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Pope Continues Global "Green" Crusade for World Government

By Cliff Kincaid, Jan 13, 2010
...what about the global campaign by the Vatican to establish a “World Political Authority” with “teeth.”...

the pope complained about the failure at the Copenhagen conference to come up with a new treaty to punish Western nations, led by the United States, that have used fossil fuels for industrial development....

The Pope went on to embrace other aspects of the global “progressive” agenda, endorsing the holding of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference in New York in May, so that “concrete decisions will be made towards progressive disarmament, with a view to freeing our planet from nuclear arms.”

...the Pope explained that a “World Political Authority” was necessary in order to “manage the global economy...

These shocking statements in favor of what is clearly a world government immediately followed the Pope’s recommendation that, in the face of the “unrelenting growth of global interdependence,” THE UNITED NATIONS MUST BE REFORMED SO THAT “THE CONCEPT OF THE FAMILY OF NATIONS CAN ACQUIRE REAL TEETH.”...

My comment

Rev 6:2 is looming near. It says, "behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow (toxon, simple fabric, i.e., he is a man of the cloth); and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer."

Rev 13:4,5 says, "and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months."


Technical issues have been solved, public interest has increased, and we are closer than ever to a new beginning.

Important point

The Paschal Lamb was to be killed "ON THE EVE OF PASSOVER," i.e., the Crucifixion was on Nisan 13, the eve of Passover, which followed on Nisan 14 (Lev. 23:4,5)

Proof: See "Korban_Pesach"

Korban Pesach (Hebrew (for) "sacrifice of Passover") also known as the "Paschal Lamb" is the sacrifice that the Torah mandates to be brought ON THE EVE OF PASSOVER, and eaten on THE FIRST NIGHT of the holiday with bitter herbs and matzo. According to the Torah, it was first offered on the night of the Israelites' Exodus from Egypt.

...the evening, when they took their lambs home and roasted them on a spit of pomegranate-wood.

How’s That Global Warming Working Out For Ya?

A new fusion of Marxism and science, that could be called Marxience
By Jim O'Neill, Jan 11, 2010

But wait—it appears that the “global warming” cabal is not about to go without a fight. They are now claiming—get this—that “global warming” is the cause of “global cooling!” That’s right—it is now colder because it’s warmer.

Incoming e-mail, Re: Ha Ha. date for rapture: May 21, 2011

Biblical scholar's date for rapture: May 21, 2011
Justin Berton, Chronicle Staff Writer
Friday, January 1, 2010


Harold Camping lets out a hearty chuckle when he considers the people who believe the world will end in 2012.

"That date (2012) has not one stitch of biblical authority," Camping says from the Oakland office where he runs Family Radio, an evangelical station that reaches listeners around the world. "It's like a fairy tale."

The real date for the end of times, he says, is in 2011.

The Mayans and the recent Hollywood movie "2012" have put the apocalypse in the popular mind this year, but Camping has been at this business for a long time. And while Armageddon is pop science or big-screen entertainment to many, Camping has followers from the Bay Area to China.

Camping, 88, has scrutinized the Bible for almost 70 years and says he has developed a mathematical system to interpret prophecies hidden within the Good Book. One night a few years ago, Camping, a civil engineer by trade, crunched the numbers and was stunned at what he'd found: The world will end May 21, 2011.

My reply

As for no man knowing the day or hour, that passage in Mt. 24:36 is in the present tense. On that day, no man knew. It has nothing to do with our days.

Harold Camping said that "he has developed a mathematical system to interpret prophecies hidden within the Good Book", and that "The world will end May 21, 2011." He calls that Judgment Day, but does he also call that the day of the Rapture?

I looked up that date on the Hebrew Date Converter. It said, "Sat, 21 May 2011 = 17th of Iyyar, 5771." I think the Saturday Sabbath is reserved for the Second Advent, probably Nisan 1, 5776, Saturday, April 9, 2016.

The Hebrew year 5771 - 7 years of Tribulation = 5764, which has already passed. 5771 + 7 = 5778. I think that is too far off. We are in 5770 now, so May 21, 2011 doesn't jell for me. That would put Judgment Day, which is the great and terrible Day of the Lord, the Day of God's Wrath, on the Sabbath Day.

I think it will be on Monday, Tishri 1, 5776, the Feast of Trumpets, Sept. 14, 2015.

There will be a Solar Eclipse, and a dark Moon...on Sept. 13, Elul 29, Eve of Tishri 1, 5776....

Joel 1:14,15 says, "Sanctify ye a fast (the upcoming Day of Atonement), call a solemn assembly (Heb. 12:23), gather the elders and all the inhabitants of the land into the house of the LORD your God, and cry unto the LORD, Alas for the day! for the day of the LORD is at hand, and as a destruction from the Almighty shall it come."

Joel 2:2 calls it "A day of DARKNESS and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of THICK DARKNESS, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great people and a strong (Gog's army attacking Israel); THERE HATH NOT BEEN EVER THE LIKE (i.e., Gog's army doesn't attack at the beginning of the Tribulation), neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations."

Zeph 1:15 says, "That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and THICK DARKNESS".

Of that dark day, Rev 6:12-17 says, "I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and THE SUN BECAME BLACK as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from THE WRATH OF THE LAMB: For the great DAY OF HIS WRATH is come; and who shall be able to stand?"

My approach is simple. In Mark 13:23, Jesus said, "I have foretold you ALL THINGS." Besides that, Dan 12:10 says, "none of the wicked shall understand; but THE WISE SHALL UNDERSTAND." I have been studying hard to understand ever since 1960.

According to the Fig Tree Parable, 1967 was the latest that Israel could be called young.

In Mt 24:32-35, Jesus, both YHWH, king of Israel, and YHWH of hosts, the Redeemer (Isa. 44:6), answered the question asked him in verse 3, "what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world (lit., consummation of the age)?"

He said, "Now learn a parable of the fig tree (Israel, Joel 1:6,7); When his branch (klados, scion broken off for grafting, i.e., modern Israel grafted back into her old rootstock) is yet tender (apalos, young, i.e., no more than 19, which she was in 1967), and putteth forth leaves (Gaza Strip, West Bank, Sinai and Golen Heights in the Six-Day War), ye know that summer is nigh (the war started June 5; summer began June 21): So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it (the consummation of the age) is near, even at the doors (symbol of the 2 Raptures; see Rev. 3:8). Verily (amen, so be it) I say unto you, This generation (i.e., those born in 1967) shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away." This is definite.

Psa 90:10, says, "The days of our years are threescore years and ten." 1967 + 70 = 2037. For sure, the consummation of the age will take place by then.

However, Jesus didn't say the consummation of the age, he said, "This GENERATION shall not pass". That's different.

The starting date for the Six-Day War is "5 June 1967 = 26th of Iyyar, 5727"

According to Mt. 1:17, a generation is 48.33 years (2030 years divided by 42 generations). The Six-Day War of Iyar 26, 5727 plus 48.33 years is Tishri 1, 5776, the Feast of Trumpets, Monday, Sept. 14, 2015. That is my date for the consummation of the age. I think it will be the date of the Last-Trump Rapture, the great and terrible Day of the Lord, and the Day of God's Wrath. And, that's just on Earth. In Heaven, it is Coronation Day, day of the Marriage of the Lamb and the Judgment Seat of Christ.

In the Preview of the First-Trump Rapture in Rev 1:9-11, it says, "I John, who also am your brother, and companion IN TRIBULATION, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos (meaning mortal), for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ. I was (lit., became) in the Spirit on the Lord's day (kuriakos hemera, day belonging to the Lord, i.e., SUNDAY), and heard behind me a great voice, as of a TRUMPET, Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last".

This is not the great and terrible Day of the Lord. 2Peter 3:10 says, "But the DAY OF THE LORD (hemera kurios) will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up."

It seems that we are overdue for the Rapture. Tishri 1, 5776 - 7 years = Tishri 1, 5769, autumn of 2008. We now seem to be in the second year of the TRIBULATION.

What remaining Feast day falls on Sunday this year, 5770? None. The Hebrew Calendar Converter says for Passover, "14th of Nisan, 5770 = Monday, 29 March 2010",
for Unleavened Bread, "15th of Nisan, 5770 = Tuesday, 30 March 2010",
for Firstfruits, "16th of Nisan, 5770 = Wednesday, 31 March 2010",
for Pentecost, "6th of Sivan, 5770 = Wednesday, 19 May 2010".

That makes Ascension Day stand out. It's on SUNDAY, "25th of Iyyar, 5770 = Sun, 9 May 2010".

In Mt 24:20, Jesus told the disciples, believers, "But pray ye that YOUR flight be NOT IN THE WINTER, NEITHER ON THE SABBATH DAY". To me, Sunday is the only day that fits. All this seems to explain why Jesus ascended on the 40th day instead of on Pentecost.

Acts 1:10,11 says, "And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, SHALL SO COME IN LIKE MANNER as ye have seen him go into heaven." Does that mean he will come on Ascension Day, the 40th day of the counting of the Omer? It sure looks promising to me.

Therefore, it seems to me that the First-Trump Rapture (I Thess. 4:16,17) will be on Ascension Day, the Lord's Day, Sunday, May 9, 2010, and the Last-Trump Rapture (I Cor. 15,51,52) will be on the great and terrible Day of the Lord, Tishri 1, 5776, the Feast of Trumpets, Monday, Sept. 14, 2015.

Is it possible that we can be in the 2nd year of the Tribulation? Yes. The financial troubles of the whole world started when the Dow ended down 777.68 on the last day of 5768, just three hours before Tishri 1, 5769 started in New York. That Feast of Trumpets had already started in Israel.

The "1st of Tishrei, 5769 = Tue, 30 September 2008".

The type was demonstrated when Jacob went down to Joseph in Egypt IN THE SECOND YEAR OF THE FAMINE. Gen 45:6 says, "For these TWO YEARS hath the famine been in the land: and yet there are five years, in the which there shall neither be earing nor harvest."

But what about Luke 21:24-36? It says, "And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man."

Luke 21:25-28 says, "there shall be SIGNS in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory (i.e., the Sign of the Son of Man will be seen in the sky). And when these things (Tribulation) BEGIN TO COME TO PASS (so far, 5769 and 6770 have been terrible), then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh." We just about have it made. Our Ascension Day approaches.

> > Camping patiently explained how he reached his conclusion for May 21, 2011.
> > "Christ hung on the cross April 1, 33 A.D...."

That probably threw him off to start with. I think the Crucifixion was Thursday, Nisan 13, 3790, April 6, 30 AD (Julian). Tiberius was Co-Rex with Augustus from 12 AD on. I found a coin minted in 13 AD. On one side was the face of Augustus. On the other side was the face of Tiberius. Also, Herod started building the Temple in 19/20 BC. It had been under construction 46 years by the time of the first Passover of Jesus' ministry in 27 AD. That year was a Sabbatic Year, and 28 AD was a Jubilee Year. Jesus stood up in the synagogue in Nazareth to announce the coming Jubilee.

Luke 4:16-21 explains. "And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read. And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias (Isa. 61). And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written, The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord (i.e., to announce the coming Jubilee). And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him. And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears."

> > One of Drosnin's more well-known findings is that a meteor will strike Earth in 2012, the same year some people believe the Mayan calendar marks the end of times.

Since the Mayan religion was a Satanic religion, it looks like Satan must have had a good idea of about when he would be allowed to enter into the False Prophet. He saw no reason to extend the Mayan calendar beyond Dec. 21, 2012. When he would enter into the False Prophet was what he wanted to keep track of.

It looks like Mid-Trib will be Nov. 9, 2012, so Fri, 21 December 2012, 8th of Tevet, 5773, makes sense.

It looks like the year preceding the Tribulation was 5768, a Sabbatic Year.

The first two years of the Tribulation would be 5769 and 5770. The last five years would be 5771, 5772, 5773, 5774, 5775 (a Sabbatic Year).

The Day of God's Wrath will probably be Tishri 1, 5776, the first day of the Millennial reign of Christ. Like king Solomon, he will purge his kingdom as it begins.

His arrival on Earth will probably be Nisan 1, 5776, the first day of the Regnal Year, Sacred Year, and Jubilee Year (which has to follow a Sabbatic Year such as 5775).

There will be 7 months (Eze. 39:12,13) between Tishri 1 and Nisan 1, because 5776 is a Leap Year with an extra month.

All the puzzle pieces seem to be falling into place now. What made it so hard to see was my expectation of the First-Trump Rapture taking place Pre-Trib instead of in the second year of the Tribulation. Just lately, Ron Reese turned up that connection.

The last tetrad of Total Lunar Eclipses this century that will fall at the time of Passover and Tabernacles mark the last two Tribulation years, 2014 and 2015. Pastor Mark Biltz of El Shaddai Ministries in Puyallup, Washington figured this out.

Re: 2015, Mark said, "You have the religious year beginning with the total solar eclipse on Adar 29/Nisan 1 (March 20, 2015); two weeks later, a total lunar eclipse on Passover (April 4, 2015); then the civil year beginning with the solar eclipse; followed two weeks later by another total blood-red moon on the Feast of Succoth — all in 2015" (Koenig's International News, June 1, 2008).

Here is my list of the Lunar eclipses with the exact dates they fall on:

2014 Apr 15 Total (Nisan 16, 5774) FIRSTFRUITS
2014 Oct 8 Total (Tishri 15, 5775) TABERNACLES
2015 Apr 4 Total (Nisan 15, 5775) UNL. BREAD
2015 Sep 28 Total (Tishri 15, 5776) TABERNACLES

Here are the four solar eclipses, all on the 29th of a Jewish month:

Apr 29, 2014 Total: (Nisan 29, 5774)
Oct 23, 2014 Partial: (Tishri 29, 5775)
Mar 20, 2015 Total: (Adar 29, 5775) EVE OF NISAN 1, FIRST DAY OF SACRED YR
Sept 13, 2015 Partial: (Elul 29, 5775) EVE OF TISHRI 1, 5776, FIRST DAY OF CIVIL YR

The Lord sure marked the two last years of the Tribulation for us, 5774 and 5775. I expect the Day of God's Wrath on the first day of 5776. I also think the Second Advent will follow on the first day of the Jubilee Year, Nisan 1, 5776, April 9, 2016. Agape

Incoming e-mail, Re: Global Warming

Joe Chappell (8 Jan 2010)
"Dan Cooney / Global Warming"

I believe we owe a deep debt of gratitude to Mr Gore. He has obviously fixed the global warming problem. Perhaps he has gone a little too far. Snow in Miami this weekend ?

Fox News analyst Brit Hume says he doesn't regret urging Tiger Woods to become a Christian so the golfer can find forgiveness for marital infidelity.

Hume told CBN News that "Christianity is a religion for sinners -- and I think that Tiger Woods has an opportunity here, and my prayer would be that he would take it." Hume has been denounced for saying that he doesn't think the famous golfer's belief in Buddhism "offers the kind of forgiveness and redemption that is offered by the Christian faith." (See earlier article)

The longtime journalist said he wasn't surprised that the remark aroused controversy. "If you're trying to find the two most explosive words in the English language, those two words are 'Jesus Christ,'" he stated.

He recognizes that openly expressing faith in Jesus Christ offends a lot of people. "People rage about this," he said. "It's very offensive to those who don't share the faith, [and] it's offensive to some people who claim they do share the faith. This is to be expected, and it has been happening to people who proclaim their faith in Christ for as long as anybody can remember -- this is part of the deal."

Hume described how he became a Christian. "Eleven years ago, my son committed suicide," he shared. "And as you can imagine, it was absolutely devastating. And yet throughout that whole horrible time, I had this sense that God was there for me, that he would rescue me, that he would save me -- and he did."

The news analyst said he was deeply moved by the hundreds of letters of condolence he received after that tragedy. "I felt that I was seeing in them the face of God," he recalled, "and I felt that it was time for me now to face up to the Christian faith which I purported to belong to, and try to face up to the implications of what I purported to believe -- and I've been trying ever since."

My comment

Bless his heart.

Mideast diplomatic Quartet to meet in Brussels Wednesday 11 Jan 2010 (BRUSSELS) - Representatives of the Middle East diplomatic Quartet meet in Brussels Wednesday to discuss a new US plan to restart peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians

7.0 quake hits Haiti; 'Serious loss of life' expected

January 13, 2010

The magnitude 7.0 quake -- the most powerful to hit Haiti in a century -- struck shortly before 5 p.m. and was centered about 10 miles (15 kilometers) southwest of Port-au-Prince, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. It could be felt strongly in eastern Cuba, more than 200 miles away, witnesses said.

My comments

Jan. 13, 2010, our 63rd wedding anniversary. We'll have to celebrate later.

Maybe 30,000 dead in Haiti. They haven't even gotten the port opened. The whole place is in shambles. Oh my! those poor trapped people. No heavy machinery. How can anyone get to them in time?

Mt 24:7,8 says, "nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows." Then how bad must the end be?

Pope denounces failure to forge new climate treaty

My reply

Vatican City, Jan 11 (AP) Pope Benedict XVI denounced the failure of world leaders to agree to a new climate change treaty in Copenhagen last month, saying today that WORLD PEACE depends on safeguarding God's creation.

The mini ice age starts here

By David Rose, 10 Jan 2010

The bitter winter afflicting much of the Northern Hemisphere is only the start of a global trend towards cooler weather that is likely to last for 20 or 30 years, say some of the world’s most eminent climate scientists.

Their predictions – based on an analysis of natural cycles in water temperatures in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans – challenge some of the global warming orthodoxy’s most deeply cherished beliefs, such as the claim that the North Pole will be free of ice in summer by 2013.

According to the US National Snow and Ice Data Centre in Colorado, Arctic summer sea ice has increased by 409,000 square miles, or 26 per cent, since 2007

The groundbreaking new drug that could almost totally reverse paralysis caused by strokes
By Fiona Macrae
Last updated at 10:45 AM on 13th January 2010
Comments (14) Add to My Stories A drug that eases the paralysis caused by strokes is being developed by scientists.

Even small changes in the ability to eat, dress or walk unaided could improve quality of life for hundreds of thousands of patients left disabled by strokes - and their carers.

In tests, the drug restored up to 99 per cent of lost movement, even when given a long time after the stroke occurred.

The experiments were on rats but the researchers believe the drug, which triggers the growth of new brain cells, also offers hope to humans.

Researcher Professor James Fallon, from the University of California, said it was a 'remarkable finding and worth trying in humans'.

The drug is based on a protein called transforming growth factor alpha which plays a role in tissue formation. Rats given it a month after having a stroke regained nearly all motor functions inside four weeks, the journal Neuroscience reports.

My comment

Wish they had it now for Ed. I often have to lift his feet up on the bed, or pull him to a sitting position. He moves painfully slow. His voice is not much above mumbling, and I'm hard of hearing. Our whistle stopped working. Our daughter got us intercom phones. Now, he can call me when he gets stuck.

Jon Christian Ryter

Addressing the American Geophysical Union's annual meeting in August, Easterbrook said that "...the most recent global warming that began in 1977 is over. The Earth has entered a new phase of global cooling." The evidence, compiled by hundreds of climate scientists, agree.

...all of the real climate data indicates that the planet has been cooling since 1977....

Changing the term "global warming" to "climate change" was a wise diversion on the part of the greedmongers who were now scrambling to find a plausible explanation how the carbon dioxide atrium affect of global warming was now triggering the coldest temperatures in over 500 years....

When we sufficiently reduce carbon dioxide, the world's deserts will double or triple in size, rainfall will cease, the abundance of food growing in the world's farms will experience the dust bowls of the 1930s, and mass starvation will begin. When that happens, the ecoalarmists will jump on their soap boxes and shout they warned us this was coming, but we didn't listen. And the carbon taxes will increase to get rid of even more of that nasty carbon dioxide. And of course, then, the rest of us will die—and Earth will join the rest of the dead planets in their silent journey around the sun in our solar system.

Anyone with a rudimentary understanding of the orbital mechanics of the solar system knows that planetary heating and cooling of the inner planets, particularly Venus, Earth and Mars, are caused by solar eruptions that cyclically increase and decrease the temperatures of the inner planets in our solar system.

Marjatta (13 Jan 2010) "Angels in Finland"

January the 5th there had been a prayer meeting in Suomussalmi in the middle of Finland. People there had been in prayer many nights seeking God's face. Two people were driving home after midnight and continued praying that God would let the rain of revival to come upon Finland and that area of Kainuu. Then they saw a heavenly angelarmy, God's army marching in the sky. There were many legions of angels. It was like mobilisation of God's war and they felt how the Lord Himself is leading this war.

When they arrived the other person's home they saw in the courtyard a huge angel; around 10 meters high and the angel was blowing a trumpet, like a mark to the angel army. They saw also flames and felt that God's fire is above the whole world.

They were amazed and after a while the other person continued his drive to Suomussalmi. In front of him was marching raws of angels ; the whole sky was full of them. He came home and from his home he could see still a long time this sceen. He felt strong peace and joy while watching.

There were also some other believers in that area who saw that.

No one has signed up for Direct TV or Dish Network

Now they won't let us cancel for one year. I can't pay this months bills, let alone add to them. I'm going to have to learn how to cook rice. As the Jews say, "oy vey."

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