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Merry Christmas 2015

Well, well, well, look what the cat dragged back in…

It’s been a whole year and a half since my last post and a lot has happened, both to me personally and in the world at large. For those of my readers who have been following me this whole time, I apologize for the long hiatus in my writing and I thank you for your patience. For those of you who are reading this blog for the first time, please bear with me for a minute while I catch up…

In the world at large so much has been happening since I last wrote that I hardly know where to begin. Since my last post we’ve seen the rise of ISIS to global prominence as the world’s leading terror organization and have seen their influence extend well beyond the Middle East. ISIS-inspired terror attacks have been perpetrated by radicalized Muslims throughout the world, including America, and civilization as we know it in the West has been shaken to its very foundations. We’ve seen the Syrian civil war (as esteemed megalomaniac Axl Rose once sang, “what’s so civil about war anyway” – he may have borrowed that line from elsewhere) continue and now the U.S. and Russia have both been dragged into it on opposing sides, rather reminiscent of the proxy wars of the Cold War period. China has been aggressively claiming the entire South China Sea and its islands, which are also claimed by nations such as the Philippines and Vietnam, and the Red Chinese have been busily turning isolated reefs into small islands capable of supporting military operations. The Earth has inched ever closer to the spectre of World War III with the three major powers – America, Russia and China – all working against each other while the world looks on with held breath. Our world is rapidly sinking into chaos and madness and no one, especially Barack Hussein Obama, seems to know what to do about it or even acts like they care. If ever we were in the Last Days of this age it is now.

Personally, the last year and a half have seen me go through a lot of personal turmoil, which is primarily why this blog has been so silent. Many things have happened around me which has left me out of balance and scrambling for some sort of stability. I received yet another “no” from Social Security concerning my disability case, when sent me into a tailspin. I endured romantic disaster which left me despondent and deeply depressed; at one point my psychiatrist was even considering electroshock therapy as a way of pulling me out of it. And then things finally started turning around in June of this year when my eldest daughter got in touch with me, followed in short order by my eldest son, and the depression began to lift. I finally admitted to myself that I had an excellent romance with a sweet Christian lady who I had loved for over a year and began focusing my attentions on her. And most importantly, I finally got back on track spiritually by slowly becoming an active and committed follower of God through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Life isn’t perfect – when is it ever – but it’s a lot better than it was in June of 2014 when I last wrote a post for this blog.

So I will once again become active in my writing after a long break. I will try to be diligent about writing on a regular basis but I make no promises until I get back in the habit of writing. I will alter the focus of this blog from politics and the esoteric to a more spiritual approach, which still leaves room for a lot of weirdness since reality is so very different from what most of us believe, even Christians. So please just bear with me while I get my writer’s feet back under me and get my happy butt back to work.

In the meantime let’s not forget the reason for the Christmas season, which is that roughly 2,000 years ago in Bethlehem the Savior of all humanity was born, Jesus Christ. The exact date is unimportant as are the traditions that have grown over the last 20 centuries and even the origins of the date of December 25th as the day when we celebrate the birth of the Messiah. What really matters is that the Son of God was born into this world to pay the price for all our sins and to be the sacrifice through which we might obtain Salvation. I will not make apologies if this belief offends anyone for God is greatly offended by our sins. Thankfully He is a merciful and loving God who cared enough to submit His only Son to the horrors of crucifixion and death.

So love each other this blessed Christmas season and try not to focus on the material aspect of the holiday. Instead focus on all those who love you, your friends, your family, and your loving Father in heaven.

Peace and blessings be with you all.

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Five Reasons Why I Don’t Like Obama

I have never liked Obama, not since the Democratic debates in 2008, before he even got the nomination. I saw too many things about him that I couldn’t support, that I couldn’t like, and that list has only gotten longer throughout his Presidency. But there are five top reasons why I don’t like him and never will, and no, none of them have to do with the color of his skin. The following reasons are listed in no particular order of importance; in fact, they are all equally important in my eyes. I know that I am about to tick off any of my readers who are fans of the 44th President, but that can’t be helped and I will make no apologies for doing so. Maybe some of you will see the truth in my reasons, and anyone who has followed my blog over the last two years knows that I stand for the truth in everything, always. At least, they should know that…

So here goes, my five reasons for not liking Obama…

1) He is a Marxist/socialist/globalist. Obama has made little secret of his Marxist leanings and his actions have shown that. He studied with Marxist terrorist Bill Ayers and still counts the Weather Underground founder as a close friend. He can quote Marxist writer Saul Alinsky whenever he likes. Obama has shown through the actions of his regime that he is an adherent to the idea of big, centralized government that supposedly has all of the answers to society’s ills. He has sworn to drastically reshape America to fit what he sees it should be, and he has been taking action to reduce America’s influence globally to fit in with the globalists’ vision of a one world government. That’s very dangerous thinking coming from the Oval Office.

2) He is a liar. There’s no two ways about it, the man is an inveterate liar and cannot be trusted to ever speak the truth. He has lied about his past. He has lied about his religion. He lied about Obamacare. He lied about the Fast and Furious program of selling guns to the Mexican drug cartels. He lied about Benghazi. He lied about the IRS targeting of conservative groups. At every turn Obama has chosen a lie over the truth, and while it is understandable that there may be occasions when it is advisable for a President to be disingenuous to advance America’s needs and security, Obama has set a standard of lying at every turn to cover his own backside and avoid taking responsibility for his actions. He is a pathological liar and has shown that he cannot be trusted in anything.

3) He is a dictator. I have often referred to Obama as Caesar because that is how he rules. Dictators always rule by decree, and his preference to governing through Executive Order rather than acts of Congress show him to be such a dictator in all but name. He not only has not kept to his presidential oath by upholding our Constitution, he has openly disregarded the Constitution with its separation of powers and he has openly declared that in his view the Constitution is dead and no longer valid. For over 200 years our Constitution has served as the basis for this republic and served it well, yet Obama has suddenly declared the Constitution to be worthless. No, his reign has all of the hallmarks of a dictatorship save for martial law, and I believe that will be coming by the end of the year, for he will use any pretext to dissolve Congress and suspend the Constitution, both of which actions Executives Orders, or decrees, have authorized him to do for any reason. This is why I believe that he is the most dangerous threat facing America today and our freedoms. Watch him closely and follow his actions, not his propaganda.

4) He is a Muslim. I have been saying since at least the 2008 Democratic convention that he was a Muslim and events have proven me right. Don’t be fooled by his attending Jeremiah Wright’s church for several years, that was just a smokescreen to make Americans believe he was a Christian. I knew from his name that he was a Muslim, for when young black men convert to Islam they almost always choose an Islamic name for themselves; both Barack and Hussein are common Arabic names for men. But even more damning as a Muslim are his actions and associations since becoming President. He has openly appointed Muslims to key positions within his administration, including Iranian-born Muslim Valerie Jarrett as White House Chief of Staff and another Muslim as a key advisor high within the Depart of Homeland Security. He has backed away from a long time ally, Israel, and taken up the Palestinian cause. He publicly supports the actions of the radical Muslim Brotherhood, including openly supporting Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood President Morsi and then when the Egyptian army deposed Morsi in answer to public outcry Obama supported the Muslim Brotherhood against the Egyptian military, an organization which has been a stabilizing factor in Egypt since Britain gave the Egyptians their independence. Obama even admitted in a TV interview that he was a Muslim, but all of the mainstream media ignored that. Everything he has said and done in office when it comes to relations with Muslim nations has been done from a Muslim viewpoint, from abandoning Iraq to releasing five top Taliban commanders in exchange for the token release of one deserter who converted to Islam. He is a Muslim and that makes him a traitor to America, for he supports or at least downplays the actions of the very radical Muslims that we have been fighting for 13 years.

5) He is the most corrupt President in American history. The level of corruption within Obama’s administration have sunken to levels usually seen in Third World countries. From all of the lies and obfuscation regarding his iffy birth certificate and faked social security card to Fast and Furious. From the corrupt nature of Obamacare to the IRS targeting scandal to Benghazi. Every action taken by this administration has been self-serving and designed to enrich either key government officials or favored private sector executives. Even his rule by Executive Order is a form of corruption as it totally disregards the Constitution in order to further his agenda. Obama has more fishy deals under his belt and more treacherous actions to cover up of any American President in our history, even more than the left’s favorite whipping boy of all time Nixon. Obama has set a pattern of corruption that shows no sign of ending, but that shouldn’t be surprising since he is a Chicago politician and they have a long history of corruption scandals. And what is Obama’s answer to the scandals that are plaguing him? He plays golf and takes vacations; so far in five years the Obamas have burned up well over $44,000,000 in taxpayer money on vacations, at a time when most of us are struggling to make ends meet. The President needs to either rein in the corruption or accept the consequences of his actions and face impeachment.

So those are my five reasons for not liking Obama. I could easily expand that list as there are many aspects of him and his presidency that I don’t like, but those are my top five and they will do for now. All of these reasons are supported by facts easily accessible and by reasoning that is right on track. If I pissed you off so be it, as I said I will make no apologies. I just hope that enough of you read this article with an open mind to make some small difference in the world.

As always, peace and blessings to you, my friends.

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Putin’s Ukrainian Gamble

We’re now weeks into the standoff between Russia and the Ukraine, and the situation is still balanced precariously between a diplomatic solution and outright war. The annexation of the Crimea is complete, 40,000 Russian troops are massed along Ukraine’s eastern border, and Russian fighter jets are buzzing the lone U.S. warship in the Black Sea. Limited sanctions have been slapped on Russia to no avail. What can be done to resolve this tense situation?


Oh there are of course actions that could be taken to discourage Putin from any further adventuring in the Ukraine, but the West lacks the political will to take those steps. One destroyer in the Black Sea will not deter Putin, nor will five fighter jets in the Baltic States; all those amount to are token shows of the flag. Widespread sanctions will not deter Putin; he could care less and all he has to do is seek closer economic ties with China to get out from under the West’s sanctions. Even the Ukraine cannot deter Putin, as we saw this week when a Ukrainian army unit meekly surrendered to unarmed civilians. No, Putin has a free hand open to him in the Ukraine and he knows it.

Ukraine has been an important part of Russian defensive strategy for over two hundred years, and during the days of the Russian Empire it was Russia’s frontline against any moves by the faltering Ottoman Empire. Ukraine gained its independence briefly after the Russian revolution that swept the Communists into power, but lost it again shortly after the end of the Russian civil war. Stalin persecuted the Ukraine mercilessly during the early 1930s and starved millions of Ukrainians to death in retribution for Ukrainian agitation for independence. During the long years of the Cold War the Ukraine was strategically important as a prop for the Eastern Bloc, and once the Ukraine regained its independence after the collapse of the Soviet Union it was a loss keenly felt in Moscow. Putin would dearly love to regain control over the Ukraine as a bulwark of Russia’s defenses against the EU and NATO, both of which have welcomed former Eastern Bloc nations like Poland, the Baltic States and Romania into their ranks.

In the current crisis we have ethnic Russians in the eastern Ukraine calling for Moscow’s intervention, and I don’t doubt that Russian intelligence and special forces troops are active in the eastern Ukraine fomenting the unrest. Kiev’s hands are pretty much tied in the matter since the Ukrainian army is so ineffective, and since Putin has threatened to invade if Kiev cracks down on the ethnic Russians in the east. It’s the same old argument and reasoning that Adolf Hitler used in 1938 to absorb much of Czechoslovakia – military intervention is necessary to protect the Russians living in eastern Ukraine. Putin sees this as his golden opportunity to regain a part of what was lost, and the Crimea was just the opener and the test of the West’s resolve to protect the Ukraine against Russian aggression. That resolve has been shown to be sadly lacking.

The only deterrence that would induce Putin to keep his well-trained and effective army behind Russian borders is strength, and the West currently lacks that strength. The EU is still in the long process of getting its collective feet under it and is incapable of taking unified action against Russian aggression; any EU military action in 20 years has consisted of actions taken by its member states such as Germany, and none of those states is strong enough to pose a credible threat to Russian ambitions. Only America has the potential strength to deter Putin from taking further actions, and from the White House down we are proving to be weak. Caesar Barack Hussein Obama can bluster and threaten all he wants to but Putin knows that Obama lacks the resolve to stand toe to toe with Russia and not blink. Our showing of American military force in Eastern Europe has only been token to say the least. While this crisis continues for week after week the talk from the White House and the Defense Secretary is that we need to further reduce our forces to levels even lower than Bill Clinton did. (Ever wonder why so many Reserve and National Guard units had to serve full-time in Iraq and Afghanistan? It’s due strictly to the deep cuts to our military enacted under President Clinton when the world was still agog that the Soviet Union had fallen apart.) Why, we are even pulling the last of our armored divisions out of Europe for the first time since WWII!

So the Ukraine is effectively on its own. Only direct military intervention could prevent the Russians from doing whatever they like in Ukraine, and I don’t see that intervention coming. The government in Kiev has asked the UN to send peacekeepers into the eastern Ukraine in an attempt to quell the unrest and discourage Russia from invading, but will those peacekeepers ever arrive? It’s doubtful since that move would need the approval of the UN Security Council, where Russia has veto power. So even the UN may not be able to help. Russia can seize eastern Ukraine anytime it wants to and Putin knows it.

So Vladimir Putin’s Ukrainian gamble will pay off and he will get his way. It’s a sad time for the Ukraine and all Ukrainians everywhere.

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Goodbye to 2013

As I sit here sleepless at 3:30 in the morning on New Year’s Day I’ve been reflecting back on the year that just ended and decided to put my thoughts in print. So as you read this keep in mind that I am sleep deprived right now, and as always , consider the source.

2013 was a weird year for me personally. It started out hopeful in a number of ways but as the year progressed those hopes crumbled for one reason or another. A dear friend that I was very close to drifted away for reasons unstated, which was a major disappointment. Hopes for improving my overall health and fitness faded into just trying to maintain what I already have. Hopes and dreams, and heavy emphasis on dreams, were crushed when someone I really cared about turned away from me. My personal life deteriorated to the point where I was afraid that I would end up homeless on the streets, and I finally had to go in the hospital for a five-day re-tuning of my mental state. One of the biggest disappointments of the year was getting turned down yet again for my Social Security disability benefits, which has left me in financial limbo for what will probably be the next year and a half. So overall this past year wasn’t all that great, but it was still better than some years I’ve had in the past.

On the plus side of things, I have made a lot of really good online friends this past year, most of whom keep in touch with me on a fairly regular basis; that seems strange to me since I have drastically reduced the number of hours that I spend obsessing on Facebook. My personal situation has stabilized to the point where I am no longer in panicked flight mode, which is a good thing because when I get that way I always manage to make the wrong decisions. My interest in music is starting to come back after several months of non-existence, and while my guitars remain untouched I am at least listening to music again on occasion. I was given a Playstation 2 for Christmas so now I am getting back into gaming, a hobby that I always loved and a good harmless way to occupy the empty hours in my day. My attorney has expressed the opinion that I stand a good chance of getting my disability when I go before the judge, which should happen sometime in early 2015, so I am hesitantly hopeful regarding that. My mental state, while never what could be called good, has improved to the point where my issues are more manageable. And probably most importantly, I have been spending more time talking to God the past four months than I had in the first part of the year, and that is very important to me.

Looking at the world around me I see that things have really gone downhill and are continuing to do so. We have a Congress that is bitterly divided and completely ineffective. The Obama administration has been plagued by more scandals than any President’s that I can remember, and I believe we have only seen the tip of the iceberg in that regard. We have a closet Muslim President who always chooses to side with the Islamists and the terrorists of the Muslim Brotherhood. The homosexuals have managed to push their agenda to the point where same-sex marriage is becoming legal in most states, and now such perverts as pedophiles and the bestiality people are starting to claim that their deviance is just another sexual orientation and should be recognized as such. Obamacare’s highly touted roll out is a complete mess. And our economy is being held together with spit and baling wire and could come undone at any time. So 2013 was a year when America slipped ever further down the slippery slope, and if ever a nation was ripe for a dictator it is us.

So the bottom line is that in my book 2013 wasn’t that good of a year, and I’m afraid that 2014 doesn’t look like it will be much of an improvement. All I can do is hope, which is hard for me, and pray, which is getting easier every day. This new year could end up surprising me and turn out OK, but I don’t expect it to. Am I being gloomy about it? Probably, but I’m gloomy for very good reasons. I always try to hope for the best but expect the worst, and then when things turn out good I am pleasantly surprised.

So for 2014 I say “I hope it turns out to be a good year”, but I’m ready for it if it’s not. My prayer for each and every one of you is that this year goes well for you, in as many ways as possible. May you all have peace and joy in this year in spite of the challenges thrown in your path, and may you all come to a deeper knowledge and understanding of our Lord Jesus Christ. For ultimately our best hopes lie with Him.

As for 2013 I say “goodbye and good riddance”!

Peace and blessings to you all, my friends.


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Resisting Evil

A shadow is falling upon our world. A tide of evil threatens to engulf us all and it is rising nearly unchecked. Soon it will have engulfed us and we will be left surrounded by its horrors.

It sounds like a scene from a fantasy movie but it is not. What I described above is an accurate description of what is happening in the world today, and to not see it as such is to be in potentially fatal denial. Murder, rape, brutality, torture, perversions, lying and a plethora of other wrongs are now not just limited to individuals but are becoming hallmarks of governments, societies and cultures. Just as in the days of Noah, our world is increasingly being immersed in every sin imaginable to humanity, and let me tell you, humanity has one hell of an imagination.

So what do we do about it? Can we do anything about it anymore? Of course there’s something we can do.

We can resist.

We can and should stand up to this rising tide of darkness. I’m not talking about armed rebellion here, for that inevitably strays into the area of evil through bloodshed. I’m talking about each and every one of us standing up and letting our voices be heard as we cry out against the evils that threaten our world. I’m talking about each and every one one of us resisting the urges of evil that well up inside up all of us. In The Lord of the Rings Gandalf tells Frodo that great deeds are accomplished not by heroes, but by average people each doing their part. That is the kind of resistance I am talking about.

Each of us should start by resisting the tendency to do the evil, wrong things that lies inside every one of us. It’s the little things that all add up, like raindrops that become a pond, then a lake and finally an ocean. Every little lie, every time we cheat someone, every temptation to commit adultery, every sin that starts in our minds can be resisted before they become raindrops. Is it easy? No. Is it really what we should do? Yes. By resisting evil in the little ways we are both becoming better people and we are denying that sea of evil the raindrops that our sins would be.

We should also resist the big evils that threaten our world. Speak out against government corruption and arrogance. Raise your voice against the rising tide of tyranny that can erase the freedoms we grew up with. Speak out against all of the wrongs in our society, from the actions of the murderous kidnapper next door to the practices of perversions being shoved in our faces. Cry out against institutionalized murder and mayhem as practiced by the government in the name of security. Each voice raised against evils such as these eventually join together into a mighty shout such as was heard before the walls of Jericho in ancient times; the more voices that cry out the louder and more powerful that shout will be.

So do I believe that we can turn things around and start the ebbing of the tide of evil? Sadly, no. Things have passed the tipping pint where they could be reversed and all we can do now is try to ride things out as best as we can. Then why should we bother with resisting? Because so long as someone is resisting evil it will be as in the days of Lot when a city was spared judgement for the presence of a righteous man. So long as someone is still resisting evil all is not completely lost and there will be some hope for the future. And besides, by resisting we will become better people and will become strong enough to face the horrors ahead.

So resist evil as best as you can, my friends. Stand and be counted for the cause of justice and righteousness while you can. Be one of the average people doing your part. Resist the falling darkness before it swallows your soul and you become lost along with so many others.

Resist evil.

Peace and blessings to you all, my friends.

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A Note on North Korea

I’m going to do something I don’t usually do, which is endeavor to keep this post sort and sweet. There has been a lot of rumbling out of North Korea in recent weeks and a lot of blustering from Washington, D.C., but what does it really all mean? Can North Korea really hit the contiguous United States with a missile? Why has D.C. been blustering extra hard only to apparently blink? What is the real threat of war with North Korea?

There has been a lot of conjecture regarding whether or not North Korea could hit the mainland US with a missile armed with a nuclear weapon, or perhaps something as “mundane” as a chemical weapon, and most of the speculation seems to focus on whether or not their long-range missiles could make it. For weeks the speculation has been on the possibility that North Korea could successfully mount a nuke on a missile, and Washington has been issuing statements doubting whether or not they could. And yet, two days ago it was announced that North Korea did have the means of mounting a nuclear warhead on a missile! So I am going to concur with the defense intelligence specialists who say that they could. Besides, if it was so certain that North Korea was unable to mount a nuke on a long-range missile then why all of the concern about them hitting us with an EMP burst over the western US? All things considered, I would say that North Korea can and has mounted nukes on some of its missiles and that the nuclear threat to South Korea, Japan, Guam and even the western United States is very real.

Why has Washington made such a big show of blustering at North Korea? I think that first it has been, as they say, to reassure our Asian allies that we mean to stand by our commitments to defend them, but our rhetoric and actions have exceeded the usual response. Now perhaps this has been in answer to North Korea exceeding their past bombastic statements, but I think that it has as much to do with covering Washington’s butt as with anything. I also think that in part it was sending the message to China that we were taking the North Korean threats of attack very seriously so that China would try to rein in their belligerent ally. Yet, we have blinked. America has cancelled a ballistic missile test in California in an effort to avoid provoking North Korea, and we have very publicly announced that the very squadrons of Air Force jets that we would need in a Korean conflict are standing down due budget cuts. These moves only send the message to Kim Jong-Un that we are weaker than he thinks and that he can continue to set the pace in this dance of death. I believe that the White House is doing it’s best to not let this good crisis go to waste since it makes a great distraction from the domestic issues that Obama is trying to ram through.

So is the threat of war with North Korea real? Yes, it is. Kim has painted himself into a corner from which he can do nothing but make good on his threats or he faces being discredited in the eyes of his own people. After more than 60 years of rule by the Kim dynasty North Korea has become the paranoid schizophrenic of east Asia, and I believe that he truly believes we are out to get him. With tensions as high as they are, all he has to do is launch a missile – even just a test – and someone will shoot it down. Then, as they say, it will be on. The missiles are ready and the threat is real, and it will just take one miscalculation on either side for war to erupt. History is rife with miscalculations starting wars, and another is about to be added to the list. The only thing to be determined is how long it will last and how destructive it will be…

Peace and blessings to you all, my friends…while we can enjoy them.


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Decisions, Decisions…

As sort of a follow-up to my last post regarding the identity of the Beast of Revelation, and since March 23rd was the date that Obamacare was supposed to start requiring all Americans to get implanted with an RFID chip for access to their medical care, I thought I would write next about what in the world we can do in the face of these dangers. I’m generally not much for giving advice – I am reminded of the rude adage that opinions are like butts, everyone has one and they usually stink – but considering the gravity of the time we live in, it may be a good idea to start reviewing just what options we have.

One thing I will say up front, and here I am taking what some would call a defeatist position, I don’t believe that there is much of anything that can be done to stop what has been set in motion. There has been talk here in America about a Second American Revolution happening to stop Obama and the fascist takeover of this nation, and I do not doubt the patriotism or seriousness of the proponents of such action, but I don’t believe that it will do any good. I believe that any attempt at armed insurrection is doomed to fail firstly because we would be fighting against a well armed and indoctrinated government, but secondly – and more importantly – I believe that the time has come for the events of the Revelation to come to pass. This is a subject that I have discussed or at least mentioned in several previous posts so I won’t go into all of the reasons why I believe that this age has reached its end game; suffice it to say that all of the conditions described in the Bible and elsewhere, conditions natural, social, political, technological, moral and spiritual, are in place for us to see the prophecies come to pass. The only consolation is that Christ will be returning soon in power and glory to claim his throne on this earth!

So what can we do in these perilous times? Is there even anything that we can do when all of the odds are against us and our world is rapidly falling under the shadow of the most heinous dictatorship that has ever been? Yes, there are things we can do: we can choose how we will meet this threat.

The foremost thing to do in this dire situation is to trust completely in the Lord our God. We can make all of the best plans that we know how to make, we can prepare ourselves and our refuges, but unless we are seeking God’s will and His deliverance none of our preparations will be worth anything. Wherever each of our paths will lead us we must have faith and trust in our Lord that He will guide and protect us, and even though there will be many millions of us worldwide who will fall, we must trust that God knows what He is doing and will use those deaths for truth and His glory. Without faith, without prayer and without trust in God all of our preparations and actions are no more than the scurrying of cockroaches when the light comes on.

So then, given that we are trusting in God for guidance and protection and strength, what are our options as Americans living under the rising power of the Beast? I see that we have four basic options: accept the Mark and be damned for eternity, reject the Mark and sit tight until we are herded into the FEMA concentration camps, reject the Mark and head for the hills, or emigrate to another country.

The first option, accepting the Mark and the rule of the Beast, isn’t really an option even though most of the world will choose it. The Bible is clear that all who accept the Mark of the Beast and worship him will suffer eternal damnation, and for me there is nothing that this world can do that will be worth enduring that to avoid. Death, imprisonment, slave labor, none of those travails are anything compared to eternal damnation. So for anyone who has put their faith in Jesus Christ and received the promise of salvation, accepting the Mark of the Beast is off of the table. I will never accept it for myself; I have been around for fifty-six years now and some of them were even good, and throwing away salvation for what would at best be a temporary stay of execution is not an option.

So let’s look at the second option, which is refusing the Mark and taking whatever they throw at us. For many millions of us globally this will end up being our choice. It was predicted in the Bible that many will die for their faith and their refusal to worship the Beast and accept his Mark, and it no longer takes much of a stretch of the imagination to see that happening. The pathological hatred of true faith in Christ is rising to a crescendo both in America and around the world; even here in the U.S. there are laws in the works which threaten severe penalties to any Christian. The U.S. government has built numerous camps run by FEMA which were supposed to be for emergencies but which are really internment camps for anyone deemed a threat to society…such as Christians who refuse to bow down before the Beast.. Millions of plastic coffins have been bought and stockpiled around the country and our government is training and preparing for widespread arrests and incarcerations…who are they for? They are for us, my friends. So, unless you have made other plans, refusing to take their Mark will land you in a concentration camp, or worse, but again, compared to an eternity of suffering that is a small price to pay…

What about bugging out to avoid the whole question of whether or not to accept the Mark? This is an option that more and more people are seriously considering, but it is also one that brings its own set of challenges. First, to do it properly you need financial resources to get you started, which fewer and fewer people have available these days. Second, you will need certain skills in order to survive in the wild, such as shelter building, hunting/fishing and growing food and storing your food supplies to get through lean times or at least the winter months, and with most of America living in urban areas there aren’t that many people with the necessary skills. Third, you will need someplace to go that is as remote as possible in order to minimize the possibility of being found by other people, and there are getting to be fewer and fewer places like that here in the lower forty-eight states. And finally, you will have to be utterly dedicated to staying as far out of sight as possible, for once discovered you will at the least be arrested and sent to a camp; this means no contact with the outside world whatsoever. One new problem with this challenge is the rapidly expanding fleets of surveillance drones which make it a lot easier to keep remote areas under observation, and with technology such as infrared on board them the drones would be particularly good at spotting any encampments in the wild. So while bugging out is an appealing and even in a sense a romantic type of option, it is no safe bet even if you have the means and the skills to survive in the wild.

The final option to avoid the Mark is to emigrate from America and Europe and live in another country. While this option does have its challenges such as language barriers, the cost of relocating and the difficulties of adjusting to a new culture, there are benefits to it. The primary one is that the Mark of the Beast will not be implemented as quickly in some places as it will in others. I personally believe that the Mark will begin right here in the US since they are already beginning to make it law, and most of Europe won’t be far behind. Russia will resist the implementation of the Mark but will probably give in at some point. The English-speaking nations like Australia, Canada and New Zealand will fairly quickly follow America and the EU. Japan already has most of the technical infrastructure in place, and with their love of high-tech they won’t be far behind, while India is already experimenting with biometric identity systems. Where does that leave to emigrate to? Well, parts of Africa and South America are looking pretty good right now. Contrary to popular belief here in America, there are parts of Africa, particularly Ghana, that are quite stable politically (at least they are as stable as anywhere else these days) and are still doing well for themselves. Much of South America has a climate better suited for Americans but in places such as Chile, Peru and Ecuador you have to take into consideration the significant threat of severe earthquakes. Southeast Asia would also be good for delaying having to face the Mark, but the cultures are so different and the climate is so much steamier that most Americans probably would not find it very appealing. Right now my money is on Africa, where the cost of living is still low enough that anyone who could move there would be able to live well without spending a small fortune.

In case you hadn’t noticed, although I am sure that you have, the common factor of all of these options is that they will only delay having to face the Mark of the Beast. Eventually it would probably catch up to you no matter where you went or what you did, but any delay would be very helpful. Besides, I don’t believe that it will affect everyone everywhere to the same degree. After all, the Bible is clear that there will be some of us who will survive until the return of Jesus, and I personally believe that I will be one of them; not that I am anyone special, for I am not, but because that is what God has shown me through my dreams. And you can critique that statement however you like, but I know what I’ve seen and I won’t be changing my mind on this.

So what are my plans? I have plans, but prudence dictates that in this age when all of our online activity is being monitored I should not speak of my plans. What is my recommendation? That you pray for God’s guidance and that He will reveal to you which way that He wants you to go. In the long run that will be the deciding factor in the success or failure of any measures that you may take to evade imprisonment and the Mark of the Beast. But I will say that you had better hurry up and make those tough decisions, because the Mark is nearly upon us and soon the time to act will be forever gone.

Peace and blessings be with you always, my friends…


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