The Sure Sign Of A Dying Nation!
Volume XXI Issue II
Last Trumpet Ministries, PO Box 806, Beaver Dam, WI 53916
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"When thou art come into the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations. There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord: and because of these abominations the Lord thy God doth drive them out from before thee."
"And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? For the living to the dead? .... And they shall look unto the earth; and behold trouble and darkness, dimness of anguish; and they shall be driven to darkness."
Isaiah 8:19, 22
"And many that believed came, and confessed, and shewed their deeds. Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver. So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed."
In this issue of the Last Trumpet, we will look at the sobering reality that our erstwhile great nation is dying and, in fact, is gasping for its final breath. For over twenty years, I have been warning of the grave dangers of witchcraft and occultism, and that witchcraft would come into our nation like a flood. For over two years, I warned of the spiritual hazards of the the Harry Potter books and movie and indicated that this material would usher in a flood of occultism leading to deeper witchcraft, and unless there would be repentance and Divine intervention, it would lead to the very death of our nation. We are now seeing this come to pass!
When we see a nation preoccupied with occult fantasy and the magic of the dark and shadowy realm, we know that a great curse will come upon it. What is wrong with people who have such an appetite for the macabre, the eerie stories, and fantasies of hobbits, elves, gnomes, and other creatures from the nether world or "middle earth?" Why would a nation, whose economy is sick unto death, spend countless millions of dollars to feed its occult cravings? The answer is simple; the United States of America is a bewitched and dying nation.
We must also ask why millions of people, especially young people, have their bodies pierced. There was a time when only the witches pierced themselves ritualistically. We know that millions of people have pierced their ears, tongues, navels, eyebrows, and even the private areas of their bodies. Tattoos and scarring are also common, and without question, it is the work of Satan preparing people to receive the ultimate "mark of the beast." The masses of people are now a quick and easy step from it. Satan and his evil spirits have found a very willing last generation of people, who are in direct defiance of the command of the Almighty as found in Leviticus 19:28 as follows: "Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the Lord."
Strangely enough, the people that give me even more trouble than the witches are so-called "Christian" ministers who defend Harry Potter materials, as well as the works of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. It is a sad day when hell rises and "Christian" leaders applaud it. Clearly, discernment is gone from organized and illuminized "Christendom", and Ichabod is written all over it!
The Rise Of Witchcraft!
Since the turn of the century and what the occult world refers to as the dawning of the age of Aquarius, there has been a non-stop flood of witchcraft in the form of books, movies, television programs, and in every other form of media. Even Queen Elizabeth of Britain has approved a special Harry Potter coin with the Queen's image on one side and Harry Potter's image on the other side. (1) I am not totally amazed by this, because as a former witch, I know that the British Isles are considered to be the "holy land" to witches throughout the entire world. The latter day revival of witchcraft started in England with Gerald Gardner and continued with Alex Saunders. The subsequent Gardnerian and Alexandrian orders soon spread to America, where the "Beast" government makes use of the thousands of covens in this country as its priesthood. What does truly amaze me is the acceptance of occultism by "fundamental Christian organizations." In the January issue of the Last Trumpet, I reported that I had written a letter to Dr. James Dobson of Focus on the Family and asked him to take a firm stand against the Harry Potter materials. Shortly after that issue was mailed, I did receive a reply in the form of a letter and a tape recording of one of his radio programs. I had written a tract stating that Dobson's organization endorsed Harry Potter, and I based this on an article written by one of his writers, Lindy Beam, who claimed that a family had found the Lord through Harry Potter. That sounds like an endorsement to me. Lindy Beam had other positive things to say about Harry Potter and made reference to Chuck Colson's statement, "Harry and his friends cast spells, read crystal balls, and turn themselves into animals, but they don't make contact with a supernatural world." In the Focus on the Family article, Lindy Beam prefaced the Colson statement by saying, "Well-respected Christian author Chuck Colson explains that Harry's magic is of an entirely different nature from real-world witchcraft." (2) Again I must say that there is no difference between what is called fantasy witchcraft and any other form of witchcraft. It is all of the devil, and no good can come of it. Initiated witches make heavy use of fantasy, legends, sagas, and myths. That is what invokes the power of evil spirits, as all of it is wrapped up in ritual.
Dobson told me in his letter that he does not endorse Harry Potter and then scolded me for what I said, indicating that his offices were flooded with inquiry. He also referred to me on his radio program as a "pseudo-minister who finds a witch around every corner." May the Lord judge between him and me. What Dr. Dobson is saying does not seem to be at all consistent with what is on his website. I am even more shocked at the movie review that Lindy Beam of Focus on the Family wrote concerning the Harry Potter film. On page five of that article, Beam quotes Wren Walker, a flaming red-hot active witch, who got in trouble with the North Carolina school system when students reported her. Walker now lives in Florida and coordinates coven activities nation-wide. I have known about her for some time, and she is one of the most hard-core witches in the country. In the article, Wren Walker is drawn upon to support the supposition that Harry Potter is not real witchcraft. (3) Why would Focus on the Family draw upon the words of a witch to support that point instead of listening to people who were saved out of witchcraft and would tell the truth of the matter? We all know what happened to King Saul when he sought the words of the witch of Endor! Regarding Harry Potter, the Focus on the Family organization seems to take the position that it may be harmful to some, and they do place that caveat on it. I see no firm stand against it, however.
The Flaunting Of First Magnitude Witchcraft!
Harry Potter led the way, but now a new and horrifying form of witchcraft is in the theaters, bookstores, and entertainment centers. J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings has taken the country by storm. Tolkien's stories are about "middle earth", hobbits, trolls, elves, and wizards. Here let it be noted that Wiccan witches truly believe that they are descendants of the ascended masters and little people from middle earth. When will people wake up? This is real witchcraft and forbidden by God as an abomination. Tolkien's works are destroying souls by the millions! We must also note the words of Gary Gygax of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, who helped create the game "Dungeons and Dragons." Gygax said, "There is no question we were influenced by Tolkien. It became apparent to me that the more of Tolkien's creatures I put in there, the more people would enjoy playing fantasy." (4) This insidious witchcraft training film, Lord of the Rings took in 45.3 million dollars on the first weekend of its showing. (5) When people go to see this, they are not just seeing a movie, they are going to church, a satanic church, which fills their hearts and minds with subliminal doctrines of the nether world to better prepare them for the coming of the antichrist! I must point out that the "Lord of the Rings" movie was not filmed entirely in English. Tolkein invented and constructed two new languages unlike anything on earth. They are "Sindarin" and "Quenya." (6) Both are said to be elf languages. (7) J.R.R. Tolkien was a devout Roman Catholic, and he described his witchcraft trilogy as "Fundamentally religious and Catholic." (8) I have in front of me an advertisement from Focus on the Family featuring a book by one of that ministry's vice presidents, Kurt Bruner. It is called, "Finding God In The Lord Of The Rings." (9) The book is offered for a suggested donation of 13 dollars along with the words, "...The epic themes of hope, redemption and faith against all odds in Tolkien's famous trilogy, The Lord of the Rings, that grew out of his strong Christian faith." (10) Can anything be more blasphemous than that? We know that salvation is only in the precious blood of Jesus Christ and to compare what He did for us on the cross of Calvary to a world of hobbits, wizards, gnomes, and elves is reprehensible! Clearly, these are days of great spiritual treachery, for the powers of darkness have risen to the full!
The Visible Effects Of Witchcraft!
The United States of America is a nation that is under the influences of curses and spells because of the defiance of the people against the Almighty and his Word and because of the acceptance of Satan's religions and an illuminzed government. The year 2001 brought forth many sorrows, especially the tragedies of September 11 and its horrifying aftermath. One million jobs were lost, bankruptcies surged, including steel makers LTV and Bethlehem, and also Polaroid, and Lechters, and the Enron collapse. The Federal Reserve cut interest rates 11 times in 2001. (11) (There's that Aquarian number again.) It was announced today that K-Mart is about to go under. Airlines are in deep trouble, Firestone tires and Ford Motor company were embroiled in disputes, many people lost their life savings and retirement funds, and the entire economy manifests the curse that is upon it. Meanwhile, Red China was welcomed into the World Trade Organization. (12)
I was recently speaking to an international teller at a large bank in Madison, Wisconsin. While I was talking with her, the Almighty spoke to me that prophecy was being fulfilled. I noticed several employees of the bank becoming suddenly excited. It was the arrival of the new Euro currency, which happened right while I stood there. Twelve nations are now united under one currency, and the European Union is now waiting for Britian to be number 13. This Euro currency uses a symbol that is supposed to be an abstract "E" but is really a "C" with two horizontal lines through it. I have known for a long time that the dollar sign used in the United States is a symbol from the Dark Ages and as an "S" with two bars through it meant "under the scourge of Satan." I also know that the symbol for the British pound is an "L" with a horizontal line through it meaning "under the bondage of Lucifer." Now we have a Euro currency symbol, which is a "C" with two horizontal lines through it, (13) in these last days when the false "Christ" is to arise. Could this symbol mean under the scourge or bondage of the false Christ or antichrist? Time will tell. The Vatican City, which is a city-state exercising a religious authority over the entire world, has now issued its Euro coins and currency. (14) The word "Euro" was taken from the name "Europa", who in Greek mythology was a maiden who was raped by Zeus when he took the form of a white bull. This very act is depicted on the Greek Euro coins. (15) The headquarters for the European Central Bank is in an amazing place, Frankfurt, Germany, which is the city of the Rothschilds and has been the home of their banking dynasty for hundreds of years. At that location, a large, yellow, five-pointed star or pentacle has been mounted with the double-barred Euro symbol. (16) In witchcraft, the five-pointed star or pentacle stands for "earth, wind, fire, water, and spirit."
As if all of the above is not bad enough, the noted Canadian economist, Herb Grubel, is working out a plan for a common currency for North America, which would allow one currency to be used universally in Mexico, the United States, and Canada, which would be called the "Amero." (17) Grubel said, "The Amero would give Canada and Mexico more stable currencies, leading to lower interest rates, more investment, and more purchasing power for consumers." (18) Grubel also said that this would solve the problem of illegal immigration from Mexico, because the wealth of all three nations would be under one system. What this means, of course, is that what is left of the wealth of the United States would flow both north and south and level off, reducing our nation to its weakest position in all of our history, and this would be the final step in becoming just a piece of the big one-world jigsaw puzzle.
The Witchcraft Beat Goes On!
A prime example of what is wrong in our country is an event that is to take place in Bonita Springs, Florida. The second day of February is a high cross-quarter sabat in witchcraft called "Imbolg." It is a Scotch-Gaelic word pronounced "im-MOL-'g'", which means "in the belly." The witches celebrate this as the day of the first stirrings of the new spring in the womb of Mother Earth. The Roman Catholic system stole it from the witches and calls it "Candlemass", and the ignorant masses call it "Groundhog Day", when the groundhog stirs in the earth and comes out to see if "Baal", the sun god, will send an early spring.
In the city of Bonita Springs, Florida, resident witch, Ed Kent, informed the City Attorney, Audrey Vance, that he is planning on having an Imbolg celebration involving hordes of witches skyclad or nude. The response of the City Attorney was, "If Kent keeps the celebration to fewer than 1,000 people and it is a one-time event, there isn't much the city can do to stop it." A local assistant pastor at Gospel Baptist Church said that he doesn't see any harm in it, but it does go against the teaching of mainstream religions. (19)
Every place that we look we see witchcraft not only tolerated but gaining the upper hand in our degenerate and illuminzed society. The State of Wisconsin has hired an initiated witch named Jamyi Witch to be a full time paid chaplain at a men's prison. She is called Reverend Witch and is paid 32,500 dollars per year to minister to the male inmates! (20) Even the Warden of the prison said that he would go to her for help and advice. (21) Where is the outrage? People are already conditioned by subtle witchcraft to accept the depths of Satan!
Another example of witchcraft that is embedded in our society is the Olympic games. There is a great deal of occult power unleashed when the Olympic torch is ignited on Mt. Olympus in Greece by the rays of the sun. The torch then travels on a carefully prescribed occult path to its destination. In the case of this years winter Olympics, it is Salt Lake City, Utah. The lighted torch has long been the symbol of the Illuminati, and it is no coincidence that the torch was in Washington, D.C. on the witches' sabat of Yule on December 21. Then, on December 24, when the witches' 3-day Yule celebration ended at midnight, Mayor Giuliani carried the Olympic torch to the Rockefeller Center. (22) The Rockefeller's Standard Oil company long used the torch of illuminism as a symbol of their oil companies. By the time the torch arrives in Salt Lake City, Utah, from Greece, it will have traveled 13,000 miles. (23)
A Bewitched And Cursed City!
The City of New York has been the focal point of the world since the September 11 disaster at the World Trade Center. We have also seen that the reaction of the people has been all wrong. There has been no repentance and forsaking of sin but rather more of it and deeper sin. There is an ambience of death and of a great cursing and forsaking by the Almighty in that city. While workers continued to comb through the rubble at the massive landfill sight on Staten Island, a massive fire broke out in the largest Gothic cathedral in the world, New York City's Cathedral of St. John the Divine. I have been there, and it is a seat of Satan himself. I prayed that the Lord would send his fiery judgement upon it because of the blasphemy in that horrible place. The five-alarm fire did major damage just as they were preparing to celebrate the witches' sabat of Yule, and the newspapers dared to print the headline, "Heaven On Fire." (24) This blaze broke forth just as the fires at the World Trade Center were officially declared out after burning for nearly 100 days. (25)
On December 23, 2001, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel featured a large article, which headlined the following words: "After terrorist attacks, a silence, then a searching of the soul and a search for connections-We choose love in a heartbeat. Love is the phoenix rising from the September 11 ashes." (26) The phoenix is a bird sacred to witchcraft, which rises from the ashes of destruction. It is the symbol of the New World Order! This lock-step false love is expressed in many strange ways under the back-lighting of Lucifer. In New York City, 13 charities have joined together on behalf of the disaster victims. (27) In addition to that, New York City has said OK to prayer in schools but only if you are a Muslim. Chancellor Harold Levy confirmed this, and his spokeswoman, Margie Feinberg, told the New York Post that Muslim students will be allowed to cut classes in order to pray and then reschedule later. (28) To top it off, the new Mayor of New York City, Mike Bloomberg, has announced that he will "boost abortion training at the city's 11 public hospitals." (29) (There's that number 11 again.) The Mayor went on to say that nearly one in seven of all doctors, nation-wide, is trained in a New York State hospital, and the new Mayor wants the best possible abortion training. (30)
The Iron Grip Of An Intolerant Beast!
While all of the amazing events of our day are happening, the iron fist of the beast is slowly clenching in the name of peace and safety. That is precisely what our Saviour warned us to watch out for. In I Thessalonians 5:3, we read, "For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape." During the December holiday services, armed police officers were stationed outside the churches in New York, and armed "undercover officers" in plain clothes were in the pews. (31) How long will it be before all churches are monitored by undercover officers? The fact is that "big brother" is watching and watching closely. Privacy is nearly a thing of the past, and most people are willing to give it up to obtain peace and safety, and this will prove to be to their own destruction. Watch for events soon to come that will cause people, filled with fear, to submit to outrageous governmental directives.
The Florida firm known as Applied Digital Solutions in Palm Beach has fully tested their implantable microchip on a 55 year-old man from New Jersey. It worked perfectly for medical monitoring and ID screening. (32) Thus, it is possible for human beings to be interfaced or connected without wires to computers and information can be relayed by satellite. The stock for Applied Digital Solutions is gaining, and I do not doubt that the beast government will soon be the biggest customer, if it isn't already.
In a recent article entitled "National ID card will cost personal freedom", William Safire really let the cat out of the bag. He was referring to the forthcoming national ID card, "Which", he said, is the plastic equivalent of what the totalitarians used to call "papers." This card will have a computer chip and will be expandable so other chips can be added. It will contain a photograph, signature, address, fingerprint, DNA information, and an iris scan. Safire goes on to say that all of this information is being gathered already. (33)
The Boston Globe recently reported the following headlines, "All 50 states agree to upgrade driver's licenses." The article tells how this is momentum to turn the licenses into defacto national identity cards. Photographs are now to be digital for storage in computer data bases. (34)
A World Soon To Be Judged!
Our troubled world is reeling under the spiritual pressure of Satan trying to set up his one-world government and new world order. Wars and rumors of war are continual. Afghanistan has been ripped to shreds, and America has promised to rebuild it. Meanwhile, the most vicious and militant terrorists, whose only dream is to kill at least one American, have been shipped to a prison camp in Cuba only 90 miles from the U.S. mainland. This is a new kind of Cuban crisis!
While all of this is going on, India and Pakistan are preparing for war, and it could be nuclear as troops, planes, and missiles are amassing at the border of those countries. (35) President Bush is now planning to expand his war efforts, and the most recently discussed area to attack is little Somalia. We do not know how far the Almighty will let George W. Bush go, but it would be wise of that man to repent. On the 13th day of January, the President was watching a football game when he blacked out and fell off the couch, which left him with a bruise on his cheek. President Bush claimed that he was eating a pretzel, and it went down the wrong way and caused him to lose consciousness, which he quickly regained. (36) I personally do not think he lost consciousness over a pretzel. I think a more logical and realistic explanation of why he blacked out is that he was stone-drunk. The Bush family has had numerous problems with alcohol and drugs, and we know that he was arrested for drunk driving before he became President. I have a close up picture of President Bush, and he has the nose of a drunk. They often put make-up on it, but the picture I have reveals the damage that alcohol has done to so many alcoholics.
It is quite obvious that Almighty God is speaking to us through the signs that He told us to watch for in his Word. Earthquakes are almost continual, and instead of being isolated incidents, they are often happening in series. On the 13th day of November, 2001, there were a series of earthquakes in the Salton Sea area near the San Andreas Fault. That area was hit by 16 individual quakes in one day. (37) In the past six months, Spokane, Washington, has been hit by what geologists are calling an "earthquake swarm." Spokane has experienced 75 quakes in the past six months, and they are strong enough to frighten the residents, who have often found themselves grabbing for something to hang on to. (38) On December 17, 2001, a strong quake in the area of Japan registered 7.3 in magnitude and caused a small tsunami. (39) The very next day on December 18, 2001, a powerful 6.7 earthquake struck near Taiwan causing considerable shaking of nearby cities. (40) On January 3, 2002, a strong 6.0 earthquake struck in Afghanistan and was felt for 400 miles. (41) Do you think that Almighty God is trying to tell us something?
In Australia, the Sydney area has suffered fires of such great magnitude that the area has been called "hell on earth." Seventy-five major bush fires could not be contained by 5,000 fire fighters. (42) There is so much more happening that space in this newsletter does not allow me to print it. Certainly enough is happening, and enough is known, so as to cause people to repent and find our only hope and salvation in Jesus Christ our Lord. Prophecy is being fulfilled to precision each and every day. I urge you to use the little time that is left to live for your Redeemer and the Saviour of your soul.
In closing, I continue to urge you to pray and to be faithful and true witnesses for the Lord. We are praying for you and urge you to send your requests. We have gone to three prayer meetings per week. I want to sincerely thank all of you who support this end-time ministry. May the Lord pour out His blessings upon you and grant your requests according to His will. Grace and Peace be unto you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
David J. Meyer
Special Note: For a number of reasons, I have decided not to use E-mail. I can be reached by regular mail or by fax at 920-887-2626. E-mail is not an option for me at this time.
I would also like to recommend an excellent book written by an author whom I greatly respect. The book is entitled, Billy Graham and his Friends. It is well researched and nothing short of amazing. It is written by Dr. Cathy Burns and is not available through us but from her ministry directly. You may contact Dr. Burns by writing to: Sharing, 212 E. 7th St., Mt. Carmel, PA, 17851-2211. This is the most in-depth expose' of Billy Graham and others that he has been associated with that I have ever seen!
01. Mint America International, Inc., advertisement, Washington, D.C.
02. Plugged In, Focus On The Family official website, by Lindy Beam.
04. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Dec. 19, 2001, sec. E, p. 1, by Stanley A. Miller II, Milwaukee, WI.
05. USA Today, Dec. 24, 2001, by Scott Bowles, Gannett Publishing.
06. Staten Island Advance, Dec. 31, 2001, by Jennifer D. Braun, New York, NY.
08. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Dec. 16, 2001, by Tom Heinen, Milwaukee, WI.
09. Focus on the Family Magazine, Dec. 2001, advertisement.
11. Staten Island Advance, Dec. 31, 2001, by Adam Geller, New York, NY.
13. Associated Press, Jan. 4, 2002, by Geir Moulson, Associated Press.
14. Staten Island Advance, Dec. 29, 2001, Religion News Service, Vatican City.
15. Staten Island Advance, Dec. 31, 2001, by T.R. Reid, New York, NY.
16. Associated Press, Dec. 18, 2001, by Michael Probst, Associated Press.
17. Vancouver Sun, Dec. 12, 2001, by Bruce Constantineau, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
19. News-Press.com, Dec. 18, 2001, by Mark S. Krzos, Bonita Springs, FL.
20. Los Angeles Times, Jan. 7, 2001, by Stephanie Simon, Los Angeles, CA.
21. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Dec. 6, 2001, by Nahal Toosi, Milwaukee, WI.
22. New York Daily News, Dec. 24, 2001, front page, New York, NY.
23. WBEV Radio, Dec. 21, 2001, ABC News, WBEV, Beaver Dam, WI.
24. Staten Island Advance, Dec. 19, 2001, by Diego Ibarguen, New York, NY.
25. Staten Island Advance, Dec. 20, 2001, by Lukas I. Alpert, New York, NY.
26. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Dec. 23, 2001, by Mary Louise Schumacher, Milwaukee, WI.
27. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Dec. 15, 2001, by Larry McShane, AP, Milwaukee, WI.
28. Maranatha Baptist Watchman, Dec. 2001, Elkton, Maryland.
29. New York Daily News, Jan. 9, 2002, by Dave Saltonstall, New York, NY.
31. New York Daily News, Dec. 25, 2001, by Alice McQuillan, New York, NY.
32. Orlando Sentinel, Dec. 20, 2001, by David Streitfeld, Orlando, FL.
33. Bellingham Herald, Dec. 17, 2001, by William Safire, Washington, D.C.
34. Boston Globe, Jan. 14, 2002, by Ross Kerber, Boston, MA.
35. New York Daily News, Dec. 26, 2001, by Owen Moritz, New York, NY.
36. BBC News, Jan 14, 2002, BBC World News, Americas, London, England, UK.
37. New York Daily News, Nov. 14, 2001, AP, Bombay Beach, CA.
38. Bedford Gazette, Nov. 28, 2001, AP, Spokane, WA., Bedford, PA.
39. Associated Press, Dec. 17, 2001, by Kozo Mizoguchi, AP, Tokyo, Japan.
40. Associated Press, Dec. 18, 2001, AP, Washington.
41. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 4, 2002, by Ted Anthony, AP, Islamabad, Pakistan.
42. New York Post, Dec. 26, 2001, AP Sydney Australia, New York Post, New York, NY.