Iran has responded to the assassination of General Soleimani after he was laid to rest in Iran today. The response was 2 salvos of short range ballistic missiles fired from Iran at 2 different American bases in Iraq. The Americans said no one was hurt while the Arabic press is spouting off about American casualties.
Now that the missile salvos are over Iran says it will stand down and will attack no more unless the US attacks again. What a mess. However IF the US truly wants a cease fire it appears they can have one. Tomorrow morning President Trump will make an address to the nation. The time hasn’t been announced as of yet but we expect some sort of short statement.
As we get closer to the end of this age the times are getting darker and rituals that were once cloaked in darkness are now coming to light. The Satanists aren’t hiding things anymore as everything Satanic is being normalized in society. What wouldn’t have been tolerated in the western world 20 years ago is now becoming accepted. As in the days of Noah…
“He is especially hard on those who follow their own twisted sexual desire, and who despise authority. These people are proud and arrogant, daring even to scoff at supernatural beings without so much as trembling. ” 2 Peter 2:10 NLT
That verse jumped out during my studies today. I was studying 2 Peter 2 which deals with false teachers and sexual immorality in the last days. There are comparisons with Lot in Sodom and Gomorrah and also with Noah prior to the flood. There are so many false teachers in the Christian world today it’s maddening. I see many being misled and deceived by these charlatans, primarily due to money and material things. The Joel Osteens of the world get people thinking that it’s all about THEM, that God lives to serve THEM, not the other way around. It’s become all about SELF which is what Satan specializes in. If you need proof, check out what Victoria Osteen said about doing things for yourself and not God right HERE.
It’s the same way with the LGTBQZWIDHRH or whatever it is today movement. It’s all about SELF and false PRIDE. Judge for yourselves what God means in 2 Peter 2:10 up above at your own peril. In other words I think God was pretty clear in that scripture. There are no grey areas in that verse. God will be very hard on those who pursue the LGTBQ lifestyle and the false pride that comes with it. God HATES pride and that’s one reason they keep harping on “Gay pride”. It mocks God and His plan for mankind and hurts God deeply which is why Satan loves sexual sin. Satan knows deep down he can’t win so he will do his best to lash out at God’s creation and make them suffer.
Don’t follow any of these people or their vain, false teachings. They live to deceive and to get God’s people off of the plan God has for them. Don’t be the “dog who returns to it’s vomit” (Proverbs 26:11) and return to the lusts and lies of this world. Remember your calling and reject these false teachers and with it any foolish pride.
Finally, something refreshing to write about our young people who are in college in the U.S. It’s amazing how addicted and out of touch society has become due to smartphones. Now here comes a story that shows you how much BETTER the students’ lives became once they got over the initial withdrawals. The story comes from CBS 2 in NYC .
GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – They survived!
Nearly two dozen Adelphi University students made it a full week without their cell phones!
As CBS2 first told you last week, it was part of a college course intended to break the powerful addiction of smartphones.
CBS2’s Carolyn Gusoff went back on Thursday as students were reunited with their beloved mobile devices.
It’s old school in Jacob Dannenberg’s dorm room – with an alarm clock to wake him.
Handwritten notes remind him an actual wristwatch to keep track of time.
No it wasn’t 1999, it was an Adelphi University course called “Life Unplugged.” where students did the unthinkable one week ago – handed over their smartphones.
Adelphi University Prof. Donna Freitas and her class. (Credit: CBS2)
“I’m freaking out, I could probably cry right now,” one student said.
It was a bold experiment to recognize today’s compulsive relationships with ever present devices.
Seven days later, “who’s excited they’re getting their phones back today?” Professor Donna Freitas asked.
Gone were the nerves and the shakes.
“Everything is perfect right now. I’m having a lot better relationships… it’s a stress free environment no pressure about social media,” Jacob Dannenberg said.
“I think it’s really refreshing and relaxing… I was able to fall asleep a lot easier,” student Adrianna Cigliano.
They managed to find their way, even without GPS for a week.
“I just had to take the same route everywhere,” one student joked.
They were also more productive.
“Doing homework was 100 percent easier. I got it done faster, I was in the zone,” Cigliano said.
Prof. Freitas says it’s important for everyone to assess their addiction.
“Are the conveniences worth it because the drawback are pretty significant,” Freitas said.
“The face that no one can focus, that my students can’t sleep… They feel bad about themselves because of social media, the list goes on and on.”
The sweet reunions went sour quickly as endless notifications piled up.
“Oh my God this is so bad!… I just want to shut it off now!” the Adelphi class said.
Students say they’re not quite breaking up with their phones, but promise the relationship will change.
“I want to keep that balance and figure out the healthy relationship that we deserve to have with our phones,” Cigliano added.
“My screen time is definitely going to go down and I’m going start to appreciate my surroundings more because usually I’m looking at my screen all the time,” Ashley Castillero said.
Students told CBS2 they look forward to living more in the moment, with their heads up more often, notifications off, and the “do not disturb” on.
Students were allowed to use a desktop computer or laptop during the experiment. They also made emergency communication plans with family.
“And there will be great earthquakes in various places, and famines and PESTILENCES; and there will be great and fearful signs from heaven.” Luke 21:11
This latest article from the AP says that antibiotics are still being defeated at alarming rates. The Bible talks about this in the scripture above as well. Earlier today I saw this article about the black death or pneumonic plague rearing it’s ugly head in China! Think about that for a second. “
Two patients in China were diagnosed with plague, the deadly and infectious disease tied to historic pandemics, local media reported.
The two people, from Inner Mongolia, were treated for pneumonic plague in Beijing’s Chaoyang district, local health officials said Tuesday, according to Caixin and state-media Xinhua.
The news outlets reported the patients received “proper treatment,” and disease control measures and prevention methods have been taken.
According to Caixin, the patients were treated at Chaoyang Hospital, which has since replaced all chairs in its emergency room.”
And even though deaths are down overall, there has still been a rise in the number of superbug cases nationwide. Below is from this article I found on the AP today.
Indeed, though deaths are going down, nonfatal infections grew nationally from 2.6 million in 2013 to 2.8 million in 2017. Some worrisome new germs are emerging. And superbugs are appearing much more often outside of hospitals, the report says.
For example, urinary tract infections have been easily treated in doctor’s offices with common antibiotics. But it’s increasingly common to see young healthy women with such infections forced into the hospital after initial treatments don’t work, said Dr. Bradley Frazee, a California emergency room doctor.
“We never really worried about this kind of antibiotic resistance in the past,” said Frazee, who last year co-authored a journal article documenting more than 1,000 drug-resistant urinary tract infections in one year at Highland Hospital in Oakland.
Ladies and gentlemen this is just another sign that we are indeed in the birth pangs of the tribulation. Stay prayed up and prepped up as always!
Local media outlets in Western Washington have been talking a lot lately about the Cascadia Subduction Zone. A recently published simulation shows how the state would be impacted by a magnitude 9 earthquake:
For one, large tsunami waves would barrel in and out of the Washington coast, including through inland waterways that connect to Seattle and its surrounding communities. Though the size of these waves would certainly vary, Washington’s Chief Hazards Geologist Corina Forson notes that they would generally be “incredibly tall,” and thus devastating.
Another concern is what’s known as trough, which is when water levels suddenly recede following an earthquake, following their rapid return ashore.
“That’s one of the things we struggle with messaging,” Forson told KING5, which used the example of the massive 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami that pulled water out from the beach before sending it roaring back, killing many.
“When you see the water recede, that could be an indication that the tsunami wave is coming,” she adds.
Another concern is the fact that the Cascadia Subduction Zone is located right next to the Juan de Fuca tectonic plate, which plunges underneath the North American plate. A large section of the Juan de Fuca plate is missing underneath central Oregon, or rather tearing apart and splitting the plate, which has raised more concerns about how a cascading seismic event might impact both states.
And you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free! John 8:32 That scripture and those words hold new meaning for me today! You see I always thought Jesus was talking about a purely spiritual experience with this scripture. We know Jesus was talking about freedom from the law of sin and death but I always thought this was spiritual only. As it turns out He was talking about freedom in general, both spiritual AND physical!
What do I mean? I’ll use smoking as an example. It’s a terrible habit and one that is extremely tough to break. When I tried to quit on my own with willpower it never worked. I had to have the born-again spirit and the mindset that comes with it in order to defeat that addiction. That was the freedom Jesus was talking about. He used to tell me this all the time; “John you will have your victory over cigarettes/nicotine once you exercise your faith and walk away from them”. But at the time I didn’t have enough faith to just walk away so Jesus and I came up with a gradual plan to build my faith. It took a little over a year but the plan worked and now I am 100% nicotine free!
Working the plan. The key word there is work. Faith without works is dead (James 2:26) so in order to receive the freedom Jesus was talking about you have to work at it! You build faith by hearing the word but you won’t see results until you get to work! The work is simple but the flesh is hard to discipline without God’s word. Some people can quit smoking on willpower but I haven’t met many myself. I have met many more who have quit smoking because of being born again and exercising their faith! Sometimes you will get healed on the spot and have no more desire for those stinky things but for me and for many others we had to GET TO WORK!
So, claim your freedom today in Jesus name! Put your foot down in God’s word and stand firm! Understand that the world and its addictions are a LIE! They stand in contrast to what God’s word says about us and our victory in Jesus! Don’t believe the lies about addictions! Jesus can break them and destroy them! Ask him for your freedom today, BELIEVE you have it and then go claim your victory in Jesus name!
Here are seven scriptures to encourage you to keep going when the temptation to give up comes! Addictions are addictions they all have their root causes in the spiritual realm. By using God’s word and following a plan you can and will have victory over the things that bind you! God bless and have a great weekend! Johnny