We get them. All of us.
In fact, you might even say that the founding of America was one of them.
The problem is that they are often not what we want them to be, or what we expected. And, that’s a problem because we often try to skip those appointments because they don’t fit our idea of what a ‘proper appointment’ should be.
You’ve probably had lots of those if you are a follower of Christ.
If you AREN’T a follower of Christ, there’s one truly awful appointment that you will not avoid, unless you become one.
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Appointments from God
I meet lots of people who like to think that they’re smarter than God. In fact, I stare at one in the mirror at least once a day. I meet once a week with a bunch of such people on Sundays.
No matter how good a Christian you are, you always – in some way – think that you are smarter than God. I know this because I suffer the same problem. I’ve spent a lot of my life telling God that He needed to do this or that in a different way. And, when He asks ME to do something, I have a million excuses.
And, having been a follower of Christ for 43 years… I have more experience at resisting – or attempting to resist – what God wants me to do. Thankfully, I’m a little better at agreeing with what God wants me to do, but… only better.
So, I have a question.
Are you skipping your appointments from God?
I can’t tell you what those are, only God can. But, I can tell you that I’ve skipped a few – more than a few. And, I’ve had to watch others pick up the responsibilities that were mine, and be blessed by those opportunities to serve. More important, we will all stand before God one day, and be asked about those appointments that we skipped.
Of course, some appointments don’t make a lot of sense. Some even seem dangerous. To you. To those that you love. To what you love.
They might even seem foolish. Unwise. Stupid.
I have a regular appointment like that. I doesn’t seem like I’m getting anywhere, and I’m spending a lot of time on it. And, I will probably never know whether anything that I’m doing at that ‘appointment’ is making a difference. And no, I am not talking about these articles.
However, I know that it doesn’t matter what the results are, or whether my time is being used wisely. I know that the job must be done, and that I’m the one to do it. Until someone comes along, with their own appointment from God, I am required to fulfill that appointment.
I have to keep reminding myself that God is smarter than I am, and that He cares about me, as well as all of His other sheep. If I’ve shown up to the ‘wrong appointment’, He will let me know.
The Bible often uses a different metaphor than mine. It talks about doors that are open, and doors that are closed. Lots of crazy things have happened because I walked through doors that were open – doors that didn’t make sense, but do now.
The only thing that I can tell you, is that walking through an open door is a good idea – as long as you have permission from God to do so.
Here I am, an Indiana boy who can speak Hebrew and has lived in Asia for 21 years. I’m married to the most beautiful woman on the planet, and… well …I hardly know what to say. I often need to pinch myself, wondering if I’m living in some extended dream.
For some of you, a door is open, an appointment has been made. You have the urge to put up artificial roadblocks to keep you from meeting that appointment. I know how that works. I’ve done it too many times myself, and the price for that was high. Always.
But, when I’ve been on time for my appointments, when I’ve walked through the doors that God opened for me… I’ve been blessed.
So, let me encourage you to be on time for the appointments that God has given you. You’ll be okay, and you’ll look back on this moment and be glad that you did.
Now, I’ve got an appointment to keep, so I must be off…
Read my book, Ezekiel’s Fire.
It’s the Fourth and pretty-much-final Edition
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THIS WEEK’S RESEARCH
My research sources are pretty wide ranging, and their number keep growing. So, instead of listing all of my sources, let me list the ones that deserve special mention:
A big thank you to all who sent me articles. I appreciate all of it.
IF YOU READ NOTHING ELSE…
Yup, more than just special, these links appear to be the most important of all. Seriously, start with these.
This depressed me.
She was so right, about so much. She’s correct about so much of what she said. But, she missed the one thing that fixed EVERYTHING:
Oh, I’m sure she has SOME kind of faith. She probably goes to church, or something like it. And THAT makes it worse.
A Christian who doesn’t understand that our removal of God from the equation… that’s worse. So, I hope that you’ll forgive me if I want her to NOT be a Christian. Corrupt Christianity is worse than no Christianity.
Because Corrupt Christianity blasphemes the name of Christ, and I love God too much to want to see that.
How do I know that she has deleted God from the ‘equation’?
No reference to God in any way.
Being against Israel.
Being against Israel is the clearest sign. You cannot be a true Christian, if you are against Israel. I’ve lived in Israel. I know Israel. If you are against Israel, you are an abomination.
I know too much to believe anything else.
The best that you can claim is to be collossaly ignorant. That’s the BEST that you can claim, if you are against Israel. So, if you are against Israel, you now have a chance to educate yourself.
Otherwise, you are an abomination in the eyes of God.
So, watch this video and see all that she gets right. But, I hope that you will understand everything that she gets wrong.
And, it makes me very sad to see what she gets so wrong.
One of the reasons why I like Scott Adams so much is that he gives us a view into our own foolishness. And yes, I include myself in that ‘our own foolishness’. And, he talks here about something called ‘Cognitive Dissonance’. I’ve talked about it over the past few years… wait.
When was the first time that I mentioned it?
Let me go to that little ‘search thingy’ on my website…
…typing in the words ‘cognitive dissonance’…
Ooops. I used that phrase for the first time on this site, here:
Interesting how the mind works.
Although, to be fair, I did use it here:
I guess that I’ve been thinking about it and talking about it without using the phrase. In fact, let me point out that the Bible talks about it all the time too.
Deep down, we consider ourselves to be Good.
But, God says that we aren’t.
Instead of acknowledging our guilt, we chose to throw God out.
THAT is Cognitive Dissonance in action.
We’ve all done it, and I’m as guilty as you.
Here’s my chance to roll out my favorite quote on ‘The Press’:
There is no such thing, at this date of the world’s history, in America, as an independent press. You know it and I know it.
There is not one of you who dares to write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinion out of the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid similar salaries for similar things, and any of you who would be so foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the streets looking for another job. If I allowed my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my paper, before twenty-four hours my occupation would be gone.
The business of the journalists is to destroy the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify, to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread. You know it and I know it, and what folly is this toasting an independent press?
We are the tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes.
– John Swinton (approx. 1880)
Please understand what that date means.
They’ve been doing this to us for more than 136 years.
Do you think that they’ll stop now?
Which one of these is us?
I love optimism. In fact, I’m an optimist, myself. Seriously.
In fact, how can you be a Christian and not be an optimist?
I mean, God always wins, and we are God’s people. But, the optimism here is not about that. In fact, that optimism is in ALL the wrong places, and as Michael says in this article:
Sadly, none of those things are true.
Sorry kids, but there isn’t a Santa Clause.
The fact that the raping of little children has been going on for so long… in the halls of government… it makes me want to scream. It makes me want to nuke Washington. And, Los Angeles. And, lower Manhattan.
However, I rest in the knowledge that the Lord will do that for us. God help us all.
Governments ALWAYS try to take what you have. ALWAYS. Give ’em an inch, and they’ll take a mile.
And this is one way that they will do it.
This is the future, kids.
Remember that ‘big oil find’ in Texas?
Some of you asked me whether it will change the ‘Peak Oil’ estimate.
This article provides the ‘Long Answer’ to that question. Here’s the short one:
ARTICLES OF NOTE
These articles have a more individual importance. They cross categories, and are often in their own category. And, I think that these should be your first stop in your reading.
If you believe that we aren’t in the Last Days, you’re an idiot. This is sick beyond belief.
He’s getting the Roman Catholic Church ready for the Antichrist.
This is heavy on the irony.
I guess that I’m not quite as ‘thankful’ for all the evil that Obama has done.
Three hundred and ninety five years since the first Thanksgiving. And, it’s pretty much over.
My how time flies.
For those who think that a ‘Grey Champion’ is a good thing, you need to read this. Here’s a quote:
To those who have never read the book or understand generational theory, they are appalled I would declare Donald Trump as the Grey Champion. They interpret the word “champion” as having a positive connotation. It has nothing to do with whether the Grey Champion is a good person, moral person, or likeable person. It doesn’t even have to be one person. Ben Franklin and Samuel Adams, both from the Prophet generation, are considered the Grey Champions of the American Revolution Fourth Turning. One was a diplomat who used his guile and cunning to propel the revolution forward. The other was a firebrand, in the mold of our current Donald Trump.
I’m afraid that there’s far too much that is true in this article.
We are in ‘The Fourth Turning’, and it will not end well.
As you can see… Part DEUX
Okay, there’s ALWAYS a ‘language warning’ with Gavin McInnes, he’s actually a bit sedate in this one, compared to his normal rants.
And, he makes an important point.
Liberals and socialists are incompetent at their own narrative. And, this is important to remember. We often give way too much credit to the ‘opposition’. The Liberals, Socialists, Luciferians and such-like are generally idiots. Yes, I know that they might have high I.Q.s, but they’re still idiots.
And, idiots screw up ALL THE TIME.
Only an idiot would ignore the Maker of the Universe.
Ooops. The money train has left the tracks.
It looks like Chelsea is gonna hafta take up the slack. Gotta get that money train back on track.
Well, it looks like we have another fake Christian.
Bo Polny passed himself off as a ‘devout Christian’, but it seems that all he has ever done is lie. And, when he’s called out on his bad predictions, he threatens to sue.
Now, the guy in this video – Joe (aka, jsnip4) – can’t really call this guy a ‘Fake Christian’, ‘cuz Joe isn’t one. But, I am a Christian. And, I can see that Bo is as fake as can be.
Bo Polny should team up with Three Mikes. They’d make quite a pair.
Oh, and Bo… I would WELCOME an attempt to sue me. Please send me a threatening email, like you sent to Joe. I would LOVE to tell EVERYONE about it. And if you DO try to sue me… well, I’ll consider it my duty make sure that you lose as bad as possible.
When someone like Bo Polny claims to be a Christian, and then acts in the worst way possible… that man (or woman) has blasphemed the name of God. And yes, ‘blas’ means damage, and ‘phemeo’ means reputation or ‘fame’.
Bo, that is EXACTLY what you have done. You have blasphemed the name of God, and you are under the judgment of God.
Hey, there’s nothing like keeping open a major smuggling route for illegals.
Nobody’s watching, so come on in.
What will the Country look like in 4 or 8 years?
I think that the answers are a bit optimistic.
Yes. There is a a reason why there is an ‘electoral college’. This is the reason, and it’s a good one.
Good ol’ Wolfgang. He doesn’t get it. He’ll never get it, until the barbarians knock him out of his chair. And, they are about to.
Armstrong is predicting the breakup of the United States, and I’m afraid that he’s right.
The rich have always eaten the poor. And, they will continue to do so, telling themselves that they are good and that the poor earned their poverty.
Hey, if you thought that Bitcoin would free you from the government… think again. The government is asking for its ‘fair share’.
How many need to die before people wake up to what is true, and who is telling them lies.
Unfortunately, it’s always too late. And, the price of ‘fake news’ is always measured in the dead and dying.
Interesting. This attack on cash is being fueled by class envy. Unfortunately, this will not stop corruption. And, that’s really too bad, ‘cuz corruption has killed India.
I’m wondering when they will start shooting at each other.
As I have said before, I have been fighting the New York Times for Twenty years. These arrogant and vile journalists have been peddling lies for far too long. I watched them do it to Israel, while being shot at by the Palestinians. I’ve watched them distort everything that is good and true.
And now, they wonder why people don’t believe them…
Does this mean that there’s no Global Warming?
Of course it does.
I just don’t understand why people persist in this idiocy.
And now, Europe is taking up the battle cry against ‘Fake News’.
As one of your ‘providers’ of ‘Fake News’, I am unimpressed by their desire to shut down the channels of truth. They’re lying liars, and I’m glad that we’ve made them uncomfortable.
Oh. Wow. That’s incredible.
Another article that will make you want to scream.
And yes, he means cats.
I’ve had several of them as friends over the decades, myself. Dogs too.
But, I like cats best. For all the reasons in this article.
The events that are descending upon us, will try our souls. How many of us survive those trials will depend upon your location and your preparations.
Please prepare for the worst period of time in human history. America will be ground zero, followed by Europe. Other places will be devastated, but those two areas will be hit the worst – at least, as I see it now.
No place will be safe, but there are some places that will be safer than others.
Please, prepare for the worst.
JWR might actually be a bit optimistic here, or not.
Will YOU be ready when a collapse happens?
Okay, so Trump won.
This is good, because it means that Clinton lost.
This category speaks to the aftermath of the Trump win. My hope is that I’ll be able to close this category out, when the world realizes that Trump will not be as good as people hoped, or as bad as they feared.
Trump will be just one more president, in a long line of presidents, that compromized on the ideals that are the foundation of America. (Either that, or the Deep State will assassinate him.)
I run hot and cold on this Trump win. But, one thing that I am loving is the ‘fallout’ over the massive censorship in the media. Twitter was one of the players in this game, and they’ve been hurt by their foul tactics.
Good. Their suffering warms my heart.
More detail on how disgusting Twitter is.
I’m interested in looking at a better alternative when I’ve finished everything that I need to do, on Ezekiel’s Fire.
Great. So how many OTHER ‘campaign promises’ will he discard?
That corrupt woman belongs on death row.
Trump is just another member of the Elites. They don’t eat their own.
And, those ‘snowflakes’ do NOT look happy.
Yeah. Betrayed is a good word for how they should be feeling.
Well, at least Trump gave ’em a tiny bit of what they deserved.
Journalism has been filled with lying liars since the at least the 1800s. They’re just not used to being called out like that.
Judge Jeanine is AWESOME.
She shows how hypcritical the useful idiots are.
An interesting view that I do not completely agree with, but I understand what he’s saying.
When you live abroad, you gain a perspective that very few in America understand.
But, here’s what David Stockman said, who was in a position to know:
Every step the new president takes will bring him deeper into the swamp. The bottom line, says Stockman: “Ronald Reagan’s program didn’t survive. Neither will Mr. Trump’s.”
Welcome to the swamp, Donald. And, them ‘gators are YUUUGE!
ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL COLLAPSE
We’ve been talking about the collapse of the economy and financial system for a very long time, and every day that collapse is delayed… well …the collapse just gets worse and worse. Eventually, it will be an explosion that will devastate the world and lead to chaos, confusion, death, destruction and war. Lots and lots of war.
In fact, it has begun already.
By the time that you see it, it will be too late to do anything about it.
Please remember that the lying liars of the business and finance world will lie and lie and lie and lie until they can’t make you believe their lies anymore.
I’ve been in the business, so I know how it works. And yes, I left the business because they were making it harder and harder for me to tell the truth – among other things.
We’ve seen this one coming…
Look around you. No matter how bad you feel now… it will get worse. Much worse. And, if you feel good, hold that thought. Treasure it. Try to hold it in your mind.
You might never feel this good, ever again.
What happens when the music stops?
What will happen when all the ponzi schemes fun out of ponzi victims?
You’ve heard of violent revolution, right?
Ooops. Not a good sign.
And, there’s talk that they’ll be raising interest rates next month.
Does anyone believe that this is such a great picture?
Citigroup and Chase are MORE dangerous than DB?
You know it’s bad when they are fighting for who is more dangerous.
I’m a bit cynical about technical analysis, and I’ve been that way since the ’90s. But, there’s always a bit of truth to it, so I don’t discard it completely.
And, this bit of analysis indicates why the Fed might NEED to raise interest rates.
Because they can’t allow the market to do it for them. They MUST – at all costs – seem to be in control. If bond yields get too far ahead of the Fed, the Fed… Falls.
But, more importantly, it won’t matter who (or what) is causing interest rates to rise. What matters to you is that they are rising.
You won’t like what you see as this affects what is left of the economy.
That ‘tick-tick-tick-tick-tick-tick’ that you are hearing is a bomb. When it goes off, it will be bad.
Well, THAT is the interesting question.
Well, with the bond markets running ahead of them, they’ll be forced to raise rates.
If you’ve been keeping track of the shipping indices, you aren’t surprised. If anything, I’m surprised that it’s only 40%. It should be much higher.
GOLD AND SILVER
When economic and financial collapse comes your way, you need something tangible to weather the storm. Right now, I cannot think of anything tangilble that is so fiercely undervalued and universally recognized as gold and silver.
There might be other things that are better. I just can’t see ’em. If you can think of something better, share it with us.
This article makes the point that what’s happening in India will eventually happen to you.
And yes, this is not the first time or the last time a government has done this. History is full of examples of this kind of thing.
Why am I putting this in the gold section?
You can’t devalue gold. They’ve been able to devalue the paper derivative of gold, but they haven’t been able to truly devalue the physical metal itself.
One gold coin STILL buys a top quality suit. And, always has.
And, just when you think that it can’t get worse… it does.
The idiots in control of India… wow.
Hey, got gold? Silver?
These are at least worth a chuckle. And, it might save you from going nuts.
I had a bit of a laugh at these, and I hope that you will too.
A massive dose of irony to go with all of those leftovers that you will be eating over the next few days.
I very rarely put anything on that Gavin McInnes does, because his mouth is… well …pretty foul. But, he’s funny. And serious. So, I guess that he’s seriously funny.
And he is.
Oh, and Canadian. But, living in New York.
That’s kinda funny, all by itself.
Here’s the write-up:
What is the state of the culture wars within the western world? Gavin McInnes joins Stefan Molyneux to discuss the fallout from the presidential election, the rise and fall of social justice warriors culture, the failure of the victimhood mentality, liberal projection, the lack of null hypothesis among leftists and the growth of alternative media.
I laughed at his comment about ‘grumpy Scots’.
Oh, and yes, there is SOME crude language, but Gavin is on his best behavior.
Here’s the quote:
Some [phone calls] were from panicked locals fearing a UFO invasion with some taking to Twitter to admit they were terrified.
Some things never change.
We are seeing the fulfillment of the words of Jesus, right now. And, it seems that Islam is leading the way. What insanity!
What is wrong with North America and Europe?
Have they – and we – gone insane?
Of course, since it’s the ‘Council of Europe’, you already KNEW that they were idiots. However, it’s one thing to know that a group of people are idiots… but, it’s quite another thing to SEE that they are idiots.
Here’s the summary:
This is the moment where hate speech laws become a greater threat to democracy and freedom of speech than hate speech itself.
In France, Muslim terrorists are never Muslim terrorists, but “lunatics,” “maniacs” and “youths”.
To attack freedom of the press and freedom of speech is not anti-hate speech; it is submission.
By following these recommendations, the British government would place Muslim organizations in a kind of monopoly position: they would become the only source of information about themselves. It is the perfect totalitarian information order.
Created to guard against the kind of xenophobic and anti-Semitic propaganda that gave rise to the Holocaust, national hate speech laws have increasingly been invoked to criminalize speech that is merely deemed insulting to one’s race, ethnicity, religion, or nationality.
It is disturbing to wonder how long the Council of Europe will strongly engage its experts and influence to cut through existing legal obstacles, in a quest to suppress any type of criticism of Islam, and to submit to the values of jihad.
Europe is on course for complete distruction, or at least disintegration. And, they did it to themselves.
Oh wow. Pat Condell tells it like it is. I mean… he REALLY tells it. Cold hard truth that few of us have enough courage to speak.
But… um …there’s a wee bit of a language problem in this one. So, be ready to cover your ears. The air turned blue a couple times.
But, I understand the outrage. I really do.
GOG AND MAGOG
I’ve been writing about the coming of Gog and Magog for a while. You can find a lot of that, here:
And, the articles below point to that coming. I really, Really, REALLY hope that you’ll be ready for this. Please read Ezekiel’s Fire to make sure. (And yes, it’s free.)
Erdogan is pushing Turkey into a dictatorship and into the arms of Russia.
Gog and Magog marches closer.
And now, Turkey – via Erdogan – says that they want to join the SCO, which means leaving NATO.
Here is what Erdogan said:
The diplomatic escalation continued today when Erdogan told reporters on his plane on the way back from a visit to Pakistan and Uzbekistan that “Turkey must feel at ease. It mustn’t say ‘for me it’s the European Union at all costs’. That’s my view.”
“Why shouldn’t Turkey be in the Shanghai Five? I said this to (Russian President) Mr Putin, to (Kazakh President) Nazarbayev, to those who are in the Shanghai Five now,” he said.
“I hope that if there is a positive development there, I think if Turkey were to join the Shanghai Five, it will enable it to act with much greater ease.”
I predicted that this would happen. The fact that I was five years late means nothing.
THIS is ALREADY a blood bath, and it will get worse. The sides are too evenly balanced, so Syria will turn into a wasteland.
And then, the fighting will move to Damascus.
Not good. Not good at all, and I bet that you heard nothing about this.
A pretty good analysis of what’s going on in Russia, and how the Russian military stacks up against the militaries of the West. Russia is puny by comparison.
But, the point about those siloviki (militarists) that I talked about last week. They’re gaining ground.
Gog and Magog, here we come.
Even more on Turkey’s shift from West to East. Into the loving arms of Russia and China.
The above article referenced this organization, and I’d never heard of it before. Well, it doesn’t look like much now, but that could be changing.
We might be seeing more of this organization, soon.
And now, the EU makes it official.
The Turkey is out.
And, Erdogan will be President-for-Life. Nice.
The Land of Israel and the People of Israel are at the heart of what is happening in these Last Days. God is at work IN Israel and WITH Israel.
If you are against Israel, then you are a supporter of Islam and Satan.
If you are FOR Israel, then you support the work of God and the victory that God will have over Lucifer.
Please join me in that battle.
A friend alerted me to this. I’ve seen the Palestinians do this several time over the years. There is no reason to believe that it is anything else.
You will undoubtedly hear some parts of this interview that I disagree with, that you disagree with. But, he verifies a lot of what I’ve been saying:
This Sanhedrin thing is complete foolishness and NOTHING to pay attention to.
The Third temple will NOT be a Godly temple.
Israel is NOT a Rothschild country.
The creation of a secular Israel IS IN THE BIBLE!!!!
And, you can hear what a good guy – and a good Christian – Amir is. He exemplifies what the born-in-Israel, Hebrew-speaking Israelis are.
I just pray that he, and all who are like him, survive the coming of Gog and Magog, along with what comes afterwards: Ezekiel’s Fire.
A big thanks to aminutetomidnite for this interview. Well done, Tony.
More on the recent arson attack by Arabs.
May God stop these fires and bring their perpetrators to justice.
And, the foul Arabs rejoice over Israel’s misfortune. They see it as Allah’s revenge upon Israel for requiring the Muezzin to not blast their calls to prayer into areas that aren’t Muslim.
This is the problem with Muslims. They are never happy. They are never satisfied. They are touchy. They get angry easily, and then they try to burn your country down.
Because you’re tired of being blasted out of bed, every morning at 4 a.m.
Here’s another view of the fires.
The irony is that many of those trees that are burning were painstakingly planted by Israel, to build up the ecology. It was a part of the rejuvination project.
And, the Arabs enjoy burning it all down.
Tell me again who the land belongs to?
I truly hope that you’ll be ready for this
(That’s a link. Click it for a discussion on preparation.)
A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished. – Proverbs 22:3
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