The Biblical Examiner
An Examination of Biblical Precepts Involved in Issues at Hand
Deceivers & False Prophets
Self-deception, or blindness
Fluoride makes you stupid
8 Economic Threats
NIH superbug outbreak
False Flag USED TO FORCE WAR UPON CITIZENS
CIA "Manages" Drug Trade
Are Race Riots Not News?
Christianity & gun owners
Chilling tactic exposed
Crucifixions of Christians
War with Amalek
Why Home School?
Concerning "Banksters", "False Flag", "Jude" and other negative articles I reproduce over the years. It is clear throughout Scripture that God's unseen hand is guiding all of history according to his own eternal purpose and for his glory. I do not want to be perceived as one who sees conspiracies everywhere and as thinking history is controlled by conspiracies, for clearly it is not. Certainly, there has always been the general conspiracy by sinful man against God since the Garden. But our God sits in the heavens and laughs at those foolish men and their conspiracies against Him. Ps. 2. My intention is not to generate fear, for God hath not given us a spirit of fear; but of power, and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Tim. 1:7. Since TBE started in 1985, my intention has been and is to keep God's people informed not only from God's Word concerning false teachings, but also informed about anti-Christ activities that are quietly taking place which affect us all. I desire that Christians be able to make informed decisions as led by the Lord. Proverbs 22:3 A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished. The prudent must make proper preparation based upon what he knows if he expects the Lord's preservation. Proverbs 21:31 The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the LORD. Prepare and trust the Lord.
Daniel 4:35, And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou? Acts 4:28, Eph 1:11, Rom 11:33-35, &c.
Those who have been on my mailing list over the years know that I have loudly and consistently condemned those who use conspiracies to sell books and draw crowds. I have and will continue to "expose" and condemn those who offer other hope than Christ and obedience to every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God. I believe it is advantageous to keep abreast of the "conspiracies", so we can know how to plan. But I have spoken very clearly that the answer is not exposing and dealing with them. I have offered several articles making clear that John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free has nothing to do with knowing the truth about conspiracies. It is about knowing the Way, the Truth and the Life, for HE alone can set an individual, society or a nation free from the destructive bondage of sin.
The only answer I have offered over the years is preaching the gospel, baptizing the converts, and teaching those converts how to implement the command-word of God into every area of society. Society is in its current mess because Christians have not been taught the importance of and how to implement the command-word of God. Though this mailing may seem "dark", it does not depart from my above mentioned intents.
I was speaking with Dr. Paul Cates recently. We both expressed our dismay over the blindness that is so prevalent among professed Christians. How is it possible that Christians are so blind as to support Romney and Ryan (a big spender of tax money), or even Obama, when all three are so over the top in their open evil and wickedness. At the same time, the Christians rejected the only sound and honest candidate we have had in many years run for president, Ron Paul. I know Christians who had harsher words for Paul than they did for any other candidate. I am convinced that God offered Paul as the final hope before the total disintegration of the US into chaos. Christians rejected him, choosing destruction instead.
Is it because God's judgment is here against the wickedness of the US? The streets run red with the blood of the innocent, and many of those innocent are the aborted babies of professed Christians. The Sodomites now have protected public support from the very highest offices of our government and religious institutions. Unmarried "Christians" live together with little or no condemnation from the church, and with no guilt nor shame. Multitudes now look to the state as god, to supply their every need from the cradle to the grave. Even the healthy are encouraged to fake illness and distresses of all kinds so the state can become their god, and supply all their needs according to its riches, which are not.
Deceivers & False Prophets offer other answers than what what the Lord commanded:
Mat. 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. 19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
This text is rightly called, "The Great Commission", and is one of the most familiar passages in the Scripture. Our Lord's words here clearly present His only method of advancing His Kingdom into all the world, and His method of addressing the disconcerting situations in the world today. God's answer for the world's ills is to preach the gospel of Christ in all the world, baptize the new believers and then teach them how to obey the total of God's word.
Deceivers & False Prophets offer answers for social, political and personal ills other than preach, baptize and teach. (Christ's order is not as some claim, baptize, preach and teach.) There is no shortcut, nor any other means of solving man's problems. No matter his race, nor nationality, man's only answer is Christ and obedience to his word.
The gospel includes not only the death, burial and resurrection of Christ, but it includes teaching the entirety of His law-word and how it applies to all of life.
Implications: Rejecting Christ's command to Christianize the nations leaves us with only a hope in man to bring order out of the man-created social chaos. Or our hope must lie in a literal reign of Christ who will use a literal sword to chop off the heads of the disobedient, a popular theory of the last 150 years.
Rejecting Christ's command, we are left with only a hope in fallen man, a political hope, or a supernatural intervention by Christ to bring order out of the chaos. The result is that charismatic men who promise peace, peace (though there is no peace, nor can be without the Prince of Peace), safety and prosperity are exalted. Though these men have a clear track record which is opposite of what they promise, the gullible continue to believe them.
Deceivers & False Prophets offer political and even religious hope, and people cling to anything except the hope given by our Lord.
Notice that the Lord did not say: Go into all the world and spread democracy'. Go into all the world and elect good men into office. Go into all the world and study the constitution. Go into all the world and work for good laws. Go into all the world and protest evil in all its many forms.
All of these things are commendable, and I have been involved in all of them, but they are not the Lord's answer to the deteriorated conditions in the world today.
The Lord did say that the answer to the surrounding evil is to Go into all the world and preach the gospel, baptize those who receive the gospel and then teach them to obey the total of God's word.
Matthew 28:19, 20, preach and teach is the only means given to cure the ills of the family, church, community, America and the nations of the world. Only the gospel contains the power of God to bring the conversion that results in social and political change, for it alone is the power of God unto salvation (conversion):
Rom. 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. 10:10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Unto righteousness includes not only the righteousness of Christ before the Father of all Spirits, but it includes conversionÑgiving a righteous heart that leads to righteous living, which will solve man's social ills.
If God's method for stopping the "New World Order" is so obvious, why cannot Christian people see and understand it?
Why cannot professed Christians see that the Lord has clearly given the answer to the overwhelming world-wide crises of socialism and tyranny?
Why will Christians dedicate themselves to everything except preaching and teaching, getting out the gospel which alone will convert the soul?
Why will they find time to do everything except obey the Lord's "Great Commission" to make disciples and teach them the word of God through whatever means at their disposal?
God's answer is not hidden in some far away place nor is it an unreachable object:
Deut. 30:11 For this commandment which I command thee this day, it is not hidden from thee, neither is it far off. 12 It is not in heaven, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go up for us to heaven, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it? 13 Neither is it beyond the sea, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go over the sea for us, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it? 14 But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it.
The question we want to address is this: Why cannot Christians and even pastors, see that the Lord's commission here in Matthew is the only answer which will bring godly order out of the man-created chaos, and change things for the Kingdom's sake?
Moreover, why cannot Christians see the obvious truth behind the many people running for public office? Christians seem to be the most gullible people in this nation. They believe what men say, including men in the pulpit, because they seem to be nice men, though their actions show they are deceivers and false prophets. Christians do not consider the Biblical requirements for the pulpit, nor requirements for public office. They ignore the private lives of those in authority whether in the pulpit or public office. Seemingly, they are unable to follow through the implications of appealing words.
Even knowing the truth of the wickedness of the leaders, they follow them anyway. I must admit that the establishment has again worked very hard to see that we are left with a choice between wicked and more wicked, bad and more bad. We had a good choice in Ron Paul, but the establishment kept him hidden, and Christians followed the establishments instructions, ignored him and even mocked him.
Why? The answer must be that men, even Christians, are blinded to the obvious teaching of God's word. Are they supernaturally blinded? It appears that they are as blind to the Biblical truths around them as were were the Jews of Christ's day who were supernaturally blinded to the truth of Christ. So they willingly and gladly follow deceivers and false prophets.
Why were the Jews blinded? Because Christ had to be rejected and die in order for the Gentiles to be brought into the "fold".
Two reasons for God's blindness today.
First, so He will be justified in bringing His judgment upon all the wicked nations of the world.
Second, that righteousness may prevail.
First, justified judgment:
Rom. 3:4 God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.
That thou mightest be justified, etc. The sense is, So far is it that the truth of God is destroyed by our falsehood and unfaithfulness, that it thereby shines forth and appears more evident, according to the testimony of David, who says, that as he was sinner, God was a just and righteous Judge in whatever he determined respecting him, and that he would overcome all the calumnies of the ungodly who murmured against his righteousness. By the words of God, David means the judgments which he pronounces upon us; for the common application of these to promises is too strained: and so the particle [sic] that, is not so much final, nor refers to a far-fetched consequence, but implies an inference according to this purport, "Against thee have I sinned; justly then dost thou punish me." And that Paul has quoted this passage according to the proper and real meaning of David, is clear from the objection that is immediately added, "How shall the righteousness of God remain perfect if our iniquity illustrates it?" For in vain, as I have already observed, and unseasonable [sic] has Paul arrested the attention of his readers with this difficulty, except David meant, that God, in his wonderful providence, elicited from the sins of men a praise to his own righteousness. The second clause in Hebrew is this, "And that thou mightest be pure in thy judgment"; which expression imports nothing else but that God in all his judgments is worthy of praise, how much soever the ungodly may clamor and strive by their complaints disgracefully to efface his glory. But Paul has followed the Greek version, which answered his purpose here even better. We indeed know that the Apostles in quoting Scripture often used a freer language than the original; for they counted it enough to quote what was suitable to their subject: hence they made no great account of words. (Calvin)
God blinds people to the truth of what is taking place around them, so He will be justified in the judgments against sin. He is a right and just judge, and no one can murmur against His righteous judgments.
Consider what can be called Judicial Blindness against the sinful inhabitants of the world. Judicial Blindness can be defined as a God-sent blindness, so He can bring judgment against sin.
I.) It is a supernatural blindness sent from God. Its purpose is to prevent men from seeing the truth.
Mat. 13:15 For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them. (Isa 6:10, Acts 28:27.)
II.) It is a supernatural blindness that prohibits men from seeing cause and effect, especially in their own lives. Therefore, they see no need to repent, to turn, nor to obey God's word. If they would see the need to repent, they would see God's mercy in every area of society, including their families and civil government. 2 Cor. 4:1-4.
III.) Is it a supernatural blindness that prohibits Christians from seeing the obvious teaching of the word of God?
Self-deception, or blindness
Both Peter (2 Pet. 1:9) and John (1 John 2:11, Rev. 3:17) tell us that Christians can be blind. There is an abundance of Scripture warning Christians of deception: James 1:22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. (See also, Obadiah 1:3, 1 Cor. 3:16, 6:9, 15:33, Gal. 6:3, 7, 2 Tim. 3:13, 1 Jn. 1:8, Rev. 12:6, which deceiveth the whole world...)
What kind of blindness is it that prevents Christians from seeing that the only answer to society's ills is the preaching and teaching of the gospel and its applied implications? The result of their refusal, or inability, to see that preaching and teaching is the answer allows them to escape from the reality of their Christian duty. That escape encourages tyranny to increase, and the "New World Order" advanced.
The salt has lost his saviour, so it is good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. (Mat 5:13.)
What is it that prohibits Christians from seeing the truths of God's word? What is it that prohibits Christians from seeing cause and affect? Those who remain "unblinded" are astounded at the inability of God's people to see cause and effect either in their own lives, in their families, in the decisions they make nor can they connect cause and effect in society around them. They are unable to distinguish the truth from the lies they hear coming from the decivers & false prophets. They are unable to make sound and reasonable judgments. We understand what keeps the unsaved in blindness and unable to see truth, but what keeps the Christians blinded?
Is God storing up physical wrath against His idolatrous children, as He did against His people in the Old Testament? Be not deceived... The just had to suffer God's judgment as did the unjust-, for it rains on both.
It seems that both the saved and the unsaved alike cannot connect the dots such as the ones that tell us that Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are one and the same; both have supported the Fed, supported the many huge spending bills including TARP, supported the huge spending put forth by Obama, and both supported Obamacare. Both the Republican and Democrat tickets are the result of the big banks uniting together to control the office of the president, as they have since at least the time of Lincoln. The banks' goal is to transfer the wealth of the nations to themselves. The amount of physical property they have obtained with their fiat, paper money is amazing.
"Interest rates were dropped  to close to zero in the autumn of 2008. Two rounds of quantitative easing followed that saw the Fed print more than $2 trillion (£1.3 trillion) to buy US government debt and mortgage-backed bonds in a further effort to lower interest rates and stimulate demand in the economy...."
They purchased your mortgage with "printed" paper, and thus the Fed ends up owning untold millions of homes, purchased with paper. How much longer will the American public put up with the "banksters"?
Yet Christians are flocking to Romney/Ryan as though deliverance is among us. Why does such an astounding blindness cover our land?
In my contact with people, including pastors, there are times that I am amazed at the blindness present. They seem to be totally oblivious of any connection between what they see happening all around them (in their families, in their society) with any sin in their own lives.
Scriptures say a great deal about a Supernatural Blindness, e.g., Ex. 5:2, De 29:44, 32:28, 29. We can understand the Judicial Blindness of the unsaved, but why are those who profess salvation so blind?
The first direct record we have of God's Judicial Blindness is with Pharaoh and the nation of Egypt. Pharaoh was blinded (hardened) by God so that He might bring judgment against Egypt for its sin against Him and against His people.
Judicial Blindness was sent upon Pharaoh that He might bring His judgment against Egypt for its sin against His covenant-people.
Judicial Blindness was sent upon Israel so that God could judge them for their sin against Him (they rebelled against His man, Moses, and absorbed much of Egypt's ungodly culture). All of Israel's Egyptian generation had to die because they were Egyptian slaves at heart.
Was it not Judicial Blindness upon David that caused him to insist on numbering the people, bringing about a terrible plague against the people? The numbering followed the peoples' support of Absalom's rebellion against David.
Is Judicial Blindness limited to the unsaved, or is it in relationship to the law-word of God? We do know that ignoring, or even rejecting the requirements of God's word leads to blindness. Though the word of God speaks clearly, blindness prevents the people from seeing its obvious implications. Accordingly, cannot both professed Christians as well as pagans be blinded to cause and effect in relationship to His word?
Here are six points to consider about this blindness:
1) its purpose is so that the Lord can take flaming vengeance upon the disobedient to His law-word; i.e., that God might judge sin, 2 Thes 1:8, 2:12, 12 (cf. Tit 1:16, 1 Jn 3:4). (Ps. 79:6, Pr 4:19, 10:21, 13:18, 14:12, Isa 6:9, 10 [Mt 13:14, Jn 12:38-41], Isa 29:10-12, Amos 9:10, Mat 15:14, Rom 11:25.)
2) its result is that people cannot understand (or ignore) Moses, 2 Cor 3:14, 15. (1 Jn 1:6, 2:4-9, 3:1).
3) its worldly wisdom replaces God's wisdom, 1 Cor 1:18, 19.
4) its hold is strong. Only by God's supernatural intervention can one be delivered out of the kingdom of blindness (darkness) and into the kingdom of light; therefore, the answer to Blindness is to preach and teach the gospel. Answer to deception, humble ourselves in prayer: Philippians 3:15 Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you. (Also, Acts 26:18, Eph 4:18, Col 1:13, Pro 28:5.)
5) its ever increasing strength. Our Lord warned us that from His time on, Judicial Blindness will increase; consequently, we should not be surprised, 2 Tim. 3:13, 2 Thes. 2:11.
Note that when Christ said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind (Jn 9:29-39), He was speaking specifically of and to the nation of Israel of His day. In Mat 23:34-39, Christ said that Jerusalem was going to be judged for all of the innocent blood which had been shed upon the earth from Abel unto Zacharias. Thus, He came not only to redeem His people (Isa 53:8), but to judge those who rejected Him (i.e., Jerusalem) and rejected the One He represented, the Heavenly Father. In other words, Israel was supernaturally blinded to Christ so that they would crucify the Son of God (Acts 2:23), and so that God could judge them for all the innocent blood that had been shed upon the earth. Israel's murder of Christ resulted in Israel's destruction as judgment for her evil ways. Note that it took about 4000 years for God to avenge the blood of righteous and innocent. How long will He wait to avenge the innocent blood from 70 AD?
The depth of blindness in the church is seen in the fact that Christians cannot believe, or refuse to believe, the Lord's words of Matthew 28:19, 28. Or those who might believe His words here and in "The Lord's Prayer", dismiss them as being for another time, or dispensation. If they did obey God's word, their primary effort would be proclaiming the gospel, baptizing the converts and training them in the law-word of God, and our land would be healed, 2 Chronicles 7:14.
They rather believe the decievers & false prophets who dismiss Matthew 28:19, 20 as the only workable answer.
#6 is our Second point about blindness, judicial and otherwise; that is, that righteousness may prevail. There are so many verses here that we can only look at a few.
6) its question. "Why does blindness increase instead of decrease?" Though there is an abundance of passages which address the question, we will only look at a few.
A) it is through His judgment against sin that men forsake their false gods and graven images and His law is magnified and made honorable, Isaiah 42 (v. 21 The LORD is well pleased for his righteousness' sake; he will magnify the law, and make it honourable.). The time-frame of Isaiah 42 is important, for it was set in motion at the time of Christ, vv. 1-4.
B) it is through His judgment against sin that hypocrites turn from hypocrisy, Isaiah 48:1 Hear ye this, O house of Jacob, which are called by the name of Israel, and are come forth out of the waters of Judah, which swear by the name of the LORD, and make mention of the God of Israel, but not in truth, nor in righteousness.
Can these hypocrites be considered part of His elect of our day? Cannot we all be considered hypocrites to one extent or another?
C) God's salvation is defined as His judgment against sin, which eradicates sin, Isaiah 51:4 Hearken unto me, my people; and give ear unto me, O my nation: for a law shall proceed from me, and I will make my judgment to rest for a light of the people. 5 My righteousness is near; my salvation is gone forth, and mine arms shall judge the people; the isles shall wait upon me, and on mine arm shall they trust. 6 Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner: but my salvation shall be for ever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished.
Isa 11:4 tells us that His righteous judgment against sin (the rod of his mouth.) will result in the slaying of the wicked, with the result being the exaltation of righteousness and the earth being filled with the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea, Ps 72 (cf. Ps 96 & Isa 55:10 For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: 11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.)
As His righteous judgment against sin descends like the rain, righteousness and peace will flourish like the new mown grass. Moreover, His judgment against sin establishes His dominion from sea to sea, unto the ends of the earth; it causes all kings to bow before Him and all nations to serve Him, Ps 72. Moreover, His deliverance of the needy, the poor and those who have no help depends upon His judgment falling against sin. (Acts 14:17.)
The questions, "Why does blindness, or deception, increase instead of decrease?"
The answer is that God increases blindness so that He can bring in His righteous justice and reign upon this earth.
As time progresses from Christ on, men grow harder and harder in their refusal to turn to the law of the Lord. The result is the expiring of the Lord's goodness, forbearance and longsuffering with man's sin. His wrath is then revealed from heaven against all ungodliness, which results in His law being exalted and magnified. The final result is that righteousness and salvation spring up as the new mown grass after a rain storm. (Cf. Rom 2.)
Interesting observation: We have had an abundance of rain in our location, probably 5+ inches in the last month: the dead areas of grass are turning green again, and again needs mowing weekly, and the land-owners should easily get a second mowing of hay, all for the first time in a few years. Meanwhile, the West is suffering through historic drought. The storms bring rains, power outages and great property damage at times. The West would love to have storms if they would bring life-giving rain.
Note: New Orleans and other low lying areasÑPeople decide they want to live in those flood prone areas, so why should "tax payers" be forced to pay so they can fulfill their own desires?
Blindness is prevalent today, not only among those who make no profession of Christ, but among the great majority of God's people. People, pastors included, are unable to see that society only reflects their attitude toward the Lord and His word.
The result of blindness is two-fold:
First, men, even "Christian men," seek answers everywhere except where the answer lies they flock after deceivers & false prophets. People no longer see the foundational importance of proclaiming the gospel, baptizing the new converts, and then teaching them the law of the Lord, and instructing them in long range planning.
Many professed Christians do not even subscribe to the validity of the Law and Commandments of the Lord for our day of "grace". They seem to think that the "day of grace" means no accountability to the law of God. People now look for short cuts through protests of all kinds, voting, laws, political/religious leaders, and social/political actions of all description. All of these man-centered efforts only result in judgment.
Second, the result is that the situation can only deteriorate farther away from God, hastening God's judgment against sin.
But in spite of the apparent impending flood of God's fiery wrath against sin, we have a sure promise: Judgment descends like the rain so that righteousness, justice and salvation might flourish as the crops in the field after a rain storm sent from above.
When thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn rightousness. Isa. 26:9
Monday, August 20, 2012 by: Ethan A. Huff, staff writer
(NaturalNews) The next time somebody tries to tell you that there is no scientific evidence proving that fluoride chemicals are harmful to human health, simply point them to a new study review recently published in the Institute of Environmental Health Sciences journal Environmental Health Perspectives that shows, for something like the 25th time now, that fluoride damages brain development and leads to significantly lower IQ levels in humans.
Researchers from both Harvard University's School of Public health and China Medical University in Shenyang jointly studied the effects of fluoride on children by evaluating 27 different fluoride studies. Upon review, the team found "strong indications" that fluoride exposure, particularly among developing children, is highly problematic for proper cognitive development and brain formation. ...
Joel Gehrke, The Washington Examiner, 8/27/12.
More Americans rely on their families for assistance than the government, so federal officials have undertaken an effort to help people to apply for federal assistance.
"Given that only 15 percent of you turn to government assistance in tough times, we want to make sure you know about benefits that could help you," USA.gov announced today. The "government made easy" website has created a "help for difficult financial times" page for people to learn more about the programs. ...
Comment: Fluoride has done its work. How stupid can it be to make the state one's god to supply his every need. Borrowing money to give away, and begging people to take it... The state has set itself up as god, and is paying people to worship it as their god.
Banks Can Legally Steal Customer Funds From Private Checking Accounts
Susanne Posel, August 20, 2012
In 2007, the Sentinel Management Group (SMG) collapsed, leaving many customer segregated funds lost after they had been used as collateral. After a plethora of lawsuits and creditor claims, a decision earlier this month in the 7th Circuit Court placed the banking cartels ahead of customer claims for funds returned. Essentially, the Bank of New York Mellon (BNYM) sued to be first in line for return on stolen customer account monies ÐÐ and won the right by the US court system.
In the mainstream media (MSM), the SMG collapse and subsequent ruling in favor of BNYM was touted as a difficulty "for customers to recoup money lost".
SMG, a Chicago-based futures broker, had stolen more than $500 million in segregated customer funds to use as collateral on a loan to BNYM for in-house proprietary trading operations. Their books were audited by the National Futures Association (NFA), however the NFA admitted that they could not understand the convoluted mess they were provided by SMG to sign off on. And yet they did; and approved the audit.
BNYM sued SMG to re-coup any monies owed to them. However, these monies were customer segregated funds that SMG stole and re-hypothecated.
In federal Court, John D. Tinder, US Circuit Court Judge ruled "that Sentinel failed to keep client funds properly segregated is not, on its own, sufficient to rule as a matter of law that Sentinel acted with actual intent to hinder, delay, or defraud' its customers."
This means that once a banking customer deposits their money into an account with a bank, the funds become property of the bank. The customer, at the point of deposit, relinquishes all rights to that money regardless of any laws in place, legal assurances, claims or guarantees; and this extends from investments to private checking accounts.
Once the bank has physical possession of your money, they own it and can use it for any means they deem fit. The veil has been lifted on separation of customer and bank funds. They are now legally co-mingled.
The bank could use it as collateral (as SMG did), to pay off debts, or place it on the stock market to bump up their trading with extra cash. And in the event that the customer allocated funds are lost, the bank does not owe the customer the money back.
Essentially, once you deposit money in your bank account it is gone. (Emp added)
Fred Grede, SMG trustee remarked: "I don't think that's what the Commodity Futures Trading Commission had in mind. It does not bode well for the protection of customer funds."
The MF Global (MFG) scandal rocked the investment world because Jon Corzine, chief executive officer of MF Global, instructed the transfer of $200 million from their customer segregated funds to cover the corporation''s overdraft account with JP Morgan Chase.
Corzine emailed this order just three days before the official collapse of MFG. At the same time Corzine was moving customer money, this missing $6.3 billion dollars were used on bets on European indebted nations. As those European nation's credit ratings plummeted, JP Morgan profited financially.
Our financial institutions have been planning for a financial collapse wherein the US government will not offer assistance. The resolution plans required by the Federal Reserve Bank, described schemes to have the major domestic banks remain afloat by selling off assets, finding alternative sources of funding, reducing risky measures that make a quick buck. These strategies were to be perfected with "no assumption of extraordinary support from the public sector."
By selling "non-core assets" without upsetting shareholders while protecting the monetary system, taxpayers and creditors is the work of the mega-banks who have contributed solely to the destruction of the global financial markets. Bank of America (BoA) and Citibank have already begun to liquidate some of their assets ÐÐ an action a bank takes when they are insolvent.
Both mega-banks and credit unions have been silently altering their deposit/withdrawal policies to deter customers from emptying out their accounts.
Because the digital record of monies is greater than the physical cash held by banks, this is a scheme to stave off a "run on the banks".
With the Patriot Act, signed in 2001 by former President George W. Bush, and extended in 2011 by President Obama states that all banks must record all banking transactions with photo ID and fingerprints that will then be sent to an FBI database wherein all banking information tied to each individual on file can be traced for future reference.
Of recent, when withdrawing cash from an ATM, the daily allotted amount has decreased with some banks, thereby forcing the customer to go into the branch and extract the difference with a teller. At this point, according to anonymous informants, the customer is taken into a backroom to be questioned as to why they want the cash, what they are purchasing with the cash, why they are not choosing to use a debit card or another form of digital trade to make the purchase. These questions are not only intrusive, they are illegal.
Some anonymous sources have said that banking representatives who conduct the integrations are directed to keep a record of customer responses on an online application that will be sent to the FBI in conjunction with Patriot Act mandates on tracking banking activity.
While American citizens sit on the fence about whether or not they even subscribe to a banking collapse in the US, globalists like George Soros are investing heavily in gold.
Soros recently "unloaded over one million shares of stock in financial companies and banks that include Citigroup (420,000 shares), JP Morgan (701,400 shares) and Goldman Sachs (120,000 shares). The total value of the stock sales amounts to nearly $50 million" and then purchased 884,000 shares of Gold with SPDR Gold Trust.
The mega-banks, through Wall Street, are also acquiring firearms, ammunition and control over private mercenary corporations like DynCorp and "Blackwater" as authorized by the Department of Defense (DoD) directive 3025.18 .
DynCorp is a military-based private mercenary contractor that provides (among other services) intelligence training and support, international security, contingency plans and operations. Ninety-six percent of their funding is based on annual revenues from the US federal government. The international branch of DynCorp has operated as a "police force" even assisting local law enforcement during Hurricane Katrina.
Named as investors for the amassing of gun and ammunition manufacturers are Citibank, BoA, Barclays and Deutsche Bank who are pouring money into Cerebus and Veritas Equity who have taken over private corporations involved in the controlling riot situations.
The Federal Reserve Bank, one of the heads of banking cartels, has their own police force which operates as a protective security for the Fed against the American public. As part of the Federal Reserve Act signed in 1913, the designation of a Federal Law Enforcement ÐÐ special police officers that are exclusively regulated by authority of the Fed (whether in uniform or plain clothes. These specialized police officers (who train with Special Response Teams) can work in tandem with local law enforcement or US federal agencies. These officers are heavily armed with semi-automatic pistols, sub machine guns and assault rifles as well as body armor.
Just this month, the Kaspersky Lab discovered Gauss, a banking surveillance virus believed to have the capability of stealing money out of customer''s bank accounts, as well as spying on banking transactions, stealing login information for social networks, email and instant messaging. So far, Middle Eastern banks have reported having been affected by Gauss ÐÐ however both Citibank and Ebay's Paypal have also been infected by this new viral threat to our banking systems.
It is clear that the financial collapse could be eminent. Banks are not only preparing with contingency plans, but also amassing a private police force for protection. With the legalization of stealing from customer secured funds, combined with a possible banking virus that could provide the perfect cover for an all-in-one banking holiday, the stage is being set for utter financial destination.
Once all customer funds were electronically transferred into off-shore accounts, the specialized police forces and hired mercenaries would be allocated forward to protect the technocrats from retaliation for their crimes.
The banking holiday will not come with flashing neon signs. Our warnings are right in front of us, if we choose to see them.
Susanne Posel is the Chief Editor of Occupy Corporatism. Our alternative news site is dedicated to reporting the news as it actually happens; not as it is spun by the corporately funded mainstream media. You can find us on our Facebook page.
Think seriously about the implications of the above, and draw your own conclusion. Can such events happen here as are now taking place in Europe? (See the-moneychanger.com)
Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.
Jude's third example is Sodom and Gomorrah and the other cities of the plains. They were privileged to have so rich and fertile a land-based, well watered and lush in growth.These are set forth by God as an example of His judgment, "suffering the vengeance of eternal fire" (v. 7). Two sins in particular are cited: a) "giving themselves over to fornication," and b) "going after strange flesh." The word "fornication in the original Greek covers more than sexual acts, although this is a part of the meaning. It means lasciviousness, blasphemous attitudes, and more. "Strange flesh" has reference to homosexuality. The cities were wealthy, proud, and arrogant. It has been said of urban life that men there see more of man's work than God's, and they accordingly become too pone to seeing man in independence from God. With such a perspective, they become ungrateful and apostate. (R. J. Rushdoony, Hebrews, James, Jude, Ross House Books, Vallecato CA. p. 210.)
Sodom and Gomorrah, as was the US, was a well watered and lush area. Gen. 13:19. However, two sins in particular are cited which brought about God's judgment. FornicationÐ"our" nation is now given over to fornication and adultery, Jeremiah 5:8 They were as fed horses in the morning: every one neighed after his neighbour's wife. Even many unmarried "Christian" couples see no problem with living together. Strange flesh--open sodomy is now common, and even exalted as it is paraded through the streets of our cities. Any opposition is considered and prosecuted as a "hate crime".
Independence from God is the major theme both inside and outside the church. Our cities were once wealthy and proud, cities such as Detroit, Chicago (which was at one time the manufacturing capital of the world), Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Baltimore, Buffalo, Cleveland, (the "rust belt" around the Great Lakes region) and the list goes on and on. Their wealth led to arrogance, seeing themselves independent from God. Though these cities are in the midst of great natural resources, which was their key to wealth-producing industry, they are now very depressing to even drive through. (Our Amtrack trip through the lower Lake Michigan some years ago was quite depressing. All of that one time wealth producing area is now a rusting heap.) I have no doubt that it is the Lord who, in judgment against their arrogance, has sent their wealth producing activities overseas. Rebellion results in poverty.
Over the years I have been told many times that Deuteronomy 27 & 28 do not, nor can they apply to us because we are New Testament Christians, and the Old Testament laws no longer apply. Though facts are quite clear otherwise, denial continues, and God's judgment increases.
Deut. 28:15 But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee:
Source for below: theeconomiccollapseblog.com
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In the crazy times in which we live, it helps to expect the unexpected. Sometimes you can think that you have it all figured out and then this world can throw a real curveball at you. Very few people anticipated that we would see a massive outbreak of the West Nile Virus in Texas this year or that the Mississippi River would be in danger of drying up after experiencing historic flooding last year. Who would have thought that we would see the worst drought in more than 50 years or that horrific wildfires would burn nearly 7 million acres of land? This is why economic conditions are always so hard to predict. A single "black swan event" can come along and change everything almost overnight. Our world has become incredibly unstable, and so who really knows what the rest of 2012 will bring? Will we see a stock market crash? Will the hurricane season be unusually bad? Will war erupt in the Middle East? Will we see a major earthquake on the west coast or even a volcanic eruption? Will the upcoming election cause an eruption of anger and frustration in America? We don't know the answers to those questions yet, and the truth is that we will probably see some things happen that very few of us are anticipating at this point. ...
It is almost as if a "perfect storm" is developing. Our weather is going crazy, our financial system is on the verge of collapse, our politicians seem more insane than ever, there is evidence of social decay all around us and the drumbeats of war in the Middle East grow louder with each passing day. ...
#1 West Nile Virus ... Flesh eating disease...
[28:60 Moreover he will bring upon thee all the diseases of Egypt, which thou wast afraid of; and they shall cleave unto thee.]
#2 Historic Drought. This summer, the United States has experienced the worst drought that it has seen in more than 50 years.
[28:23 And thy heaven that is over thy head shall be brass, and the earth that is under thee shall be iron. 24 The LORD shall make the rain of thy land powder and dust: from heaven shall it come down upon thee, until thou be destroyed. 38 Thou shalt carry much seed out into the field, and shalt gather but little in; for the locust shall consume it.]
#3 The Mississippi River Is Drying Up ... [drought]
About $180 billion worth of goods move up and down the river on barges, 500 million tons of the basic ingredients for much of the U.S. economy, according to the American Waterways Operators, a trade group. It carries 60 percent of the nation's grain, 22 percent of the oil and gas and 20 percent of the coal, according to American Waterways Operators. It would take 60 trailer trucks to carry the cargo in just one barge, 144 18-wheeler tankers to carry the oil and gas in one petroleum barge. ...
And already there have been stoppages along one 11 mile stretch of the river....
#4 Wildfires ... (drought) So far in 2012, nearly 7 million acres have been burned up.
#5 The Global Elite Hoarding Gold
[27:17 Cursed be he that removeth his neighbour's landmark. -- Moving the landmarks meant that the thief was stealing another's property and wealth a little piece at a time, until the "neighbour" was left with no wealth. The banks are quietly stealing from the citizens in order to fill their coffers with gold. The central banks get their fiat paper money from the Fed's "printing press", and then purchase gold with that paper, while assuring their customers that paper is safe.]
In the past, the global elite and the mainstream media would mock those who are hoarding gold in anticipation of a major financial collapse.
But now it is the global elite who are hoarding gold.
In a previous article, I discussed how men such as George Soros and John Paulson are investing mind-boggling amounts of money in gold right now. The amount of money that these two individuals are investing in gold is difficult to comprehend....
So what are they anticipating?
The central banks of the world have been very busy hoarding gold as well. According to the World Gold Council, global central banks were net buyers of 157.5 metric tons of gold during the second quarter of 2012. ...
#6 Recession In The UK
#7 Major Economic Slowdown In The United States ...
[28:44 He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail. China]
#8 Hauled Off To A Mental Institution For What You Believe ...
[27:24 Cursed be he that smiteth his neighbour secretly.]
A former Marine named Brandon Raub was hauled off to a mental institution because of what he posted on his Facebook page. ...
The claim that Raub is "not under arrest" is completely and totally ridiculous. The authorities came to his door, slapped handcuffs on him and are holding him in a mental institution against his will. ...
This is the kind of thing that we have seen under brutal totalitarian regimes in the past. Dissidents are grabbed by authorities and taken to mental institutions where they are conveniently "disappeared". ...
We live in very unusual times.
Things are falling apart all around us and we seem to be rapidly approaching another major economic crisis.
Central banks, governments and Wall Street insiders all seem to be preparing for the worst.
Comment: Deuteronomy 27 & 28 contains many more curses that fit without question into today's situation, such as 28:16 Cursed shalt thou be in the city... It is becoming very dangerous to be in many cities as primarily black gangs riot and rob. World Net Daily is about the only news source that reports the black on white attacks that are now so common in various cities.
(8/24/12. At least 4 Shot Outside Empire State Building; Suspect Dead, http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Empire-State-Building-Shooting-167313495.html?dr
Why is there no autopsy on these shooters to see what is in their bodies that might cause them to act in these irrational ways. "False Flags" are flying everywhere. I have read that Prozak or other mind altering drugs may have stirred up these shooters. The shooter only got off one shot at his fellow employee. The police shot all the rest of the victims.)
Serious drought is leaving our "bread basket" in terrible shape. Only the willfully blind cannot see Deut. 27-29 in action. The rain storms, with their lightnings and damaging winds, must come, or there will be no crops to come. God's judgment must come or there will be no righteousness to come. (cf. Mat 7:21-29).
By Brian Vastag, 8/24/12
As doctors battled a deadly, drug-resistant superbug at the National Institutes of Health's Clinical Center last year, they turned to an antibiotic of last resort.
But colistin, as it's called, is not a fancy new creation of modern biotechnology. It was discovered in a beaker of fermenting bacteria in Japan Ð in 1949.
That doctors have resorted to such an old, dangerous drug Ð colistin causes kidney damage Ð highlights the lack of new antibiotics coming out of the pharmaceutical pipeline even in the face of a global epidemic of hospital-acquired bugs that quickly grow resistant to the toughest drugs. ...
Though Deuteronomy 27 records God's promised curse against 12 particularly evil actions; in chapter 28, we find God's promised blessing unto His obedient people in 5 areas of life. Then in Matthew 5, we find the Sermon on the Mount in which the Lord Jesus completes Moses' message by adding the missing 7 blessings (to balance the 12 curses in ch. 27) of God upon His obedient people. Notice two of the curses: secret theft and perversion of justice.
Deuteronomy 27:17 & 19 gives the third and fifth curse; the third curse is against moving our neighbor's landmark; the fifth curse is against the perversion of justice. Because these two curses are so closely connected, we will mention some general efforts to move the neighbor's landmark (secret theft) and to pervert justice. Therefore, note these four classes of people who have God's curse against them:
1) God's curse is against all who would seek to use the law to take another's goods, particularly the modern bankers. We live in a society controlled by envy, as people look on the prosperity of others and wish that either the prosperous were lowered to their level or they had what another person has. The ungodly use the law to pursue their envy.
2) God's curse is against ungodly lawyers because their primary job is to pervert justiceÑthey use the law to vindicate the guilty, Luke 11:45-52.
3) God's curse is against judges who pervert justice.
4) God's curse is not only against envious people, ungodly lawyers and perverted judges, but it is also against any nation which permits perverted justice. When we elect or appoint judges contrary to God's law, injustice must prevail. (Cf. Ex 18:21, 22.)
Where does the blame lie for perverted justice? Judge for yourself!
The answer to the problems that are leading to our own destruction is to sincerely seek the Lord, Pro 28:5, Ph 3:15. Furthermore, we must return to Mt 28:19, 20, for the spreading of the gospel and the instruction in God's total word is God's only ordained means to address the problems of our day. All other answers are clearly unscriptural, and have God's curse against themÑGod promises that they shall not prosper. Numbers 14:41, 2 Chron. 13:12.
God's judgment is so obvious that only the blind cannot see it.
Though the antinomians deny and even get hostile when the fault is laid at the feet of those who reject the law of God with their words and actions, God clearly tells us the reason for our present distress:
Deut. 28:47 Because thou servedst not the LORD thy God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things; 48 Therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies which the LORD shall send against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things: and he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until he have destroyed thee.
Deut. 26:16 This day the LORD thy God hath commanded thee to do these statutes and judgments: thou shalt therefore keep and do them with all thine heart, and with all thy soul. 17 Thou hast avouched the LORD this day to be thy God, and to walk in his ways, and to keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his judgments, and to hearken unto his voice: 18 And the LORD hath avouched thee this day to be his peculiar people, as he hath promised thee, and that thou shouldest keep all his commandments; 19 And to make thee high above all nations which he hath made, in praise, and in name, and in honour; and that thou mayest be an holy people unto the LORD thy God, as he hath spoken.
Political answers only lead to increased distress, oppression and chaos. False Flag chaos is used to get people to accept more controls. The only answer is a spiritual answer, serve the Lord with gladness as demanded of us in his Law-Word.
Neither Guns, revolution, anarchy, hard metals nor any other worldly sign of strength or security will solve our present situation. The problem is sin, and can only be solved according to Matthew 28:19, 20. That is, preach the gospel in season and out, baptize the converts, and teach them to obey every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God. Without a self-controlled man, anarchy will develop, and God will raise up an oppressive civil authority to deal with anarchy. We bring oppression upon ourselves.
I have been seeing the term "False Flag" more and more as we move toward the November Elections. The False Flag has been flown by wicked men in authority since the time of Nero and the burning of Rome. All of our wars since the Revolutionary War has been under a "False Flag", except maybe the War for Southern Independence. If you will go to the web site, the links mentioned in the following work.
Summary of False Flag Operations and False Flag Terrorism
"False flag terrorism" occurs when elements within a government stage a secret operation whereby government forces pretend to be a targeted enemy while attacking their own forces or people. The attack is then falsely blamed on the enemy in order to justify going to war against that enemy. Or as Wikipedia defines it:
False flag operations are covert operations conducted by governments, corporations, or other organizations, which are designed to deceive the public in such a way that the operations appear as if they are being carried out by other entities. The name is derived from the military concept of flying false colors; that is, flying the flag of a country other than one's own. False flag operations are not limited to war and counter-insurgency operations, and have been used in peace-time; for example, during Italy's strategy of tension.
The term comes from the old days of wooden ships, when one ship would hang the flag of its enemy before attacking another ship in its own navy. Because the enemy's flag was hung instead of the flag of the real country of the attacking ship, it was called a "false flag" attack.
There are many examples of false flag attacks throughout history. For example, it is widely known that the Nazis, in Operation Himmler, faked attacks on their own people and resources which they blamed on the Poles, to justify the invasion of Poland. And it has now been persuasively argued Ñ as shown, for example, in this History Channel video Ñ that Nazis set fire to their own parliament, the Reichstag, and blamed that fire on others. The Reichstag fire was the watershed event which justified Hitler's seizure of power and suspension of liberties.
And in the early 1950s, agents of an Israeli terrorist cell operating in Egypt planted bombs in several buildings, including U.S. diplomatic facilities, then left behind "evidence" implicating the Arabs as the culprits (one of the bombs detonated prematurely, allowing the Egyptians to identify the bombers). Israel's Defense Minister was brought down by the scandal, along with the entire Israeli government. Click here for verification.
The Russian KGB apparently conducted a wave of bombings in Russia in order to justify war against Chechnya and put Vladimir Putin into power (see also this essay and this report). And the Turkish government has been caught bombing its own and blaming it on a rebel group to justify a crackdown on that group. Muslim governments also play this game. For example, the well-respected former Indonesian president claimed that their government had a role in the Bali bombings.
This sounds nuts, right? You've never heard of this "false flag terrorism," where a government attacks its own people then blames others in order to justify its goals, right? And you are skeptical of the statements discussed above? Please take a look at these historical quotes:
"If tyranny and oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy." - U.S. President James Madison
"Why of course the people don't want war ... But after all it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship ... Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country." - Hermann Goering, Nazi leader.
What about the U.S.?
Is it logical to assume that, even if other countries have carried out false flag operations (especially horrible regimes such as, say, the Nazis or Stalin), the U.S. has never done so? Well, as documented by the New York Times, Iranians working for the C.I.A. in the 1950's posed as Communists and staged bombings in Iran in order to turn the country against its democratically-elected president (see also this essay).
And, as confirmed by a former Italian Prime Minister, an Italian judge, and the former head of Italian counterintelligence, NATO carried out terror bombings in Italy with the help of the Pentagon and CIA and blamed communists in order to rally people's support for their governments in Europe in their fight against communism. As one participant in this formerly-secret program stated: "You had to attack civilians, people, women, children, innocent people, unknown people far removed from any political game. The reason was quite simple. They were supposed to force these people, the Italian public, to turn to the state to ask for greater security."
Moreover, declassified U.S. Government documents show that in the 1960s, the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff signed off on a plan code-named Operation Northwoods to blow up American airplanes (using an elaborate plan involving the switching of airplanes), and also to commit terrorist acts on American soil, and then to blame it on the Cubans in order to justify an invasion of Cuba. The operation was not carried out only because the Kennedy administration refused to implement these Pentagon plans.
For lots more on the astonishing Operation Northwoods, see the ABC news report; the official declassified documents; and watch this interview with James Bamford, the former Washington Investigative Producer for ABC's World News Tonight with Peter Jennings. One quote from the Northwoods documents states: "A Remember the Maine' incident could be arranged: We could blow up a US ship in Guantanamo Bay and blame Cuba. Casualty lists in US newspapers would cause a helpful wave of national indignation."
What about Al-Qaeda?
You might think Al-Qaeda is different. It is very powerful, organized, and out to get us, right? Consider this Los Angeles Times article, reviewing a BBC documentary entitled The Power of Nightmares, which shows that the threat from Al-Qaeda has been vastly overblown (and see this article on who is behind the hype). And former National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski testified to the Senate that the war on terror is "a mythical historical narrative."
And did you know that the FBI had penetrated the cell which carried out the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, but had Ð at the last minute Ð cancelled the plan to have its FBI infiltrator substitute fake powder for real explosives, against the infiltrator's strong wishes? See also this TV news report.
Have you heard that the CIA is alleged to have met with Bin Laden two months before 9/11? Did you know that years after 9/11 the FBI first stated that it did not have sufficient evidence to prosecute Bin Laden for 9/11? (See also this partial confirmation by the Washington Post) And did you see the statement in Newsweek by the CIA commander in charge of the capture that the U.S. let Bin Laden escape from Afghanistan?
Have you heard that the anthrax attacks Ñ which were sent along with notes purportedly written by Islamic terrorists Ñ used a weaponized anthrax strain from the top U.S. bioweapons facility? Indeed, top bioweapons experts have stated that the anthrax attack may have been a CIA test "gone wrong." For more on this, see this article by a former NSA and naval intelligence officer and this statement by a distinguished law professor and bioterror expert (and this one).
It is also interesting that the only Congress members mailed anthrax letters were key Democrats, and that the attacks occurred one week before passage of the freedom-curtailing PATRIOT Act, which seems to have scared them and the rest of Congress into passing that act without even reading it. And though it may be a coincidence, White House staff began taking the anti-anthrax medicine before the Anthrax attacks occurred.
Even General William Odom, former director of the National Security Agency, said "By any measure the US has long used terrorism. In 78-79 the Senate was trying to pass a law against international terrorism, yet in every version they produced, the lawyers said the US would be in violation" (the audio is here).
Why Does This Matter?
Please read what the following highly respected people are saying:
Former prominent Republican U.S. Congressman and CIA official Bob Barr stated that the U.S. is close to becoming a totalitarian society and that elements in government are using fear to try to bring this about.
Republican U.S. Congressman Ron Paul stated that the government "is determined to have martial law." He also said a contrived "Gulf of Tonkin-type incident may occur to gain popular support for an attack on Iran." Former National Security Adviser Brzezinski told the Senate that a terrorist act might be carried out in the U.S. and falsely blamed on Iran to justify yet another war.
The former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan administration, Paul Craig Roberts, who is called the "Father of Reaganomics" and is a former editor and columnist for the Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, and Scripps Howard News Service, has said:
"Ask yourself: Would a government that has lied us into two wars and is working to lie us into an attack on Iran shrink from staging terrorist' attacks in order to remove opposition to its agenda?"
Retired 27-year CIA analyst Ray McGovern, who prepared and presented Presidential Daily Briefs and served as a high-level analyst for several presidents, stated that if there was another major attack in the U.S., it would lead to martial law. He went on to say:
"We have to be careful, if somebody does this kind of provocation Ð big violent explosions of some kind Ð we have to not take the word of the masters there in Washington that this was some terrorist event because it could well be a provocation allowing them, or seemingly to allow them to get what they want."
The former CIA analyst would not put it past the government to "play fast and loose" with terror alerts and warnings and even terrorist events in order to rally people behind the flag.
General Tommy Franks stated that if another terrorist attack occurs in the United States "the Constitution will likely be discarded in favor of a military form of government." Former UN Weapons Inspector Scott Ritter stated before the Iraq war started that there were no weapons of mass destruction. He is now saying that he would not rule out staged government terror by the U.S. government. And British Parliament Member George Galloway stated that "there is a very real danger" that the American government will stage a false flag terror attack in order to justify war against Iran and to gain complete control domestically.
The abundance of reliable information in this essay suggests that not only has the U.S. in the past conducted false flag operations, but there is a possibility that 9/11 involved some element of this deceit, and a future false flag operation cannot be ruled out. Let us spread this news to all who care so that we might build the critical mass necessary to stop these secret operations and work together for a more caring civil society.
Special Note: For a collection of reliable, verifiable information suggesting that 9/11 may have been a form of false flag operation, please see the 9/11 Information Center available at this link.
See the web article at http://www.wanttoknow.info/falseflag for the many working links of documentation in the above article. Among the great many other search results for "False Flag", see also, http://truthandliberty.com/False-Flag-Attacks.html
A Brief History of False Flag Attacks: Or Why Government Loves State Sponsored Terror
Kurt Nimmo, August 14, 2012
False flag attacks occur when government engages in covert operations designed to deceive the public in such a way that the operations seem as if they are being carried out by other entities.
False flag terrorism is a favorite political tactic used by governments worldwide. They influence elections, guide national and international policy, and are cynically used to formulate propaganda and shape public opinion as nations go to war. ...
Operation False Flag: A Modern Primer
Number Six, August 29, 2011
Definition: When governments or organizations (usually connected to the former) stage highly sophisticated attacks on their own or foreign soil with the purpose of placing the blame on a desirable enemy foreign or domestic, one who has otherwise done no wrong. Essentially a setup, it provides the government entity with an excuse via fabricated evidence in complicity with media to fulfill its various agendas (i.e. war or law making).
As false flag operations gain further ground and frequency, the better you know their history, the sooner you can recognize when they are about to happen or as they occur.
It is a fact that essentially every single war since the Spanish-American War of 1898 [sinking of the Maine. See The New American, 8/20/12, pp. 29ff. Ed.] has included the use of a false flag operation as an excuse to enter into conflict. The lies have become uncovered after the fact, too late to prevent mass death and destruction. ...
False Flag and guns
Colorado Batman shooting shows obvious signs of being staged.
I'm Calling It Right Now Aurora Colorado Theatre [sic] Shooting A False Flag
By Paul, July 20, 2012
This Aurora Colorado theatre [sic] shooting has all the earmarks of a false flag attack that was done to justify pushing through the UN Small Arms Treaty in the U.S., plus other things like heightened security at movie theatres and other venues, etc.
I say this because the event itself, as well as the media buzz is too scripted ? a gunman wearing a gasmask, body armor and carrying a rifle, handgun and teargas or smoke bomb ? walks into a movie theatre undetected and deploys the gas then opens fire at a point during the movie when there?s a shooting scene happening on the big screen. ...
Evidence Shows Norway Terror Attack a False Flag
Kurt Nimmo, July 23, 2011
Prior to the events in Norway, the Department of Homeland Security released a propaganda video characterizing white middle class Americans as terrorists and members of white al-Qaeda, a term designed to conflate the image of the CIA-created Islamic terror group and "rightwing extremists" in America.
The DHS video is part of the government's "See Something, Say Something" mass hysteria campaign and follows its report leaked to the media in 2009 designating libertarians and Second Amendment advocates as terrorists and right-wing extremists. ...
Taking Your Guns Through False Flag. See
Obama Has Staged Shootings Before, Is [the] Sikh Event [a] False Flag?
August 5, 2012
They carried out fast and furious to blame the right to keep and bear arms. Did the same criminals stage this? We would be crazy not to look at this crew of anti-freedom scum as the number one suspects.
"We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order." Ð David Rockefeller
"Terrorism is the best political weapon for nothing drives people harder than a fear of sudden death." Ð Adolf Hitler
Ed. note: There have been a great many staged shootings, False Flags, over the past decade, trying to instill enough fear for the general population to demand gun control and confiscation. However, rather than demanding gun control, the "fear" as motived more people to arm themselves for self-protection.
Ron Paul: Fast & Furious a Criminal False Flag
Kurt Nimmo, December 13, 2011
Appearing on the Alex Jones Show today, Texas Rep. and presidential candidate Ron Paul said Attorney General Eric Holder should be fired immediately and Congress should investigate his role in the Fast and Furious operation run by the ATF and the Justice Department.
The covert operation provided a large number of firearms to Mexican drug cartels waging war with one another and the Mexican government.
"He should be immediately fired," Paul told Alex Jones, "and then there should be an investigation and find out if charges should be made." He specifically criticized the government for continuously engaging in politically motivated and criminal behavior he characterized as false flag operations. ...
Obama Administration Caught Running False Flag Against Second Amendment
Paul Joseph Watson, Friday, June 24, 2011
Despite the Obama administration's best efforts to characterize Operation Fast and Furious, a recently revealed ATF program that sought to put U.S.-based firearms into the hands of Mexican drug smugglers, as little more than a "screw up", the most damning evidence strongly indicates that the whole operation was in fact an attempt to launch a false flag assault on the second amendment rights of the American people. ...
Mexican Official Says
Alex Newman, New American, July 29, 2012
The Central Intelligence Agency's involvement in drug trafficking is back in the media spotlight after a spokesman for the violence-plagued Mexican state of Chihuahua became the latest high-profile individual to accuse the CIA, which has been linked to narcotics trafficking for decades, of ongoing efforts to "manage the drug trade." The infamous American spy agency refused to comment...
There were many False Flag events in support of the "Patriot Act".
Comment: There are many voices sounding the alarm that Obama will stage a major False Flag event before the November elections in hopes of retaining his hold on the presidency. The False Flag events are used to strip us of what little freedom we have left, and especially to disarm America. Do a web search, "False Flag", and you will be amazed what turns up. Far more than we can even begin to mention here.
by Thomas Sowell
When I first saw a book with the title, "White Girl Bleed A Lot" by Colin Flaherty, I instantly knew what it was about, even though I had not seen the book reviewed anywhere, and knew nothing about the author.
That is because I had encountered that phrase before, while doing research for the four new chapters on intellectuals and race that I added to the revised edition of my own book, "Intellectuals and Society," published this year.
That phrase was spoken by a member of a mob of young blacks who attacked whites at random at a Fourth of July celebration in Milwaukee last year. What I was appalled to learn, in the course of my research, was that such race riots have occurred in other cities across the United States in recent years Ð and that the national mainstream media usually ignore these riots.
Where the violence is too widespread and too widely known locally to be ignored, both the local media and public officials often describe what happened as unspecified "young people" attacking unspecified victims for unspecified reasons. But videos of the attacks often reveal both the racial nature of these attacks and the racial hostility expressed by the attackers. ...
Race hustlers and mob inciters like Al Sharpton represent such polarizing forces in America today. Yet Sharpton has become a White House adviser, and Attorney General Eric Holder has been photographed literally embracing him.
Is the CIA's hand involvedÑFalse Flag.
Chilling tactic exposed
By Douglas J. Hagmann (Please comment on this article at Canada Free Press)
16 August 2012: If you are an outspoken Christian in America, you need to be concerned. If you are an outspoken Christian in America who happens to be a gun owner, you need to be very concerned. And if you are a Christian gun owner who disagrees with the Progressive anti-Christian agenda in America and have a platform to inform others, you better believe that you are under intense scrutiny. Sound like paranoid propaganda? Read on.
It's one thing to say that there is a war against Christianity and an active agenda to disarm Americans, but it's another thing altogether to watch it unfold, up close and personal. And yet another to actually document an insidious but effective tactic that is presently being used to silence and disarm Christians right here in America. In this report, I will expose a new tactic being used by the atheistic communist supporters of the Obama regime to silence Christian critics and to disarm them at the same time.
I might have never known about this had it not been for our nightly radio program, the Hagmann & Hagmann Report. In fact, our show played a minor role in the events that transpired. Jason Egroff, a 28-year old web designer and graphics artist from Scranton, Pennsylvania, called in to our show last week to comment on current events, including how Christianity seems to be under attack in America and across the globe. From the statements made by the CEO of Chick Fil-A regarding traditional families as defined by the Bible to the resurgence of attacks on Christians across the Middle East as a result of the "Arab Spring," we conversed about how Christians are in the cross hairs now more than any other time in recent history. We talked about Barack Hussein Obama's role in what seems to be overt antagonism toward Christianity and Biblical principles. Mr. Egroff's input to our show was a rational and welcome discourse about the events we see unfolding.
Mr. Egroff called our program before and has always been articulate and well informed. His call last week was equally articulate and without unnecessary emotion or hype, just like his previous calls. He made his points in a very well-reasoned, rational and non-threatening manner and said nothing with which we could disagree. Through our dialogue that included off air correspondence, we were delighted to learn that Mr. Egroff himself is hosting his own weekly radio program called Revelation News Radio, a show that provides his analysis of current events through the prism of the Holy Bible. As he is just getting started, he did a few shows leading up his weekly slot, including a show on August 7, 2012, a day after he called our program as a guest. After his call to our program, we moved on, and our program concluded without incident. This is when events began to get very interesting, and go very wrong for Mr. Egroff.
Monitoring the watchmen
As Mr. Egroff was seated at his computer preparing to listen to our program that began at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 8, 2012, he received a telephone call from a man who identified himself as "officer Steve" from the city of Scranton Police Department, who told Jason that he was calling just to check on him, to see if he was "alright." Jason, who never heard of "officer Steve," or really understand the nature of the call, responded that he was fine and had no problems where he might need the police. He was taken off guard by the call and became uneasy, especially since the officer was elusive in providing a legitimate reason for the call.
While our broadcast was playing on Jason's computer, he received another telephone call from a "restricted" number. It was "officer Steve" again, although this time he was calling from the front porch of Mr. Egroff's house. The officer reintroduced himself, and asked Jason to turn on the porch light and step outside as he wanted to speak to him. Knowing that he had done nothing wrong, Jason complied with the officer's request. As he stepped onto the porch, "officer Steve" was there to meet him, accompanied by another law enforcement officer.
I should note that Jason Egroff is not stupid or naive, and sensed that had he not complied with the officer's request, things might have gotten ugly. "It was a matter of choosing my battles," he told me, but he was still not quite ready for what happened next.
The officer told Jason that the Scranton Police Department received a telephone call from a "friend" living in New York City who claimed to be concerned about Jason's mental health. This friend works as a physical therapy assistant at a large New York City hospital. It is important to note his "friend's" professional position is well outside of the mental health practice.
According to the officer, Jason's friend contacted his department, and claimed that he was "worried" about him, citing his recent talk about the Bible in general, Biblical prophecy in particular, and the role of the Obama regime in the larger picture detailed by prophecy. This "friend" has been listening to Jason's calls to The Hagmann & Hagmann Report as well as Jason's own recently started BTR radio show.
Additionally, Jason's friend knew that he owns a couple of guns, none that are of much monetary value or the type people intent on doing harm would possess. Despite this, his friend expressed concern that Jason could possibly use the weapons in some nefarious manner. Based on Jason's own admission, he rarely uses the guns to target practice and has little attachment to them. During my interview with Jason, he said that he did not care if he had a gun or not, they are simply not that important to him.
"You need to come with us"
The officer told Jason that he had to go with them based on a mental health complaint that originated solely from his friend, the physical therapist assistant in New York, who claimed that he was worried for Jason's safety. At this point, Jason was under the control of the officers, and was not permitted to be alone as he entered his house to shut things down for the trip he was about to take.
The officers took Jason to the local hospital psychiatric ward for "evaluation." For the next 18 hours, he was subjected to some of the most humiliating searches, probes, and questions by hospital personnel. Questions included those specific to his religious Faith and what he thought about the government and Obama. Questions that were structured in such a manner that regardless of the answer, they would result in portraying him as a dangerous, gun-owning Christian zealot. All as a result of Jason expressing his non-violent, well reasoned, and articulate views on our show as well as his own. All ostensibly from the concern of one "friend" from another state and well over 100 miles away.
Jason Egroff was indeed evaluated by two medical health professionals. Despite the manner in which Mr. Egroff was picked-up, detained, probed, prodded and interviewed (some might call it an interrogation), he remained calm and did his best to comply. He believed that the medical professionals would find him in good mental health and realize that this was all a mistake. He could then use his experience to help others.
Christianity: the medical diagnosis of psychosis
Jason was indeed released after about 20 hours of evaluation. He was given his belt and shoelaces back, and all of his personal belongings taken from him upon admission. He was released without fanfare, without apology, and without explanation. But with little additional interaction, Jason was now labeled with the medical diagnosis of "psychosis" and urged to take medication that he states he does not need and does not want. Additionally, Jason was released under the condition that he gets rid of any and all firearms he owns and report to a crisis counseling center upon discharge.
This gets a bit more interesting when Jason, who felt it best to accommodate the evaluating doctors, reported to the crisis counseling center as instructed. Mr. Egroff furnished the handful of paperwork to the crisis center worker who spent a few minutes looking over the documents. After a lengthy pause, she looked at Jason and made the following chilling observation as if it was a matter of routine: "So, you're here because of your religious beliefs." As Jason tells it, this was not a question, but a statement of fact.
As a career investigator, I've been exposed to people with mental health issues, and interviewed many. I know that it's easy to be fooled, and that a person might appear normal, say the correct things, but then turn out to be a complete lunatic. I'll admit that in Jason's case, I expected to find just that scenario. I conducted a lengthy interview with Jason, asked him some very personal questions, and demanded to see documentation related to this incident. I was not about to get fooled by Jason or anyone else. To his credit, Mr. Egroff complied with my every request and provided me with the hospital documentation I requested.
Watching the watchers who are watching the "watchmen"
After spending two days of constant research and investigation into his case alone, I must report here that there is something very wrong about this case, and it's not Jason Ergoff. Despite the diagnosis of "psychosis," he was permitted to keep his guns, at least for now. As for his "friend" who was so worried about his welfare, I've got his "number." You see, one thing I did not tell Mr. Ergoff is that I was able to learn the identity of the man who turned him in as a threat to himself and society. I've tracked his IP addresses and his online activity. My investigation found that this is no ordinary case of someone being concerned about a friend's welfare, but part of a larger agenda to silence the Christian conservatives and critics of this administration. I am holding that information and documentation closely, as I feel that Jason and perhaps others might need it when they come for his guns or even him once again.
By the way, the concerned friend showed just where his concern actually lies, and it certainly does not appear to be with Jason. That was clearly illustrated in a 3:00 a.m. phone call made to Jason by his friend, where he screamed at Jason for daring to mention the incident on our program, sans names, of course.
Lest you think this is an isolated case, I have since heard from five-(5) other individuals in different parts of the U.S. that this has happened to within the last thirty-(30) days. It appears the war against freedom of opinion, freedom of speech, openly professing one's belief in God and the right to bear arms is now sufficient to earn you a medical diagnosis of "psychosis."
Northeast Intelligence Network, http://www.homelandsecurityus.com/archives/6577
(Winston Churchill loved them) are figures of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected; frequently humorous.
1. Where there's a will, I want to be in it.
2. The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on my list.
3. Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
4. If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong.
5. We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.
6. War does not determine who is right - only who is left..
7. Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
8. They begin the evening news with Good Evening,' then proceed to tell you why it isn't.
9. To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism. To steal from many is research.
10. Buses stop in bus stations. Trains stop in train stations. On my desk is a work station.
11. I thought I wanted a career. Turns out I just wanted pay checks.
12. In filling out an application, where it says, In case of emergency, notify:' I put DOCTOR.'
13. I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.
14. Women will never be equal to men until they can walk down the street with a bald head and a beer gut, and still think they are sexy.
15. Behind every successful man is his woman. Behind the fall of a successful man is usually another woman.
16. A clear conscience is the sign of a fuzzy memory.
17. You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.
18. Money can't buy happiness, but it sure makes misery easier to live with.
19. There's a fine line between cuddling and holding someone down so they can't get away.
20. I used to be indecisive. Now I'm not so sure.
21. You're never too old to learn something stupid.
22. To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you hit the target.
23. Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
24. Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.
25. Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than
standing in a garage makes you a car.
26. Where there's a will, there are relatives.
And mine is......... I'm supposed to respect my elders, but it's getting harder and harder for me to find one now.
White House support?
The following is excerpted from Arab Spring run Amok: Brotherhood' starts crucifixions.
Middle East media confirm that during a recent rampage, Muslim Brotherhood operatives "crucified those opposing Egyptian President Muhammad Morsi naked on trees in front of the presidential palace while abusing others."
"Ibrahim also says the victims can be anyone, including Egyptian Christians. ...
Ibrahim said extra brutality is reserved for Christians, but the crucifixions are because of Islamic doctrine and are required by the Quran. The time and other details about the crucifixions were not readily available. ...
Center for Security Policy Senior Fellow Clare Lopez cited chapter and verse from the Quran to explain that crucifixions are not simply normal for Islam, they're demanded.
"The Christians are in serious trouble, because the Quran in Sura 9:29 commands Muslims to wage war against them and subjugate them, and they're also identified with the hated West and the U.S.," Geller said. ...
"These are Islamic hardliners who do everything by the Quran. The Quran says, Indeed, the penalty for those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger and strive upon earth [to cause] corruption is none but that they be killed or crucified or that their hands and feet be cut off from opposite sides or that they be exiled from the land," Geller said. ...
Lopez ... points to the White House as the main cheerleader for Morsi and the Brotherhood. ... the White House ... not only expected but wanted Morsi and the Brotherhood to take over Egypt.
"As far as I know, the White House invitation for Morsi in September still stands Ð nor have I heard the slightest hint of criticism from any top U.S. government leadership figure about Morsi's coup. He knows he's on solid ground with this administration," Lopez said.
Then came Amalek.. The people had been miraculously delivered from Egyptian bondage; Egypt had been destroyed; three times the people had murmured against the Lord and against His servant Moses; then came Amalek.. We find records of this attack in Num 24:20, Deut 25:17-19 & 1 Sam 15. In this attack, we are shown that our God is sufficient for every situation which arises; He indeed is a very present help in trouble.
Amalek was a grandson of Esau, the man who chose the flesh over the spirit, Gen. 36:12, He 12:16. Although the standard interpretation of this passage is that Amalek is a type of the flesh, let me introduce another thought with Amalek.
It is important to note that the Lord gave His people the Divine command to carry on a continual war against Amalek, Ex 17:14-16. Thus, when they are not engaged in the war against Amalek, they are in open rebellion against God.
Then came Amalek, and fought.. has been primarily applied as a warning of the continual warfare experienced by every child of God against flesh (cf. 1 Jn 2:16). Moreover, it is used as a warning of especially severe attacks by the enemy after a great victory or deliverance by the Lord. Many new Christians are surprised by the sudden, furious and determined attack of the enemy against them, resulting in their discouragement and yielding to the enemy. (Some wrongly teach that if one becomes a Christian, he will be freed from the continual battle making him virtually defenseless.)
The truth of the matter
But the above understanding of Amalek is only an application of the continuing war with Amalek. Amalek, we are told by the inspired prophecy of Balaam, was the first nation (i.e. civil government) to, without provocation, deliberately and expressly move against God's people to destroy them because they were God's people.
In Amalek the heathen world commenced that conflict with the people of God, which, while it aims at their destruction, can only be terminated by the complete annihilation of the ungodly powers of the world. (Keil-Delitzsch Old Testament Commentary, Vol II, p. 78.)
Thus, Balaam makes it clear that Amalek represents for all ages the move of ungodly civil governments and nations against the people of God, Num 24:20, And when he looked on Amalek, he took up his parable, and said, Amalek was the first of the nations; but his latter end shall be that he perish for ever.
"Amalek the firstfruits of the heathen" (the beginning of the Gentile power and hostility), "but his latter end even to destruction.." It was the first attack of the kingdoms of this world upon the kingdom of God, and as such it is typical of all that have followed. (Alfred Edersheim, Old Testament History, Vol II, pg. 101, 2.
Balaam prophesys of the coming King who shall smite the enemies of His covenant-people, vv. 17, 18. Next, he prophesys that the covenant-people shall do valiantly through their King, v. 18. Balaam then prophesys that this King shall have dominion over all nations and tongues and shall destroy the remains of His enemies. Then in v. 20, Balaam prophesys against Amalek himself: Amalek shall perish for ever because he struck Israel from the rear against the stragglers, tired, faint and feeble, Deut 15:19.
Israel's first offensive act after settling in Canaan was to go against Amalek. After Saul's victory over the Philistines, the Lord through Samuel told Saul to destroy Amalek. The Lord delivered Amalek into Israel's hands, but Saul spared Amalek's king, Agag, and the best of the spoil. When Samuel confronted Saul over his disobedience, Saul blamed the people. Saul's pride is identified by Samuel as what spared Agag and the spoil, and the result of that pride would be the removal of the kingdom of Israel from Saul. Samuel then killed Agag.
As a result of Saul's refusal to claim the victory over Amalek, Samuel makes his now-famous statement: For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry, 15:23. When we compare vv. 17 and 23, we see that witchcraft is practiced anytime a person chooses his own way over the way of the Lord as revealed in His word. In Saul's case, the word of God was clearly spoken by Moses that the Lord would have continual war with Amalek from generation to generation; Saul refused to carry that war to its victorious conclusion when he had both the command and opportunity to do so. (We should note that it was an Amalekite who went to David and, in hope of a reward, claimed to have killed Saul. His reward was that he lost his life based upon his claim; he was snared by the words of his mouth.)
Amalek's move against Israel is the first time we have a record of the Lord telling Moses to record something. Moses is specifically told that the purpose of writing it down was for rehearsal in the ears of Joshua; thus, the Lord warns and prepares His people for the continual conflict with Amalek, Ex 17:14-16.
Amalek appears throughout history in any expressed effort to destroy the covenant-people; he is the spirit behind pagan civil governments' efforts to destroy Christianity from their lands (John identifies him as that spirit of antichrist, 1 Jn 4). There is a terrible warfare going on, and Amalek picks off the stragglers, tired, faint, weak, weary, feeble and uninformed of God's people. Even though the Lord warned of the continual conflict with Amalek, the vast majority of God's people, because of their leaders' inability to bark (Isa 56:10), do not even know they are in a bloody life and death conflict with spiritual wickedness in high places, Eph 6:12.
Hence, through Moses, God command His people to be actively engaged against the ungodly Amalekites of all ages. When they refuse, they are included with Saul who refused to claim the victory over Amalek: For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry.
The battle rages
We see several things from Moses sending Joshua into the fray:
First, Joshua is the Old Testament spelling of Jesus (cf Acts 7:45, Heb 4:8); therefore, we are shown Jesus fighting the battle against Amalek, cf. Ps 2. ("Jehovah is help" Evidently, Moses changed Oshea's name for this event which means that we are not to fight the good fight in our own strength, Num 13:8. Furthermore, Joshua is the Old Testament type of Jesus, not Moses. We can all identify with Joshua, but who can identify with the greatest of men, Moses? Joshua was exalted from being a Faithful servant of Moses; anyone can be a Faithful servant.)
Second, unlike the destruction of Egypt in the Red Sea, this battle required Israel itself get involved to destroy Amalek. Furthermore, success was only granted as Israel fought under the banner of the Lord.
Third, Moses commanded Joshua into the battle; therefore, the battle is waged at and by the command of Moses. The victory is available over Amalek, but the victory will be according to the words of Moses. Joshua could not fight without Moses behind him. That is, Joshua cannot be cut off from Moses if there is going to be victory over Amalek. As long as the modern warfare against Amalek remains separated from the words of Moses, victory is impossible. God's victory is through the application of the law of Moses. (Did not Christ come in obedience to the law of Moses? Are we not to do all things according to the command-word as given through Moses? Cf. Jos 1:5-9; Mt 28:19, 20; 1 Cor 1:18.)
Fourth, Moses goes up on the top of the hill to pray while Joshua fights the battle; therefore, prayer was necessary. As long as Moses lifted up his hands there was victory, but prayer could not be separated from active engagement against the enemy according to the command of Moses. Scripture records far more times when action is required apart from prayer (cf. Ex 14:15, Jos 7:10), than it records times when prayer is required apart from action. This tells us that God is a God of action; we must put action to our prayers. How many times have we heard (and used) the lame ungodly excuse, "I'll pray for you" when it comes time to confront Amalek? If "Christians" do not get up off their face (as the Lord told Joshua) and get involved, Amalek will win and God will judge their rebellion.
1 Timothy 2:2 tells us to pray for those in authority, but prayer without active engagement against Amalek (ungodly civil governments which are intent on destroying Christianity, Bible based law), is rebellion against the command of God. (We would define "engagement" as something like salt's effect on a wound or against corruption.)
Fifth, the help of others is also needed. There was a bloody battle to be fought, for which Joshua needed an army; there were petitions to be presented to God, for which Moses needed Aaron and Hur. A person cannot wage the warfare against Amalek alone.
Sixth, Joshua did not totally destroy Amalek (nor did Saul), so Moses is commanded to write down a record of Amalek's wickedness and the resulting war. The record was to be rehearsed in the ears of Joshua, not necessarily in the ears of the people. The leaders of God's people are the ones who must be made aware of the details of what took place because they must lead and train God's people in the warfare against Amalek.
Seventh, Moses built an altar, and called the name of it Jehovah-nissi.. The name means, "The Lord my Banner." Banner speaks of united orderly warfare; it speaks of following a Captain into war, The Lord is a man of war.. Ex 15:3. The Lord overthrew Pharaoh and the Egyptians, and He provides Joshua victory over Amalek.
Eighth, though the descendents of Amalek are no longer around, his spirit of unprovoked hatred by the state toward God and the Godly is still very much alive. Therefore, the Lord will have war with Amalek from generation to generation. The margin reads, "Because the hand of Amalek is against the throne of the Lord, therefore, the hand upon the throne of the Lord...." See Ps 2. Clearly, the Christian life for God is a life of continual warfare; warfare with Egypt and Amalek.
And so it ever is: Amalek opposes the advance of Israel; Israel must fight, but the victory is God's; Israel holds the rod of almighty power in the hand of Faith; but that rod must ever be uplifted toward heaven in present application for the blessing secured by covenant-promise. (Edersheim.)
The Lord gave His people His Divine command to carry on a continual war against Amalek until Amalek is annihilated by God's power. Thus, when they follow Saul's example and refuse to believe in, claim and work for the victory over Amalek, when they fail to engage Amalek in warfare according to the words of Moses, they are in open rebellion against God: virtual witchcraft!
The reason antichrist leaders of today's antichrist nations have so much power is because the covenant-people have followed Saul's example: they are more interested in "spoiling" Amalek than in claiming his territory for God; Agag and the best has been spared under the guise of "serving God."
Balaam's prophecies still stand; the people of God shall do valiantly through their King; the King shall have dominion and Amalek will perish for ever. What a wonderful prospect for the future!
Prayer! It must neither be ignored nor underestimated. If one cannot enter into the actual battle, one can pray. Without prayer, the victory will be lost.
"Mock the suppliants if you will; but they are men who are engaged in the upper regions of the battle. They [elderly men who cannot fight] are not cowards who have fled from the fight, they are heroes who are standing at its front and have undertaken the responsibility of its success. Young men, go forth to the war. I am ashamed of the young man who stays at home and states himself with debasing luxury, when there are great wars to be fought, great positions to be taken, mighty fortresses of evil to be overthrown. Awake! awake! put on thy strength, oh redeemed life, and carry the Lord's banner away to the front and set it up in sign of victory." JP
By Dr. Paul Cates, Faith Christian Ministries---
"Woe to those who go down to Egypt for helpÉ"
Isaiah 31: 1. A pastor made this warning to his people: If I had my life as a father to live over again, I would make whatever financial sacrifices would be necessary in order to teach each of my children from kindergarten.
If I had my life as a pastor to live over again, I would warn my people more constantly about the dangers of a school system that does not teach that Jesus is the Son of God, the only Son of God and the only way for the salvation of the human soul. Over a period of thirty years, I have watched with a heavy heart the devastating effects of an ungodly system, both on my own children, my grandchildren and on those of many of my congregation.
Virtually all theistic religion of any kind has been removed from our schools, along with the original concept of the American philosophy of life. It has been replaced with a humanistic religion that says that "traditional dogmatic or authoritarian religions that place revelation, God, ritual, or creed above human needs and experience do a disservice to the human species. NO deity will save us, we must save ourselves. Second: Promises of immortal salvation or fear of eternal damnation are both illusory and harmful. They distract humans from present concerns, from self-actualization, and from rectifying social injustices. Modern science discredits such historic concepts as the ghost in the machine' and the separable soul'." [(Human Manifesto II, p.2, signed by John Dewey, A.J. Ayer in Philosophy, Erich Fromm, A.H. Marlow, Carl Rogers, and B.F. Skinner in Psychology among others.)]
The backlash of the humanistic (Mr. Webster, 1959, defines Humanitarian as "The distinctive tenant denying the divinity of Christ; also the system of doctrine based on this view of Christ".) approach to education has resulted in a society of young people many of whom seem to feel that religion, patriotism, discipline, and morality are nasty words. It restricts their "freedom", "individuality", and "creativity"; they can't do "their thing".
Today less than 50 percent of Americans attend church and 65 percent of our teenagers drop out of Sunday school and church before the age of twenty.
But WHY? Two thousand years ago one man, whom I have given my life to, called Himself the Son of God. His claims were spread around the world. Today, millions of people all over the world have given all to Him for His glory and satisfaction. Yet, we are facing the worst crisis since the Roman Empire.
Godly men stand from two to eight hours each week and proclaim the truth based on the person of Jesus Christ. From the training and dedication of these men, you would expect the world to be converted in the next twelve months. Instead, we are standing on the brink of a major crisis. A few churches here and there are growing and rejoicing with songs of victory, but that is not the general condition of the church. In recent years, satanic writings and occult writings, including the writings of Lenin, have surpassed those of our Lord Jesus Christ.
If we really want to know the truth, let us learn from the Roman Empire, and we will have the secret to the problem we are facing in Christendom. Rome had almost conquered every man on earth. She had servants sent in from all parts of the world to meet her every need. She became so involved in ways to pass the time of boredom that it took hundreds of servants to please the whims and fancies of some of her large families. But they stood firm for a number of years because of her military might.
What caused her to fail? Was it immorality? - NO! Was it paganism? - NO! Was it laxity? - NO! Was it evil government? - NO! Was it poverty? - NO! Was it wealth? - NO! Was it hunger? - NO! Was it a false religion? - NO! Was it inflation? - NO! Was it forced on her? - NO! No other country set out to conquer Rome. No group small or large planned her downfall.
WHY??? At that time, the fathers and mothers of Rome had Greek tutors and philosophers sent over to teach and train her children; and in a few years, Rome had a nation filled with Roman youth and young adults who were Roman citizens but were filled with ideas and ways of Greece. Their ways were immoral, pagan, lax, evil, false, and before the second generation of half-Roman, half-Greek young people were grownÉdown came Rome. The Greek teachers didn't plan to crush their masters. They just taught what they believed and lived what they thought, and the little Romans became like their tutors.
The Roman parents were too involved with everything but the training of their children, which they turned over to the Greek teachers and philosophers, and history recorded Rome as the city-nation that fell; and its fall was great.
Faith Christian Ministries and Faith Christian Academy are and have been devoted to the development of an ICP (Individual Cognitive Plan) for home school teaching in a Biblical manner for over thirty years. We along with Godly parents are training Godly leaders around the world to carry out God's command to "go and teach" all people that they may know and proclaim God's truth. If our children are not totally equipped and prepared both spiritually and academically they will not become properly educated, disciplined and 100% disciples for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. You cannot be a 100% soldier for the Lord if the beginning years of your child's training are mixed with the strategy of learning to play on both God's team and the world's team. As God says, "You are either for or against me." (Please go to the web site Faithchristianmin.org to learn more about this ministry).
Faith Christian Ministries is a ministry to teach both the parents and the child. It is a ministry for the family to teach Biblical teaching and methods vs. worldly teaching and methods. It is a ministry that is now working with multiple generations. We are now helping parents and grandparents develop and teach with biblical methods. Putting a few Bible verses in the curriculum does not make it a Biblical approach to Biblical teaching any more than sitting in a pew on Sunday makes a person a believer.
Faith Christian Ministries recognizes that children and their training are the key to the future. We help parents and grandparents teach their children and grandchildren as Godly Christian individuals. We recognize there are different talents. We help develop programs for children who are gifted, average, and/or learning challenged. We recognize that each child is uniquely made in the image of God and needs to be uniquely taught to develop the talents God gave him or her to be equipped to be the witness and the salt of the earth as God intended.
For six generations, Christendom has turned her children over to the world to train. We stand on the brink of a greater fall than that of Rome, and we are too blind to see the condition. The thing that breaks my heart is that Christian people are completely irrational about the problem. For example: We claim to be Bible believers; but when we are faced with Scripture, outside of a few verses that deal with salvation, we revert to worldly reasoning. The same Bible that teaches John 3:3 and John 3:16 also teaches Proverbs 22:6 which instructs us to teach our own children. Isaiah 31:1 says, "Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help" In college, I was taught that Egypt is the type for the world.
Israel was instructed ALWAYS to instruct her own. No disrespect for preaching, but the word teach (and train) is found many more times in the Bible than preach. No disrespect to the Sunday school, but you cannot undo in 45 minutes on Sunday what is done in 30 hours each week. In my opinion, the average parent would be horrified if he really knew what is going on. I don't believe that all teachers have set out to crush Christendom. My opinion is that they just teach what they believe and live what they think in order to maintain a job and tenure and that they may have compromised the word of their Savior. The little children from Christian homes copy their tutors, and we have a generation (almost two) of youth that are growing up to be just like their teachers. In my opinion, the teachers want to be politically correct and so does a whole adult generation. Biblically you cannot be all things to all people. God said that He would spew us from His mouth if we didn't take a stand. We are not standing, we are silent and we are being taken over by a hethenistic philosophy and theology. Concepts that are now "politically" accepted would have been called what they are -- concepts and life styles from hell.
The parable of the sower in Matthew 13 clearly states that only the seed that falls into GOOD ground will come up and produce. If I want to grow a prize rose, I don't go into a weed bed and plant the seed there hoping it might take hold and come up. It will be choked to death before it even has a chance. I will put it in a protected area, water it carefully, guard how much sun it gets, spray it, and care for it.
If my son wanted to prepare for the ministry, I would recommend to him the most conservative Bible school and seminary I know. I would not recommend to him the most liberal seminary I know, so he can witness to his teachers and his classmates. He goes to school to learn and study under a man (men) and women and their philosophies and not primarily to witness. Now, if this is logical on the college level, by what rationale is it wrong on the elementary and secondary levels where children are the most impressionable and defenseless? If Christian education is valid at one level of education, it is valid at all levels.
"Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help..." (Isaiah 31:1). John 15:5 says "ÉFor without me ye can do NOTHING." Colossians 3:17 says "And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do ALL in the name of the Lord Jesus." Rome fell when she let the Greeks teach her children. Christendom is not getting its unadulterated message from the Savior out, because we are sending our children to the world for training.
Please contact FCM (Faith Christian Ministries) if we can help you to fulfill your Godly commission to diligently and continually train your children in the "way they should go- and they will not depart from it." God bless.
Dr. Paul Cates, Pastor and Educator, Founder and President of Faith Christian Ministries. 828-435-0670