“There shall be a time of trouble such as never was.” -Daniel 12:1.
The season of change is upon us and it is accelerating. The climate on the planet is in chaos. Economic upheaval threatens to unravel financial institutions across the planet as sovereign debt mounts. Tensions are rising among ethnic groups. Social unrest is unravelling government institutions throughout the Middle East. The planet’s magnetic field is weakening. The biosphere is under increasing amounts of ecological pressure from natural disasters and rising food demands from an ever-exploding human population. Below our feet, geological forces continue to sift the planet from one disaster to the next. There are also increasing signs our biosphere is in trouble.
The world buzzes with the prophecies and predictions of Nostradamus, Edgar Cayce with his forecast of super volcano, mega tsunami, and earth changes to the Mayan Calendar and the 12-21-12 date that ends civilization as we know forever.
Everybody seems to think “the End of the World” is close. Why? Well for a number of reasons.
- Hollywood is cashing in on global catastrophe.
- December 21, 2012 on the Mayan calendar is not far away.
- We’re hearing more about real disasters like mega earthquakes, killer tsunamis, and globe threatening oil spills.
- We’re also told about possible worldwide catastrophes like super volcanoes, asteroids, and nuclear weapons.
- People are searching for answers out of ancient sources from Edgar Cayce, to Nostradamus, to the Bible Code, to the paranormal.
- Hostility toward Christians and Jews is increasing.
- Middle East hostilities and terrorism are casting the shadow of Armageddon across the world.
- President Obama is taking the “Neville Chamberlain” approach to foreign policy.
- Christians are talking more about “the Rapture,” the Great Tribulation, and the Second Coming of Christ.
- One world religion and government seem more possible and probable than ever.
- “BIG BROTHER” is now able to track not only our movements but our conversations.
KILAUEA SUMMIT (HawaiiNewsNow) – Scientists on the Big Island say it’s been an especially active week at Kilauea volcano – as it continues to erupt in two locations: on the east rift zone and at the summit. The volcanic activity along the summit has died down a little since Monday – when the lava lake at Halemaumau crater reached one of the highest levels ever observed. But it’s still fascinating for both geologists and tourists alike. Kilauea’s fiery summit cauldron ripped open this week, and its beauty is matched only by the roar of its fury. Summit activity isn’t as intense as it was earlier in the week, but the changes have delighted scientists. “It is an exciting time for volcanologists,” says Janet Babb of the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. “This is the job that we’re trained to do and the kind of research that we’re involved in, so it has been exciting.” On Monday, they watched as a number of rocks fell into Kilauea’s summit vent. Sulfur dioxide emissions remain elevated. Babb explains, “Large sections of the rim of the vent fell into the lava lake below. It caused a lot of degassing, and in a few instances, some explosive events that caused a lot of dusty, ashy plumes to rise skyward.” The lava lake at Halemaumau crater reached one of its highest levels ever this week – indicating an increase in the volume of magma. It’s been rising steadily since last November, but volcanologists aren’t yet sure of its significance. “We’re still seeing this rise fall cycles in the lava lake. Rock falls are still occurring, again not as many as on Monday or Tuesday, but the vent walls continue to break apart, and we expect we’ll continue to see this activity in the foreseeable future.” -Hawaii Now
CONGO - Previous eruptions in recent times may be dwarfed by the expected next eruption of Mt. Nyiragongo, which towers over the Eastern Congolese city of Goma. Nine years ago, in January 2002, when the region’s most active volcano erupted, the reportedly rather liquid lava swiftly covered a sizeable part of the city and even brought air transport to a complete standstill, when a portion of the runway was covered by lava, which when finally cooled down, was measured to be 6 and more feet thick and as wide as a kilometre, leaving total destruction in its wake and making over 120,000 residents homeless. The absence of monitoring equipment is hampering the ability of researchers to adequately monitor the mountain and predict imminent eruptions. Neither the volcano operators nor the population at large seems overly concerned at this stage, in spite of recent pictures being taken from aircraft flying over the crater, showing it once again filling up with enormous quantities of lava. The African Rift Valley, which extends from the Red Sea across much of Africa to Malawi, has always been an active seismological zone – as another active volcano, Mt. Ol Donyo Lengai in Tanzania demonstrates – but of late, disquieting reports have emerged that the underwater rip in the Red Sea seems to be widening, as minor eruptions have been reported from the border area between Ethiopia and Djibouti. It is there that the ground has also lowered and subsequently seismic monitoring has been substantially increased to provide early alerts of imminent developments. A few months ago it was reported here that the lava’s reflections on low clouds could be seen all the way into Uganda, again underscoring that there is indeed now a growing possibility of another upcoming eruption, many of which in the recorded history of the volcano have come at 10-year intervals. -Eturbo News
ANOTHER X-FLARE–ALMOST: Fast-growing sunspot complex 1161-1162 erupted producing an M6.6-class solar flare. The almost-X category blast was one of the strongest flares in years and continued the week-long trend of high solar activity. NOAA forecasters estimate a 75% chance of more M-flares. Sunspot 1162 is the latest sunspot to form on the Sun today. Sunspot complex 1161-1162 poses a growing threat for Earth-directed solar flares. -Space Weather
MUNICH (Bloomberg)— German insurers’ losses from natural catastrophes are rising as global climate change causes more inundations and storms, Munich Reinsurance Co. said. Weather-related events have more than tripled in the country over the past 40 years, Peter Hoeppe, who heads the Munich-based reinsurer’s Geo Risks Research Department, told journalists in Dusseldorf, Germany, on Thursday. A rising trend is also measurable worldwide, he said. Insurers’ claims costs related to natural disasters rose last year. Allianz S.E., Europe’s biggest insurer, recorded “high losses from natural catastrophes and bad weather conditions” in the three months ended September 2010, it said in the quarterly report on its website. Flooding, windstorms and a hailstorm cost the firm about €137 million ($186 million) in Germany in the period, it said. Munich Re, the world’s biggest reinsurer, also owns primary insurer Ergo Versicherungsgruppe. European winter storm Xynthia, which swept across Portugal, Spain, France and Germany in February 2010, cost insurers about $3.4 billion, while the earthquake that hit Chile in the same month may have cost the industry $8 billion, according to estimates by Munich Re. That led to an increase in natural disaster claims last year by more than two-thirds to $37 billion, exceeding the annual average of $35 billion over the preceding 10 years, the reinsurer said last month. -Business Insurance
Is this "the End" as we know it? Or is it all hype?
NASA loses valuable eyes in the sky. A prolific sky-mapping telescope that has spent more than a year scanning the heavens for asteroids, comets and other cosmic objects received its last command today (Feb. 17). NASA shut down its WISE spacecraft – short for Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer – at 3:00 p.m. EST (2000 UTC) today. The mission’s principal investigator, Ned Wright of the University of California in Los Angeles, sent the final command to the now-hibernating spacecraft, according to an update from the WISE mission’s official Twitter account. “The WISE spacecraft will remain in hibernation without ground contacts awaiting possible future use,” NASA officials said via Twitter. WISE launched on Dec. 14, 2009 to begin a 10-month mission to collect data to be stitched together into a composite map of the entire sky. The spacecraft surveyed the cosmos in infrared light, which allowed it to peer through dense layers of dust to capture stunning space photos of previously unseen objects in unprecedented detail. In addition to spotting asteroids and comets, the $320 million space telescope is designed to detect the faint glow of distant objects, such as strangely cool brown dwarf stars. Over the course of its mission, WISE scanned the sky 1 1/2 times, taking about 1.8 million images of asteroids, stars and galaxies. The spacecraft also spotted 19 previously unseen comets and more than 33,500 asteroids, including 120 near-Earth objects, which are objects with orbits that pass relatively close to Earth’s own orbit around the sun. In late September 2010, WISE ran out of the coolant needed to chill its infrared detectors. -Space.com
We have seen the U.S. close down their shuttle program and now they have stopped transmitting from the sky-mapping telescope that warns us of incoming threats from outer space, what do they know and are afraid to tell us?
People and religious scholars have been trying to discredit Jesus Christ, his life, his holy word, his ministry and his physical bodily resurrection for 2,000 years — and in vain. The Bible is the only book that contains prophecy that is 100 percent accurate all the time. Prophecy is a foretelling of things to come, before they happen. One example would be concerning the virgin birth of Jesus. The prophecy was foretold over 700 years earlier in the Old Testament book of Isaiah 7:14 and Isaiah 9:6-7. The recorded fulfillment is found in Luke chapters 1 and 2. There are hundreds of prophecies throughout the Holy Scriptures. The Bible is the only sacred book that can be 100% trusted.
As to the physical bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ, consider the following facts. All of Jesus’ disciples suffered martyred deaths but one. They all claimed to have seen the physically resurrected body of Jesus Christ after his crucifixion. Don’t you think if they had been lying that at least one of them would have recanted to save their own neck? I do — its human nature. There were many who saw the resurrected Christ on at least 12 occasions recorded in the Bible and on one appearance there were over 500 eyewitnesses. This is important. If you are an eyewitness called into a court of law then you can only report what you actually saw or heard, not hearsay. The religious scholars of Jesus’ day bribed the guards to say that Jesus body had been stolen and not resurrected. However, the Bible is accurate again and the debunkers are wrong.
The religious scholars in Jesus’ day didn’t believe who he was; they participated in his crucifixion. The devil doesn’t care what people believe, as long as they believe lies about Jesus as the only true way to receive forgiveness of sin and salvation. The lies can be close to the truth or as far as the east is from the west, but they’re still lies. The devil deceives people all the time by providing false rhetoric.
Just as the Bible is 100% accurate in Jesus first coming, it is also just as accurate in His second. As many today follow the teachings of those who claim to be prophets, we only have one source that is 100% accurate all the time, the Bible as inspired by God Himself.
The signs given us to watch for by Christ Himself are now all around us, can His return be far behind them?
Jesus Christ said, "And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." Everyone believes in and worships something. Individuals have to make a choice for themselves and then live and die with it. I choose to believe in the Prophecies of the Bible and Jesus Christ! What or whom do you believe in? Remember, it will matter eternally.
But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up. 2 Peter 3:10
Part of this article is from: http://www2.statesville.com/news/2011/oct/10/guest-viewpoint-nothing-new-about-jesus-seminar-ar-1484450/
Psalm 71…Tuesday October 11th, 2011
We see God’s constant help from childhood to old age
Our lives are a testimony of what God has done for us.
In you O Lord I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame.
Rescue me and deliver me…turn your ear to me and save me.
Be my rock of refuge to which I can always go; give the command to save me for you are my rock and my fortress
For you have been my hope, O sovereign Lord, my confidence since my youth. From birth I have relied on you.
You are my strong refuge
Do not cast me away when I am old; do not forsake me when my strength is gone.
Be not far from me O God; come quickly, O my God, to help me.
But as for me, I will always have hope.
Since my youth O god, you have taught me
Restore my life again; comfort me once again
We see in this psalm in the twilight years one sees his life as a testimony to others of all God has done
Psalm 71:7 Psalm 71:18
See the consistency of divine grace throughout the years thereby trusting him for the future and sharing with others the awesome benefits of following him.
As we face the sunset years we recognize that God has be en our constant help in the past. As physical powers wane, we need God even more and we realize he is still our constant help.
We must never despair but keep on expecting his help no matter how severe our limitations. Hope in him helps us to keep going on.
A person is never to old to serve God, never too old to pray. Though age may stop us from certain physical activities, it need not stifle our desire or limit our opportunities to tell others about all we have seen God do in the many years we’ve lived
TO GOD WE FIND THAT WHICH IS NEEDED and OUR RELATION AND INTERACTION WITH HIM IS IMPERATIVE.
My heavenly Father is always ready to receive me. He is a rock where I can always go and find refuge.
He is my one true hope and in Him alone do I put my unwavering trust.
When hope seems lost and it seems that God has forsaken me I will not lose faith. God is my defense reaching forth to restore that our hope in Him remains steadfast.
The Lord imparts comfort through the presence of the Holy Spirit being an active part of our life and being
Study by Charlotte…October 2011