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America Seized by the Dark Side of the Force!
“And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up. And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practice, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people. And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.”
“Then said he unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen what the ancients of the house of Israel do in the dark, every man in the chambers of his imagery? For they say, The Lord seeth us not; the Lord hath forsaken the earth……Then he said unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? Is it a light thing to the house of Judah that they commit the abominations which they commit here? For they have filled the land with violence, and have returned to provoke me to anger: and, lo, they put the branch to their nose. Therefore will I also deal in fury: mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: and though they cry in mine ears with a loud voice, yet will I not hear them.”
Ezekiel 8:12, 17-18
“Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth. While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light. These things spake Jesus, and departed, and did hide himself from them.”
In this issue of the Last Trumpet Newsletter, we will examine a condition of great consequence, which is overwhelming our nation. Forces of darkness, which have been at work in our erstwhile great nation since its beginning, have now seized upon it with the death grip of the antichrist beast. A mysterious and clandestine darkness has descended upon our nation allowing conspiracy and deception to prevail to its optimum levels. While the illuministic masterminds continue to work their plan to set up a one-world government, they are systematically dismantling the remnant of every moral institution that is left in the United States and are doing so with almost no opposition. While churches and religious organizations continue to collect money and dispense foolishness, having been completely neutralized by idolatry and indifference, Satan and his evil spirits are openly manifesting themselves. Our Saviour warned us that such gross darkness would come, and that this spiritual condition would come, and that people who walk in such darkness would not know where they are going.
As I look at people in busy shopping malls and other public places, I see something different on their faces in these last days. There are so many expressionless faces and empty eyes as their bodies and minds are becoming increasingly illuminized by spirits of darkness. More and more people are becoming images of the beast as they are transformed by their music, computers, movies, and televisions. They are conforming to a system and do not have a clue as to what is happening to them. They are all changing together in the darkness as they are being prepared to accept the rising of the prince of darkness. One of the amazing things about all of this is that those who choose to walk in spiritual darkness have no perception of or ability to see the light. The true Christian, however, walks in the light and understands what is going on in the darkness. The Almighty and Eternal God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob still sustains and empowers His remnant to do exploits in these days. A Nation at War With Truth!
Recently, we have seen one such courageous Christian rise up in defiance of the antichrist Federal beast. Chief Justice Roy S. Moore of the Supreme Court of the State of Alabama defied a Federal order to remove a monument of the Ten Commandments from the courthouse and was removed from office by a panel of Federal judges who were gloating about his removal. This valiant man stood before his accusers and said, “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith, and the battle is not over.” (1) One would think that if there were any other true Christians in high offices they would have come to the aid and defense of Judge Moore but none did that I know of. Furthermore, our so-called “Christian” President completely ignored him and the whole situation. Could it be that the word “Christian” is used rather loosely and deceptively in these last days? Could it be that there are more wolves in sheep’s clothing than there are sheep? It is time to realize that being a believer in Jesus Christ is not enough; we must be true Christians. If we would crowd our hearts with the Word of God and not give place to the Devil, and if we would advance into the depth of prayer and touch the very throne of God by faith, we would see everything as it truly is, and our lives would be changed forever.
As the Illuminati masterminds, working through secret societies, work to realign the nations for complete global takeover, we are beginning to see the beginning of the bloody cost of that satanic project. Since the time of the witches’ high cross-quarter sabat of Samhain or Halloween, we have been witnessing the spilling of the blood of the flower of young manhood and womanhood in Iraq. I must also add that there is a curse and a shame on any nation that would send women into military combat. It was not long ago when Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld was asked the question regarding whether or not he expected an increase in casualties among our soldiers in Iraq. His insensitive and calloused answer was, “You bet!” We also know that President Bush made the foolish and insensitive challenge, “Bring ‘em on.” Remember? Suddenly the attacks began, and newspaper headlines were filled with the news of the bloodshed of young Americans. In early October, 2003, the New York Daily News reported the large number of horrible wounds being suffered by our military. (2) Then, near the end of that witching month, bombs began to take an even greater toll, and even the Red Cross decided to pull out. Now helicopters have been going down, and many lives are being lost. On November 3, 2003, the New York Post featured a horrifying front page headline which said, “Bloody Sunday.” (3) The story went on to tell how 16 soldiers died in a helicopter that was downed by enemy fire. Other helicopters have gone down, including two that just went down today, November 15, 2003, while this newsletter is being written. Apparently, the Iraqis heard the words of President Bush when he said, “Bring ‘em on”, but it is not Mr. Bush who has to face them. Mothers, wives, husbands, and children are sunken in deep grief as they receive word that their loved one has been killed. Body bags are being filled and coffins are arriving at the military installation at Dover, Delaware, but because of a new law, Americans are not allowed to see the bodies arrive. It cannot be televised by Federal law, and the excuse is that this law protects the privacy of the mourning families. (4) It also conveniently keeps the people of the United States out of touch with reality.
On November 6, 2003, another 85,000 GIs have been notified that they are headed for Iraq. In addition to that, another 47,000 members of the National Guard, whose job is to protect our homeland, have been notified that they are being sent to either Afghanistan or Iraq. (5) As the United States is being used by the Illuminati to try to manage the world, it is taking more and more manpower, and there is discussion about reinstating the selective service or draft. We may well be shocked to find that they will draft both men and women. We must remember that this time which we are living in is the time of Satan’s rising to world dominance for a short time. We see the tell-tale signs of the occult in all of his workings if we know what to look for. This is true because the occult forces always follow a pattern of astrology and numerology. As a former witch saved by the Lord Jesus Christ by the power of His atoning blood, I understand that system of occultism because I was once very much a part of that world. The witches hate me because they cannot argue with me. Most professing “Christians” hate me because I make the connections that expose their association and capitulation with witchcraft and the occult. I continue to receive criticism for exposing the numbers and astrology of the government and its religions, but by the Lord God, I will continue to do so, because it exposes them and their activities for what they are.
The number most sacred to the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry is 33, and the number most sacred to witchcraft is 13. Here let it be noted that the United States Army currently has 33 combat brigades deployed to various hot spots with 20 of them assigned to Iraq, South Korea, and Afghanistan. This leaves 13 brigades remaining in other areas. (6) We also know that the U.S. Congress recently gave approval for various spending bills, including 368 billion dollars for the Pentagon, which is the 5-sided death house true to occult form. Congress also awarded 29.4 billion dollars to the Department of Homeland Security or the American Gestapo. The important point, however, is that our U.S. budget is divided into exactly 13 spending bills. (7) That number “13” governs all Federal spending!
We are now hearing that U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is calling for the establishment of a new agency, which he calls “The 21st Century Information Agency.” (8) Mr. Rumsfeld said, “We are in a war of ideas, as well as a global war on terror. And the ideas are important and they need to be marshaled, and they need to be communicated in ways that are persuasive to the listeners.” (9) This is beginning to sound more and more like the Third Reich. When Hiltler set up his Nazi government, he combined all of the police agencies into a Gestapo under Heinrich Himmler. He also set up a propaganda agency to sell ideas, which was headed by Goebbels. The propaganda or idea ministry completely managed the news and told people what they were supposed to believe. If you look back at the quote by Rumsfeld, you will see that Goebbels could not have said it better. It is also interesting to note that the word “idea” is of occult origin. It literally means “the goddess within.” Witches believe that by meditation you can access your inner mind as it rises into the realm of the astral plane. As they meditate and receive an inspiration, they believe a door is opened in the mind, and they get a brief glimpse of the goddess that gave them the inspiration or idea. When Mr. Rumsfeld said, “We are in a war of ideas”, he had chosen his occult terminology very carefully.
We are in such need of prayer as one shocking thing after another is discovered. Just a few days ago, the Staten Island Advance newspaper reported the following: “Hundreds of sick and wounded American soldiers are being held in crudely furnished barracks without proper medical care. Many have had to wait weeks to see a doctor. They are being housed in barracks with concrete floors and outdoor latrines which some wounded have to hobble to on crutches. This deplorable situation is not occurring in a terrorist camp in Afghanistan or Iraq, but in Fort Stewart, Georgia, only 40 miles from Savannah.” This story was broken by United Press International, and the excuse that was given for it by an army colonel was, “Fort Stewart is overcrowded and we’re also fighting a war here!” (10) In Fayetteville, North Carolina, the home of the 82nd Airborne Division, it was reported that there are so many of the men from that division in Iraq that the post does not have enough soldiers to guard the gates at the base! The army remedied this by contracting with a private firm from Alaska to guard the gates! The contract was for 20,000,000 dollars. (11)
Death by Injection!
The military requires various shots or vaccinations that have been causing suffering and death in large numbers of people who have received them. The penalty for refusing the shots is either a court-martial or expulsion from the military. Recently, CBS news reported the case of Dennis Drew, a U.S. Army chemical weapons specialist, who developed severe pneumonia and myocarditis immediately after his vaccinations when his immune system completely unraveled. (12) He is now living in constant pain, and his daily life is almost unbearable. The same thing happened to Rachel Lacy before she died last spring. Thousands of soldiers are claiming serious illnesses from the vaccines, but the top military brass keeps saying, “There is no evidence, none whatsoever, that inoculations cause any long-term problems.” (13) CBS News and United Press International also discovered that many cases of blood clots formed just after vaccinations. Blood clots developed in the legs causing severe pain, as in the cases of Army Captain Jason Nietupski and NBC war correspondent David Bloom. This also happened to former navy nurse Julia Dyckman whose immune system fell apart after her shots. She now suffers from brain lesions and dissolving neck bones. (14)
The problem with vaccinations is not just in the realm of the military. The people of the United States are now having a flu shot pushed on them. On October 23, 2003, at 5:00 A.M., my wife and I were listening to ABC news, and we both heard the same thing. They were urging everyone to get their flu shot and went on to say that the vaccine is safe and should be without side effects. They further stated, “If you do have a reaction to the flu vaccine, you have SARS.” (15)
War and Poverty!
While the economy of the United States is being systematically destroyed, and the numbers of those who are unemployed or have inadequate jobs increases, we are spending billions on a war that people are brainwashed into thinking is necessary. In Iraq alone, we are spending 300,000 dollars every five minutes. (16) Sometimes we have to look to an overseas newspaper to get a true perspective of what is happening in America. The Guardian in London, England, reported as follows: “They’re sending 87 billion dollars to the second richest oil nation in the world but can’t afford to feed their own here in the States. George Bush’s America is the wealthiest and most powerful nation the world has ever known, but at home it is being gnawed away from the inside by persistent and rising poverty. The three million Americans who have lost their jobs since Mr. Bush took office in January, 2001, have yet to find work in a largely jobless recovery…….Last year alone, another 1.7 million Americans slipped below the poverty line, bringing the total to 34.6 million, one in eight of the population. Over 13 million of them are children. In fact, the US has the worst child poverty rate and the worst life expectancy of all the world’s industrialized countries…….About 31 million Americans were deemed to be “food insecure” (they literally did not know where their next meal was coming from). Of those, more than nine million were categorized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as experiencing real hunger, defined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as an ‘uneasy or painful sensation caused by lack of food due to lack of resources to obtain food.’” (17)
All of this is being witnessed in heaven, and soon the great day of the Lord will bring all things into judgment. We know that the Bush family acquired their wealth through oil. We also know that George Bush Sr. now works for the “Carlysle Group”, specializing in world-wide oil investments. Condoleezza Rice worked for Chevron before going to Washington and now has a Chevron supertanker named after her. Dick Cheney worked for the oil giant Haliburton before becoming Vice President, and his former employer gave him a farewell gift of 34 million dollars. (18) The list goes on and on regarding the shameful corruption, and soon all will be revealed.
They Shall Believe a Lie!
Recently, a book has been written entitled The Faith of George W. Bush by Stephen Mansfield. In the book, it is revealed that George W. Bush claims that he is on a direct mission from God. We must remember that the spirit of antichrist is one of deception. In II Thessalonians 2:9-11 we read, “Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, and with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie.”
Recently, President Bush was speaking at a Dallas Christian Youth Center. He stood behind a podium, which was strategically located between two sets of words which appeared on banners, which did not contain the name of Jesus. On one side of the President’s head were the words “King of Kings”, and on the other side of his head were the words “Lord of Lords.” (19) What a photo opportunity! I remember the outrage that I felt when Bill Clinton was running for President for the first time and his mother said, “Where we come from, a good con is an art form.” We now have a President, George W. Bush, who shortly after his inauguration said, “You can fool some of the people all of the time, and those are the ones you need to concentrate on.” (20) President Bush recently invited the Hindu Pandit Ramsamooj to the White House to do a “puja” ceremony for Diwali celebrations. President Bush, during the Diwali ceremony, said, “Marking the beginning of the Hindu New Year, Diwali provides an opportunity to give thanks for the renewal of life, reflect on lessons learned, and anticipate future blessings.” By voluntarily saying those words, the so-called “Christian” President is declaring his belief in reincarnation. We take special note of the words, “renewal of life.” (21)
Recently, President Bush endorsed “Marriage Protection Week” stating that marriage can only be between a man and a woman. Shortly after he made that declaration, he sent a letter of congratulations to a denomination that was founded by homosexual advocates, which performs 6,000 same-sex weddings each year. The letter was written to the Metropolitan Community Churches of Los Angeles and its homosexual pastor, Troy D. Perry, on the occasion of the 35th anniversary of the church. President Bush said the following words to this sodomite church: “By encouraging the celebration of faith and sharing of God’s love and boundless mercy, churches like yours put hope in people’s hearts and a sense of purpose in their lives. This milestone provides an opportunity to reflect on your years of service and to rejoice in God’s faithfulness to your congregation.” (22) Such inconsistencies are commonly found among those who are involved in the deceptive realm of illuminism.
One of the most distressing reports regarding President Bush was regarding his recent trip to the Philippines. The President was on what was called a “nine day, six country tour of Asia. This tour included an eight hour stop at Manila. The route was mapped out for the president as usual, but there were several shantytowns along the way inhabited by poor people who lived in shacks in the depth of poverty. These shantytowns were considered a security risk and an embarrassment and therefore were crushed by bulldozers so Mr. Bush could pass by safely. (23) One shantytown called Batasan contained 290 families who were seen sitting on top of the rubble that was once their homes, weeping and asking why their homes had to be destroyed. President Bush traveled directly past them. One man, a Mr. Dela Cruz, was interviewed as he sat shirtless and barefoot in a chair atop the rubble that was once his home and said, “I never had any problem with Bush coming here, so why did they have to tear down our houses?” The 51-year-old father of three continued to say, “Nobody from the outside is going to believe this – that people had their homes demolished for so short a visit by this guy, Bush.” (24) Such is the nature of the beast!
The Rise of Ancient Witchcraft!
The witchcraft that has now flooded our nation is nothing new. People are born and then they die, but evil spirits continue on until the end. The witchcraft of today is the same ancient occultism that has been practiced for thousands of years, and now, just prior to our Lord’s return, it has risen to prominence. Witches have become militant and litigious, taking their causes to the courts and winning every time. Recently, in Richmond, Virginia, U.S. District Court Judge Dennis W. Dohnal ruled in favor of Cyndi Simpson, a witch, who was excluded from the clergy roster for opening the meetings of the board of supervisors with prayer. Simpson said she was delighted with the decision and said that it would bring credibility to witchcraft as a religion. (25) This is not an isolated case. This sort of thing is happening because materials such as Harry Potter, the Lord of the Rings, and other such educational presentations in witchcraft have overtaken not only the minds of the masses of people, but have also captivated the very churches that should be opposing them. Recently, the Pentecostal Evangel, the official organ of the Assemblies of God Church, published a lengthy article about Harry Potter and has taken a soft approach by quoting Charles Colson as saying, “The magic and sorcery is purely mechanical as opposed to the occult.” (26) The article also quotes Lindy Beam of “Focus on the Family” as saying, “Rowling creates a world where magic is portrayed creatively and yet stereotypically. Children who read about Harry will probably discover little about the true world of the occult.” The Pentecostal Evangel itself writes, “At worst, the Harry Potter books are epic volumes of vain imagination that activate fears of witchcraft. At best, they are children’s stories with a solid opting for the good in the battle of good vs. evil.” (27)
We can see clearly that these spineless religious leaders are perpetuating witchcraft and are destroying many young lives by refusing to take a stand against it. I can tell you that as a former witch, the Harry Potter material does teach the principles of witchcraft, and the first principles taught to a neophyte or beginner witch are that there is a continual contest between good and evil, that there is good witchcraft and bad witchcraft, and that there is white magic and black magic. Furthermore, all witchcraft is of the devil even though witches claim that they do not believe in the devil. When a witch uses the word “good”, it is not the same as when a true Christian uses that same word. It is interesting to note that a pediatrician reported in the New England Journal of Medicine the following statement: “If the books in the Harry Potter series continue to grow with each release, there could be a headache epidemic in kids.” (28) The doctor is referring to what is being called “Hogwarts Headaches”, as there are large numbers of children suffering from severe headaches after reading the Harry Potter books.
The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R.Tolkien, is likewise an instructional series in witchcraft. This series is a trilogy made into movies consisting of “The Fellowship of the Ring”, released December 19, 2001, “The Two Towers”, released December 18, 2002, and “The Return of the King”, to be released December 17, 2003. (29) You will note that these movies are always released at the time of the witches’ sabat of Yule. At this point, we must remember that I previously reported that President Bush wears an exact replica of the magic ring from the Lord of the Rings trilogy. I did not previously interpret the Elvish runes on the ring that the President wears. The Elvish runes are interpreted as follows: “One ring to rule them all, one ring to find them, one ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.” (30)
Witchcraft and the forces of darkness have risen up, and every true Christian must fight it with prayer as God gives us the grace to do it. Even the heavens blaze forth the warning. We know that the most powerful symbol in witchcraft is the hexagram or six-pointed star. This is the source of the word “hex” as in putting the hex on someone. On November 8th, 2003, there was a full moon and an eclipse of that full moon. There was also a strange pattern that appeared in the sky. The planets Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, and the sun, the moon and an asteroid called Chiron lined up to form a massive hexagram or six-pointed star in the heavens. Astrologers interpret this as the great sign of the appearing of the avatar or “Christ of the new age.” Earth is preparing to receive her king, but we, as true Christians, know that it is the antichrist that they are preparing to receive.
A Groaning and Travailing Earth!
The sin and iniquity of this present world seems to know no bounds, and this is producing spiritual consequences that are literally shaking heaven and earth. A major Australian newspaper recently reported that overseas prostitutes have arrived en masse to help brothels keep up with the demand brought about by the World Cup rugby finals being held there. Apparently, when the big sporting events draw athletes and crowds of people, the prostitutes are in high demand. The most shocking thing regarding this is that the highest demand for prostitutes was when the World Council of Churches held their meetings in Canberra. According to Robbie Swan, who covered this story, prostitution demands were up 250 percent when the church leaders were in Australia. (31) When such conditions exist, we can see that the world is ready for Divine judgment!
It was the week of the witches’ sabat of Samhain when things really began to happen. In the days leading up to Halloween, solar flares began to leave the sun as massive explosions began to take place on the sun’s surface. One resulting particle cloud, 13 times larger than the earth, hurtled through the solar system at more than one million miles per hour. (32) Such clouds disrupt communications and can cause massive power failures. The sun has become increasingly active, and scientists are showing great concern.
Earthquakes continue to increase around the world. Two large quakes shook northwestern China on October 27, 2003. (33) The quakes continue to happen in various parts of the world and are increasing in frequency and intensity. Volcanic activity continues to increase as well. It is only a matter of time until all of the Scripture is fulfilled.
I previously mentioned the President’s visit to the Philippines and the destruction of the homes of the poor to make way for him. It broke my heart when I heard this story about the weeping poor people who had so little and then lost the little that they had. I prayed for them knowing that God has a special love for the poor. The Lord spoke to me in prayer telling me that many homes in this country would be destroyed. I mentioned this to the congregation while preaching, and just afterward, the fires in California began. An inferno swept through southern California that stretched into Mexico. Thousands of homes were destroyed or badly damaged. The heat was so intense that roots began to burn and to cut a path through the trunks of the trees which subsequently exploded, sending a hail of fire falling from the skies. In this land that is known for its pornography, and every other kind of evil, a preview of hell was given. In the land where Arnold
Schwarzenegger was elected governor, signs of judgment continue as now heavy rains and mudslides plague that area. (Mr.
Schwarzenegger is related to Ted Kennedy through marriage and is also a good friend of President Bush. (34)) What truly makes me wonder about how far gone California is, is the answer that was given when people were polled regarding the qualifications of Mr.
Schwarzenegger to lead California. Many people responded by saying, “Mr.
Schwarzenegger was Mr. Universe, and if he can run the universe, he can run California.” Much prayer is needed!
In conclusion, I urge every true Christian to find a new depth in prayer. Fearful things are coming, and we can stand boldly upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ and fight the good fight of faith. I also extend my sincere and heartfelt thanks to all who support this ministry. May God bless you greatly is my prayer. Please remember to send in the renewal form that you received with this issue of the Last Trumpet, to be sure to be on the new mailing list for 2004. Grace and peace be multiplied unto you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
David J. Meyer
01. CBS Radio News, Nov. 13, 2003, WBBM Radio, Chicago, IL.
02. New York Daily News, Oct. 12, 2003, by Patrice O’Shaughnessy, New York, NY.
03. New York Post, Nov. 3, 2003, front page, New York, NY.
04. ABC Radio News, Nov. 4, 2003, WBEV radio, Beaver Dam, WI.
05. Associated Press, Nov. 6, 2003, by Robert Burns, Washington, D.C.
06. USA Today, Aug. 15, 2003, Gannett News Service.
07. USA Today, Sept. 15, 2003, Gannett News Service.
08. Reuters News Service, Oct. 24, 2003, Washington, D.C.
10. Staten Island Advance, Nov. 2, 2003, by E.J. Braisted, New York, NY.
12. CBS News, Oct. 15, 2003.
15. ABC Radio News, Oct. 23, 2003, WBEV Radio, Beaver Dam, WI.
16. Iowa State Daily, Oct. 24, 2003, by Shauna Stephenson, Des Moines, IA.
17. Guardian, Nov. 3, 2003, by Julian Borger, London, England.
18. Media Monitors Network, by Joseph Clifford, James Town, RI.
19. The Observer, Nov. 2, 2003, by Paul Harris, London, England.
20. USA Today, Aug. 14, 2003, by James Bovard, Gannett News Service.
21. Caribbean Life, Oct. 24, 2003, by Felicia Persaud, New York, NY.
22. WorldNetDaily, Nov. 12, 2003.
23. San Francisco Chronicle, Oct. 17, 2003, by Melissa Howell, San Francisco, CA,
25. Associated Press, Nov. 14, 2003, by David E. Leiva, Richmond, VA.
26. The Pentecostal Evangel, Oct. 19, 2003, by Joan Rhodan, Fairfax, VA.
28. The Tribune, Oct. 30, 2003, by Stephanie Nano, Ames, IA.
29. The Tribune, Nov. 5, 2003, by David Germain, AP, Los Angeles, Ames, Iowa.
30. The Royal Mint, advertisement for the Lord of the Rings commemorative coin.
31. Sunday Herald Sun, Oct. 12, 2003, by Adam Zwar, Melbourne, Australia.
32. Associated Press, Nov. 5, 2003.
33. Iowa State Daily, Oct. 27, 2003, by Ted Anthony, Ames, IA.
34. Staten Island Advance, Oct. 17, 2003, by Maura Reynolds & Peter Nicholas, New York, NY.