1/17 /2004 Over 1,200 Articles Posted! Nearly 80,000 People Downloading A Salvation Page Per Year!
---------- Inspiration For the Week -- The iron did swim." 2 Kings 6:9 Morning and Evening
The axe-head seemed hopelessly lost, and as it was borrowed, the honour of the prophetic band was likely to be imperiled, and so the name of their God to be compromised. Contrary to all expectation, the iron was made to mount from the depth of the stream and to swim; for things impossible with man are possible with God. I knew a man in Christ but a few years ago who was called to undertake a work far exceeding his strength. It appeared so difficult as to involve absurdity in the bare idea of attempting it. Yet he was called thereto, and his faith rose with the occasion; God honoured his faith, unlooked-for aid was sent, and the iron did swim. Another of the Lord's family was in grievous financial straits, he was able to meet all claims, and much more if he could have realized a certain portion of his estate, but he was overtaken with a sudden pressure; he sought for friends in vain, but faith led him to the unfailing Helper, and lo, the trouble was averted, his footsteps were enlarged, and the iron did swim. A third had a sorrowful case of depravity to deal with. He had taught, reproved, warned, invited, and interceded, but all in vain. Old Adam was too strong for young Melancthon, the stubborn spirit would not relent. Then came an agony of prayer, and before long a blessed answer was sent from heaven. The hard heart was broken, the iron did swim.
Beloved reader, what is thy desperate case? What heavy matter hast thou in hand this evening? Bring it hither. The God of the prophets lives, and lives to help His saints. He will not suffer thee to lack any good thing. Believe thou in the Lord of hosts! Approach Him pleading the name of Jesus, and the iron shall swim; thou too shalt see the finger of God working marvels for His people. According to thy faith be it unto thee, and yet again the iron shall swim. ["Morning and Evening Devotions", C.H. Spurgeon, on A.W. Tozer CDROM Library, January 13]
DO YOU WALK IN WHITE? "Buried with Him ... that ... even so we also should walk in newness of life" (Rom. 6:4).
No one enters into the experience of entire sanctification without going through a "white funeral" - the burial of the old life. If there has never been this crisis of death, sanctification is nothing more than a vision. There must be a "white funeral", a death that has only one resurrection - a resurrection into the life of Jesus Christ. Nothing can upset such a life, it is one with God for one purpose, to be a witness to Him.
Have you come to your last days, really? You have come to them often in sentiment, but have you come to them really? You cannot go to your funeral in excitement, or die in excitement. Death means you stop being. Do you agree with God that you stop being the striving, earnest kind of Christian you have been? We skirt the cemetery and all the time refuse to go to death. It is not striving to go to death, it is dying - "baptized into His death."
Have you had your "white funeral", or are you sacredly playing the fool with your soul? Is there a place in your life marked as the last day, a place to which the memory goes back with a chastened and extraordinarily grateful remembrance - "Yes, it was then, at that 'white funeral,' that I made an agreement with God."
"This is the will of God, even your sanctification." When you realize what the will of God is, you will enter into sanctification as naturally as can be. Are you willing to go through that "white funeral" now? The moment of agreement depends upon you.
["My Utmost For His Highest", Oswald Chambers, on A.W. Tozer CDROM Library, January 13; Emphasis added]
Our Spanish translator, Manuel S. Soto, has been working hard with our Webmaster to completely redesign the Spanish Cutting Edge website. You will discover this site looks a lot like the English site, which makes it a lot easier for you to move around within the site. Please click on the button to the left to visit this newly designed site. For you who speak Spanish, or that have folks who speak Spanish, this site will inform you in your own language. We have posted many new articles and will be posting many more. The world has over 350,000,000 Spanish-speaking people, most of whom are Roman Catholic. Please pray that God will bring those people to this Spanish site who need to be saved, so the Gospel Seed can flow in tremendous quantities to these people. Roman Catholics today seem to be very, very hungry for the true Word of God and His True Gospel.
We are stepping out in faith in funding this new expansion of the Spanish site. Since the Spanish site is totally dependent upon the English site for funding, please pray to see if God would put it on your heart to help us cover these expenses. At the present, we have Mr. Soto and three other Godly men and women in The Dominican Republic who are working to translate the articles into Spanish. We can only afford to pay part-time wages to these dear people. Would you consider giving so that at least one of them will be able to work full time on translations? Our vision is to have the Spanish site to be as large as the English site and to add a Spanish bookstore as soon as we can. At that time, we will have to employ a Spanish-speaking customer service person to help out the customers when they call to order.
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---------- Resource Update ----------
"The Pink Swastika
- Historical Record of How Rampant Homosexuality Plus Satanism Shaped The
Nazi Party" -- Finally, a well-written, documented book
that reveals the occultism/homosexualism that formed the Nazi Party and sustained
it through to the bitter end! You will finally understand how Hitler and his
Nazis viewed the world -- through the pink lenses of homosexuality. In paganism
throughout history, bisexuality/homosexuality has always been prominently
displayed and is the driving force behind the scenes. Such is the case of
Nazism and Adolf Hitler. You will understand the causes of pre-war events
from 1922-1939 and the Holocaust from 1938-1945 much more clearly once you
read this book.
You will also better understand the current drive toward a "gay culture" in Western Society and where this trend is going to lead us. One of the most important historic books you shall ever read. This book belongs on the bookshelf of every citizen concerned with the direction our culture is taking. -- http://www.cuttingedge.org/detail.cfm?ID=667
* "Dating Fossils and Rocks" - DVD - Mike Riddle, former Olympic athlete and Microsoft communications expert has become a much-in-demand creation speaker for ICR. His educational and entertaining lectures are now on DVD for all to enjoy. Carbon-14 and Radioisotope dating methodsare they reliable? What are the underlying assumptions? Mike Riddle, adjunct professor at the Institute for Creation Research and teacher at ICR graduate school, addresses these issues in a very clear and easy-to-understand presentation.
Staff Comment: As Cuttingedge webmaster I have viewed this tape and
was quite impressed. I have a background in physics, biology, astronomy and
chemistry and as a diver have collected many fossils from fossil beds in river
bottoms. This tape impressed me because it gives the details of these dating
methods while using down to earth illustrations that anyone can understand.
Once you see the false assumptions that these dating methods use, you will
see just how inaccurate and useless they really are. -- Order
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"Contending For The Faith"
- What role does Jesus expect Fundamentalists to play in today's society?
Is separatist, militant Fundamentalism necessary, or is it outmoded? Should
Fundamentalists continue to confront, or is it time to move toward common
ground? Dr. Moritz challenges: "If we wish to truly understand Fundamentalism,
we must go to the Scriptures". Despite "changing times", the
True Church has a clear Biblical directive in the book of Jude. The only defense
of the truth of the Gospel is in "earnestly contending for the faith".
Remember Jesus' promise of the Rapture of the Church to the Fundamentalist Church of Philadelphia: "Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth." [Rev 3:10]
"Kept from the hour" = the Rapture of the Church, taken from this dimension! -- http://www.cuttingedge.org/detail.cfm?ID=665
"Be Ye Holy: The Call To Christian Separation"
- Today's Christian Churches have slipped into such deep and wide apostasy
that Antichrist can now arise, just as 2 Thess 2 foretells. This apostasy
has occurred for many reasons, but if Christians had just adhered to the Biblical
mandate to keep holy and separate from both sin and sinners, the Church would
not have slid down the abyss into apostasy. If you just speak the word, "separation"
you will be either glibly dismissed or violently opposed. You may even be
called "narrow", or "bigoted" or "non-progressive".
But, a Scriptural study of holiness reveals that separation is an integral
part of holiness and originate from God Himself. Indeed, God commands separation.
Dr. Fred Moritz,a Fundamentalist Bible scholar, presents how Jesus expects
holiness living in every aspect of our lives!
P.S. You will be the happier for holiness living! And more secure in this
End of the Age -- http://www.cuttingedge.org/detail.cfm?ID=664
* "Countdown To Jesus' Second Coming" - by Dave Hunt - A countdown IS going on. This idea is denied by many, including some who profess to be Christians. The Lord promised that before he returned, however, specific signs would warn us that the prophesied Last Days are approaching. What are those signs, and how do we recognize them? The Bible also talks about what will happen in the final days of earth as we know it. How close are we to these events? Find out what the Scriptures say about the role of the church in these exciting times. How can we keep from being deceived? Learn how history has proven the authority and authenticity of the Bible and why we know we can trust what it says about the future as well as the past. Discover the hope that only the Christian has in being spared the horrifying events that will take place at the end of this world. -- http://www.cuttingedge.org/detail.cfm?ID=663
---------- Articles Posted ----------
WARNING! YOU CANNOT TAKE THE "MARK OF THE BEAST" FOR ANY REASON
AND STILL GO TO HEAVEN!" Two-part series - Incredibly,
the Left Behind series portrays the lie that a person who is "forced"
to take the "Mark of the Beast" may still be in right standing with
God and go to Heaven! Once you read the truth contained within this article,
you will agree that, just perhaps, the Left Behind book series may be the
most dangerous spiritual books in all of history.
Part 1 - Discusses foundational issues plus the deception that God gives believers a visible mark. - http://www.cuttingedge.org/news/n1886.cfm
Part 2 - Demonstrates that no one can take the "Mark of the Beast" and still go to Heaven! - http://www.cuttingedge.org/news/n1886b.cfm
* "BUSH - ASHCROFT ARGUING TO 9TH CIRCUIT
COURT THAT THEIR GOVERNMENT CAN TORTURE AND SUMMARILY EXECUTE PRISONERS WITHOUT
THE COURTS HAVING ANY JURISDICTION WHATSOEVER!" - No truly
Born Again believer would attempt to "defend" the liberties of the
nation by adopting evil, corrupt methods like torture and summary execution.
In NEWS1553 and NEWS1579,
we reported that the Bush Administration had redefined "terrorist"
so you and I could be declared "Domestic Terrorists" and/or "Enemy
Combatants". The planned dictatorship draws ever closer. -- http://www.cuttingedge.org/news/n1885.cfm
* "REGENERATION--GOD'S SALVATION" (Second of two article series) - Have You Been "Born Again" Spiritually? You CAN know for sure!
---------- This Weeks Hot News ----------
SPECIAL NOTE: Cutting Edge has always maintained that, if you know the occult plan to produce Antichrist, plus the prophesied religion of Antichrist (Black Magick Witchcraft -- Daniel 8:23-25), plus Bible doctrine, plus Bible prophecy, you could see how the nations of the world are manipulating their people into the Kingdom of Antichrist through the Daily News. This past week saw such an incredible movement toward the dictatorship of the global government that we may not have the room in this newsletter to contain all the pertinent news stories.
Since no government now elected by its citizens can be allowed to stand, we shall start with the approaching dictatorship. This subject will cover a great number of our news stories. A dictatorship will fervently desire several restrictive measures to be implemented upon its people. Some of these measures are:
1) Secret police arrests, trials, executions, with no citizen being accorded their normal rights2) Gun Control -- No dictatorship can be established as long as the citizens own their own guns3) Restrictions on Travel -- Every dictatorship in history has greatly desired to control the movements of its citizens so as to keep a tight lid on dissidents.4) Establishment of the Authority of the Supreme Government -- In this New World Order, the supreme government is planned to be the United Nations and its international organizations. The Illuminati does not intend to bring America into dictatorship so that the American government will reign supreme throughout the world; no, the American government will be marching in lockstep to the international government. Therefore, we should see news that builds up the authority and prestige of the international government.
Now, let us examine the news of this past week to see how far down the road we have come toward the establishment of a dictatorship in this country in just one week. You will be shocked.
NEWS: Secret police arrests, trials, executions, with no citizen being accorded their normal rights
* The Supreme Court continues to give the Bush Administration the police powers he is demanding.
NEWS BRIEF: "Secret detentions pass muster: Fight to dismiss post-9/11 policy fails as high court rejects appeal", Denver Post, January 13, 2004
"WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Monday turned down an appeal challenging the secrecy surrounding the arrest and detention of hundreds of people, nearly all Muslim men, in the weeks after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Without comment, the court let stand a ruling by a federal appeals court here that had accepted the Bush administration's rationale for refusing to disclose either the identities of those it arrested, most of whom have since been deported for immigration violations unrelated to terrorism, or the circumstances of the arrests."
Our personal freedoms took a great hit in October- December, 2001, when the FBI arrested nearly 1,100 men in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks and refused to release their names, give them access to a lawyer, or even notify their family that they had been arrested! Because this travesty of justice was being carried out by a "Christian Conservative" president, only the ACLU protested! If Clinton-Reno had carried out this type of mass arrest, Conservatives would have been absolutely up in arms! We are about to lose our freedoms and we can thank the stupidity of most people who place such trust in artificially created labels that they do not get upset when they really should, trusting the myth behind the label.
As we have stated in earlier newsletters, the Supreme Court is likely to hear two additional cases that will have even more impact upon our freedoms and liberties: First, the High Court is going to rule whether the government can arrest American citizens on foreign soil and strip them of their Constitutional guarantees; secondly, the Supreme Court is going to rule whether American citizens may be arrested on American soil and be declared "Enemy Combatants" or "Domestic Terrorists", either of which will strip us of our Constitutional rights, privileges, and life.
NEWS BRIEF: "US setting up tribunals", Bahrain Tribune, January 17, 2004.
"GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba: Fueled by the fury over the September 11 terror attacks, the Guantanamo Bay prison camp marks its second year anniversary today amid a backlash of criticism by foreign governments, human rights groups and families who are asking how much longer the United States needs to exact justice ... the United States has been expanding the prison camp from the beginning. Eventually it will have 1,100 cells, raising questions of what the future holds for the mission ... The tribunals could hand down death sentences. Many critics say the United States has abandoned its judicial principles in its zeal to prevent another Sept. 11.
You have people sitting there for two years with rights under international law being utterly ignored by the administration, said Jamie Fellner, US director of Human Rights Watch. Since the first prisoners arrived on Jan. 11, 2002, the US government has classified the men as 'enemy combatants', not prisoners of war, which would afford them more legal protection. They have been held without charge and interrogated repeatedly."
America has treated these men in full violation of American jurisprudence tradition and international law. These men have been denied all rights and privileges that American courts have traditionally accorded to alien citizens accused of a crime. In fact, the United States has held these men for two years without specifying charges against them, and definitely without proving that they are guilty of any crime! Yet, the U.S. Supreme Court has just backed the Bush Administration in the way in which they similarly arrested men following 9/11, incarcerating them without charges and without any of the minimal rights afforded the accused. These actions are exactly what you would expect from a dictatorship.
A news story out of Massachusetts illustrates just how easy it is these days to find a policeman knocking at your door!
NEWS BRIEF: "Flight Sim inquiry raises terror alert", By Andrew Orlowski in Las Vegas, Posted: 01/08/2004
"A mother's inquiry about buying Microsoft Flight Simulator for her ten-year-old son prompted a night-time visit to her home from a state trooper. Julie Olearcek, a USAF Reserve pilot made the inquiry at a Staples store in Massachusetts ... So alarmed was the Staples clerk at the prospect of the ten year old learning to fly, that he informed the police ... authorities moved into action, leaving nothing to chance. A few days later, Olearcek was alarmed to discover a state trooper flashing a torch into to her home through a sliding glass door at 8:30 pm on a rainy night ... The Staples manager simply explained that staff were obeying advice. Shortly before Christmas, the FBI issued a terror alert to beware of drivers with maps, or reference books. At one time it was rare to find US citizens, in the safest and most prosperous country in the world, jumping at their own shadows. Now we only note how high."
Can you feel the noose tightening?
NEWS: Gun Control -- No dictatorship can be established as long as the citizens own their own guns
* The next domino has just fallen in the campaign to strip American citizens of their right to "Keep and Bear Arms" -- Second Amendment to the Constitution! In NEWS1877, we broke the news that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals had just ruled that individual citizens have no Constitutional right to own and operate guns; rather, the Constitution gives that right only to the states so they can "regulate" the militia. As I was writing NEWS1877, I called a subscriber who is a practicing lawyer in Rhode Island. He told me that the real danger of this ruling was that judges in various states, and/or judges in other Circuit Courts could be making similar decisions using this Ninth Circuit Court decision as precedent. Once that begins to occur, he felt it would be a very short time before the entire country could be stripped of their Constitutional rights to own and operate guns. The first such decision occurred Friday, January 16, 2004, so the first domino has fallen.
NEWS BRIEF: "Court upholds District of Columbia gun law prohibiting handguns", CNN News, The Law, Thursday, January 15, 2004
"WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal judge on Wednesday upheld the District of Columbia's gun control law that prohibits ownership of handguns, rejecting a legal challenge by a group of citizens backed by the National Rifle Association ... (Judge) Walton ruled that the Second Amendment is not a broad-based right of gun ownership. 'The Second Amendment does not confer an individual a right to possess firearms. Rather, the Amendment's objective is to ensure the vitality of state militias', Walton wrote."
This line of argument is exactly that of the Ninth Circuit decision, which the Supreme Court authorized by declining to hear a challenge! The first domino has fallen; the rest will not be long in occurring.
NEWS: Restrictions on Travel -- Every dictatorship in history has greatly desired to control the movements of its citizens so as to keep a tight lid on dissidents
* Supreme Court Authorizes Police Roadblocks: An American citizen working in Moscow called me last week, very upset because he had read on our Daily News Updates that the U.S. Supreme Court had authorized random police roadblocks! Roadblocks are a regular feature of the Communist control apparatus and are still used by police in Russia, even though they are not as frequent as they used to be. This subscriber considered this High Court ruling to be of monumental importance.
NEWS BRIEF: "Supreme Court Upholds Police Roadblocks", By GINA HOLLAND, myway news, January 13, 2004.
"WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that police may set up roadblocks to collect tips about crimes, rejecting concerns that authorities might use the checkpoints to fish for unrelated suspicious activity. The 6-3 decision allows officers to block traffic ... Critics have complained that authorities might misuse the power, disguising dragnets as 'informational checkpoints' ... criminal defense lawyers and civil liberties groups questioned whether the decision would lead to abuse by officers ... Ronald Allen, a law professor at Northwestern University, said the decision gives police 'another reason to create a roadblock and to pull people over'."
Once again, we have government lawyers and police organizations promising that this new authority would not lead to police state abuses, but knowledgeable lawyers and civil liberties people are very concerned. The rights of the American citizen have been eroded so many different ways in which police have been given more authority at the expense of our Constitutional rights. The stage is being set so that, after the next big terrorist attack, the government can order the police to arrest and incarcerate in a dictatorial manner, and everything they are doing to us will have been made legal! Our Moscow subscriber was right: this roadblock decision was huge!
One new airline restriction seems so ludicrous it almost defies the imagination! Remember, we are dealing with faceless government officials who are blind, deaf, and dumb, even though they hold our future in their hands. Such is the lesson of history. Listen to the story:
NEWS BRIEF: "The new rule: If it scares, it airs", The Toronto Star, 1/11/04
"Frankly, I have always feared airplane lavatories ... Just when you might have conquered your fear of terrorists and box cutters, of armed air marshals running amok or the possibility of a U.S. fighter jet accidentally shooting you out of the sky because of some crossed wire, along comes news that the U.S. Transportation Security Administration notified all airlines that passengers should no longer be allowed to "congregate in groups" by the toilets on flights into American airspace. Which means? Putting up your hand and asking flight attendants for permission? Taking a number? Risk blowing up a 747 with your exploding bladder?
"No wonder that those who are ill-informed about current events are
* The infamous Color-Coding scheme of the CAPPS-2 program was quietly begun at the Boise International Airport on January 13
NEWS BRIEF: "Man On National No Fly List Tries To Board Plane In Boise", Idaho 2 News, January 14, 2004
"BOISE - A man trying to buy a one way ticket to Minneapolis from the Boise Air Terminal triggered a delay for some passengers. Julian Gonzales, Boise Transportation Security Administration Director says the man's name showed up on the national no fly list when he attempted to buy a one way ticket to Minneapolis at about 1:00pm Wednesday. No details have been made available as to why the man is on the list."
Articles just a couple of weeks ago indicated that the government had delayed its plans to implement this color-coding scheme because of fierce protests by both the airline companies and civil libertarians. But, consistent with what we have seen in the past, those stories were evidently just designed to throw us off track while they implemented the program anyway.
How does this program work? Let us consult another article to get the specifics.
NEWS BRIEF: "If you're 'red', you could be barred by US", TheStraitsTimes, January 17, 2004.
"WASHINGTON - A controversial new system likely to get the green light will 'colour-code' all travelers passing through airports in the United States according to their potential threat level. But the plan, which involves a vast computerized system that would probe the backgrounds of all passengers boarding flights, has met stiff resistance from airlines and privacy advocates. CNN called it a system that would be 'unimaginable in the US only a few years ago'."
Let us stop right here to digest what we have just learned. In the guise of fighting terrorism from militant Muslims, the government has cast a wide net of suspicion around the entire 300 million strong population of the United States! Common sense tells you that, when dealing with a specific threat, you deal in specifics to try to stop that threat. Therefore, an investigator would look for specific people that fit the profile of the terrorists; they would not throw suspicion upon the entire population and keep people from flying to have absolutely no tie to Muslim terrorism whatsoever!
The ACLU is once again the only organization complaining! "'Instead of zeroing in on suspects based on real evidence of wrongdoing, it sweeps every airline passenger through a dragnet'." [Mr Barry Steinhardt, director of the American Civil Liberties Union's technology and liberty project]. We can only say "Amen".
But, if your real objective is to establish a dictatorship that would naturally want to restrict the ability of the citizens to freely travel, this color-coding scheme fits perfectly! Every dictatorship imposes stringent controls on the right of their citizens to freely travel, thus denying any dissident group the ability to organize an effective force to counter the government.
Now, let us return to this article to see how this color-coding scheme is supposed to work.
"Each passenger boarding a plane in the US or arriving in the country would be scored on a scale of three colours based on their personal details, shortly after making their flight reservation. Red would bar the passenger from boarding, yellow would trigger additional scrutiny and green would bring about standard treatment by airport security."
The task facing government officials in properly classifying an entire population is daunting, even under the best of circumstances. People could be prohibited from flying simply because their name is similar or identical to the name of another person. The old adage that, if you want to mess something up really badly, hand it over to a government official, rings really true in this instance.
If you come to the airport to check into your flight, only to discover you are classified "red", you will not be allowed to board, and the government will not reimburse you for your ticket. Further, after this program is fully implemented, people classified red will probably be subjected to arrest on the spot, since someone in the government has already decided they are a terrorist! An apparently innocent person has already been denied his flight. Listen to a discussion thread on January 15.
"Just because someone is on the Do Not Fly list does NOT mean the person is a threat. I have one business acquaintance who is a retired as one of the Senior Execs of a Multi Billion Dollar American Corp. ... CPA ... runs his own CPA Firm these days ... mid 50ish with 3 grown kids who is also on the 'Do Not Fly' list (not Muslim, born and raised in the US and went to College here) .... Seems somebody else somewhere in the US with a similar name 'may' be a bad boy (or may not) so HE ends up on the National Do Not Fly List AND CAN NOT GET OFF!!"
The nightmare has only begun. In my last flight, last August, I noticed a
little elderly Caucasian grandmother in a wheelchair being pulled out of line
and subjected to a frisking by a security officer. That grandmother had as
much a chance to be a Muslim terrorist as Santa Claus has in being a real
At least one private citizen "gets it" -- she understands! Listen to a Wired Magazine Online discussion board on 1/13/04, carried on Daily News Updates 1/16:
"With this move (CAPPS II color coded scheme) ... it will not increase our safety or security. It will just take away more of our freedom and liberty until we are under a government dictatorship posing as a democracy.
The U.S. Homeland Security is becoming the KGB. This is not the country of my parents or my grandparents. Under Bush, his minions are using fear to take away our rights, our money and any of our true security under the guise that it is for our own good. Abusive parents do the same thing ... As control escalates and our freedom deteriorates, individuals will be targeted for any reason, including voting against the incumbent in the next election. It is a travesty! Shame on the people who are supporting this! And shame on any airline that supports it!"
NEWS: Establishment of the Authority of the Supreme Government -- International Government
* The International Court of Justice (ICJ) received a strong endorsement this week from several sources.
NEWS BRIEF: "U.S. shares Israel's concerns about Hague fence talks", Ha-aretz News, January 11, 2004.
"The U.S. is privy to Israel's concerns about the upcoming discussions on the security fence at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague. American officials believe these anticipated discussions will set a negative precedent, and politicize international law. The U.S. government is currently considering its steps on the international court hearings. It is leaning toward submitting a brief of its position on the case, and perhaps even taking part in the discussions, Israeli sources say."
When both the Bush Administration and the government of Israel prepare to address the ICJ in this issue of the Security Fence Israel is erecting to protect against Palestinian terrorism, they are indirectly admitting that the ICJ is a legitimate authority in world affairs! The moment American and Israeli lawyers step foot in the Hague to argue the case, they are legitimizing that world body, and recognizing that the ICJ has the power over their sovereign governments! Rather than arguing that the ICJ has no authority in this fence issue, they should simply ignore the proceedings altogether! Ignoring an issue or a person is a far stronger statement than attending the meeting to argue that the international court has no jurisdiction in this specific matter.
In another matter, we see the United Nations ruling in an entertainment matter usually reserved for the country in which the author resides. With this ruling, the authority and credibility of the UN will rise in many people's minds.
NEWS BRIEF: "Tolkien wins internet rights", Correspondents in Geneva, Australian IT, JANUARY 14, 2004
"THE estate of Lord of the Rings author J R R
Tolkien has won the rights to the use of the domain name www.jrrtolkien.com
in a United Nations ruling. The World Intellectual Property Organisation
ordered the name handed over to the company that holds the rights to the British
author's works and that claimed it had trademark rights in the name ... The
UN arbitration system, which started in 1999, allows those who think they
have the right to a domain to get it back without having to fight a costly
legal battle or pay large sums of money.
NEWS: Miscellaneous instances showing how closely the world is progressing to the values and attitudes of Antichrist
* Former Treasury Secretary O'Nell charged last week that President Bush planned to invade Iraq from the very first day of his presidency! This charge is dynamite, for it demonstrates that the reason we invaded Iraq had nothing to do with the 9/11 attacks nor with any connection between Saddam and Osama bin Laden!
NEWS BRIEF: "Bush Sought Way To Invade Iraq?", CBSNews.com, January 11, 2004.
"From the very beginning, there was a conviction, that Saddam Hussein was a bad person and that he needed to go, says ONeill, who adds that going after Saddam was topic "A" 10 days after the inauguration - eight months before Sept. 11. 'From the very first instance, it was about Iraq. It was about what we can do to change this regime', says Suskind. 'Day one, these things were laid and sealed' ... he was surprised at the meeting that questions such as 'Why Saddam?' and 'Why now?' were never asked. 'It was all about finding a way to do it. That was the tone of it. The president saying Go find me a way to do this," says ONeill. 'For me, the notion of preemption, that the U.S. has the unilateral right to do whatever we decide to do, is a really huge leap'.
From the beginning of the propaganda buildup to invade Iraq (early 2002), we have reported that former Satanist, Bill Schnoebelen -- now Born Again and Director of "With One Accord" -- stated that, while he was in the coven, he learned that the Illuminati decided in 1954 that America would invade Iraq so as to trigger the Regional War in the Middle East that would, in turn, trigger the planned World War III.
Thus, President Bush is simply carrying out the Illuminati plan of 1954.
Of course, this reality is very foreign to the average American, who truly believes the propaganda following 9/11 that we needed to invade Iraq to prevent him from ever using any of his WMD (Weapons of Mass Destruction), either on his neighbors or on us through the Al Qaeda terrorist network. O'Neill may not be aware of this long-term Illuminati plan to invade Iraq, so he was naturally surprised to discover the President intently pursuing this agenda at the very beginning of his administration.
However, the real lesson of this story is that the reason we went to war
with Iraq had absolutely nothing to do with either the 9/11 attacks nor Saddam's
association with Al Qaeda!
In fact, Secretary of State Colin Powell told us bluntly last week that he did not have "smoking gun" evidence linking Saddam to Al Qaeda as he told the United Nations! Listen:
NEWS BRIEF: "Powell withdraws al-Qa'ida claim as hunt for Saddam's WMD flags (slows)", Independent.co.uk, 11 January 2004
"The faltering American and British case for war in Iraq has suffered another blow with an admission by the US Secretary of State, Colin Powell, that there was no hard proof of links between Saddam Hussein and al-Qa'ida, contrary to his claims before the invasion. 'I have not seen smoking-gun, concrete evidence about the connection', Mr Powell said last week. Almost at the same moment, the assertion that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction - another crucial aspect of the Secretary of State's presentation to the UN Security Council last February - was being further discredited."
Yet, Secretary Powell did stand before the United Nations before the Iraqi invasion to argue that the evidence was weighty enough to justify a pre-emptive invasion! Now, Powell admits that no such weighty evidence ever existed! This type of admission is enough to take your breath away! The credibility of this administration is clearly at risk of collapsing altogether!
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace weighed in heavily on this issue. Listen as we continue to read this article.
"Not only did it emerge that a 400-member military team tasked with searching for unconventional weapons in Iraq had been quietly withdrawn, a leading Washington think tank, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, accused the Bush administration of "systematically misrepresenting" the danger of Saddam's alleged WMD before the war. The Washington Post also reported the discovery of a document suggesting Iraq might have destroyed its biological weapons more than a decade ago, and that subsequent 'programmes' existed only on paper ... The Carnegie Endowment report, compiled over six months, is scathing about the deliberate errors and omissions of the White House - and, by extension, Downing Street - saying the thesis that Iraq or another rogue state would make WMD available to terrorists was 'questionable' and 'unexamined'."
When you understand that the Carnegie Institute and all of its subsidiaries are Illuminist to the core, you have the spectacle of one Illuminist organization attacking an equally Illuminist president, and an Illuminist Secretary of State admitting that he lied, threatening the president's credibility at the very time the 2004 re-election campaign is beginning in earnest! What is going on?
Last Fall, we issued an article, NEWS1854, in which we demonstrated that President Bush had been carrying on a classic Dialectic Struggle with the United Nations over whether to invade Iraq. The President insisted that the evidence that Saddam possessed Weapons of Mass Destruction and that he had links to Al Qaeda were so strong we needed to preemptively invade. The United Nations consistently reported, through her own inspection teams that had been scouring Iraq, that Saddam did not possess any WMD!
When the President ordered the invasion of Iraq -- with full cooperation from Great Britain -- he did so by exercising his authority as the top political leader of a sovereign nation. The UN has always been insisting that national sovereignty should be discarded in favor of the "will of the international community". In other words, the UN was saying that it was the only authority that should decide upon issues of war and invasion. I noted that, if President Bush wins a great victory in Iraq, finds WMD, and does not encounter any significant negatives, national sovereignty will have been greatly strengthened while the "will of the international community" will suffer dramatically. Since the Illuminati fought World Wars I and II for the express purpose of establishing a global government (NEWS1056), I felt that the global script would be written in such a manner as to destroy the credibility of President Bush and Prime Minister Blair, and that the case for the UN to be the global authority would be strengthened.
This turn of events appears to point exactly in this direction. In fact, the United States is practically begging the United Nations to come back into Iraq to become a meaningful force in the rebuilding of that shattered country! Additionally, Bush has again recalled Administrator Bremer from Baghdad to consult with him on how to quickly transfer political power back to the US-backed Interim Iraqi government! This entire scenario has South Vietnam written all over it. We built up a South Vietnamese Army, Police and Government, only to watch it succumb meekly to the North Vietnamese Army within a few months of our total withdrawal.
* As NFL playoffs accelerate, the fans demonstrate an unusual love and fanaticism toward their favorite team. This love produces a zeal that God expects to be reserved for Him alone. Let us examine the story:
End Times Prophecy: "... in the last days ... They will be lovers of sensual pleasures and vain amusements more than and rather than lovers of God." [2 Timothy 3:1, 3]
This verse is literally screaming out to me today, as fanatics of football, baseball, basketball, and hockey are filling stadiums and sports complexes night after night, day after day, in the very areas where churches are scarcely attended. While living in Massachusetts - Rhode Island area, I wondered Sunday after Sunday how it was possible for churches to run nearly empty while the Red Sox and the Patriots were filling Stadiums! Truly, Americans today are "lovers of sensual pleasures and vain amusements more than and rather than lovers of God." The following stories illustrate this point perfectly:
** NEWS BRIEF: "Patriots fans have zeal to keep selves warm", The Boston Globe, 1/9/2004.
"In preparation for tailgating at tomorrow's Patriots playoff game, Craig Repetto went to a Lowe's Home Improvement store earlier this week and spent $107 on a Coleman Round Firepit/Grill with Fire-Starter ... Patriots fans have been prepping all week -- buying tents, tarps, propane heaters, auxiliary long underwear, gadgets that heat up shoes, and booze -- for the Tennessee Titans tilt in Foxborough on a night that will be so frigid that the Red Cross has issued tips on how to avoid freezing ... But fans don't seem worried about the forecast. These are the same fans, of course, who piled into a stadium blanketed with more than 2 feet of snow last month and got so excited after a big play that they collectively launched handfuls of snow into the air and, as gravity goes, back into their faces."
These fans -- nearly 69,000 strong -- are so excited about getting prepared for a frigid, cold-numbing cold game that will require them to be in the stadium for nearly five hours, and yet, most of them would find any excuse to not attend a nice warm church service! Truly, Americans have their priorities as messed up as this prophetic verse foretells. Every Sunday morning, I could drive through the neighborhoods surrounding our church and watch the people worshipping the idol they had created -- cars, homes and boats were the most common. List to the definition of idols given by the Apostle John to see how far into self-idolatry Americans have fallen.
"... keep yourselves from idols (false gods)--from anything and everything that would occupy the place in your heart due to God, from any sort of substitute for Him that would take first place in your life." [1 John 5:21)
Football has become a sex-crazed sport, from the cheerleaders on the sidelines to the TV commercials. Let us review the plans for this Super Bowl.
NEWS BRIEF: "A skimpy idea for Super Bowl entertainment", The Boston Globe, 1/13/04
"Sooner or later, someone had to pick up the phone and find out about the Lingerie Bowl ... a pay-per-view half-time event to be broadcast during Super Bowl XXXVIII, is a seven-on-seven 'full contact' football game featuring floozies -- sorry, models -- dressed in lingerie. The game will be played live, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, in front of an invited audience of celebrities and celebrity hangers-on ... The captain of Team Euphoria is Angie Everhart ... the Internet soft-porn poseur who played Jane Woods in "Gunblast Vodka" ... Nikki Ziering heads up Team Dream ... the former Playboy model who played Lucy on "Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt".
Therefore, two porn stars are leading two teams, each comprised of six other
models, in a "full contact" football game during the half-time of
this coming Super Bowl? You can bet that TV cameras will catch scene after
scene of plenty of flesh swirling around as these girls "play" at
football. In fact, men might actually see some body parts coming unclothed
if the girls are originally dressed in lingerie, as this article suggests.
You can imagine the enormous pay-per-view intake that sponsors of this event
are planning. Since the two "team captains" are porn stars, they
will not be shy about letting body parts coming unclothed. America's debauchery
has just reached a new low!
Thus, organized sports in this country -- from high school to to professional -- has become the new spiritual idol in the hearts and minds of tens of millions of Americans, just as this Last Days prophecy foretells. History tells us the the government of the ancient Roman Empire encouraged organized sports so their citizens would not notice that the pagans were winning battle after battle on the extreme borders of the Empire. By encouraging and funding much of the sports, the government ensured that people were too caught up with the minute details of their favorite sport to notice the bad news developing. Finally, when the Empire came crashing down the citizens finally took note, but it was too late.
Satan and the Illuminati are using sports greatly in the same manner. Too many people are so caught up in the statistics and the playoff aspirations of their favorite team they do not see that President Bush and Attorney General Ashcroft are steadily passing laws, issuing new regulations and redefining terms that are badly eroding our rights, liberties and Constitutional Government. The only irony sufficient to capture the gravity of this national sin is that the Illuminati plans to use these same stadiums and sports complexes when the False Prophet and Antichrist force people to take the Mark of the Beast! At one end of the football stadium, a podium will be set up, in front of which shall file -- one by one -- all the people who have been forced into the stadium. If a person refuses to take the implantable "mark", they will be forcibly marched to the other end of the stadium where the guillotine is operating. The people waiting their turn in the seats will have plenty of time to watch the graphic sight of people being beheaded, and will doubtless think back to a happier time when their team was winning a championship!
Satan will sit in the heavenlies, having a great laugh of the great irony of it all!
* Moral collapse continued as organized sex parties are now the rage in the big cities.
NEWS BRIEF: "The New Make-out Parties", by Anka Radakovich, Razor Magazine, February, 2004.
"It's midnight in New York's Meat Packing District and I am off to a Back to School party. A Back to School Sex Party to be exact. 'Everyone must be fashionably dressed and stylish' reads the invitation. School costumes are also welcome, but not mandatory. $40 a couple. All straight males must be accompanied by a woman. The password at the door is 'I'm naughty' ... Organized by Palagia, a sexy 32-year-old Greek-American party promoter (whose) ... erotic-themed parties promote sexual liberation. Past events include a Hats and Undies party, an Eros Meets Pathos party (very New York), a masked Jungle Ball and a Nipples Painting party."
The rest of the article is too erotic to print, but the following sentences tell the true nature of this sex orgy.
"But the most striking image of the evening happens about midnight when the couches fill up with two-girl, one-guy threesomes ... most people are already coupled."
One of the striking common features of pagan societies throughout history was the prevalence of sex outside marriage generally and sex orgies in particular. As America slips further down the slippery slope of paganism, this emphasis on unbridled sex and sex in a public setting will continue to grow, probably exponentially. In fact, this type of heterosexual orgy is referred to in the Bible in connection with the sin of Sodomy and Gomorrah; since most Christians believe the sin of Sodom was homosexuality only, the following Scripture should be greatly enlightening.
"The wicked are sentenced to suffer just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the adjacent towns--which likewise gave themselves over to impurity and indulged in unnatural vice and sensual perversity--are laid out in plain sight as an exhibit of perpetual punishment to warn of everlasting fire." [Jude 7; Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplifed Bible Commentary]
Thus, this type of "sensual perversity" on display in this story is clearly the sin of Sodom for which God utterly destroyed that city. America will suffer the same fate. As Jesus said in Luke 17:26-30, the days of the End of the Age will be just like the days of Lot!
"Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed." [Luke 17:28-30]
We are getting so very close.
* Moral Collapse is accelerating, as Showtime introduces a blatant Lesbian Show!
NEWS BRIEF: "The Modern Lesbian: "L Word" Show Provides Positive Glimpse Into Real World of Lesbians", by Ann Turner, 365gay.com, 1/15/04
"New York Magazine ran two very interesting articles last week. One feature, "Not Your Mother's Lesbians" explores how Showtime's The L Word could alter society's stereotypical view of what a 'lesbian' looks like ... In the modern day, lesbians can choose practically any identity they wish - or none at all ... On the other side of the fence, there are the L Word lesbians. Women who are highly attractive, mostly feminine, and all lesbian with a capital 'L'. Showtime's new series is supposed to give us a glimpse into the world of 'real' lesbian life ... Although L Word brings in a little butch, a little drag king and a tiny bit of flannel; primarily the show highlights the lesbians who you wouldn't pick of a crowd and proclaim to be dykes. They are just girls who happen to like girls, and look good doing it. Granted, they might quite a bit higher on the 'glamorous' scale than the typical lesbian, but it is Hollywood after all. The L Word is to lesbians what Sex and the City was to single straight women. Although it may be way more glam than reality, the show does give society a more truthful glimpse of real modern life for a lot of lesbians."
A Fox news article shed even more light on this new and despicable show.
NEWS BRIEF: "'The L Word' Has Tongues Wagging", By Kathleen Wereszynski, Fox News, January 16, 2004
"NEW YORK Between Madonna and Britney's kiss, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer's" lesbian sex scene and newspaper headlines about American high school girls experimenting with same-sex relationships, 2003 seemed like the year of girl-on-girl action. Now, Showtime will bring the lives and loves of a whole cast of lesbian characters to the small screen in its new drama "The L Word ... the recent display of lesbian activity in mainstream media is already the center of a moral and cultural firestorm. Supporters of 'The L Word' call the focus on gay women groundbreaking, but detractors say the show contributes to a culture that tells young women that being gay is cool and sexy. The show doesn't shy away from steamy scenes, one of which takes place between Marina, who is a lesbian, and a "bi-curious" Midwestern woman who moves to Los Angeles to live with her boyfriend."
"'Will & Grace', 'Queer Eye for the Straight Guy', and Showtimes
'Queer as Folk' are examples of successful programs that revolve around gay
male characters. But 'The L Word' is the first series to bring an entire cast
of female characters out of the closet a fact that pleases gay advocates
... 'These women are all knockouts' ,Peters said. 'This is for heterosexual
men who want to watch women having sex'."
Jesus will have the last word. In fact, He already has:
"Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot ... But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed." [Luke 17:28-30]
* Modern daily surveillance is getting so very pervasive that our freedom of privacy is already gone! Our Founding Fathers realized that no people can long remain free if their everyday activities are under close scrutiny, which is why "Freedom of Privacy" is written into our Constitution. Conversely, this reality is why every dictatorial government established secret police to pry into people's private affairs. Listen to this story as it details how we have no privacy left.
NEWS BRIEF: "How average Briton is caught on camera 300 times a day", By Maxine Frith, Independent.co.uk, 12 January 2004
"Keep smiling - by the end of today your image may well have been captured on more than 300 surveillance cameras,mostly without you knowing it. Walk out of the house and a street CCTV system may be watching. Cameras can pick you up driving to work or on the train; your office may be under surveillance - your bank certainly will. Go to a shopping centre and your face will be stored dozens of times. Your local restaurant will record you picking up your takeaway and the leisure centre will snap you working out."
Big Brother is here, and he is getting more intrusive and uglier in demeanor
at the same time he is getting more technological capability of monitoring
your every move> Is this coincidence? You be the judge.
---------Conclusion----------------"Beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me." Matthew 14:30
Sinking times are praying times with the Lord's servants. Peter neglected prayer at starting upon his venturous journey, but when he began to sink his danger made him a suppliant, and his cry though late was not too late. In our hours of bodily pain and mental anguish, we find ourselves as naturally driven to prayer as the wreck is driven upon the shore by the waves. The fox hies to its hole for protection; the bird flies to the wood for shelter; and even so the tried believer hastens to the mercy seat for safety. Heaven's great harbour of refuge is All-prayer; thousands of weather-beaten vessels have found a haven there, and the moment a storm comes on, it is wise for us to make for it with all sail.
Short prayers are long enough. There were but three words in the petition which Peter gasped out, but they were sufficient for his purpose. Not length but strength is desirable. A sense of need is a mighty teacher of brevity. If our prayers had less of the tail feathers of pride and more wing they would be all the better. Verbiage is to devotion as chaff to the wheat. Precious things lie in small compass, and all that is real prayer in many a long address might have been uttered in a petition as short as that of Peter.
Our extremities are the Lord's opportunities. Immediately a keen sense of danger forces an anxious cry from us the ear of Jesus hears, and with Him ear and heart go together, and the hand does not long linger. At the last moment we appeal to our Master, but His swift hand makes up for our delays by instant and effectual action. Are we nearly engulfed by the boisterous waters of affliction? Let us then lift up our souls unto our Saviour, and we may rest assured that He will not suffer us to perish. When we can do nothing Jesus can do all things; let us enlist His powerful aid upon our side, and all will be well. ["Morning and Evening Devotions", C.H. Spurgeon, on A.W. Tozer CDROM Library, January 13]
May Jesus Richly Bless You,
David Bay, Director
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