Volume XXVII Issue IV April 2008
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America - Sleepwalking Into Hell!
"Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye are as graves which appear not, and the men that walk over them are not aware of them."Luke 11:44
"But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. 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. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night."I Thessalonians 5:1-7
"But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? From whence then hath it tares? He said unto them, An enemy hath done this….."Matthew 13:25-28
In this issue of the Last Trumpet, we will focus on the lateness and urgency of this present time. We will see that we live in a nation and a world that is on the very brink of eternity. Never before has it been like it is now! Every day is eventful in the light of Bible prophecy, and there have never been so many certain and notable signs of the times as are now appearing. With all that is happening, one would certainly think that there would be a great spiritual awakening among the people. It seems, however, that the reverse is true. In America, people are sleepwalking spiritually. This spiritual somnambulism, or sleepwalking, is highly dangerous, because the people are in a state of unawareness that will lead to their ultimate destruction.
In the first Scripture above, the Lord Jesus gave a warning regarding people in a state of unawareness who are walking over unmarked graves. That continues to be the case, for the churches of men will never wake the people up spiritually. In fact, the spiritual somnambulism is religiously induced, and we know that when the blind lead the blind, they all fall into the ditch.
It is while men slept that the enemy came in and sowed tares in the good field of wheat. We are now a nation that is overrun with weeds spiritually. It is the purpose of this prophetic newsletter, which is now in its 27th year of publication, to bring people fully awake to what is happening all around them. Sometimes this awakening can be frightening, like a sleepwalker who wakes up suddenly and finds himself on the ledge of a high building. It is better to wake up and cry out for help rather than fall to your death. It is my hope and prayer that many people who are sleepwalking over graves in the spiritual sense will come fully awake and cry out to the Lord Jesus in repentance. The Saviour is ready to forgive you, and he will transform you into a child of His Kingdom. Repent now, while there is still a little time. Eternity is nearer than you think!
Proofs of an Illuminati Conspiracy!
As a former occultist and a researcher of history and current events for the past twenty-seven years, I can assure you that there is an Illuminati conspiracy of elitists who have one scheme in common. From its very inception on May 1st, 1776, the Illuminati directors have worked to bring forth a one-world government under the direct rule of their god Lucifer from whom they derived their name. Lucifer, who became Satan according to Isaiah, chapter 14, sought to be like the Most High. He was thrust out of heaven, and since then he has sought to be the god of this world. The name Lucifer means the bringer of light or son of the morning. The word Illuminati means holders of the light. In 1776, the Rothschild bankers retained Dr. Adam Weishaupt, a son of a Jewish rabbi who converted to Roman Catholicism, to devise a secret conspiratorial society and blueprint to gain control of the entire world for Lucifer. Powerful men were to be seduced to join it, and it was to hide within the Masonic Lodges of the Grand Orient. Wars and revolutions were to be used, as well as treaties, to reshape the world and bring forth a new world order. If you have ever wondered why we have had two world wars and another one is forthcoming, you have your answer. Some powerful and hidden people wanted those wars to happen, and they had the power to foment them. Manipulation of economies has been the chief device on the control panel of this operation.
When the Illuminati was formed, Dr. Weishaupt and four other men conspired together in a cave near Ingolstadt in Bavaria. Weishaupt later wrote of this and stated that they were visited by a force called the controlling unknown. Most historians admit that there was an Illuminati, but they say it is long gone. The Masonic Lodge, Skull and Bones, and numerous other secret societies have conspired together with Hollywood, television producers, and talk show radio personnel to make a big joke of it all. Why do they protest so much? They continue to infer that only an idiot and a nut would believe there is a conspiracy. The evidence, however, remains to this very day.
According to a recent article by Trudy Rubin, who has attended the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, for the past eleven years, the most recent of those forums was different than all previous ones. The United States had always been the star of the show and the great world and economic power. This time it was different; the once mighty America with its once powerful currency, faded into the background. She reported that the forum is now searching for a global leader. (1)
On the 13th day of February 2008, the San Diego Union-Tribune featured a story regarding the U.S. Federal Government's recent campaign to destroy all conspiracy myths about the secret symbology contained in the seals on the reverse side of the U.S. one dollar bill. The exhibition to "debunk the conspiracy" was opened by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. She was announced as the 66th and current Custodian of the Seal. (2)
Other strange things are going on presently as we see an acceleration of final one-world projects. On February 14th, also known as Lupercalia, the "day of the wolf", and as St. Valentine's Day, a special meeting was held in the Palladium Theater in Rome. The subject of the meeting was the construction of a new building in Rome to be called United Religion. It is to be a place where all the religions of the world can meet. The two men who would preside over these meetings are the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the Pope, according to speaker Walter Veltroni. (3)
On March 4th and 5th, meetings were held in Rome with five representatives each from the Roman Catholic and Moslem religions. This was in preparation for a meeting with Pope Benedict later this year. Benedict has been trying to appease the Moslem world, and he even visited Turkey's Blue Mosque, where he prayed toward Mecca with its Imam. (4)
As we watch the worldwide empire of the Beast rising and the nations being realigned so the earth can receive her satanic king, we also see the noose tightening around the neck of freedom and privacy. On the 13th day of February, 2008, the Lockheed Martin Corporation was given a one billion dollar contract by the FBI to develop high-tech biometric equipment. This includes high-tech fingerprint scans, iris scans, and surveillance equipment. (5) I am made to wonder where the FBI is going to come up with one billion dollars in the light of the fact that they can't even pay their telephone bills. According to an Associated Press report earlier this year, over half of the FBI's 990 telephone bills were unpaid, and the unpaid bills were so late that the phone companies disconnected their phone lines and wiretaps. (6)
Another thing that is now happening involves the collectivism of society. People are being discouraged from living in rural areas to the extent that over fifty percent of the world's population will be living in cities by the end of 2008. This is a first in all recorded history. (7) People are much easier to watch and control in concentrated areas. That is the very logic used when concentration camps were and are constructed by oppressive governments. High technology has made personal privacy a thing of the past. The new surveillance camera, known as the T5000 uses electromagnetic rays known as Terahertz or T-rays, and it can see through clothing from sixty feet away. This camera was developed by ThruVision, Inc. and is expected to be used by governments everywhere. (8) We must remember that Satan is a control freak and will not stop short of total oppression. We also know that America has become a nation of incarceration. The United States now locks up one of every one hundred adults. Nearly two and one-third million people are now behind bars in America. (9)
In California, home schooling is under attack. On March 7th, 2008, an appeals court ruling contrary to home schooling parents left 166,000 children in a state of potential truancy. The state of California is now reviewing the home school situation for revision. (10) There is a powerful spirit of oppression that is rising in the United States, and even the Republican Presidential candidate John McCain made a startling admission. On March 7th, 2008, McCain said the following on NBC4.com.: "In case you haven't noticed, we in Washington aren't functioning as we should be. It's getting harder and harder to do the Lord's work in the City of Satan." McCain said this while speaking to a crowd in Atlanta, Georgia. (11)
The masterminds of the great conspiracy of illuminism are continually at work, because they know that time is running out. In Revelation 12:12 we read about Satan's reaction to the shortness of time as follows: "Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabitors 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."
We know that one of the signs of the end is the rising of the Kings of the East, according to the 16th chapter of Revelation. On February 28th, 2008, Red China opened an ultra-modern air terminal, which is now the largest covered structure in the history of the world. The building itself is two miles long, and it covers 245 acres of land. The airport with this mammoth building is in Beijing and is shaped like a giant dragon! (12)
In the Middle East, the Israeli Air Force has transformed its Nevatim base into a new wonder of the military world. It now has the longest landing strip in the entire Middle East with a paved runway 2.5 miles long. The new air base and military terminal was built at a cost of $658 million dollars, and much of the base, including hangars, is underground. (13) Truly, the Bible teaches that World War III will begin and end in the Middle East, and this region remains a massive powder keg waiting to go off. More strife recently erupted in the State of Israel when German Chancellor Angela Merkel was invited to speak to the Israeli governing body known as the Knesset. Many were outraged when they heard her give the entire speech in her native German language. Major protests followed. (14)
On January 1st, 2008, another major event took place which received almost no publicity. The GCC Common Market became a reality. The six-member Gulf Corporation Council combined into one economy with a strength of $715 billion dollars. These GCC countries are Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates. (15) As the United States becomes weaker and weaker, others areas of the world are flexing economic and military muscles such as never before. One example of this is the city of Dubai, which in 1990 had only a few moderately sized buildings and was unimpressive. By 2003, only thirteen years later, Dubai was a sprawling megalopolis with massive skyscrapers. The area also features the World of Islands, which is made of 300 artificially created islands in the shape of the world with all its continents. Dubai also features the Hydropolis, which is the world's first underwater hotel. The greatest landmark, however, will be finished this year. It is an amazing tower that will be the tallest tower in the world. It will reach 800 meters, or 2,624 feet high, which is nearly one-half mile into the air. This is about twice the height of the erstwhile World Trade Center in New York City. (16) It is like a modern day city of Babylon with a Tower of Babel, whose top seems to reach to heaven. Where has the wealth of the United States gone? It is scattered among the nations of Islam. To whom is the United States hopelessly indebted? It's indebted to the Red Chinese and the Kings of the East!
The American Economy Gasping for Breath!
It is no great secret that the American economy is in very sad condition. Even the greatest optimist must admit that something is terribly wrong. Confidence is plunging as the inflation rate rises continually. (17) The price of gold continues to rise against the dollar. Only a few short years ago, you could buy an ounce of gold for $335 dollars. Now it takes over one thousand of those dollars to buy one ounce of gold. (18) The Federal Reserve chairman, Ben Bernanke, continues to cut interest rates, but nothing seems to help. In August 2007, the rate was 5.25 percent. Currently, it is three percent, and another cut is expected on Tuesday, March 18th, 2008. (19) Even though the financial trend is now as it was before the market crash and depression of 1929, President Bush continues to insist that the United States is not headed for a recession. (20) Recently, Financial Times featured a story entitled "America's economy risks the mother of all meltdowns." The story included a list of twelve reasons why our economy cannot survive, and this list was compiled by Professor Nouriel Roubini of New York University's School of Business. The report tells of sharp declines and losses, such as the worst housing recession in U.S. history. It also tells of losses exceeding $300 billion dollars in subprime mortgages, massive losses in unsecured consumer debt, a wave of corporate defaults, forced liquidations, and the failure of major banking systems. (21)
We are also contending with President Bush's new budget of $3.1 trillion dollars with vast amounts of money designated for current and future wars. (22) We also know that Boeing Aircraft was rejected by our government regarding a $35 billion dollar contract, which was awarded instead to Europe's Northrop Grumman/EADS. This is another huge disappointment for American workers. (23) We also know that the giant auto maker General Motors reported a loss of $38.7 billion dollars for 2007. This is the biggest annual auto loss in U.S. history. (24) Meanwhile, food prices continue to rise sharply as the world's grain stockpiles dwindle to the lowest levels in decades. Wheat is now listed as precious, and many nations are bidding high for American food. (25)
More and more Americans are out of work and facing massive debts. Conditions are so bad in Greenburgh, New York, that the city is allowing senior citizens to "work off" their property taxes at a rate of $7.00 per hour. (26) Meanwhile, gasoline prices continue to rise dramatically, driving up all transportation costs. In some areas, gasoline and diesel fuel are over $5.00 per gallon. The price of crude oil is now well over $100 dollars per barrel. (27) However, it seems that oil is one industry that is doing very well under President George "oil man" Bush. Shell oil posted a profit of $8.47 billion dollars for the 4th Quarter of 2007, which was a sixty percent increase. Exxon-Mobil reported the largest annual profit for a U.S. company for 2007 to the amount of $40.6 billion dollars. (28) One thing is for certain: even if the American people refuse to believe there is a conspiracy working against them, they are still going to feel the full and deadly effects of that conspiracy as they continue to be used, misused, and abused.
One other industry that is doing very well is the "sin" industry. Investment advisor Jim Robinson recently revealed the huge success story of the U.S. based Advisors Advice Fund, managed by Charles Norton. This fund invests eighty percent in "sin" stocks, including the alcohol, gambling, and tobacco industries, and has an average return of 21.4 percent per annum. It has never ranked outside the top two percent for funds in the past five years. (29)
Is this entire living nightmare really happening? Is it as bad as all of that? Here let it be noted that recently the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, or FDIC, has found it necessary to add staff members to handle the workload of the forthcoming failure of financial institutions. They have even called back twenty-five retirees to help with the crisis. (30)
Spirits of Blasphemy - A Sign of the End!
In the book of Revelation, chapter 13, verse one, we read as follows: "And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy." Blasphemy is one of the great signs of the end, and it is a spirit that ridicules and mocks the Almighty God and all things holy. Here let it be noted that on March 5th, 2008, the House of Lords in Britain voted to abolish the common laws against blasphemy! (31) This is the trend throughout the world at this time; almost everywhere we look, we find people blaspheming the Lord and his Word. This is especially true of churches and organizations professing to be "Christian." One example of this is Victory Church in Amarillo, Texas. Associate pastor Mike Eminger announced an event that he described as follows: "Our idea is that we want to provide Amarillo with an event similar to a fashion show they would see in big cities across our nation. The theme is 'Fashionably Loud', and we will be presenting fashion, hair, dance, a guitar battle, multimedia, lighting, music, a live hair cutting and styling segment, and much more…..We want to present the message of Christ's love in a way that people walk away thinking, 'Wow, that was amazing', and 'God is really an amazing God.'" (32) This is nothing short of blasphemy against our Saviour, who was "a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief", according to Isaiah, chapter 53. Modern day "Christians" so-called know nothing about true salvation and spiritual battles that bring victory over sin, death, and hell!
We are living in a time when Satan and his spirits of blasphemy are using modern "Christianity" and other religions as well to insult the true Saviour continually. The homosexuals, lesbians, transsexuals, bisexuals, transvestites, and other morally depraved people are all wearing crosses and claim to be fashionably "Christian." Recently, Benny Shanon, professor of cognitive psychology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, took matters one step further. Dr. Shanon clearly stated that Moses was high on drugs when he heard God give him the Ten Commandments and when he was at the burning bush. Dr. Shanon stated that he himself dabbled in certain drugs and had similar experiences where he was able to see sounds. (33) Is this an attempt to justify drug use?
Satan's anointed are standing up like never before to profane the true Gospel, which is the only hope and salvation of the soul. Presidential candidates are playing the same infernal game. In July 2007, Hillary Clinton gave an interview to the New York Times in which she stated that she believes in the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. When the reporter asked if she believed that Christ is the only salvation and way to heaven, she danced around and dodged the question with the ambiguous answer that she was open on that issue! (34) The fact is that she is pro-homosexual and pro-abortion and her supposed "Christianity" is only a ruse! On February 27th, 2008, Hillary Clinton gave a campaign speech in St. Clairsville, Ohio. The Reuters news photo of her standing at her podium was revealing and appropriate, because next to her head was a Satan's head complete with horns that appeared on the wall behind her. (35)
The other Democratic candidate is clearly a false "Christian" as well. Barack Hussein Obama in a stump speech at Hocking College in Nelsonville, Ohio, stated the following: "My support for same-sex unions is rooted in the New Testament's Sermon on the Mount." Obama also told the crowd that his position in favor of legalized abortion does not make him "less Christian." (36) Obama's supporters are now being referred to as "disciples", and the crowds are going berserk over him. Throngs of women are seen weeping and swooning over him, and he is being called the "young savior", and the "new Messiah." On Super Tuesday, Obama cried out to his crowds, "We are the ones we've been waiting for." His rhetoric was also dripping with innuendos of resurrection, redemption, and second comings. (37) The truth is that Obama is a Moslem-at-heart. In 2006, Obama visited northwestern Kenya, Africa, and dressed himself in the traditional garments of Sheikh Mahmed Hassan, complete with white robes, shoulder bands, and turban. (38)
Satanic Attack on the Human Body!
The Scripture warns us in Amos 7:17 that people who are idolatrous and reject the Word of the Lord will die in a polluted land. Truly it is so that countless thousands of people are dying in the midst of pollution every day. We must understand that pollution takes many forms, and some is relatively undetected. On March 10th, 2008, the Associated Press released a story regarding a probe that found numerous drugs in city drinking water. Although concentrations were small, there is concern over what effect these drugs would have on people who drink the water over an extended period of time. The drinking water in major U.S. cities from coast to coast identified a vast array of drugs, including antibiotics, anti-convulsants, mood stabilizers, and sex hormones. In Philadelphia, fifty-six pharmaceuticals were found in the drinking water. In San Francisco, sex hormones were prominent in the water. The list goes on and on nationwide. Drugs remain in human waste and are flushed into the systems that recycle water for drinking. Many drugs are disposed of by flushing them away, and they likewise enter the recycling chain. (39)
On March 6th, 2008, another Associated Press story revealed that 40,000 people were warned and urged to be tested for hepatitis B and C, and for HIV or AIDS. The testing was advised for all of these people, because a Las Vegas clinic reused syringes and vials. (40) This is something that frequently happens in third-world countries, and perhaps that is what our nation is becoming! Further inspections revealed that other clinics and surgery centers are also reusing syringes and other supplies designated for singular use. (41) We have also learned that dental patients are being urged to ask if their crowns, veneers, bridges and dentures were outsourced and made in foreign countries. People are being sickened from lead and other contaminants, because millions of dental prostheses are imported from labs in Red China, India, the Philippines, Mexico, Eastern Europe, Costa Rica, and elsewhere. (42) In another news release, hundreds of people became sick, and four died after using the blood thinner heparin. This happened because our FDA inspected the wrong plant in Red China where it was being made. The Red Chinese had two plants with exactly the same name. (43)
With all of the mistakes that are being made by our U.S. Government, they still have the audacity to want to regulate natural vitamins and supplements and make them available by prescription only. We are currently researching the Codex Alimentarius legislation and will report on it when we can verify all of the facts.
Truly, this is the last generation before the return of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. We live in a country where one of every four teenage girls has a sex-related disease. Twenty-five percent of our young girls are carrying one or more sexually transmitted disease or diseases! (44)
Signs in Heaven and Earth!
The events in the heavens and in the earth continue to remind us that we are living in the last of the last days. The earthquakes continue daily and are significant in magnitude even though they are usually ignored by the news media. There have been 287 significant earthquakes within the past 30 days of this writing (March 18th, 2008). Even England had a rare 5.2 magnitude earthquake with the epicenter near Lincolnshire. This was reported by the U.S. Geological Survey on February 27th, 2008. Cleanup is expected to cost more than $20 million dollars. (45) The Pacific Rim is also continually quaking, and on February 25th, 2008, a massive 7.2 magnitude quake struck in Indonesia, (46) where Barak Hussein Obama went to school. In fact, the area has never stopped quaking since he began running for President of the United States.
In the United States, we have had massive swarms of tornadoes, bringing widespread destruction to many areas of our sinful land. These tornadoes leave behind mounds of rubble and loss of life. From Arkansas to Tennessee to Georgia, the resulting destruction looked like an atomic bomb had struck. (47) All of this is happening as a terrible winter is coming to an end. Record-setting blizzards and ice storms continued to hammer many areas of the United States for over fourteen weeks. In Wisconsin, so much road salt was used for so long that saline runoff into streams is threatening aquatic animals. (48)
Many strange things are happening in our world as time winds down to its final tick of the clock. Red China is preparing for the Olympic Games this summer, and continual problems have developed while preparing for this display of gross idolatry with its sun-ignited torch, five rings, and cauldron of fire. Water was already in short supply in that drought-stricken land when a large part of a major river system turned blood-red and foamy. (49) This is obviously another sign from the Almighty.
As scientists look upward with their space probes and telescopes, they have discovered that the planet Venus, known to the ancient people and witches as the "goddess of love" is now sparking and crackling with continual cloud-to-cloud lightning bolts so powerful as to stagger the imagination. These clouds are about fifty miles above the planet's surface. (50) Strange and new things continue to happen. Keep watching and praying!
In closing, I once again say thank you to all who support this end time prophetic ministry. God bless and keep you, and please remember that your prayer requests are always welcome. Grace and peace be unto you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
David J. Meyer
Acknowledgements01. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 31, 2008, by Trudy Rubin, Davos, Switzerland.