transformations of countries in the Middle East and also that of Iran in the age of the coming," said a narrator, who went on to say that America's invasion of Iraq was foretold by Islamic scripture--and that the Mahdi will one day soon rule the world from Iraq.
Other 'Prophetic' Signs
The ongoing upheavals in other Middle Eastern countries like Yemen and Egypt--including the rise of the Muslim Brotherood -- are also analyzed as prophetic signs that the Mahdi is near -- so is the current poor health of the king of Saudi Arabia, an Iranian rival.
"Isn't the presence of Abdullah, his illness, and his uncertain condition, great news for those anxious for the coming?" asks the narrator.
Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Khameini, and Hassan Nasrallah, leader of Iran's terrorist proxy Hezbollah, are hailed as pivotal end times players, whose rise was predicted in Islamic scriptures.
The same goes for Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadenijad, who the video says will conquer Jerusalem prior to the Mahdi's coming.
"I think it's a very grave development," Mideast expert Joel Rosenberg, author of The Twelfth Imam, told CBN News, "because it gives you a window into the thinking of the Iranian leadership: that they believe the time for war with Israel may be even sooner than others had imagined."
Kahlili says The Coming is Near will soon be distributed by the Iranian regime throughout the Middle East. He explained that their goal is to instigate further uprisings in Arab countries.
March 24, 2011
The rise of Islam in America--Louis Farrakhan
Back to Perry: Part II
Talkbacks (162) Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan said on Tuesday that Jews and Zionists are “trying to push the US into war” and that “Zionists dominate the US government and banks.”
Farrakhan, 77, made the comments at the Nation of Islam’s annual meeting near Chicago.
The Islamic Calendar has 12 months with Ramadan being the sacred month where Muslims believe Gabriel brought the Koran to Mohamed. This Calendar began in 622AD, not at 0 AD in the Christian calendar.
Islamic prophecy states that every 1000 years major renovations will take place. In the 1400th year on the Islamic calendar--in our calendar 1979---the Mahadi was expected to come about. It just so happens that in 1979 that the overthrow of the Shah in Iran happened in this time. In the year 1421--our year 2000---Islam would become a dominant world force. It just so happens that Bin Laden--who proclaimed himself as the Mahdi--decided to attack the west.
Muslims are not like Christians in the fulfillment of prophecy, they are active in wanting to initiate the fulfillment. Unlike the Christian mindset that sits and waits for Christ to come back, the Muslims are looking to self fulfill their prophecies in an effort to unite the world in Islam.
Many Muslims believe that the 'sun will begin to arise at that time.' Some believe that many leaders would rise up in the last days that would protect Muslims and their beliefs in the last days.
Now Part III--A significance to Obama? How is this man in prophecy?
A prediction was made in Islamic Prophecy that a world leader would come between 2001 and 2011 and would help form an Islamic Union, help bring about the Mahdi, and be called the Mahdi.
The sun will rise out of the west is a belief that many, including Farrakhan, believed represented a person that would rise in the form of a leader from a nation in the West.
The seal that was placed Obama's plane and with his campaign looks like a 'sun rising' in the seal.
Perry Part IV:
Here's where it gets exciting and interesting.....
More symbolism: The white horse represents the Anti Christ in Revelation AND the symbol of the Mahdi in Islamic teaching.
Ahmadinajad, Saddam Hussain, etc. all have had white horse's just in case they would be chosen as the Mahdi in the end days.
Barrack is a form of the world blessed in Hebrew. It is also the name of Mohamed's horse. Barrack Obama held his acceptance speech in Denver at the football stadium under a massive....white horse.
& if you're still fascinated with all this and still watching, Part V.
March 22, 2011
And no one could buy or sell anything without that mark, which was either the name of the beast or the number representing his name. Revelation 13:17
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Clarksburg FBI complex is taking part in a $1 billion project that will enable law enforcement agencies to identify criminals and terrorists by physical characteristics more quickly and accurately, an FBI official said Monday in Charleston.
Earlier this month, the FBI center unveiled its "Next Generation Identification System," which will slowly replace an older system that can no longer handle the volume of fingerprints sent to Clarksburg.
"It's bigger, better, faster," said Stephen Morris, a deputy assistant director at the FBI Center. "It increases capacity and accuracy."
Morris spoke Monday at a Charleston Rotary Club luncheon at the Civic Center.
The NGI system, built by Lockheed Martin, allows FBI employees to conduct automated fingerprint searches and exchange information with more than 18,000 law enforcement agencies.
The FBI's fingerprint examining staff also received new "advanced technology workstations" that will help increase accuracy, Morris said.
Under the system, state and local police officers also will eventually use hand-held devices to scan suspects' fingerprints and send the images electronically to the FBI center.
"It's a quick scan to let police officers know if they should let the person go, or take him into custody," Morris said.
In later stages, NGI system also will be expanded to include the analysis of palm prints, handwriting, faces, human irises and voices.
"Our job is to study those and see how reliable they are for law enforcement," Morris said.
The FBI plans to increase the size of the Clarksburg complex significantly with the opening of a new 350,000-square-foot Biometric Technology Center in 2014, Morris said. The FBI plans to share the facility with the U.S. Department of Defense.
The FBI center, which opened in 1995, now has about 2,500 full-time workers and another 500 contract employees.
The center analyzes and identifies nearly 168,000 fingerprints a day on average. The fingerprints are used to solve investigations, prevent crime and identify criminals and terrorists.
March 17, 2011
Our President made a 'secret' deal with the Russians to reduce Nuclear weapons. Are we then surprised Russia turns around to sign arms deals with Iran, supplying them with weapons necessary to destroy Israel? Russia plays an important role in Ezekiel 38-39 in the Gog and Magog War that will preclude the tribulation.
In Revelation 17:10, the Bible teaches that there will be 7 world empires--the last of which is the new world order of an international global government, and the dictator that arises will have control over all kindreds, peoples, and nations. He is called the king, one who has a fierce and stern countenance and devours the world.
Van Impe makes the suggestion that the President may think that he is the fulfillment of this prophecy.
Here is the link to the Zuckerman article that is quoted, "Mort Zuckerman: World Sees Obama as Incompetent and Amateur."
Bernholz examined 12 of the 29 hyperinflationary episodes where significant data exist. Every hyperinflation looked the same. “Hyperinflations are always caused by public budget deficits which are largely financed by money creation.” But even more interestingly, Bernholz identified the level at which hyperinflations can start. He concluded that “the figures demonstrate clearly that deficits amounting to 40 percent or more of expenditures cannot be maintained. They lead to high inflation and hyperinflations. . . .” Interestingly, even lower levels of government deficits can cause inflation. For example, 20 percent deficits were behind all but four cases of hyperinflation.
Stay with us here, because this is an important point. Most analysts quote government deficits as a percentage of GDP. They’ll say, “The United States has a government deficit of 10 percent of GDP.” While this measure makes some sense, it doesn’t tell you how big the deficit is relative to expenditures. The deficit may be 10 percent of the size of the U.S. economy; currently the U.S. deficit is over 30 percent of all government spending. That is a big difference.
Figure 8.5 shows the level of deficits relative to expenditures before hyperinflationary periods.
Interestingly, currently Japan and the United States are not far from levels that have preceded hyperinflations. The big difference between Japan or the United States and countries that have experienced hyperinflations is that the central banks are not monetizing most of the deficit. If they were to do that, then we would be one step away from paying quadrillions of dollars for a stamp or a sandwich (see Figure 8.6). It is extremely important to note Bernholz’s conclusion. Hyperinflations are not caused by aggressive central banks. They are caused by
irresponsible and profligate legislatures that spend far beyond their means and by accommodating central banks that lend a helping hand to governments.
This data does not bode well for the USA. Notice the chart ends in 2009, which does not include the 1.5T deficit in 2010 and 2011. The Fed has stepped in an bought nearly 100% of our debt at some of the most recent T-bond auctions. If not for foreigners stepping in and buying some of our bonds during the last year, they might have monetized our debt completely. The deficit for 2010 was approximately 1.5 Trillion, which out of a 3.5 Trillion dollar budget, puts the the USA's percentage of expenditures financed by interest/printing of money near 40%--the exact number in which every economy that has reached has eventually descended into hyperinflation.
America does not have much time left. The time to prepare is now.
•By 2025, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and interest on the federal debt would claim all federal revenues.
•Interest on the national debt would rise to nearly $1 trillion nine years from now, up from $200 billion today.
•US debt held by the public would grow to 185 percent of the national economy by 2035, driving up interest rates and lowering growth and living standards.
March 15, 2011
1. Massive anger of the ramming of an unpopular health care bill leads to largest mid-term election defeat in a century.
2. Your approval rating nears an all time low with only 20% strongly approving vs. 42% strongly disapproving of your actions.
3. Consumer confidence remains weak and unemployment remains permanently high.
4. Radical Islamic leaders are either gaining or maintaining power during revolutions all over Mideast.
What is on his mind? The NCAA March Madness Bracket. Take a look at the following article:
The Middle East is afire with rebellion, Japan is imploding from an earthquake, and the battle of the budget is on in the United States, but none of this seems to be deterring President Obama from a heavy schedule of childish distractions.
The newly installed tandem of White House Chief of Staff William Daley and Senior Adviser David Plouffe were supposed to impart a new sense of discipline and purpose to the White House. Instead, they are permitting him to showcase himself as a poorly focused leader who has his priorities backward.
This morning, as Japan’s nuclear crisis enters a potentially catastrophic phase, we are told that Obama is videotaping his NCAA tournament picks and that we’ll be able to tune into ESPN Wednesday to find out who he likes.
Saturday, he made his 61st outing to the golf course as president, and got back to the White House with just enough time for a quick shower before heading out to party with Washington’s elite journalists at the annual Gridiron Dinner.
With various urgencies swirling about him, Saturday’s weekly videotaped presidential address focusing on “Women’s History Month” seemed bizarrely out of touch.
Obama Friday took time out to honor the 2009-10 Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks. Thursday was a White House conference on bullying – not a bad idea perhaps, but not quite Leader of the Free World stuff either.
Obama appeared a little sleepy as he weighed in against the bullies, perhaps because he’d spent the night before partying with lawmakers as they took in a Chicago Bulls vs. Charlotte Bobcats game.
Meanwhile, the president has been studying for weeks whether to establish a No Fly Zone over Libya, delaying action while the point becomes increasingly moot as Qaddafi begins to defeat and slaughter his opponents. And lawmakers from both Parties are wondering why he seems to be AWOL in the deficit reduction debate.
The Libya indecision follows an inconsistent response to the protests that ousted former Egyptian President Mubarak and seemed to catch the White House off guard. The perfunctory response from the White House Monday to Saudi Arabia’s dispatch of troops to Bahrain suggested the administration wasn’t prepared for that one either.
But the fun stuff won’t end anytime soon. On Thursday, the Taoiseach of Ireland will be in town to help the president celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. And then Friday it’s off to Brazil for the start of a three-country Latin American tour.
Oddly, he’ll be missing Carnival, which went down last week.
It doesn't matter if the country is furious at him over his health care takeover, votes out the most members of his party in one election in a century, or that the world is collapsing all around us--nothing concerns him. This man is immune from everything, the world to him is static and almost happens in a way as if he planned it all along. It's as if he sees nothing unusual or unexpected about what is happening in the world and that the chaos we see unfolding was expected and he is planning to capitalize on more crises yet to come. The man is not stupid as he's shown over the last two years but shrewd, smooth, and calculating. He has a game plan for his re-election and how to make America look like the America he wants it to look like, and apparently that game plan seems to include the expectation for more and more chaos.
A person in his shoes should be concerned about his re-election. The fact that he is not should concern all the rest of us.
March 14, 2011
The Japanese earthquake and tsunami that may have killed 10,000 people will spark more Pacific temblors for years to come and yield data that will erase some of the mystery of the Earth’s crust, scientists said.
Pressure levels changed on the undersea plates extending 500 kilometers to the east and west of the epicenter, likely provoking aftershocks “for a long time,” said Eric Fielding, a principal scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The Pasadena, California, research group is using data from Japan to help scientists forecast follow-on shifts in crustal plates.
Japan’s largest quake on record, which hurled a 7-meter (23-foot) wave landward after one plate slid beneath another off the coast of Sendai, had an 8.9 magnitude. The aftershocks will likely include at least one measuring 8 and 10 of magnitude 7, JPL geophysicist Andrea Donnellan said. All are many times larger than the 6.3-level New Zealand quake in February that leveled the Christchurch business district and killed 160.
March 12, 2011
As the Bible prophesied long ago:
11 There will be great earthquakes, and there will be famines and plagues in many lands, and there will be terrifying things and great miraculous signs from heaven.
25 “And there will be strange signs in the sun, moon, and stars. And here on earth the nations will be in turmoil, perplexed by the roaring seas and strange tides. 26 People will be terrified at what they see coming upon the earth, for the powers in the heavens will be shaken.
Luke 25:11,25,26The reports on this massive quake are astonishing--the earth has even been knocked off its axis!
CNN) -- The powerful earthquake that unleashed a devastating tsunami Friday appears to have moved the main island of Japan by 8 feet (2.4 meters) and shifted the Earth on its axis.8000X Stronger than Christchurch
"At this point, we know that one GPS station moved (8 feet), and we have seen a map from GSI (Geospatial Information Authority) in Japan showing the pattern of shift over a large area is consistent with about that much shift of the land mass," said Kenneth Hudnut, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
Reports from the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology in Italy estimated the 8.9-magnitude quake shifted the planet on its axis by nearly 4 inches (10 centimeters).
The 8.9-magnitude tremor struck in the afternoon local time on Friday off the coast of Honshu island at a depth of about 24km, 400km (250 miles) north-east of Tokyo.
It was nearly 8,000 times stronger than last month's quake in New Zealand that devastated the city of Christchurch, scientists said.
Quake, Tsunami slam Japan:
Northeast Japan was a wasteland Saturday morning after the country's strongest earthquake on record triggered a 30-foot tsunami. The cascade of destruction killed hundreds, forced tens of thousands of people from their homes and raised fears about radioactive released from damaged nuclear power reactors.
Sendai, a city of one million people, was among the hardest-hit areas of the nation. An aerial tour by helicopter Saturday morning near the local airport showed a dead zone of small planes, helicopters and cars strewn half-submerged in green-brown water.
The Pacific Rim is beginning to shake. First it was Christchurch in New Zealand, now its Japan.
Largely un-noted is the way the Pacific Rim is demonstrating the primacy of geological events. From Christchurch in New Zealand to northern Japan, the Earth is literally moving under the feet of millions. The prospect of volcanic eruptions increases. The likelihood of more earthquakes increases. Tsunamis threaten.
A picture of the Pacific RIM, where will the next one be?
We only have so much TIME.
It is so easy to simply stare off into the distance and watch as your future, past, and present dissolve into one meaningless blur. Your perception of time though and time itself though can change and as Einstein pointed out in his space-time continuum, is relative to your position in space. Time occurs not as logically and straightforward as we perceive it be. For example, we see the small effects of this happening in airplanes as clocks have been shown to tick slower at higher speeds and higher altitudes than on earth.
I think the same applies to how we experience time in our mortal bodies. We experience time in proportion to our age; a ratio of the years we have lived to the amount of years we have left to live. Say for example 2 individuals, one 25 yrs old and the other 50 yrs old, with both estimated to live to 100. The 50 year old would experience time at a 100% increase from that of a 25 year old---50% to 25%.
This is mostly conjecture and given the fact I am no Physicist, I digress. The point here is that we need to measure our time and watchful to make the best use of our time.
Put off Laziness-----> Put on Diligence (Proverbs 6:6-11)
"Go to the ant, you sluggard! Consider her ways and be wise,Put off Complacency--->Put on Zeal (Revelation 3:19)
Which, having no captain, overseer or ruler,
Provides her supplies in the summer, and gathers her food in the harvest.
How long will you slumber, O sluggard? When will you rise from your sleep?
A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep---
So shall your poverty come on you like a prowler, and your need like an armed man.
Speaking to the Lukewarm church, "Therefore be zealous and repent."Other synonyms of zealous are eager and discipline. Thus be Disciplined! Take account of every day you live.
March 9, 2011
Dietrich Bonhoeffer gave this speech to a conference full of church leaders in June 1934, shortly after Hilter's rise to power. May we rise up and take a stand soon, before another such leader should arise.