Saturday, February 28, 2009

Water, drought, famine and repentance

I have seen articles for the past two or three days citing California's water woes. Our westernmost state is in a desperate drought situation. In reading these articles, I see some dots connecting that relate to prophecy. Let's connect them, prayerfully and carefully:

CA is the 8th largest economy in the world. California produces more than half the nation's fruits, vegetables and nuts, and farmers in recent weeks have been staggered by reports that the main federal source of irrigation water will go dry this year and the top state water project will not fulfill more than 15 percent of requested water. Aside from providing us with half our food, the economy of California is a dominant force in the economy of the United States, with California paying more to the federal system than it receives in direct monetary benefits.

With these facts in mind, please consider--
  • CA is bankrupt, not being able to meet payroll this month
  • They have declared a state emergency due to drought
  • They are considering mandatory water rationing
  • They are suffering nearly $3 billion in economic losses
  • Some growers in the most economically productive farm state simply are not able to plant
The last bullet is the one I would humbly beg your attention. A famine is a slow-moving disaster that (usually) takes years to set up but then appears seemingly out of nowhere. We know in the last days that famines will be prevalent. Luke 21:11 "There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven."

Please connect the economic, agricultural, and spiritual dots regarding the growing catastrophic CA situation...they are out of money, they are out of water, and they are running out of food. And as CA goes, so goes the nation.

California declares drought emergency

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday declared a state emergency due to drought and said he would consider mandatory water rationing in the face of nearly $3 billion in economic losses from below-normal rainfall this year.

This is from NY Times:
Drought Adds to Hardships in California

Last year, during the second year of the drought, more than 100,000 acres of the 4.7 million in the valley were left unplanted, and experts predict that number could soar to nearly 850,000 acres this year. All of which could mean shorter supplies and higher prices in produce aisles — California is the nation’s biggest producer of tomatoes, almonds, avocados, grapes, artichokes, onions, lettuce, olives and dozens of other crops — and increased desperation for people like Agustin Martinez, a 20-year veteran of the fields who generally makes $8 an hour picking fruit and pruning. “If I don’t have work, I don’t live,” said Mr. Martinez, a 39-year-old father of three who was waiting in a food line in Selma, southeast of Fresno. “And all the work is gone.”

And finally, this:
California drought could hit grocery store prices

Empty reservoirs could lead many farmers to be cut off from their water sources sometime this spring. That could leave farmers with little choice but to leave some of their land unplowed and unseeeded. Of course the parallels to the Dust Bowl are obvious: Along with Las Vegas, Phoenix and Miami, California is ground zero for the housing crisis, and now mother nature is joining the beat down...


Please join me in praying for California to repent, and for this nation to repent. We have become like the nation of Judah in Isaiah's time. In Isaiah chapters 1-5 he described a nation involved in not legitimately increasing their wealth but a ruthless takeover of property through theft or of depriving the poor...He describes a nation where society began to crumble as people focused on achieving selfish desires rather than meeting God's expectations...Small groups becoming wealthy by taking advantage of others, reducing most of the population to barely scraping by. A nation where leaders oppressed the poor while their spoiled wives wore lavish clothing, jewelry and perfumes purchased at the expense of the rest. Worse of all they had become pagan, either worshipping pagan gods or engaging in empty rituals thrown without care at the real God.

This sounds like an exact replica of today, in the nation of America! The headlines could just as easily say "Ripped from the bible!" I ask for prayer for our nation and especially for California, for California and America seems to be like Sodom rising, Gomorrah ground zero.

We don't read the news and match to the bible, but instead read the bible and then understand how our sinful actions in today's news repeat the behaviors of the past. We know that judgment of those actions came then and will come now. God is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. I believe we are at the tipping point. This is my opinion. Shall we pray to our patient but wrathfully righteous God? May we pray for our nation to call out to Him in abject apology for thrusting Him aside and instituting false gods? We are a nation in dire need of repentance. Otherwise, we know the rest of the story...and there are still so many to be saved.

In His Name,
Elizabeth

Monday, February 16, 2009

Humans playing God has always angered God

First Extinct-Animal Clone Created
An extinct animal has been resurrected by cloning for the first time—though the clone died minutes after birth. Findings revealed January 23 in the journal Theriogenology describe the use of frozen skin in 2003 to clone a bucardo, or Pyrenean ibex, a subspecies of Spanish ibex that went extinct in 2000. Scientists had cloned endangered species before, but not one that had officially died out. "We will try to improve the technology in order to increase the efficiency of the cloning process."

Russian Scientists Create Goat-Humans That Produce Human Breast Milk
Scientists are genetically engineering goats to produce the same milk as a human mother. They claim the breakthrough will allow babies whose mothers can't feed them to receive all the goodness of breast milk. Researchers behind the experiments reject fears of Dr Frankenstein-style tinkering with nature.

Florida couple pays $155,000 for cloned puppy
A couple from Boca Raton, FL reports that they have purchased the first single-birth, commercially cloned puppy in the United States. BioArts International created a genetic clone of Nina and Edgar Ott's deceased yellow lab, Lancelot. The Otts believed that genetic cloning would someday be possible and had their lab's DNA collected, and frozen, 5 years ago.

Pill to erase bad memories: Ethical furore over drugs 'that threaten human identity'
A drug which appears to erase painful memories has been developed by scientists. The astonishing treatment could help sufferers of post-traumatic stress disorder and those whose lives are plagued by hurtful recurrent memories. But British experts said the breakthrough raises disturbing ethical questions about what makes us human.

Genesis 1:27: So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.

God created the heavens and the earth and all the animals and creeping things, and He made man and woman. What He made was perfect, God Himself judged it good and very good.

The good didn't last long, not with satan around: Genesis 6:5: "Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually." So He sent the flood.

Not only didn't the good last long, but it came back powerful after the flood, when man began to equate himself with God:

Genesis 11:4: "Come, let us build for ourselves a city, and a tower whose top will reach into heaven, and let us make for ourselves a name," [and they built the Tower of Babel...]

Which God judged wrathfully.

Over and over again there are biblical examples of God's judgment of man's vain attempts to replace Him. Cloning, and identity manipulation at the soul level are yet more examples of man's vain attempts to play God. Let's leave the creating to Him, shall we? God said that as it was in the days of Noah so shall it be at the coming of the Son of Man. As it was at the days of Lot, so shall it be at the coming of the Son of Man.

And so shall it be!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Death comes suddenly

Douglas C. Wielinski* was sitting in his home in Buffalo at 10:30 in the evening of February 12, 2009. Perhaps he was watching his favorite television show. Perhaps he was thinking about going to bed. In any case, the next moment, he was in eternity. You see, a plane crashed into him in his home. It was not spiralling, not chugging, not in distress at all. It simply fell below the radar and plummeted without warning into the Wielinski home. It killed one and injured others on the ground. There were no survivors on the plane.

The resident who was killed is in eternity. We all go there when we die. We go either to heaven or to hell...and we go there whether we believe in hell or not. Christians who have decided that God is real, Jesus saves, and sin prevents us from with with both of them, have asked for forgiveness of their sins and know they will dwell with Jesus in heaven forever. Those who refuse to believe, or whom have simply put off deciding, will wind up in hell, paying eternally for that unbelief or that indecision.

The bible is clear, "Today if you will hear His voice, harden not your hearts" (Heb 4:7).

The bible is clear: "Whereas you know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away" (Jam 4:14)

"Behold, now is "THE ACCEPTABLE TIME," behold, now is "THE DAY OF SALVATION" (2 Corinthians 6:2)

We also know the truth that Paul shared in Corinthians, that "in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed." 'In a moment,' at a time no one knows but will be sudden and unexpected, we will be called to be with Jesus. This is known as the rapture, from the Greek word harpazo, translated Latin Vulgate, rapio or raptus. Suddenly Christians will be gone and unbelievers will be left behind to face the antichrist and life on a satan-ruled world where God's restraining hand has been lifted. Shudder!

The Wielinskis did not know that at 10:30 pm on 2-12-09 a plane would fall on them. Likewise, while you do not know what the morrow holds, but one of these morrows eventually WILL hold eternity. Will you embrace Jesus and spend eternity with Him? Repent of your sins and claim the free gift of grace He extends to you? It is time to end your indecision.



(* authorities have not positively ID'd the home's resident as Douglas Wielinski though they suspect he was the one, and he is missing)

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Hybrid goat humans in Russia

Russian Scientists Create Goat-Humans That Produce Human Breast Milk

"Scientists are genetically engineering goats to produce the same milk as a human mother. They claim the breakthrough will allow babies whose mothers can't feed them to receive all the goodness of breast milk. Researchers behind the experiments reject fears of Dr Frankenstein-style tinkering with nature."

'The new programme will be aimed at producing milk with the human protein, as well as making medicines from it,' said Dr Pyotr Vitsyaz, of the Belarussian National Academy of Sciences..."

Genesis 6:
The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown. 5Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. 6The LORD was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart.

The Nephilim (fallen ones, giants) were the offspring of sexual relationships between the sons of God and daughters of men in Genesis 6:1-4. The “sons of God” were fallen angels (demons) who mated with human females and/or possessed human males and then mated with human females. These unions resulted in offspring, the Nephilim, that were "heroes of old, men of renown" (Genesis 6:4). they were a race of giants and super-heroes who did acts of great evil. Their great size and power likely came from the mixture of demonic "DNA" with human genetics.

It is believed that God sent the flood, which, remember, was to purposely destroy all the humans, animals, and even birds, because the Nephilim had corrupted the DNA of all living things. Why do we think this? Jude 1:6-7 says: "And the angels who did not keep their proper domain, but left their own abode, He has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness for the judgment of the great day; 7 as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities around them in a similar manner to these, having given themselves over to sexual immorality and gone after strange flesh,..."

And now, are these the days of Noe (Noah)? Are we only thinking evil continually? Are we dangerously mixing human and animal DNA? Yes.

"But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be."--Matthew 24:37

Look up, for your redemption draweth nigh! Are you ready?

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

National Health Database on the way: Commentary

Ruin Your Health With the Obama Stimulus Plan:
Commentary by Betsy McCaughey

"Feb. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Republican Senators are questioning whether President Barack Obama’s stimulus bill contains the right mix of tax breaks and cash infusions to jump-start the economy. Tragically, no one from either party is objecting to the health provisions slipped in without discussion. These provisions reflect the handiwork of Tom Daschle, until recently the nominee to head the Health and Human Services Department."

The bill’s health rules will affect “every individual in the United States” (445, 454, 479). Your medical treatments will be tracked electronically by a federal system. [emphasis mine]

So...why is it important to care about new layers of bureaucracy and national electronic databases? Because the Tribulation will be characterized by a global system of identification and commerce, led by a chip implanted in your forehead or hand. The antichrist will be the leader of the world managing this electronic system.

Britain is already the most tracked population and recent headlines stated that the entire society is a surveillance society. Researchers highlight "dataveillance", the use of credit card, mobile phone and loyalty card information, and CCTV. Monitoring of work rates, travel and telecommunications is also rising. There are cameras everywhere, chipped ID cards for everything, and government control of it all. The stain of intrusive power is spreading to the US.

Revelation 13:16

"He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, 17so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name."

No one can track worldwide purchases or sales unless a powerful electronic system is in place. The mark that will be implanted in the head or hand is widely believed to be a chip, which will be read by a powerful computer: and IBM has just announced they plan to build the world's most powerful computer.

So the dots are being connected: chips are ubiquitous and already are being implanted in people, the world's most powerful computer is on its way, and the US is designing a federal database containing personal information.

Mark of the Beast anyone? You can be spared the horrors of the Tribulation and never have to face the choice of whether to take the mark. Ask Jesus for forgiveness now, and make Him the Lord of your life. He will forgive you...His hand is outstretched now!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Global tv channel: end times are HERE

Some of the things that were shown to Daniel and John in revelatory mode must have been absolutely mind-boggling for the men to try and comprehend. As a matter of fact, Daniel asked about that, and God simply answered that Daniel was to shut up the prophecy and seal it until the time of the end.

How can a man from 3000 or 2000 years ago describe tanks or airplanes or heavy artillery such as will be used in the battle of Gog-Magog and Armageddon? Or how to understand that the whole world can watch an event at the same time, as is stated in Revelation 11:7-12 when the Two Witnesses have died and are resurrected?

"7Now when they [the two witnesses] have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up from the Abyss will attack them, and overpower and kill them. Their bodies will lie in the street of the great city, which is figuratively called Sodom and Egypt, where also their Lord was crucified. For three and a half days men from every people, tribe, language and nation will gaze on their bodies and refuse them burial."

"The inhabitants of the earth will gloat over them and will celebrate by sending each other gifts, because these two prophets had tormented those who live on the earth. But after the three and a half days a breath of life from God entered them, and they stood on their feet, and terror struck those who saw them. 12Then they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, "Come up here." And they went up to heaven in a cloud, while their enemies looked on."

The time has come when this is possible. A current news article states:

"A UN watchdog is concerned about a proposal discussed at the recent World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, that would create a global television channel...“They talk about this new channel having the ability to connect the world, to bridging cultures and people,.."

With the advent of satellite television and the talks of a global channel, when the two witnesses are killed and are resurrected, the whole world will not only be able to watch, the bible says, they WILL watch.

The end times are here. Are you ready? Have you asked Jesus to forgive your sins and made Him the Lord and Savior of your life? If not, your sins are separating you from our holy God, who cannot be near sin. Refusal to ask for the free gift of salvation means you are choosing satan as your lord and so you shall ever be separated from God...DON'T WAIT!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

'Hell's fury unleashed'

"VICTORIA remains under a shroud of smoke and grief today with thousands homeless and at least 84 people dead after the worst bushfires in the nation's history. Entire towns were wiped out in the weekend's fires, which the Prime Minister described as hell's fury unleashed."

As much as it may feel so, the world is not out of control. God is in control. The world IS unraveling, however. The End Times signs in the Bible tell us that there will be natural disasters (among other things) as signs sent by God to get our attention that these are not normal times. The fact that we are increasingly recognizing that they are not normal times is captured in the language of the news reports about them. "Unprecedented," "Historic," "Unparalleled" are words we see in headlines today. In the body of this story about the devastating bushfires in Australia, the author likens the disaster to "hell's fury unleashed."

It must feel that way to them, and I grieve for the deaths and the loss. It is not hell's fury, as much as it seems so. But it is a rehearsal. Hell's fury, when it comes after the rapture and satan is given the world to do his evil with, WILL be hell's fury unleashed. Do you want to face it? You do not have to. Accept that you are a sinner and ask Jesus to forgive your sins. Make Him the Lord and Savior of your life and you shall be saved. In doing this, you are choosing life. Refusal to choose life is a choice for hell's fury unleashed upon you, and that is a very bad thing.

Isaiah 33:14: The sinners in Zion are terrified;
trembling grips the godless:
"Who of us can dwell with the consuming fire?
Who of us can dwell with everlasting burning?"

Friday, February 6, 2009

Billy Graham Association makes End Times doctrinal focus

This year, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association will focus on the return of Jesus Christ and help prepare believers for life in the last days, according to a recent announcement.

"People ask me, 'Do you really believe that Jesus Christ is going to come back to this earth again?'" writes the Rev. Billy Graham in one of the several resources that the ministry is providing on the End Times.

"Yes, I do,” he continues. “The Bible teaches that Jesus is coming again. And I don’t see any other hope, because we’re heading toward a catastrophe in our world."

As part of its effort, the ministry has compiled a number of End Times resources including a message delivered by Graham in 1998, a 2008 message from BGEA president and CEO Franklin Graham, an article adapted from a message delivered by Anne Graham Lotz in 1996, an End Times article on the basics of the Second Coming, and a couple of Q&As with Billy Graham that includes a question on whether the world will end in 2009. “The most important question, however, is this: Are you ready for Christ's return?” Graham writes after offering his response.

The BGEA is hoping that through its compilation of resources on the Second Coming of Christ, believers will learn how they can fulfill God's plan for their life, increase their love for the Savior and grow their faith during these times — as if it were their last days.

“If that happens today, are you ready?” Graham poses. The world renowned evangelist also reminds believers that regardless of when Christ returns, the end of the world does come for each and every single person – the moment that they die. “[A]nd that could be at any time for any of us. We never know,” Graham states.

“What have you done to prepare for that moment when your heart stops beating?” The latest effort by the BGEA comes just a few months after Graham celebrated his 90th birthday and ahead of the 100th birthday celebration of George Beverly Shea, who for decades was the musical mainstay at Graham's evangelistic crusades. It also comes one year before the ministry marks its 60th anniversary.

On the Web:

A compilation of resources on the Second Coming of Christ at billygraham.org

High profile lesbians divorce

From The Boston Herald: "The Jamaica Plain lesbians whose passionate love led to the groundbreaking legalization of same-sex marriage in Massachusetts have called it quits and filed for divorce, the Herald has learned."

"The Goodridges’ landmark lawsuit famously persuaded the state Supreme Judicial Court in 2003 to make Massachusetts the first state to recognize same-sex marriage. Last week, they became one of 168 couples to file for divorce in Suffolk County in January."

"Neither Hillary Goodridge, 52, director of the Unitarian Universalist Funding Program, nor Julie Goodridge, 51, an investment adviser, who share custody of their 12 year old daughter, responded to calls yesterday."

First let me share my sadness over their loss. It is always hard to lose a loved one, and harder still to make an enormous life change, especially when children are involved. These women are hurting right now and there is nothing good about that.

The bible tells us that marriage was made for a man and a woman. It is God's plan and God's best. He also tells us in His Word that at the end of time people will be engaged in sin and sin and sin and be oblivious to its effects and the fact that their disobedience will earn them a slot below, not above.

Let us pray for the opportunity that this high-profile divorce opens doors to speak of God's best for men and women. That now that these women are not actively engaged in a sinful lifestyle that their hearts be opened and the scales fall from their eyes. One of the women works for the Unitarians, so God figures somewhere into her life. No matter how doctrinally light or insubstantial His presence is in the Unitarian Church, He is there. Pray that though God promises that the rapture will come at a time no man knoweth but will occur when the world is building and drinking and eating and marrying, that these women and their daughter can and do come humbly to the healing Spirit Who forgives. Because time is running out.

With the ever-increasing end time prophetic signs in the news, w
e have opportunities to use this news as a springboard to conversation of His forgiveness and our dire need for it. May the Lord open Hillary's and Julie's eyes and heart. Because time is running out.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

No monkey business

It's the 200th year of the Darwin Birth and the 150th year of the Theory of the Origin of Species. Militant atheist Richard Dawkins is going to be very happy this year. For others, the myriad of museum celebrations will challenge the visitor to view, think and ultimately decide: did man come from monkeys over the course of millions of years, or from God a few thousand years ago? On a scientific plane, this hoopla will challenge people to think whether the still-unproved theory of evolution is science and infallible, or whether the bible is science and infallible.

A “Darwinathon,” with 12 straight hours of lectures on the wisdom of Darwin, is planned this spring.

Atheists have their opinion:

In the Channel 4 series Dawkins on Darwin he argues that Darwinism provides a more thrilling view of creation than any religion. Discover magazine has called Richard Dawkins "Darwin's Rottweiler" because of the adamant way he defends evolution. These days Dawkins turns his brainy behavior towards religion, looking at the pain and suffering that faith has caused. He criticizes the concept of God in all the ways that the deity is depicted, from the Old Testament figure to more enlightened ones. In his book The God Delusion he maintains that belief in God is irrational and likely deadly as well.

Christians have their opinion:

“As a Christian worker and professional educator for the past 40 years, I have been keenly aware that every aspect of life in America has been negatively influenced by the subtle and godless philosophy of evolutionism for some time” said Dr. G. Thomas who founded the Sharp Creation Truth Foundation in Noble, Okla. in 1989 and is co-founder and president of the Museum of Earth History in Eureka Springs, Ark. As the world marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of The Origin of Species and the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth on Feb. 12, CMI hopes to illustrate how the evolutionary viewpoint is far from the tried and tested science fact that many believe it to be, according to the ministry website.

The bible has the truth:

God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Genesis 1:27

"For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. But you be watchful in all things..." 2 Timothy 4:2-5

"Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God; but exhort one another daily, while it is called 'Today,' lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. 'For we have become partakers of Christ if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end...." Hebrews 4:12-14