Volume XXVI Issue III March 2007
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The Flood of Evil from Satan’s Mouth!
“And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him…….Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! For the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.”Revelation 12:7-9, 12
“And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth. And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.”Revelation 12:15-17
“For he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and a helmet of salvation upon his head; and he put on the garments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloke. According to their deeds, accordingly he will repay, fury to his adversaries, recompence to his enemies; to the islands will he repay recompence. So shall they fear the name of the Lord from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him. And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the Lord.”Isaiah 59:17-20
In this issue of the Last Trumpet Newsletter, we will examine a prevailing condition that has engulfed the entire world and is caused by the manifestation of satanic devices. We live in a chaotic world that is unique to all of history. Never has it been as it now is. People who are at least fifty years old, if they can still think after all the brainwashing they have received, can and should realize that this world is not the one they were born into. A great transition and metamorphosis has occurred.
We live in a world that has been seized upon by Satan and his fallen angels, or demon spirits. The above Scriptures make that very clear. These Scriptures also tell us that in the very last days, Satan would cast a flood out of his mouth, a flood of filth and deception so great and pervasive that it would be able to engulf the entire world. Can any thinking person doubt that this is the very case at this present time? We live in a poisoned society -- a world of microwave radiation and cell phones that induce cancer. It is a world where almost everything is packaged in plastics, which have been proven to leach into the food and beverages and incite sex hormones and eventually cause cancer. We live in an electronic smog, as the evil prince of the powers of the air floods the airwaves with filth, using fiber optics and satellite transmissions to permeate the earth with computer-generated Internet filth that ensnares the entire earth with a net and world-wide web. It is a marketplace for hell’s commerce. Thankfully, just as the Apostle Paul went into the heathen market places with the Gospel, so we can invade and attack the gates of an electronic hell!
It is a strange and grotesque world indeed with scalar waves, elf waves, and chemtrails all used in weather modification at least to some extent. This new age is also a world of new sicknesses and pestilences, and it seems that almost everyone is on some type of prescription drug while new drugs come forth continually. Strangely enough, people are so desperate and deceived that they clamor for these drugs even though the list of side effects is far worse than the problem each drug is supposed to treat.
The collective society of this present world is a managed herd of enslaved humans as the text Scriptures of this issue of the Last Trumpet states, “…..the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.” At the same time, this voracious craving for Satan’s flood by the world helps every true and discerning Christian to stay faithful, for we can clearly see the effect of the deception and devices of the satanic spiritual saliva as satan turns this world into a hellish cuspidor!
Clearly, the world is on its way to hell, and it is moving in that direction at break-neck speed. The good news is that you don’t have to go along with it. There is so little time left, but if you are still reading this, there is time right now for you to put this newsletter down for a moment and give your heart, mind, will, and emotions to the Lord Jesus Christ. Do it with full repentance, and do it now. Eternity is just ahead, and you will spend it somewhere! The gracious Saviour will come into your life and give you peace and salvation when you fully obey the Gospel!
Countdown to Doomsday!
On January 19th, 2007, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported that the Transatlantic Group of Prominent Scientists moved the symbolic doomsday clock two minutes closer to midnight, or the end of the world. It is now set at five minutes before midnight. It is only the fourth time the doomsday clock has been moved forward since the end of the cold war. Even the ungodly scientists seem to know that the end is coming soon. They moved the clock forward for two reasons. Their own words were, “The world is nudging closer to nuclear apocalypse and environmental disaster.” (1) It is strange that even though they make no reference to God, they can still clearly see the signs of the times.
Scientists have plans to construct what they call a doomsday vault near the North Pole. It is a vault to be located deep into the permafrost, and it will contain three million batches of seeds from all known varieties of the planet’s crops. The scientists have given it the name Noah’s Ark of Food. (2) The ungodly scientists plan to make an entry to the vault in a mountainside with a narrow triangular cement and steel door, which they said will be illuminated with artwork that changes according to Arctic light. (3)
Strange things are indeed happening. In a report from State College, Pennsylvania, on February 14th, 2007, our nation’s honeybee industry is in deep trouble because of a mystery ailment that has already killed over fifty percent of the honeybees in twenty states. This also threatens crops that need the bees for cross-pollination. (4)
Truly, signs of the times are everywhere. Volcanoes are continuing to wake up, and tremors shook portions of Nicaragua during the middle of January 2007 as the Telica Volcano erupted and sent columns of ash high above the 3,576 foot crater, threatening Nicaragua’s second largest city of Leon. During that same week, thousands of buildings were damaged in Red China as an earthquake shook the Gansu Province. Meanwhile, in Australia thousands of birds simultaneously dropped dead in flight and fell from the sky over the western beach town of Esperance. (5)
Other earthquakes that struck in mid-January and early February 2007 included the Sandwich Islands-magnitude 6.5, western Norway-magnitude 4, northeastern Indonesia-magnitude 7.3, and Cuba-magnitude 6.1; just to name a few. (6) We also saw severe weather, including extreme cold and devastating amounts of snow, throughout the mid-section of the United States and especially in the Eastern states. Even Arizona in the southwestern portion of our country was hit with a freak storm that left twelve inches of snow. (7)
In Indonesia, another volcano continues to spew hot mud from its crater, which has already engulfed 24,000 homes. The Indonesians have been performing rituals to try to stop the volcano and have cast many cows, goats, chickens, and monkeys into the boiling crater, but to no avail. The Indonesians also offered a beautiful new house to any magic-man who could stop the volcano, and as soon as the rituals began, the volcano erupted again and completely buried the beautiful prize house. (8)
On February 2nd, the very day of the witches’ high cross-quarter sabat of Imolge (pronounced im-bolc), a devastating tornado ripped through Florida. It was reported that one of the funnel clouds was a whopping half mile in diameter. Nineteen people were killed and many others were injured. Property damage was wide-spread as more than 1,500 buildings, including churches, were damaged or destroyed. (9) Among the debris of one church that lay in ruins with wooden crosses strewn everywhere, song books were found open to the song “I Surrender All.” Is that a warning to the rest of our nation?
Both ancient and modern witches believe that the February 2nd sabat of Imolge, which means in the belly in Gaelic, is the day when the new spring begins to move within the womb of “Mother Earth.” On February 14th, which is known by witches as Lupercalia – the day of the wolf and by others as Valentine’s Day, everyone is encouraged to participate in sensual climactic acts to induce “Mother Earth” to reach a climax, which is believed to cause the new spring to blossom on time. Witches believe that the flowers and trees awaken because of this sex-act between “Mother Earth” and the “Force” from the astral plane. However, God sends judgment appropriate for their error.
On January 19th, 2007, eastern Europe was slammed with winds of 200 kph (120 mph), which cut a trail and left a path of destruction across an entire continent. Cars and buildings were battered, and millions were without power. From Poland to Hungary, and from the Czech Republic to Romania, damage was everywhere. Even in Britain and other western European nations, one hundred mph winds shook the European continent. (10) There were death and destruction in every nation of the European Union.
Meanwhile, in space another incident took place on that witches’ sabat of February 2nd, 2007. The International Space Station had to be moved and repositioned because of Red Chinese laser destruction of a nearby satellite that scattered over five hundred large portions of debris into the same orbit of many of the U.S. communications and spy satellites. (11)
For some time now, the numerous witch covens in America have been casting spells toward their astral plane, and they believe that they have the power to summon spirits to appear in the sky. They take full credit for it. On January 25th, 2007, 911 emergency calls were coming in all over North Carolina. Callers described fire in the sky and objects with a bluish glow. (12) This same thing was happening in many other parts of the country. From Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Des Moines, Iowa, and St. Louis, Missouri, a flood of 911 calls came in on February 5th, 2007, reporting balls of fire in the sky. (13) Three days later on February 8th, 2007, mysterious lights appeared in the sky over Phoenix, Arizona, and many witnesses said the lights were moving in formation. (14) I have personally seen such lights moving in geometric patterns. These are certainly signs in the sky!
On January 28th, 2007, a very unpleasant and foul odor was hanging over and throughout New York City. The New Yorkers were quick to blame New Jersey for it. No one seems to know for sure what the odor and stench is and where it is coming from according to all of the reports I have read. (15) The odor prevailed primarily from Central Park to the Battery in Manhattan, and some people went to urgent care facilities because of breathing difficulties. There were also some precautionary evacuations. What was it? We know it has happened before in that city. Here let it be noted that there is an old saying among chemists as follows: “If it stinks, it has sulfur in it.” Perhaps many people have never smelled rhombic sulfur, also known as brimstone. It was the flaming and stinking rocks of brimstone that destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, and that same smell could be now visiting New York City from time to time. It could be the smell of hell visiting Sodom-on-the-Hudson. This same smell is also found just before and during a volcanic eruption. It is later than you may think!
Who Will Set the Spark Off?
As the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan continue and the rest of the world is in a state of unrest, we must remember that the first war ever fought was fought in Heaven. The one who started it was Satan, and he was cast out to the earth. Here on earth, this so-called god of war is now working his final plan to bring every human being under his dominion; by force, if necessary. Satan is the very spirit of war and his demons are militant spirits. We must keep that in mind when we hear President George W. Bush proudly say, “I am a war President.” President Bush is also known as Mr. Embarrassment, but his successor will be no better; just evil in a different way. This war President, George W. Bush, has now sent Congress a 2.9 trillion dollar spending plan. Furthermore, while the President is asking for billions more dollars for fighting wars, he intends to cut Medicare and Medicade by 78 billion dollars. (16)
Another expenditure is in the form of a contract for 385 million dollars, which was signed on the witches’ sabat of February 2nd, 2007. This contract was awarded to KBR, the engineering and contractor subsidiary of Haliburton, which is Vice President Cheney’s former employer. The contract was given through the Department of Homeland Security for the construction of a number of what are called detention, processing, and enforcement facilities by the respected Market Watch Magazine. (17) That is exactly what Adolph Hitler called his concentration camps.
On January 25th, 2007, the U.S. Military announced from Moody Air Force Base in Georgia that they have a new non-lethal ray gun that shoots a beam which makes people feel as if they are on fire. It is designed for use in crowd control, and it hits people with temporary 130 degree Fahrenheit heat. It makes them feel like their clothes will catch fire, and this completely disables them. It is effective from five hundred yards away. (18)
The world is in a state of chaos as wars and rumors of wars continue. Iranian President Ahmadinejad recently announced that Iran now has nuclear weapons. (19) The Iranian government has also reported that they have 1,400 uranium mines in their country. (20) Iran has also boasted that they have installed 3,000 centrifuges and other uranium tools used in making weapons-grade nuclear materials. (21)
On December 20th, the eve of the witches’ sabat of Yule, President Bush announced that the United States must increase the size of the U.S. Army and Marines. (22) On December 24th, 2006, the U.S. Selective Service announced their plans to conduct a “draft exercise.” Scott Campbell, the director of operations and chief information officer for the Selective Service stated that it is only a test to see if everything works from the upper levels right on down to the local draft boards. They are also concerned with plans to effectively deal with those who claim to be conscientious objectors. (23)
The U.S. Military also announced that since they are falling well short of recruiting goals, they plan to recruit foreigners into the armed forces. There are plans to open recruiting offices overseas and to offer foreigners specially expedited U.S. citizenship if they sign up for military service. (24)
It is true that mistakes happen, but it seems that U.S. Government blunders are excessively common. In December 2006, the U.S. Army sent letters to 5,100 Army officers, many of whom were dead, and urged them to re-enlist. (25) There is not a ghost of a chance that they are going to get a response to those letters.
On February 12th, 2007, the Washington Post reported that the FBI, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, lost 160 laptop computers and cannot find them anywhere! Ten of these computers contained highly sensitive classified information, and one of them held personal identifying information on FBI personnel! Fifty-one of the computers also contained secret data. In addition to that, hundreds of weapons were missing. (26)
All of these strange things are happening at a time when the world is more sensitive than it ever has been. Russia has incited anger and hatred in Europe by cutting off the petroleum pipeline from Russia to Europe. (27) Russia also seized upon and took over the Shell oil refining facilities in that country. The Kremlin took control of Royal Dutch Shell’s Sakhalin-2 Project and has issued a stern warning to BP Oil Company in Russia. (28) We must remember that all of the oil is not in the Middle East. The Crimean oil fields of Russia contain some of the largest reserves in the world, and they were stolen from the Nobel family after the Bolshevik revolution.
Another area where tension is running high is the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Israeli repair workers were doing some excavating to repair a ramp to the area located close to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the third most holy shrine in Islam. Severe violence broke out as Moslems feared for their mosque. The work has been temporarily suspended. (29) The mosque is built on the site of the Hebrew temple, and there is a powerful movement that intends to replace the mosque with a rebuilt Jewish temple. This is an act that would no doubt cause an immediate World War III.
American Economy on Life Support!
The economy of the United States of America was once the strongest in the world. What happened? According to Financial Times Magazine, the Euro, which is only five years old, has overtaken the U.S. dollar on the world market. The value of Euro notes in circulation has now exceeded the value of the U.S. dollar notes in circulation. (30) Financial Times Magazine also reported on February 12th, 2007, that America’s profit growth is coming to an abrupt end, and a low earnings growth environment is upon us. (31) The level of personal savings by the people of the United States is now at its lowest level since the Great Depression of seven decades ago. (32) It is also a sad fact that the average American family now carries a high-interest credit card debt of thirteen thousand dollars. With that in mind, why did our U.S. Government send twelve billion dollars cash in shrink-wrapped packages of one hundred dollar bills to Iraq and then give the cash away without any record of accountability? One CPA official stated that Iraq was awash with one hundred dollar bills. One contractor was paid two million dollars in a duffle bag full of the shrink-wrapped bills. Much of the money disappeared after being brought in on a C-130 cargo plane and is thought to have fallen into the hands of the enemy.
Reconstruction Chairman Henry Waxman had this to say: “The way the cash had been handled was mind-boggling. The numbers are so large that it doesn’t seem possible that they are true. Who in their right mind would send 363 tons of cash into a war zone?” (33) What crafty and unscrupulous conspiracy was behind this? Is there a conspiracy that is trying to reduce the United States down to an interdependent and helpless unit of a one-world government? The following is an amazing quote from David Rockefeller, the chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations from 1970 to 1985 and the founder of the Trilateral Commission. The quote is found on page 405 of his autobiography Memoirs as follows: “Some even believe we (Rockefeller family) are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists’ and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure – one world, if you will. If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.” (34)
Who Owns Your Body?
These are strange times as the governments of the world take on the characteristics of the satanic beast and exert their power to control people and enslave them. On February 4th, 2007, the state of Texas has decided to force all school girls ages eleven and twelve to be vaccinated with Merck Pharmaceuticals’ human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV), also called gardasil. The virus is one that can cause cervical cancer, but it is only transmitted by sexual activity. The action that made this vaccine mandatory was not the action of the Texas Legislature but was done by the executive order of Governor Rick Perry, who bills himself as a conservative “Christian.” Reportedly, Governor Perry has several ties to Merck Pharmaceuticals, and Merck is expected to make 630 million dollars on this project over the next five years. It is estimated that 1.75 million girls will be vaccinated before they reach their teen years. (35)
There is overwhelming evidence that there is no such thing as a safe vaccine. In fact, there are many grave dangers in becoming a human voodoo doll at the hands of the medical profession, especially when it becomes mandatory by executive order. Does the government own your body? We must remember that the once rare condition of autism now affects 1 out of every 150 children. (36) There are strong links between vaccinations and autism. I personally have met a number of people who had normal children, but after vaccinations the children became autistic. There are now 560,000 autistic children in the United States! (37)
Another gimmick being used to control children through drugs is called TeenScreen. This a nation-wide program developed by a psychiatrist named David Shaffer, and it consists of a psychiatric examination of every child in America to determine if they have any suicidal tendencies. If it is determined that they do have such tendencies, psychiatric drugs can be prescribed. To find out which schools are using TeenScreen, you can go to http://www.teenscreenlocations.com/index.htm. (38)
Another example of oppression and abuse of power is the bill that has been introduced in Texas that requires parents to attend parent-teacher conferences or be fined five hundred dollars and be given a criminal record. (39) We have been warned, well in advance, that the days would come when the end-time beast would rise up to oppress the people of the Almighty. Those days are most certainly here. Thankfully, we have help from above, and by faith, all will be well!
A World Where Hell has been raised!
This Saturday evening is the Chinese New Year’s Eve, and it begins the year of the pig. Chinese soothsayers had the following to say about it: “The year of the pig signals conflicts before new world order.” (40) It is indeed a year of pigs as filth and immorality of every kind abounds. The Vatican City has now been declared the number one crime city per capita in the entire world. The Vatican City has a population of 492 citizens who committed 341 civil offenses and 486 criminal actions. That is 1.5 cases per person. These crimes happened even though there is one Swiss Guard member for every four people. (41)
In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, there were 11,152 emergency 911 calls from the public schools during the past school year. (42) In New York City, sex diseases are raging out of control with one of every ten girls infected with either gonorrhea or chlamydia. (43)
In England, figures now show that one hundred teenage girls per month have an abortion for the second time. (44) It has also been reported that England is anticipating an even greater sexual revolution, because beginning on Valentine’s Day, 2007, the sex drug Viagra will be sold over-the-counter. (45) England is also the place where a twelve year-old boy has had a sex change operation. Thus, a physically normal boy named Tim is now a girl named Kim. (46)
The entire world has gone mad with lust, and it is a sure sign of our Saviour’s return to judge the world in righteousness. That day cannot come too soon as far as I am concerned! In Holland, Dutch gyms are sponsoring “naked Sundays”, when people come to the gym for a nude workout. (47) Also in Holland in the city of Amsterdam, a Gay Pride celebration is to include a canal boat for homosexuals from eleven to sixteen years old. (48) The city of Amsterdam is also erecting a bronze statue dedicated to prostitutes around the world. The statue represents a self-assured woman with her hands on her hips, looking sideways towards the sky, and standing on a doorstep. This monument honoring all the prostitutes of the world has received the blessing of the city authorities. (49) So many things are happening that grieve the Holy Spirit of the Almighty One!
We know that the great sovereign acts of God and His Divine intervention happened at times when orders were given by the government to kill babies. When Pharaoh of Egypt gave the order to kill all of the male Hebrew babies, it was not long until God poured out the ten plagues on that idolatrous land and freed His people. We also know that the first coming of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, was at a time when King Herod ordered the killing of all the children that were age two and under. Historical references tell us that the way Herod accomplished this is that he held a festivity honoring all of the mothers while he provided government-sponsored child care. When the mothers voluntarily turned their children over to the government, the government killed them all. Afterward, the cry that went up was great and dreadful. Some things change so little.
In our country, many millions of babies have been killed before or during birth, and we have a government that permits it. In India, UNICEF reported that ten million baby girls have been killed by their parents in the past twenty years, because their culture is such that girls are more of an expense and liability. (50) What discerning Christian could doubt that the coming of the Saviour is at the very doors? Are you ready? Watch and pray!
In closing, I want to express my sincere thanks to all of you who support this end-time prophetic ministry. We continue to welcome your prayer requests. Grace and peace be multiplied unto you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
David J. Meyer
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