May 19th, 2013
"Please don't let the IRS scandal distract you from the Benghazi scandal?" How about "Please don't let the Benghazi scandal distract you from the IRS scandal," pay equal attention to them BOTH and don't forget about the AP scandal.....
Conservative Refocus/ The Examiner
By Barry Secrest
What do you get from the Obama Regime when journalists repeatedly ask a severely damaging question ten different ways? Ten different answers, all meaning the same thing, and none of them actually answering the question, insisting that the answer is "irrelevant."
Indeed, if the answer is irrelevant, then why not simply voice it?
The question is very simple, so why is it that no one will admit to where the President was when US soil came under fire in Benghazi? Only the President has the authority to act or not act in such foreign hostility situations, as the case may be.
The urgent call came in and the President failed to perform his assigned duties, it's as simple as that. Or is it? According to the Obama Regime, other branches of the government and their underlings made the bad call, being the CIA and the State Department.
“We should not only fire the head of the IRS, which has occurred, but we’ve got to go down the line and find every single person who had anything to do with this and make sure that they are removed from the IRS and the word goes out that this is unacceptable,” she said. “It is un-American, it is wrong, and it cannot occur again.”
So, why would an entire US revenue agency be devoted to such a non-revenue generating cause as political harassment?
Notice here that the Senator pointedly directs her remarks towards the IRS only and wants an investigation "down the line" and not "up the line."
However, the problem with this argument is that it assumes that political bias, which is clearly not supposed to be an IRS consideration, was being pursued despite the fact that there would be no actual advantage in agency revenue or otherwise in going after only a certain group or individuals.
So, why would an entire US revenue agency be devoted to such a time-wasting, non-revenue generating cause as political harassment? Once one answers that question, and the answer is quite obvious, then we can see this particular argument going up in smoke.
In addition, we do know that the culpable IRS Commissioner resigned in November, as the story was just being hatched for the public to take note of. We also know that this systemic practice of harassment has been hitting both religious and social groups and individuals nationwide, other than those whom are just socio-political in nature, and not just the 501 c groups.
Ultimately, these attacks are almost impossible to be couched as simply an organic bureaucratic contagion that spread by non-verbal, associative contact, alone. But, according to satirical writer Andy Borowitz of the New Yorker, here is how Borowitz would, with tongue-in-cheek, imagine how Obama might have attacked these damaging facts which keep coming out, in covering a fake radio address by Obama summarizing his plight:
“Right now, many of you are angry at the government, and no one is angrier than I am,” he said. “Quite frankly, I am glad that I have had no involvement in such an organization.”
The President’s outrage only increased, he said, when he “recently became aware of a part of that government called the Department of Justice.”
“The more I learn about the activities of these individuals, the more certain I am that I would not want to be associated with them,” he said. “They sound like bad news.”
Mr. Obama closed his address by indicating that beginning next week he would enforce what he called a “zero tolerance policy on governing.” “If I find that any members of my Administration have had any intimate knowledge of, or involvement in, the workings of the United States government, they will be dealt with accordingly,” he said.
Now that's satire, my friends.
But, just remember the following as all of these events unfold and many journalists and pundits try to find any perpertator other than El Magnifico:
Critical analysis would seem to dictate that even an infectious disease has a defined traceable origin, and so it is with Obama's great trifecta of highly questionable government activities.
But then again, even after all those play-action figures of warrior Obama taking down Osama Bin Laden single-handedly, we can never discount the possibility that this could all simply be Bush's fault in the end, as well....it's just a matter of time and that defense seems to be Obama's best, on an otherwise very weak bench of the usual suspects.
Related from October 2010:
May 15th, 2013
-The Benghazi scandal
-The Obama DOJ actually seized months of phone records of Associated Press journalists secretly
-Obama's EPA also targeted Conservative Groups while giving Liberal and green energy groups carte' blanche
It's as if everything Conservatives have been warning about for the last five years has been proven true and in spades. In the Jon Stewart video above, you get to actually see the gut-reaction of most Liberals upon finding out that their man Obama is not, necessarily, the Messiah they all thought that he was.
More like the Beast, quite frankly.
But, a Liberal Media Star who actually has the intellectual honesty to point out how absurd and completely wrong this Saul Alinsky-style Conservative-Christian-Right-wing targeting is, rather than trying to defend it like many Leftists?
This is the difference between a true old-style Liberal and mindless, Left-Wing, apparatchik-like "Social Liberals." In fact today, in the modern day, Social Liberal is actually code for Socialists or Socialism, a US grouping of pinheads which have grown in number like weeds in the last eight years.
Indeed, Liberals don't always follow the same codes much in the same vein as Conservatives for those who might be surprised at Stewart's reaction. For instance, Sen. Rand Paul, a Conservative super-star, has often spoke of himself as a "classical government Liberal" which essentially means less government and more Liberty, a thing completely in opposition to the radical Liberals of today.
Hmmm.... really, many might be saying right now?
Yes, it is true but one must remember that the times and the history dictate the defining of the various ideologies as the meanings sway and blur over the years. The Founders, who set forth the foundation of America, were in fact, classical government Liberals. This is mainly because, in their day, the Founders were bucking the trends of current tradition and thought, and setting off on a completely new path and form of government, which was not at all conventional in its time.
Thus they were the Liberals of their time, but as their ideological brilliance grew and spread into the mainstream of the day, it became more of a foundation of US political tradition, which embarks the term Conservative in the modern day.
We Conservatives may not agree with Stewart on most political points, but at least we can respect him as one of the few on the radicalized Left who stands mostly on principle. However, Stewart runs a comedy show, for heaven's sake, albeit one highly successful.
Which leads us to the next big story as it regards principles or rather those who show a rather startling lack of any principles whatsoever.....
In the above clip we can see holder showing opossum-like outrage at Rep. Darrell Issa's audacity at calling him out for sending 1,200 emails with nothing but the "To and From" headers
Apparently, Holder thinks it perfectly normal to delete all the contents of congressionally requested emails, other than the "To and From" headers.
He feigns outrage, in fact, at being questioned about such a normal and typical thing, to him. A typical Saul Alinksy maneuver, by the way, feigning outrage at the outraged response of doing a clearly outrageous thing.
When Issa challenged him on the blank emails, Holder stated this:
It is inappropriate and too consistent with the way in which you conduct yourself as a member of Congress," the attorney general said. "It is unacceptable. And it's shameful."
Unacceptable and shameful? Quite frankly, Holders idiomatic response could be a neat summary of his frequent and illegitimate escapades as a US Attorney General.
This particular drama is due to the congressional hearing being held on May 15, 2013 over what has become Obama's Towering Inferno of an Administration.
But then, after all of this, the President went and made it "all good" by firing the acting IRS Commissioner. Unfortunately for Obama, there is one, really, really, monster- big problem with Obama's pathetic ploy.
The ceremonial faux IRS execution that took place under the leadership of El Magnifico, was all for show, ladies and gentlemen.
The fall-guy Commissioner, Steven Miller, who was already slated to leave in June, as interim Commissioner, was fired by Obama today.
However, Obama fall-guy Commissioner Steven Miller was not even in place a at the IRS until November of 2012.
Yes indeed, hired on Nov. 10, 2012 is the actual date.
The IRS targeting took place all the way back into, at least, 2011 and probably before that, as many of those who dissent and got punished, sometimes severely, can factually attest.
No, it would seem that we need to investigate the former commissioner, Douglas Schulman, who was hired in 2008 and left in 2012, when this story truly began percolating out into political circles and the media.
Indeed, he was the bureaucrat in charge of an agency which tried to make anyone who disagreed, or held a different belief or even faith, miserable for not bowing to the President's urgent need to transform America by any and all means available.
Obama apparently thinks the American people are well beyond stupid, and he might be about half correct, at this point. But anyone who thinks this solves the entire problem and absolves the president has drank far too much Kool-aid.
Maybe now would be a good time to revisit Obama's birth certificate too.... I mean , we might as well while we're about it......
May 8th, 2013
Well, it appears that the Benghazi dam has broke and all of the information that has been withheld is now gushing forth from no less than government whistleblowers, but how will it affect his Eminence? Many believe that Obama's 2nd term could be cut short, however either way, the Obama agenda has been side-tracked even further, which is a good thing, no doubt.
The question now becomes will the mainstream media beyond Fox and other conservative outlets cover this debacle? Even if the establishment media does try to sidetrack the facts from the hearings, the Regime appears to be in a spate of even more rough-going for the near future. More on this as it developes.
Which also brings us to what could be termed the nadir of Obama-think as can be seen in the Youtube video above. Does this guy even believe himself? We don't think so.
It is, indeed, Interesting that in the midst of El Magnifico's 2nd "executive Order" term, President Obama is urging students to "reject" anyone that warns of government tyranny, especially after the force-passed 20,000 Page regulatory Obamacare debacle that continues to unfold.
But what do other, perhaps, greater Presidents say about government tyranny?
Glad you asked:
When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty~Thomas Jefferson
Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master~George Washington
Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people~John Adams
Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties~Abraham Lincoln
And then we have Barack Obama, who says:
They'll warn that tyranny always lurking just around the corner, you should reject these voices~Barack Obama
Below is the full text:
OBAMA: Unfortunately, you've grown up hearing voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that's at the root of all our problems. Some of these same voices also do their best to gum up the works. They'll warn that tyranny always lurking just around the corner. You should reject these voices. Because what they suggest is that our brave, and creative, and unique experiment in self-rule is somehow just a sham with which we can't be trusted.
We have never been a people who place all our faith in government to solve our problems. We shouldn't want to. But we don't think the government is the source of all our problems, either. Because we understand that this democracy is ours. And as citizens, we understand that it's not about what America can do for us, it's about what can be done by us, together, through the hard and frustrating but absolutely necessary work of self-government. And class of 2013, you have to be involved in that process.
But the miasma of misinformation didn't stop there, none other than Dick "The Landslide" Morris decided to get in on the act of blaming Conservative Icon Rush Limbaugh, for not being establishment enough and even losing elections for the Republicans who seem to do a bang-up job on their own. However, most CR readers know how attacking El Rushbo flies with this site, so here was our response in defense of Rush:
I like Dick Morris, don't get me wrong, but I love Rush Limbaugh, having practically grown up with him, and it's certainly not Rush's fault that Dick didn't get the landslide for Romney that he predicted in front of God and everyone and then disappeared for a few months, understandably.
I would have never made that prediction, by the way, despite high hopes.
But Dick did make the prediction and he was stunningly wrong then, just as he's stunningly wrong now. You don't give these illegals amnesty or even free squatting rights without securing the border first "period," Dick, you spectacular pinhead and you should know this by now.
You cannot trust the Radical Democrats to secure the border on a future promise, especially when these 12 million new voters cast their Democratic votes as newly minted citizens, Dick, you inimitable dumbass.
You want identity politics, Dick? Then go over to the Democrats, which by the way, is where you were once long ago as Clinton's chief adviser. Now seriously, can anyone imagine Rush or even me being Obama's chief advisor?
I didn't think so and therein lies Dick's rub. (and I'm being nice here Dicky)
Does Dick really want to alienate himself by taking on the titular head of American conservatism?
But the rebuttals didn't end there, when Barney Frank decided to take on the Tea Party one more time by comparing the Party to Al Qaeda, of all things. The Washington Examiner stated the following about Frank's remarks, and we kindly integrated our remarks right back at Mr. Frank, as follows:
Former Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., responding to al-Qaeda’s criticism of his sexual orientation in the latest issue of their magazine, compared the terrorist organization to the Tea Party and cracked that the two groups are “aligned” with each other against gay marriage.
This, from the guy who is allied with the Occupy anarchists?
The Tea Party, to my knowledge, is not at all concerned about gay marriage. Marry anyone you want, just don't ask us to sanction it as a traditional marriage, pinhead.
“I wonder how the right wing in America feels about being aligned with al-Qaeda?” Frank said to Buzzfeed, adding that “there is an irony that the most active anti-gay [groups] are al-Qaeda and the American right-wing.”
CR: Indeed? al-Qaeda is an Islamic extremist group predicated on Leftist totalitarian control and constantly defended by Left-Wing groups such as the Democrat Party, the Liberal media, and of course, the President.
That is the true irony, and where might Barney the pervert dinosaur fit into all of that, is the actual question at play.
The latest issue of Al-Qaeda’s Inspire magazine spotlights “Barney Frank, Gay Congressman, Symbol of the American Dream” to argue that the United States is “a nation standing on no values.”
"It sounded like what the Tea Party said when I got married,” Frank replied.
CR: Thou do'st protest to much, quite frankly, Mr. Frank.
Neither I, nor many of my erstwhile bretheren have even thought about you or your churlish singular wit since you got run out of your congressional district. I know that's painful, but we've all been dealing with the banking meltdown that you helped cause.
Plus, we can't all run lucrative male prostitution rings out of our garages, you know. I mean, where we would park our pick-up trucks?
But, remember what you said in early 2008, as the head of the congressional banking committee? "Fannie May and Freddie Mac are healthy, nothing to worry about," right.....we saw what that got us.....double-pinhead
Frank’s comments come about a week after an NPR analyst suggested that “anti-government, right-wing” terrorists attacked the Boston Marathon.
Then, ladies and Gentlemen, there was this:
Since when did Congress begin administering joint resolutional labotomies? Imagine a world without balloons, Liberal Democrat Hank Johnson says. Perchance, imagine a world without elected buffoons, we respond.
He was talking about the federal helium reserve management and it's apparent funding...yeah, we have one of those departments and we probably spend millions on it.
But do we also have a federal elected moron management department? If so, heads should be rolling, and soon. However that action would have to be run through the federal head-rolling reserve department for approval, no doubt.
One glance and any quick listen to Georgia Congressman Hank Johnson, and despite the bedlam lying all around us, you actually begin to feel lucky in ruminating over the fact that despite this type of vacuous leadership, America has still managed to somehow stay afloat.
Now, for those who think the Congressman was just kidding, due to the ultra-high levels of dumb and even dumber, there's this:
The Admiral in this clip should get an award for his unparalleled ability at not falling over in insane, body convulsive, laughter when confronted with unashamed hyper-stupidity. If this guy were a Republican, he would have been long gone or worse.
Maybe it's simply Hank's congressional district:
That would explain much.....
April 25th, 2013
Conservative Refocus Reports
By Barry Secrest
What is it that is now happening to both America and our world?
Our formerly impregnable walls of security have now been breached twice, in a major way, leading to both death and destruction not only to our own people, but also in many ways to our way of life.
Things have been changing quite dramatically in only the last score of years and to such a degree that billions are increasingly searching for answers and the truth, but more often than not, in all the wrong places. But, what if those answers that we so desperately are seeking have always been easily available to us, if we were to but travel all the way back to our roots, as a nation?
It has been true since the beginning of recorded history and even beyond that. In the earliest days of human history, glyphs and mysterious symbols have been etched into the timeless permanency of stone by ancient man. From massive markings often miles in formation made on earth's many plains only to be seen from strikingly unattainable altitudes, to ruins of ancient mystical origin frequently difficult to trace or even decode for modern man.
Humankind has always tried to divine either meaning or portent from past events to include prophetic texts, especially as they might approach future events delving often into the wholly archaic, in many cases. For instance, Astrology, the use of stars to foretell man's comings and goings, is an ancient system obviously still in use, which fuels millions of internet searches daily, and which can generally be found in most morning papers. What many left-stream editors probably fail to understand is that ancient mythology holds that the Archangel Michael was the divine being responsible for delivering the precepts of astrology to man.
The Gathering Storm
In that particular vein and on this site, stretching over the years, we have delved into a number of questions that have bedeviled any sort of rational explanation along with a rather startling amount of apostasies that have plagued both America and the world as a whole. From Earthquakes that sparked conspiracy theories of underground nuclear blasts on the US East Coast or para-Presidential security agents who seemed to visually morph into something else altogether unworldly, to even seeming governmentally involved False-Flag operations which habitually confound the mainstream media to even glance momentarily in a different direction, despite certain evidences to the contrary lying clearly all about.
Meanwhile Peppered in between these articles which seek to question, visitors will find journalistic stories and often unconventional Conservative opinion articles also dealing with everyday political events and what they might mean to each of us, while forever being centered upon traditional precepts.
If there are questions that seem to defy the standard group think model, we atypically, if not unabashedly, ask those questions.
In that vein, Eschatology, also referred to as apocalypticism, is defined by the Oxford Dictionary as "The theological sciences concerned with the four last things: death, judgment, heaven and hell," and which is exactly where our X-files type of extreme curiosity leads us within this particular project.
These reasons, among many others, are why we found the documentary titled The Daniel Project (Facebook link) to be an astonishing work that should not be ignored by anyone, especially for those who still hold a belief that the truth is out there.
In America, with the changes wrought both for and by the government in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the subsequent 2008 financial meltdowns, and even the more recent attacks in Boston, a new societal paradigm has emerged largely predicated on a mass governmental breakdown of its historical function reaching mythic proportions.
This new paradigm now encompasses an America comprised of a significant number of citizens readying themselves in myriad ways, from Preppers who seek survival in a post-apocalyptic world to the "End of Days" believers who are dedicated to the proposition of a coming world tribulation period as laid down by biblical scriptures.
The political Left will often laugh at any such precepts offered by religion with a special emphasis on Protestantism and Catholicism, while the mainstream media will more often than not run stories designed to denigrate and debase these same belief systems, while upholding the murderous machinations of fundamentalist Islam. This, despite a US population that far more often than not holds a belief in a greater truth, or Judeo-Christian God of Goodness, to the tune of about 87%.
This alone, should speak volumes to those who hold a special type of understanding that many of the less spiritually inclined simply cannot fathom, or find stupid beyond belief, as the idiomatic case may be.
"Only the Wise Will Understand"
However, with the hundreds of predictions found throughout both the old and new testaments of the Bible, these prophecies in fact reveal an "astonishing panorama of future events" which appear to be, even now, coming true, like it or not. So, even if one might be a skeptic, non-believer, or even an Atheist, anyone who views the following predictions from ancient texts will tend to come away with an unsettled spirit if, indeed, they truly hold an open and critical mind.
But, there is that one other element as proclaimed by the biblical Prophet Daniel being "only the wise in the final generation would understand," and this is where we begin within the alarming precepts of the Daniel Project, while focusing on an entirely different type of politics altogether, for a change, which is but one more piece of the puzzle that we have constantly referred to at this site.
As we move through the precepts of the Daniel Project there are several things to note. As a writer and one unusually familiar with the prophetic texts in combination with world events, I have at times taken the liberty of lending my own research and knowledge within the ideas as presented by the Daniel Project in order to add an additional dimension. The results, while chilling, provide at least a foundation of understanding for those who are unfamiliar but may wish to learn more. Many regular readers may have also noted the additional time between what are normally once per week article additions to this website, however, this is due to the massive amount of additional research required to properly undertake this type of project.
So, behold, as they say, let's look at the evidence as presented by The Daniel Project thus far:
Biblical Prediction #1 and #2-Jews will be exiled, scattered and persecuted throughout the world and then regathered
(Book of Deuteronomy ~ written 2,500 years ago)
To most people living in the western world and especially to western Christians, the extraordinary amount of hatred and cruelty historically lavished on the Jewish people is a thing that routinely inspires confusion. Why do they hate the Jews so? Throughout time and from ancient Egypt, the Russian Pogroms and, of course, Hitler's nearly successful attempt at Jewish Genocide to the tune of over 6 million dead, Jewish hatred has left many non-Jews and Jews alike often dazed and confused at how a people could engender so much hate. So, why is this?
Many believe that the answer can be found in Deuteronomy Chapter 12 in which God indicates that the Jews are God's chosen people and also where the verse goes on to exclaim that "whoever blesses the Jews will be blessed and whosoever curses the Jews will be cursed." When one begins to understand who, exactly, God's chief adversary is, one can also then understand why hatred of the Jews might be a foregone conclusion to this proliferation of hate--it makes sense. Indeed, a well-worn word was crafted for this very thing which we refer to as "anti-Semitism."
Not missing here is the fact that America, much like Israel, tends to be almost equally hated in much of the world, however there is one particularly stunning school of thought that deals with this phenomenon as well.
The main point being, however, that approximately 600 years prior to the event, it was foretold in the Bible that the Jews would be scattered and persecuted throughout the world--which has subsequently been proven true and is the Genesis of our story, which also includes the Jews regathering over 2,548 years later in Israel...an amazing thing unto itself and yet it was foretold six centuries in advance of the scattering and 2.5 millennia prior to the regathering.
Biblical Prediction #3- Within the last days, the Jews will be returned to their homeland
(Book of Ezekiel ~ written 2,500 years ago)
Anyone who reads the story of how the United Nations, often now at odds with anything Semitic, helped to create a partition plan allowing the Israeli's to repatriate their homeland in 1947 and directly after World War II, might be astounded. Yet, as promised over 2,500 years ago, the Jews did eventually find their homeland after being scattered the world over, and resettled in Israel in the years following 1948 via UN mandate.
"It was predicted, and it happened" as The Daniel Project's Jacob Prasch will repeatedly assert throughout both this text and in the documentary.
The unsettling thing to remember, within the above heading, is the phrase "within the last days."
Biblical Prediction# 4-Israel will become the center of world tension
(Book of Zechariah ~ written 2,500 years ago)
It's a known fact that in modern times the Muslims and the Arab world at large have always held claim to the lands which Israel now owns and occupies. But does the Arab world, in fact, have a legitimate claim to the land? Do the Native Americans have sole right to all lands possessed by the US government and citizens? Should we, as Americans, just give the land back? That's ridiculous, most Americans would say, and they would be right in doing so.
The struggles for the land of Israel between Arabs, Israelis, Muslims and Jews have gone on almost endlessly throughout time. Indeed, whoever holds the land at any given time, it should be noted, is the one that holds clear rights to the land. Possession is 9/10ths of the law, as they say.
But as to the 4th prediction, can anyone doubt that Israel is not at the center of world tension in this modern day? When we view the history of this mideast region, these tensions are nothing new, in fact, wars of conquest have been repeatedly fought all the way back to 1,200 BCE with various Rulers taking and retaking and then losing the land that is now Israel throughout its entire history. It wasn't until the British retook the land from the Ottomans, in World War 1, who had in turn seized it from the Syrians about 500 years prior, that the modern-day return of the Israeli's to their homeland could be made possible. However, only after the heinous genocide of WW2 and once again under a UN mandate, did the Israeli's finally return to their homeland.
The fact that all of this was predicted by a man living 2,500 years in advance? Remarkable, once again. How could a Prophet who lived over 2,500 years ago possibly know this would happen and get it exactly right?
Biblical Prediction #5-The lost language of Hebrew will be restored to Israel, as with the shekel also, in the last days
(Book of Zephania, book of Ezekiel ~ written 2,500 years ago)
Language death or linguicide is an actual form of study in linguistics; however, the fascinating thing, for our purposes, is the fact that most instances of language death are rarely if ever reversible. Yet, as we are now learning, the Jewish people seem able to constantly find ways to bedevil prevailing conventions, and so it is with the Hebrew language.
Hebrew, as a commonly spoken tongue, died in the late antiquity period just before the middle ages. So, how did it come back? There is no singular answer to this question; however, experts place the comeback of the language in the time of the 19th century. The Jewish shekel, a form of currency, was also dead for over 1,900 years, and yet somehow found its way back into circulation in 1997.
The operative point here, and truly a goosebump-inspiring notation to be sure, is that the scripture in Ezekiel indicates that "in the last days both the shekel and the Hebrew language will be revived."
"It was predicted and it has happened.
Biblical Prediction# 6 and #7- In the last days, pools of water will appear in the deserts; Fruits, Forests, Vineyards and Olive Groves will arise from the dust
(Books of Isaiah and Ezekiel ~ written 2,500 years ago)
The desert that was Israel was barren of life for almost 2,000 years. So, how is it that what once was desert wasteland would later become a veritable Garden of Eden? Even better, how is it that for almost 2,500 years prior, these events would be prophesied in two books of the Bible? The several verses speaking to this eventuality speak of firs and the cypress growing in abundance, the earth being filled with fruit. What could not have been predicted was the vast increase in knowledge that has occurred in the last two millennium owing to the art and engineering of advanced irrigation and growing techniques.
Israel pictured above in 1865
Today, according to Wikipedia, Israel is a major exporter of fresh produce and a world leader in agricultural technologies, despite a landmass equivalent to the approximate size of New Jersey. Israel, unlike anywhere else in the largely arid Arab world, has become, in effect, an oasis in the desert.
"It was predicted and once again it happened."~ Jacob Prasch, Bible Expositor
Biblical Prediction #8-Man-made and natural disasters will increase in the End of Days
(Books of Matthew, Mark, and Acts ~ written appx. 1,960 years ago)
“For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places, and there will be famines and sedition; these are the beginning of the labor pains.”~Mark 13:7-8
The key here to remember is that throughout all of history both natural and man-made disasters have always occurred in a diversity of places and times. However, the four predictions indicated here, and resultantly the scriptures, specify an increase in both intensity and knowledge of these events.
The knowledge comes to us by way of a now highly interconnected international web and media, along with the natural increase in populations of areas which were only sparsely populated in times not far past.
These four major types of signs include:
Environmental- including natural disaster, famines and pestilence, hurricanes, tsunamis and quakes intensified and viraled by both the worldwide web and international media.
Wars and Rumors of Wars- Catastrophes that are man-made, specifically to include ethnic tensions between ethnic nations; civil wars, and governmental breakdowns will occur is a series of chained events.
Moral Collapse-Churches, governments and even society itself will exercise moral relativism unlike any other time in modern history.
Just in this sense alone, we can see a convergence of each of these types of events all seemingly occurring with both an increased intensity and frequency. But are we seeing the worst of this convergence now or are there even more horrible events yet to come?
Biblical Prediction#9-Lawlessness, Moral Collapse and Social Breakdown
(Book of Timothy ~ written 1,950 years ago)
As the Arab Spring has either toppled or is toppling empire after Mideast empire, while Islamic Sharia law takes a firm hold on the lands of the Mideast, we have already seen a panoply of Christian persecutions taking place. Christian crucifixions, rapes and even beheadings are at an all-time high in modern history, and this, just in the last five years. In addition, for the first time in US history, the sitting leader of the Free World was declared the "First Gay US President" by a leading media magazine.
"Perilous times shall come - Times of danger, of persecution, and of trial."
Meanwhile, western society is said to have become "post-Christian and neo-pagan," says Jacob Prasch, which speaks to a prophetic series of cultural breakdowns unparalleled in modern times, but also, within the Christian Church.
"It was predicted, and it is happening now."
Who, in truth, would have thought even only a score of years ago, that published government manuals of today speak to published warnings of the dangers of so-called Christian extremism and phantom Right-Wing terrorism, which in those days would have been so unthinkable as to leave any administration backing such precepts politically stranded if not completely ruined.
Yet, it is happening right now and right here in an America, with these same very belief systems that actually built America. Now, Christianity and Judaism are often being held out as both archaic and even reprehensible, in far too many circles. While those things which oppose Judeo-Christian Values are held up as shining examples of both multi-culturalism, acceptance and Progress.
Biblical Prediction#10-Christian Apostasy, Mass Spiritual Delusion, and a Great Leader
(Book of 2nd Timothy ~ written 1,950 years ago)
While an increasingly large number of Churches have, in the recent past, fallen under what many might term the slippery slope of feel-good religions, the number of individuals who have fallen victim to certain groups which they thought were Protestant only to later learn rather painfully that they were not. Financial con artists and certian so-called Christian Televangelists have turned the Church into a laughing-stock of greedy caricatures, while unabashedly begging for money, and sometimes even much worse.
These groups, while always present in one form or another, have in the modern day reached what could be described as a plague of delusions built largely for financial gain to the proprietor. The Bible refers to this period as "The Great Apostasy" or departure from the truth. According to Jacob Prasch, this is associated with "The man of lawlessness," also a metaphor for the anti-Christ, who God will allow to deceive many of those whom are in search of a new Messiah.
"As the world strains under the weight of humanitarian issues, mankind will desperately seek a new leader, a savior."~Jacob Prasch
Biblical Prediction # 11- A Great Leader to Bring Peace Within A New World Order- and biblical prediction# 12-Resulting in one-world government, a forced financial system, state control
(Book of Revelation~written 1,900 years ago)
The words "A new world order" have been repeated more and more often in the last two decades by political leaders more than any other time in US history. Although author H.G. Wells seemed to first write of such an order in his book of essentially the same name written in 1940 which expounded largely on the wonders of Socialism, George H.W. Bush was the first to use the actual term in a speech in late 1990.
So, how does this tie in with biblical prophecy? Many biblical scholars believe that several Revelation references to "One World Government" dovetail perfectly with the meaning behind the words "new world order" that can be found in Revelation chapter 13: 7, which states:
"The beast was permitted to go to war against the saints and conquer them. He was given ruling authority over every tribe, people, language, and nation"
Biblical experts further believe that the United Nations will be the organization at the heart of such power. An increasing loss of confidence in the world's leading financial systems and then the various national economies faltering will cause the rise of a single world financial system. According to Jacob Prasch, this, coupled with a grand convergence of natural calamities and the terror that ensues will cause many individuals to seek security and leadership from both a political and religious leader who claims to have the answers to virtually everything "and they'll get one."
Prasch notes that this is the man that the scriptures refer to as "the man of sin" or the "anti-Christ" who will act as a sort of "redeemer figure." This individual will be able to bring together all of the world's faiths via a political agenda and a "corrupted world religious system." Many, in addition, believe that the country which has the greatest capacity to produce such a figure is America, however, this is not necessarily a given, all belying evidence to the contrary.
The problem with the advent of such an individual deemed as a one-world government leader will be the loss of liberties and democracy throughout the world, as the resultant absolute power of such a central goverment over national-regional governments will cause absolute corruption. This is where unconstrained tyranny will take over and man will once again be at the mercy of his own singular government creation, the world over.
Who or what could stand against such a power?
Here also is where a forced financial system, after numerous currency failures, and the much talked about "mark of the Beast" will be set upon each world citizen either in their right hand or forehead. This mark would seem to represent a new financial system or currency which is embedded or marked upon each person in order to buy or trade--which could now be achieved through existing digital micro-technology.
The scriptures further indicate that anyone who does not receive such a mark will be executed.
But then, how could a veritable primitive who lived almost two thousand years ago predict such a thing that appears relatively easily achieved in this modern day?
Biblical Prediction# 13- A Peace Treaty signed yet a military coalition strikes Israel, Tribulation ensues
(Prophet Daniel and the Book of Revelation ~ written over 1,900 years ago)
At this point in human history, the last seven years of the age will have been reached which some refer to as the Tribulation period. The long sought after and all-encompassing peace treaty between Israel and other Middle East states will finally be signed at the beginning of this final seven years.
However, the anti-Christ who initially presented himself as a man of peace and who inaugurated the agreement with Israel will break the peace agreement mid-way through this final seven years. Also, at this time, the Prophet Daniel states that the ancient nation of Persia, which is now modern-day Iran, will rise up against Israel and war will ensue.
Here, it would be prudent to point out, that the Islamic nation of Iran's religious government leaders, not to mention millions of Muslims everywhere, believe in what is known as the 12th Imam or Mahdi who will come back to rule the nations at the end of time. In the prophetic texts of the Koran, this fearful leader will seek to wipe out the nation of Israel and its supporters while heralding a new age. Indeed, many religious leaders within the Islamic faith, including the theocratic leaders of Iran, believe that chaos is the only thing that will hasten the "Hidden Imam's" return which is what the religious Islamic nation of Iran seems often enough to be hedging its national health upon.
However, it's not just the nation of Iran, but rather the entire Islamic fundamentalist world which often seems intent in forcing its belief systems and law on the nations. Many believe that the Arab spring movement may be the final precurser to an Islamic Caliphate, a confederation of Islamic States which many Islamists are even now touting.
Could this powerful Caliphate eventually come to be the embodiment of the anti-Christ so talked about in Revelation?
The chaos of war, these Islamic fundamentalist leaders believe, will hasten the 12th Imam's return which could be why Iran often appears to be desperately seeking a nuclear weapon, and at any cost, in order to spark the return of the 12th Imam and initiate a nuclear exchange with Israel. According to Jacob Prasch, "we are told by Ezekiel that Russia, Turkey and the nations of Soviet central Asia will come into some type of military confederation with Iran to invade Israel" but this attack will fail due to a type of divine intervention which will impart natural disasters ostensibly as the attack takes place.
Interesting that these particular alliances only seemed possible in just the last five years....and they were foretold over 2,500 years ago.
Biblical Predictions #14, #15 , #16 & #17-~Physical Signs~The Return, an earthquake which splits The Mount of Olives, water flowing beneath Jerusalem, the Rebuilding of the Jewish Temple and the East gate remains sealed
(Books of Zechariah & Ezekiel ~ written 2,500 years ago)
"And his feet shall stand in that day on the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall split in the middle thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south."~Zech.14:4
With modern technology, we know already that a tectonic fissure exists which runs along the center of the Mount of Olives. According to scriptures, the Messiah's return will herald a great earthquake which both splits and moves the Mountain of ancient history apart. This will also cause fresh water to flow from underneath the Mount and towards the Dead Sea changing the entire environment. In addition to this, we also know of the fresh streams of waters as verified by archeologists indeed flowing underneath both the city of Jerusalem and the Mount of Olives.
But, how could an ancient prophet of over 2,500 years ago known of this tectonic fissure and a subterranean aquifer in the middle of what was a desert? Even better? The Biblical prediction that the Dead Sea will teem with sea life after this event unfolds.
According to Jacob Prasch, the Prophet Isaiah foretells that the Messiah Jesus' return will originate at the ancient city of Petra in Jordan, but will culminate in his descending down upon the Mount of Olives making all of these astounding events take place, sequentially.
Apocalypticists have long known and have established as a sort of bookmark in time marking the end days, that according to biblical prophecy, the event to watch closely for is the rebuilding of the Great Temple in Jerusalem. Remarkably, the cornerstone of this soon to be rebuilt Temple, weighing 13 tons was presented to the world on May 21st, 2009. The Temple Institute, which is a Levitical organization dedicated to the new Temple's construction, has recently expanded its visitor's center three-fold and continues to gather artifacts to be housed in the new temple.
All the pieces appear to be in place, but can and will it happen?
The East Gate
The golden gate, as it was also called, holds several deeply religious meanings for the Jews, which is largely why the gate was sealed back in the 1500's by Ottoman conqueror Suleiman the Magnificent. Suleiman also placed a cemetery in front of the gate in order to keep Jewish Holy Priests from being able to enter or exit through the gate, as their entering a cemetery is ostensibly not allowed , which is part of the reason for Suleiman's tactics.
The remarkable thing here is that, once again, the sealing of the gate and the fact that the continuance of this condition was predicted almost 2,000 years before the fact and continues to this day.
Biblical Prediction # 18~ The Kings of the East cross the Euphrates River for a great war
(Books of Ezekiel & Revelation ~ written 2,500 & 1,900 years ago respectively)
I will show wonders in the heavens and on the earth, blood and fire and billows of smoke. 31 ~The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD.~Joel 2:30-31
The Bible foretells in Revelation that the kings of the East, who many believe is the nation of China and or Russia along with her ancillary nations, will cross the Euphrates in an invasion of the Mideast and in preparation for war against Israel and perhaps Israel's western allies.
The scriptures, in anticipation of this event, speak to the "angels bound at the River Euphrates" to lead 2oo million men in battle. The remarkable thing here is the fact that going back through ancient history, at no time was there ever a population capable of producing, arming, and supporting such a massive army of men. Yet, in modern day, the Chinese army currently lists an active duty capacity of about 318 million men fit for military service, which is about the size of the currrent US population, if we include illegals.
Interestingly, and at the time of this prophecy of over 1,900 years ago, the population of planet Earth has been estimated at about 100 million people. So, how could an ancient prophet understand that the Earth would be heavily populated [enough] to support this massive of an army?
According to Jacob Prasch, The Ataturk dam in Turkey which could block or restrict the flow of the river southward allowing such a massive army's passage possible. Ataturk Dam lies just off the border of Syria. This possible drying up or stoppage of the Euphrates would also cause crop failures and incredible starvation In Iraq. Prasch further indicates that according to the scriptures, this will cause one of the worst holocausts of all time.
But the Kings of the East will be gathering for a singular reason.....
Biblical Prediction#19~Armegeddon, the war to end all wars
(Books of Revelation, Matthew, Jeremiah, and Zechariah-each written over 1,900 years ago)
Yet another interesting note, this final war to end all wars appears to be in no less than 4 scriptural texts and perhaps even more:
For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now--and never to be equaled again. 22 If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened.~Matthew 24:21-22
So which countries might find themselves in such a terrible coalition?
Interestingly, we have already stated such a military confederation, in fact. In the 13th prediction Ezekiel states that "Russia, Turkey and the nations of central Asia will come into some type of military confederation with Iran to invade Israel." The scriptures seem to further allude to weaponry akin to nuclear technology. We further know that the eastern powers of North Korea, possibly Iran, China, Russia and Pakistan each has an arsenal of nuclear weaponry.
So, are the pieces of the puzzle now ready to be engaged?
Then they gathered the kings together to the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon.~Revelation 16:16
Armageddon mentioned here has long been a subject of considerable biblical discussion. The Valley of Megiddo does exist in modern times and is a plain located in Israel that has seen several ancient historical battles. However also, the scriptures clearly indicate that without divine intercession, "man's days would be numbered." a chilling thought when prefaced by the fact that these words were, once again, written at a time when nuclear technology was not even an idea.
And the slain of the LORD shall be at that day from one end of the earth even unto the other end of the earth: they shall not be lamented, neither gathered, nor buried; they shall be dung upon the ground.~Jeremiah 24:33
So, who will oppose these forces from the East and stand with Israel?
It seems clear that Israel and the US will probably be standing together in these end times, especially if we take into account the fact that "the dead will lie from one end of the world unto the other"--only the US arsenal seems capable of countering the combined might of Russian and China in a nuclear exchange. But why would these countries align themselves against Israel and America? When we take into account the fact that Israel seems hated the world over and combine this with the fact that the US over the last five years, has been seen by most countries as a weakening super-power--even unto its own leadership, then we can see how this scenario might, indeed, be possible.
Remember that Iran is a nation which is allied with both Russia and China, while also remembering that the Chinese-Russo alliance was only established very recently in history. But, will Israeli aggression against Iran's nuclear aims cause these forces to gather? Or will an Iranian ballistic missile attack on Israel and an Israeli-American response be the keystone in this prophetic event?
And this shall be the plague with which the LORD will strike all the peoples that wage war against Jerusalem: their flesh will rot while they are still standing on their feet, their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongues will rot in their mouths.~Zechariah 14:12
If Israel saw a force of over 200 million men marching on it, what other avenue of defense other than nuclear technology, might be available? Israel's population alone is only about 8 million people. Now, does this prophecy sound either so absurd or patently impossible?
Biblical Prediction # 20~ Only the wise will understand and escape
(Prophet Daniel~written over 2,100 years ago)
According to Jacon Prasch, the Prophet Daniel indicates that the scriptures clearly state that only the wise will understand these prophecies, which to many, must seem glaringly accurate especially at this point in history. However, Prasch further notes that Daniel also makes it known that "The Wicked" will not understand. Prasch also postulates that according to both Daniel and Jesus, there will be a way to escape this particular hell on earth scenario.
So there you have it, the terrifyingly realistic prophecies as evidenced by The Daniel Project, which also states that since this work was published, even more signs have occurred which fall into line in support of these prophetic texts.
clip from the movie
Jeremy Hitchen does a masterful job in presenting the movie as a skeptic. Bible Expositor, Jacob Prasch, also presents a stunning panoply of knowledge in describing the events as they unfold, but also as one who originally sought to scientifically disprove the Bible, earlier on in his career.
In putting this article together my very able and extraordinarily educated editor and producer, who has not been formally submerged with the prophetic texts of the Bible, and as a former college academian, has come away with a feeling of being absolutely blown away by what she has both seen and heard, especially with how ancient biblical texts written over two millennia ago can be so stunningly accurate now, in the modern day.
She was truly frightened as the prophecies came together.
However, we must add that this particular article is only an expansive summary of what is contained visually within the movie of the same name titled, "The Daniel Project." If you would like to see these texts brought to life, we would urge you to see the movie for yourself and make your own decisions and conclusions.
"About the time of the end, a body of men will be raised up who will turn their attention to the Prophecies,and insist on their literal interpretation, in the midst of much clamor and opposition."
~Sir Isaac Newton, Mathematician and the father of modern science
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