Volume XXV Issue VIII August 2006
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America – Land of Lies and Strong Delusion!
“And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.”
“No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other, Ye cannot serve God and mammon.”
“For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: 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: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.”
II Thessalonians 2:7-12
In this issue of the Last Trumpet, we will once again examine the astounding events that are now shaking our world, and we will do so using the light of God’s Word to bring us to a clear understanding of the shocking reality of the urgency that is now pressing upon us. There has never been a time such as this when all the final prophecies of the Scripture are converging to complete fulfillment so quickly and with such precision. One would have to be spiritually blind to not understand that something is terribly wrong with our nation and the entire world. Sadly, it is a fact that the vast majority of the people in this world are walking in spiritually blindness, including the denominations of so-called “Christianity.” Like the men of Sodom, who were blinded by the angels because of their unbridled lust and experienced the fiery wrath of God without the ability to see it, so are the vast populations of the nations at this time. They are blind to the judgment that is about to decisively destroy them and catapult them into the depths of a sinner’s eternal damnation.
The reason why our nation and the world is in such terrible condition with its spiritual blindness and apathy toward truth is because the people have bought a lie and believed it consistently for so long that they now have no capacity for truth. The Apostle Paul warned us about Satan’s ability to blind the mind in II Corinthians 4:4 as follows: “In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.”
Jesus also identified Satan as the father of lies in John 8:44 as follows: “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.”
Thousands of years ago this father of lies called Satan told Eve, the first woman, that she would not die by eating the forbidden fruit, but that was not the essence or depth of that lie. When Eve did partake of that fruit of disobedience and did not immediately drop dead, she no doubt believed Satan’s lie all the more. The essence of the lie, however, that seduced and enticed Eve was that she could be wise in knowing both good and evil. In other words, she could have both good and evil in her life and still go on living. This is the same lie that Satan has planted and cultivated in the minds and hearts of people today: that they can have it both ways, and that evil and good can be balanced, which is the ruling principle of every pagan religion.
The nation of the United States is a prime example of Satan’s lie put into effect. We claim to be one nation under God. We have churches, charities, philanthropic secret societies, and noble philosophies; we want to be known as “the good people.” We also have a government that promotes homosexuality, pornography, baby butchering by abortion, gambling, drunkenness, prostitution, and other unspeakable evils. Our government actually taxes these vices and makes vast amounts of money on what they call “sin tax.” Truly, no man can serve two masters, and the people of the United States, along with their corrupt government at every level, have proven by their actions that they have learned to love Satan and despise the one true God. Judgment will soon be swift and heavy, and there will be weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth.
If you are troubled by what you are reading, there is hope for you! You can answer God’s last call right now and believe the everlasting gospel to the saving of your soul. Repent and call upon the Saviour now while a little time remains. The Lord Jesus Christ will hear your sincere prayer and will respond, and you will experience His grace and power. All fear will be gone when perfect love from God’s throne enters your innermost being.
The Fomenting of World War Three!
It is now just as Jesus said it would be in the last days when He said in Luke, chapter 21, that there would be fearful sights along with wars and rumors of wars. Wars are now breaking out all over the globe, and nation is rising against nation and kingdom against kingdom. On June 26th, 2006, the United States began to do a significant military build-up in Japan in response to threats by North Korea. (1) On July 3rd, 2006, NORAD and the U.S. Northern Command in Colorado went on heightened alert to level Bravo-Plus. This is a higher than medium threat level. (2) On July 5th, 2006, a North Korean Taepodong-2 ballistic missile was launched with Hawaii as the apparent target. (3) By the mercy of God, the missile launch was a failure. It was obviously Divine intervention. Other North Korean missiles were fired and went down near Japan. Some residents of Japan reportedly watched in amazement as the sky over certain areas of Japan turned bright red as the missiles approached. They thought it must be some kind of elaborate defense system that turned the sky crimson in color.
On July 7th, 2006, the United States sent the USS Mustin, a new guided missile destroyer with a crew of 300, to the Japanese port of Yokosuka for permanent assignment. In August the USS Shiloh, another guided missile destroyer, is also being sent to Japan. The North Koreans fired seven missiles in one day, and all went into the Sea of Japan. (4) Japan was badly rattled by the incoming missiles from North Korea, and the Japanese government is now strongly considering a pre-emptive strike against North Korea. (5)
During this same time of the North Korean missile crisis, the U.S. State Department discovered that their world-wide computer system was broken into, and the target of the successful break-in was the headquarters computer itself. This is the system that runs our entire State Department. (6) Investigators stated that the hackers stole sensitive U.S. information and passwords and also implanted secret back doors to gain re-entry anytime. They also infested our computer system with computer worms and viruses. (7) Our U.S. Government also admitted that the Defense Department computer system and other sensitive systems were broken into last summer and that China is the chief suspect. (8) This is a serious situation, because power is no longer determined by those who hold wealth and military potential. Power is held by those who control the flow of information. That is the primary danger of the computer age.
On July 12th, 2006, the World Tribune reported that ten Iranian advisors were in North Korea for the missile launchings. (9) It is also known that North Korea and Iran have become close friends, and these two nations with other states in the Middle East are forming an axis of power. We must remember that the traditional boundary between East and West is the Euphrates River, which is in Iraq. That qualifies both Iran and North Korea as being kings of the East. With that thought in mind, Revelation 16:12-14 warns us as follows: “And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared. And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.”
When we consider those verses and compare them with the events of our day, we can see that it was foretold that a triumviral power, from the East, would foment the final world war with the center of conflict at Armageddon. Revelation 16:16 makes this clear as follows: “And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.” Can any thinking person doubt that the intrigue we are now seeing is leading up to the final cataclysm and the return of our Saviour?
The whole eastern world is exploding with venomous hatred as the old serpent, who is Satan, advances his human pawns in his defiant battle against the Kingdom of God. On July 9th, 2006, a nuclear-capable missile with a range of 1,865 miles was successfully tested by India. (10) Two days later, terrorists operating from Pakistan caused an explosion in a commuter train in Mumbai, India, killing 170 people. (11) Reports of rising war are coming from everywhere in the world. We must always remember that these wars are spiritual and not just human efforts. I predicted these current conditions in some of the spring issues of the Last Trumpet Newsletter this year. As a former astrologer, saved by God’s grace, I know that Satan uses astrology as his pattern and time clock, which is why our U.S. Government and the Illuminati operate on that same schedule. Witchcraft cannot operate at all without astrology. God condemns astrology in Isaiah 47:13-14, and I hate astrology because I was so very much a part of that world. I can see at a glance how the enemy uses it, and as there was a strong Ingress of Mars this past spring, it was easy to see this trouble coming since the occultist antichrists believe that Mars is the god of war. Remember that Almighty God always has the last word, and all will be well with his children.
We are now seeing a large-scale war between elements in Lebanon and the Israeli State. The forces of Hezbollah are firing an average of one rocket per minute at Israeli cities, and this massive fire power has amazed the United States and the Israelis. We are now at a time when full-scale global war could break out at any moment. It seems strange that real estate tycoon Donald Trump recently announced that he will build a seventy-story Trump Tower in Tel Aviv, Israel, at a cost of 300 million dollars. (13) Will this be the last Trump Tower he will ever build?
While the explosive situation in the Middle East was breaking out, the G8 summit opened in St. Petersburg, Russia, on the 13th day of July. Russia was described as having a “closed fist” as far as the United States is concerned. (14) The United States is under extreme scrutiny because of its failing economy on a global scale.
On June 6th, or 06-06-06, the Pentagon announced that it is dropping the Geneva Convention regarding treatment of prisoners. The U.S. Pentagon objects to the international agreement, because it forbids and bans “humiliating and degrading treatment” of prisoners. The rest of the world is watching this with amazement. (15) Is the beast beginning to show its true colors, and are those colors red, white, and blue? Here let it be noted that the man who is behind this departure from humane treatment of prisoners is Vice President Dick Cheney, who openly objects to the ban on torture! (16)
We have also discovered that there is a massive swastika-shaped building at the U.S. Naval Amphibious Base in Coronado, California. This swastika shape is clearly visible from the air, and when facing true north, the swastika is tilted exactly as the Gestapo wore them on their uniforms. This building is known as “the seals lair.” (17) They said it couldn’t happen in America, but this is no longer the America we were born in!
One more point worth mentioning is that we can expect trouble concerning Venezuela. Venezuela recently discovered four billion cubic feet of natural gas making it the single largest oil reserve in the world. There are an estimated 313 billion barrels of heavy and extra-heavy crude oil in these reserves, which is equal to one-half of all of the oil in the Middle East. (18) This is a pie cooling in the window that our President and other oil-obsessed people will not be able to resist stealing. There is no peace among the wicked!
Signs of the Beast among Us!
We know that the ultimate objective of the antichrist one-world government is to control every man, woman, and child, and to occupy the mind, will, and emotions of everyone. In accomplishing this, they will also convert the population of the world into disciples of Satan himself, who still wants to be a god. Here let it be noted that the symbol of the esoteric but organized Illuminati has been the single or cycloptic eye over a truncated pyramid such as appears on the back of the U.S. one dollar bill. This is known as the Illuminati Crest, dating back to the witches’ sabat of May 1st, 1776. This eye insignia appears in many other places and also happens to be the trademark of CBS or the Columbia Broadcasting System. CBS has now announced a new advertising campaign in which they will laser imprint their trademark eye on 35 million eggs to be sold in stores during September and October, 2006. George Schweitzer of CBS calls this “egg-vertising” and will also laser imprint names of their shows with catchy phrases on the eggs. (19) Egg producers, distributors, and retailers are all to share in the advertising revenue. It appears that the eye of illuminism is finding its way to our refrigerators. We must remember that the symbol of the moon goddess of ancient Babylon (modern-day Iraq) was the egg with a serpent coiled around it and a crescent moon above it. It is all part of the conditioning of the mind for illuministic purposes.
There are many examples of the symbols and number of the beast in advertising. Another example is a product called head on, which is supposed to eliminate headaches by rubbing a stick-like device on the forehead. The woman doing the commercial is shown rubbing the stick on her forehead and saying, “Head on: apply directly to the forehead.” She says these words three times. The words head on contain six letters, which is a 666 on the forehead.
In Florida, the Coast to Coast family convenience stores are offering their customers the option of purchasing their goods using only their fingerprint. Once they are registered, they never need cash, checks, or a credit card; they simply insert their finger into a machine and their funds are transferred from their account to the store’s account. (20) This is also happening in the Chicago area at the Jewel-Osco stores, where the stores have a person at the door asking people to sign up for the program. It is being advertised as “fast, easy, and secure.” Once your finger is scanned and registered, all of your buying power is in your right hand. (21) A financial emergency in the United States could easily make such a system mandatory! Will such a thing happen? Now that such a system is in use, it makes Revelation 13:17 loom largely before us with the following warning: “And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” We live in this strange time when computers have changed everything, including the changing of pictures into numbers, and it is called digital technology. This is just as the Bible predicted over 2,000 years ago.
Another device that is being used by some lenders is a starter-interrupt device that will not allow your car to start if you have missed a payment. (22) High-tech devices have totally changed our world. Reuters News Service recently reported that a paralyzed man using a new brain sensor was able to move a computer cursor, open e-mail, and control a robotic device just by thinking about it. (23) The powers of darkness are seizing upon such technology, which will be able to read thoughts and thus eliminate the last remnant of privacy from our lives.
The Dismantling of America!
When the news of how many illegal aliens were living in the United States broke about three months ago, many people wondered why our government allowed this to happen. Quite obviously it was no accident. There were a number of reasons why this destructive force was allowed to begin the dismantling of our country, but the primary reason has now surfaced. The Bush Administration is pushing to create a North American Union and is using the Department of Commerce under the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America under the NAFTA program. According to Dr. Jerome R. Corsi, the plan is “to expand the NAFTA tribunals into a North American Union court system that would have supremacy over all U.S. law, even over the U.S. Supreme Court, in any matter related to the trilateral political and economic integration of the United States, Canada, and Mexico.” (24) Clearly, national sovereignty is being scrapped to form a super-power under one new currency similar to the European Union. The nations are uniting rapidly to form a one-world government under a satanic dictator!
The United States is now in a much weaker condition than people can imagine. Recently, President Bush announced that he was sending 2,500 National Guard troops to guard our southern border. When it came to doing it, he could only come up with 483 troops. (25) Much of our National Guard is being used as an International Guard and is spread out so thin around the world that there is hardly anyone to protect the homeland. This problem also revealed itself recently when the crime rate in New Orleans became so high that Governor Kathleen Blanco ordered three hundred National Guard troops to enforce the law in New Orleans and could only come up with one hundred and had to promise to send two hundred more later. (26) It is a sad fact that the crime rate has increased so much in all of our major cities that law enforcement agencies cannot handle the problem, and the situation is out of control. Our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., has such a problem with violent crime that the city has declared a crime emergency! Armed robbery, rapes, and murders are committed right on the National Mall! (27) With fuel prices gone wild, our nation is feeling the effect of a distressed economy all the more, and crime will continue because of it. Recently, BBC News reported that a war with Iran would triple the now outrageous fuel prices in the United States. (28)
Is the United States already bankrupt? According to a recent paper published by a key member of the Federal Reserve Bank of the United States, our country is in deep trouble. Professor Laurence Kotlikoff, researcher for the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and a professor of economics at the Boston University, had this to say: “A ballooning budget deficit and a pensions and welfare time bomb could send the economic superpower into insolvency. By some measures, the U.S. is already bankrupt. To paraphrase the Oxford English Dictionary, is the United States at the end of its resources, exhausted, stripped bare, destitute, bereft, wanting in property, or wrecked in consequence of failure to pay its creditors? According to the central analysis, the U.S. Government is, indeed, bankrupt….” (29)
A Bewitched and Demoralized Nation!
Why has so much evil befallen this erstwhile great nation? Should we wonder about that when we consider the gross evil and heavy appetites for iniquity by a demonized and illumiized population who remain under the influence of witchcraft? The Bible has much to say in condemning witchcraft, and Galatians 5:20 lists it as a work of the flesh The 21st verse tells us that “….they which do such things shall not inherit the Kingdom of God.”
On June 30th, 2006, ABC News released a story about a new witch school that has opened in Hoopeston, Illinois. The CEO and director of the witch school is Ed Hubbard, who had this to say about his school: “The school is dedicated to educating the public in Wicca…the school has roughly 120,000 active students who enroll in internet courses and 30 to 50 more are added each day…..In 1990, only 8,000 people in the United States openly claimed Wicca as their religion, that number was increased to 134,000 in 2001.” (30)
It is a sad fact that witchcraft is almost everywhere, and it brings a great curse with it. The vast array of disasters that are now afflicting our nation is just the beginning of what is to come, and only a true repentance can change things. I do not see that happening at this time. I must also mention at this point that August 1st of every year is a high cross-quarter sabat of witchcraft known as Lughnasaid (pronounced loo-na-sa) and is the celebration of the harvest of not only produce from the earth, but also of souls. Witches look at the year as a circle, and they divide the circle first into four parts or quarters and then into four more parts or cross-quarters making eight divisions that are marked as sabats. Witchcraft designs and terminology are built into our calendar and our daily vocabulary. Even the word cereal, so often eaten at breakfast, is taken from the name of the pagan goddess Ceres, also known as Demeter by the Greeks. Ceres was worshipped as the goddess of grain, especially on her day of Cerealia or April 19th. The goddess was also honored, however, at the harvest time of Lughnasaid.
In Britain, six new coins with images of Harry Potter have been minted, and the 1-crown coins are legal tender on the Isle of Man, which is largely populated by witches. (31)
Witchcraft has a demoralizing effect, and this is clearly visible in our strange, present society. Recent studies have shown that thirty-six percent of Americans between the ages of 18 and 29 have at least one tattoo. Witches have set the trend for this, but Leviticus 19:28 forbids tattoos. It is also true that many witches make their money as prostitutes. Sexual sins are plaguing our nation as never before, because it is a spiritual problem. During the time of the witches’ sabat of Midsummer, or the third week of June, Los Angeles, California, hosted an erotica convention, which drew 50,000 participants who attended a series of sex seminars where they were taught techniques in perversion, and many were prepared to audition for forthcoming porno movies. (32)
In Germany, there are heavy elements of witchcraft, and during the year 2002, Germany legalized prostitution. There are now 400,000 working prostitutes in Germany, and they reportedly were all kept busy by the soccer fans that gathered there for the World Cup competition. Prostitution in Germany is a multi-billion dollar industry. (33)
In Houston, Texas, a new billboard advertising Budweiser beer is attracting much attention. The massive billboards have a picture of Jesus in the center holding a can of Budweiser beer in front of his face. In large print, the left side of the billboard says “King of Jews” and the right side says “King of Beers.” (34) Florida has another serious problem. Sexually transmitted diseases are wildly epidemic in the retirement villages of senior citizens, and doctors are shocked by it. One gynecologist said that she has treated more cases of genital herpes and papilloma in retirement villages than in downtown Miami. Doctors have also noted a heavy use of Viagra in these retirement centers, and people in their 80’s are among the diseased. (35)
Why has our country become so corrupt and such a shame and disgrace to common decency? It is because organized religion in America is demonized, and false prophets and teachers are everywhere. Here let it be noted that the infamous Rick Warren and his so-called “purpose-driven” ministry have become popular with the North Korean Communist government. The multi-millionaire Warren has recently been invited to North Korea to speak to 15,000 people. Ingrid Schlueter of VCY America Radio Network said it very well regarding this Rick Warren event with the following words: “Warren won’t call the communist faithful to repent and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ because he preaches a man-centered, counterfeit gospel. Not for a moment do these leaders worry that they will have a Christian revival on their hands by letting Mr. Warren speak. Rick Warren is loved and feted because his message is absent the cross and Christ’s call to die. That’s why he is popular and politically useful.” (36)
A Continual Groaning and Travailing Creation!
As sin abounds and the coming of the Saviour draweth nigh, the earth and sky continue to cry out against rebellious mankind. On July 16th, 2006, two earthquakes of magnitude 6.3 and 5.0 shook an area off the coast of Chile. On that same day, the Tungurahua volcano erupted in Ecuador sending people scrambling in terror. The next day brought a 7.7 magnitude earthquake to Indonesia, a deadly tsunami hit Java, Mt. Aetna erupted with a storm of fire and lava, another explosion of the volcano in Ecuador destroyed 100,000 homes, and two volcanoes on West New Britain Islands erupted, and sent people running for their lives. (37)
In the United States, horrifying floods hit the eastern part of the country paralyzing much of that region and even shutting down Federal buildings in Washington, D.C. (38) In addition to the floods, America has been stricken with a severe heat wave which has broken all records. A strain on utilities has shut down electricity in some areas as temperatures climbed above 100 degrees Fahrenheit. (39) Strangely enough, in the northern states it was hotter as you traveled north. According to the Associated Press, the first half of the year 2006 is the hottest on record, and Parade Magazine reported that every year since 1997 has been continually hotter. (40)
Wildfires have also been ravaging many areas of the United States, and in some areas many rich homes have been burned to cinders. (41) There is much weeping and howling but very little repentance.
Scientists have also noted numerous potential disasters that are now imminent. The southern San Andreas Fault is under extreme pressure, and strain rates indicate that a massive earthquake could devastate Los Angeles at any time. (42) (Los Angeles is the pornography capital of the nation.) We also know that a massive underwater volcano, the size of Washington, D.C., has been discovered off Sicily. (43)
These are truly the last of the last days and the coming of the Saviour is at hand. We continue to watch with awe as the Scripture is fulfilled, and every sign unfolds before our eyes with flawless precision and accuracy. The Lord Jesus said there will also be signs in the sun, moon, and stars. We have now learned that NASA plans to crash a high-powered explosive space craft into the moon in 2009. The explosion is to be so great that it will be visible to the naked eye from earth. (44) Everything is so volatile right now, and we must all be ready for the great day of the Saviour’s return. Where will you spend eternity?
In closing, I once again want to thank all of you who support this end-time prophetic ministry in so many ways. God bless you exceedingly. Remember to send us your prayer requests, as our intercessors will give them personal attention. Grace and peace be multiplied unto you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
David J. Meyer
Acknowledgements01. Associated Press, Jun 26, 2006, by Mari Yamaguchi, Tokyo, Japan.
Special Note: The Gay Pride Parade has won Israeli high court approval to be held in Jerusalem on August 10th, 2006. This will fill Jerusalem with the spirits of Sodom, and the sodomites plan to occupy the Temple Mount as well. The leaders of Islam have vowed to fight the Israeli State to the death to prevent this desecration! This is the reason for the war that you will not hear on the news. See Revelation 11:8.