Volume XXVII Issue V May 2008
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Defiant Abominations of the Money Changers!
"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."Daniel 8:23-25
"And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvelous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done. Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all. But in his estate shall he honour the god of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things. Thus shall he do in the most strong holds with a strange god, whom he shall acknowledge and increase with glory: and he shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for gain."Daniel 11:36-39
"And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves. And said unto them, it is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves."Matthew 21:12-13
In this issue of the Last Trumpet Newsletter, we will look with amazement at our rapidly changing nation and world. It is a world that is moving down the timeline toward eternity at what seems like breakneck speed as Bible prophecy is being fulfilled continually before our very eyes.
There is a driving force behind the changes that are taking place, and the events of our time are not happening by mere chance. There are people in high places that want these things to happen and have the power to make them happen. We remember the words of the late President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who said regarding all events, "…If it happened, you can bet we planned it that way." The dark forces of the elite Luciferians, known as the Illuminati, have one primary objective in mind: they want to bring every human being under the power and control of their god, whom they call Lucifer, who is really Satan with his many guises.
The evil one knows full well that to control people you must control their money and wealth. Satan also knows, as do his stooges in the high political and religious realms, that people are ultimately controlled by lies, because the truth makes them free. The Lord Jesus told us this in John 8:32 as follows: "And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."
The people of the United States are being fed constant lies, and this has been happening for so long that the truth is unrecognizable to them. What better way to control people than to control their money, wealth, and even negative wealth, which is called debt, and to control them with an economy based on lies, deceit, and dishonesty by those in charge of that system. It is the perfect laboratory and working environment for Satan to create a monster whom he can inhabit, and who will control all people through controlled buying and selling with his mark. Once people believe a lie, they are under the control of that lie. We are warned of this in II Thessalonians 2:11-12 as follows: "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."
The reason the economy of the United States is crumbling is because it is based on lies. We know that according to the Constitution of the United States, only gold and silver is lawful money. Paper currency has almost no intrinsic value. It costs the same amount to produce a one hundred dollar bill as it does to produce a one dollar bill. It is just paper and ink. The paper money is backed by nothing of real value and is by definition not money at all but legal tender. The first definition of tender is to offer in satisfaction of a debt. Thus, tender is an offer of something to excuse a debt rather than pay it. When paper "money" is passed around, nothing is ever legally paid, but it is a continual excusing of debt. Americans do not know what it is like to use real money. When we work, our employer gives us paper, and we excuse his debt for our time we gave him. We buy food and give paper currency to the grocer, and he excuses the debt for what we carry out of his store, and so on. The problems with this system are many. Governments can print more and more of this paper, and as they do, all existing paper currency becomes worth less and less, and prices go up. Paper currency or tender breeds inflation, recession, depression, and so on. It is what economists call the cyclical function. To make matters worse, it is not so much just the paper problem anymore. In this electronic age, money has been reduced to nothing more than electronic impulses in computers. All reference points to true value have been lost in the maze of the craftiness of illuministic banksters. The American people are all under the mass-hypnotic effect of thinking they have real money when they hold paper or a debit card. When values are suppositions and fictitious, they can constantly change, and they do. This would be impossible with the strict use of gold and silver.
How bad is the situation? We now live in a time when one of the greatest commodities both bought and sold is massive debt. Credit card companies are completely destroying the lives of undisciplined people, and the banks are in collusion with them. It is a satanic complicity that is paving the way for the appearance of the antichrist himself. We know that our Lord Jesus went into the temple and tipped over the tables of the money changers and rebuked them sharply. Our Lord called the money changers thieves, because they forced the people to trade in their Roman coins for temple coins before they could give their tithes. The excuse is that Roman money had a graven image on it and was thus an idol and could not be used in the temple. The money changers, however, were glad to accept the Roman money at a low buy rate, and sell the people temple money at a high sell rate. This arbitrage produced a profit which angered the Almighty.
We are now in a time of transition, and very soon the beast system will come into full view. The American people have already been corralled by this economic system, and they will soon find themselves branded as human cattle with the mark of the beast. I urge every reader of this newsletter to completely submit your life to the Lord Jesus and pray to Him. He will save your soul and watch over you to the very end. Do it now, while there is still a little time. It is later than you think!
Assisted Suicide of the U.S. Economy!
On January 30th, 2008, newspapers around the world featured a large picture of President Bush and Vice President Cheney with the headline "Bush sees no recession." In the picture, President Bush was squinting and smirking, and Cheney had his hands together in a Masonic signal and had a knowing smirk on his face. The event was the State of the Union Address. (1) Since that infamous speech, it has been one disaster after another in our economy. In January and February 2008, 152,000 jobs were lost, and in March 2008, an additional 80,000 jobs were lost. This is nearly a quarter-million jobs lost in the first quarter of the year of 2008. (2) With many banks facing serious meltdown, the Federal Reserve turned on the money pumps and auctioned $260 billion in short term loans to the banks. (3) Our national debt is now nearly nine and one-half trillion dollars and can now be measured with numbers so large that such numbers had heretofore been used only in astronomy calculations. The amount of debt is increasing almost exponentially. It is so bad that the Concord Coalition, a fiscal watchdog group, recently issued a report which stated, "The present rate of debt increase will leave a total shortfall of 72.3 trillion dollars in Social Security and Medicare alone by the year 2080." (4) This deficit for only these two departments would be eight times our current national debt! Even our current debt is unsustainable.
On April 1st, 2008, a British newspaper carried the following serious headline, and it was no April fool: "USA 2008: The Great Depression." It seems like the other countries of the world know what we are facing, but our own government just has not told us yet. A subheadline in that newspaper said, "Food stamps are the symbol of poverty in the U.S. In the era of the credit crunch, a record 28 million Americans are now relying on them to survive - a sure sign the world's richest country faces economic crisis." (5)
The signs of real trouble are everywhere. On April 3rd, 2008, the price of corn hit a record $6.00 per bushel. The price of corn has shot up 30 percent, and stockpiles have dwindled as the rest of the world bids high for our own corn. Ethanol companies also make higher demands to turn corn into alcohol for fuel. (6) Here let it be noted that it takes one and one-half gallons of other fuel to produce one gallon of ethanol. According to United Nations' reports, food prices worldwide have increased 35 percent just last year. Dairy prices increased 80 percent and grain increased 42 percent worldwide in 2007. (7) In many parts of the world, food riots are already taking place. (8) The price of common wheat has increased 50 percent since last August and is now listed as a precious commodity. A South Dakota trader, Vince Boddicker, said, "Anyone who tells you they've seen something like this before is a liar." (9)
In addition to the food crisis, the housing problem is completely out of control. Homeowner equity is now at its lowest point since 1945 as houses and properties are devalued and countless millions default on their mortgages. Currently, nearly nine million homeowners in the United States have zero equity. (10) The rate of foreclosures on home mortgages in the United States increased to 79 percent in 2007. Two and two-tenths million homeowners lost their homes last year! (11) Homes that were once beautiful are now stripped bare, either by the people as they left them or by vandals and thieves who came later. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recently featured the headline "Cities drowning in sea of stripped homes." Even the aluminum siding has been torn off from homes by thieves and sold for scrap metal. (12)
Financial institutions in America are now facing the writedown and loss of one trillion dollars. This vast amount is equal to the entire economy of Russia. It is also more than double the market value of Exxon Mobil Corporation and about nine times the combined wealth of Warren Buffett and Bill Gates. (13)
What is happening to our erstwhile great nation? Why are ninety-three major corporations at risk of defaulting on $53 billion in debt? (14) Why are gasoline prices as high as $5.40 per gallon in some areas of our country? (15) Even $3.00 per gallon is an obscene price when you consider that only seven years ago it was 99 cents per gallon.
In recent days we have seen major disruption in scheduled flights by major airlines such as American Airlines. Over 2,000 American Airlines flights stranded nearly one-quarter million people due to the airline's non-compliance with FAA inspection rules. (16) Why did such a situation of noncompliance suddenly arise? We know that all major airlines are in deep financial trouble, and high fuel prices are making things continually worse. We also know that experiments are being conducted on segments of unwitting human guinea pigs to see how they behave in crowded and inconvenient situations where they are herded together and shuffled around. As the powers of antichrist rise, we will see more of this sort of thing.
On February 24th, 2008, a story appeared in the mainstream news media with the headline "U.S. must adjust to the arrival of Asian century." The story commented on statements that were made at the most recent G-8 Summit. Here are some of the statements made at that summit: "We are entering a new era of world history; the end of Western domination and the arrival of the Asian century…..Let us focus on the new sunrise organizations in Asia…..the changes will be dramatic and happen quickly……As new Asian powers emerge, the architecture of the world order will have to be re-engineered…….Asia is now home to the world's fastest-growing economies which have accumulated more than three trillion dollars in foreign reserves." Lawrence Summers, an economist who was once the U.S. Treasury Secretary, had this to say at the summit meeting, "During the industrial revolution, the standard of living rose at a rate of maybe 50% during a person's lifespan. Asia's current growth rate represents an unprecedented 100-fold, or 10,000%, rise in the standards of living during one lifetime." (17) An increase of ten thousand percent in the Asian standard of living? If you have ever wondered where the wealth of America has gone, you have your answer! Indeed, the kings of the East have risen up!
On the 13th day of March 2008, a rare "closed door" session was held by the United States House of Representatives. It was only the fourth time in the history of the United States that the House of Representatives closed the doors and met in absolute secrecy. Thus, those who were elected to represent the people of the United States would not allow the people to know what they were meeting about. Furthermore, House Rule XVII, clause 9, forbids the Representatives from revealing what was discussed. The penalty for leaking such information includes loss of seniority, fine, reprimand, censure, or expulsion! What went on behind those closed doors where every member was sworn to absolute secrecy, to always conceal and never reveal? We know that the only reason for secrecy is to hide evil. The news media said almost nothing about the secret conclave, but it was mentioned only that one of the items being discussed was the new surveillance techniques that are going to used by the U.S. Government to watch every American. (19)
After diligently searching for more information, I finally found what I was looking for in an Australian newspaper. The story appeared in Australia.TO from Brisbane, Australia. The article stated that ABC News via WCPO confirmed that Congress members were forbidden to talk about what went on in their secret meeting. Several of the Representatives, however, were so furious and concerned about the future of the country that they began leaking info. Here are some of the things that were reportedly leaked out regarding the secret meeting: Discussion regarding the imminent collapse of the U.S. economy to occur by September 2008 - The imminent collapse of the U.S. Government finances by February 2009 - The possibility of Civil War inside the United States as a result of the collapse - The advance round-ups of "insurgent U.S. citizens" likely to move against the government - The detention of those rounded up at REX 84 camps constructed throughout the United States - The possibility of public retaliation against members of Congress for the collapses - The location of safe facilities for members of Congress and their families to reside during massive civil unrest - the necessary and unavoidable merger of the United States with Canada and Mexico - The issuance of a new currency called the AMERO for all three nations as an economic solution. (20) Obviously, there is no documentary proof for the above as the meetings were secret. The information, however, does fit the profile of what is going on around us. Our Almighty Saviour is ultimately in charge. Time will tell if these things are so, and time is running out!
The Curses of War!
As the United States of America moves ever deeper into poverty, the foreign wars continue on. The war in Iraq is now costing $5,000 per second! (21) Our military is becoming ever-more strained by this protracted war, and security within the United States is being seriously compromised. At the end of last year, the Associated Press reported that hundreds of our F-15 fighter jets had to be grounded because of dangerous structural defects. Our nation had to rely on Canada to stand ready to defend our country as 450 of our fighters were unusable. (22)
On February 1st, 2008, Arnold Punaro, the Chairman of the Commission on the National Guard and Reserves, stated the following: "There is an appalling gap in readiness for homeland defense." He flatly stated that the military is not ready for an attack within the United States. (23) Late last year, our U.S. Army proudly displayed its new European-designed helicopters, for which they spent 2.6 billion dollars. These helicopters have now proven to be nearly worthless, because they cannot fly when temperatures are above 80 degrees Fahrenheit. When the air outside is over 80 degrees, the cockpit temperatures in the UH-72A Lakota exceed 104 degrees, causing the communications and navigations systems to shut down. (24) It seems that so many mistakes are being made, and they are never in our favor. On March 25th, the Associated Press also reported that the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., made a serious error regarding an arms shipment. Taiwan ordered helicopter batteries but were mistakenly sent electrical fuses designed for intercontinental ballistic missiles. (25)
There is a continual and general deterioration in almost every endeavor of the United States. On two occasions in 2007, American astronauts were allowed to blast off into space after turning up drunk for the launches. NASA admitted that there was heavy use of alcohol within hours of the countdown. This was originally reported in the magazine Aviation Week and Space Technology. (26)
We know that the present wars and rumors of war are all leading to a devastating World War III in the Middle East. On March 27th, 2008, Egypt signed a Nuclear Pact with Russia. The Russians have agreed to build nuclear reactors in Egypt. (27) The tension in that region of the world is constant and ever-increasing.
Other strange things are happening in the Middle East. The vast wealth and prosperity of the Arab and Moslem world is displayed in amazing ways. Near Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, a massive new indoor ski resort has been built in the desert area where temperatures reach 140 degrees Fahrenheit. The self-contained resort makes its own snow and covers an area of nearly one-quarter million square feet. It is twenty-five stories high and features five lighted ski runs of one-quarter mile each. It also features a ski lift and accommodates 1,500 people. This massive structure also has two large restaurants and a snow park with a snow cavern. It is one of the modern wonders of the world. (28) This is just one example explaining why gas prices are so high at the pump.
In another amazing story, featured in the London Daily Mail, we are told of a new ten billion dollar desert tower that is being built along with a new city near the Red Sea port of Jeddah. The tower will be twice as high as anything man has ever built, and it will reach nearly one mile into the sky: 5,250 feet to be exact. The city and tower is being built by a Saudi Arabian company called Kingdom Holdings. The news media is calling it the Tower of Babel; and from its top, visitors will be able to see the Middle East, North Africa, and the Indian Ocean. (29) When I saw this article regarding the new city and tower, I immediately thought of Genesis 11:4, which reads as follows: "And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth."
The original Tower of Babel that we read about in the Bible was a symbol of one-world government. Almighty God revealed His disapproval by confounding the languages, and He stopped the building of that tower. It is no coincidence that in these last of the last days another city and tower is being built in the Middle East, and it is happening during a time when the world is in the process of uniting into one collective unit to be governed by an antichrist!
Pope Benedict XVI - The Pilgrim of Peace?
On April 15th, 2008, Pope Benedict XVI will arrive in New York City for a six-day stay. America's largest city is now a center of activity as preparation is being made to greet the one who allows himself to be called "The Holy Father." How can any discerning person call this man "Holy Father" when Jesus clearly commanded in Matthew 23:9, "And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your father, which is in heaven." The fact remains, however, that most people have been trained and conditioned to ignore truth. New York City has now become a market place for Benedict XVI relics, including sacred coffee mugs, medallions, key chains, bumper stickers, and rosaries. One Catholic bookstore owner stated that this is the "coming of the Holy Father", and he has on display a life-size cardboard image of the Pope. Lines of people come by to kiss the ring on the image. (30)
On the 18th day of April, which is thirteen days before the occult witches' high cross-quarter sabat of Beltaine, the Pope will address the United Nations, and he is being presented as the Pilgrim of Peace. (31) Benedict XVI, who was known among his Nazi friends in earlier times as Herr Ratsinger, was invited to the United Nations by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon. The Pope will be calling for unity among all religions. It is also noteworthy to mention that the Pope's real name, Ratsinger, adds up to 666 on the English alpha-numeric scale. I must also mention that this former Nazi and member of the Hitler Youth forces will be offering a prayer ritual at Ground Zero, the site of the erstwhile twin towers of the World Trade Center. This will take place on April 20th, which is the birthday of the Pope's childhood hero, Adolph Hitler. (32)
I remember years ago when a previous Pope went to Chicago and said a mass on a platform overlooking Lake Michigan. The news media gushed forth praise for this man and pointed out the fact that while "his Holiness" was in the crime-ridden city of Chicago, the crime rate dropped to practically nothing. They attributed the amazing statistics to the Pope's presence in the city. In reality, the facts reveal that the reason for the sudden drop in crime was that nearly all of organized crime, the mobs, gangs, and thugs, Mafia, and so on consisted of devout Roman Catholics; and they took time off from their work to see the Pope.
Perilous Times are Upon Us!
Everywhere we look, we see the signs of the times as foretold by the Lord Jesus and His Apostles. Never have such large segments of society been in such a depraved condition. Recently, the Hollywood Reporter featured a story with the headline "Fans shed blood for 'Moonlight'." The story tells how 3,000 fans of the vampire television drama "Moonlight" are so determined to keep the program on the air that they are willing to give their blood for it. The 3,000 fans have teamed up with the Red Cross to give one pint of blood to keep the program going, even though the CBS network announced that the program is in no danger of being discontinued. The fans are so fanatical that they want to give the blood anyway as a celebration ritual to welcome the program's return on April 25th, 2008. (33)
In a recent story that appeared in the London Daily Mail, abortions are on the increase in England with over 200,000 babies being killed each year. As bad as that is, we were in for another sad shock to find out that 1,300 women admitted they had five abortions each. (34) It is terrible beyond description to think that entire families were murdered by human sacrifice as 1,300 mothers became serial killers of their five children. Never has there been a time such as this!
Another story from England revealed that children as young as six years old have been treated for alcoholism. One infirmary alone treated 175 such cases of these very young potential alcoholics. (35) Truly, our Lord is coming soon!
Warning Cries in the Creation!
The very creation of God is sounding the alarm of the last days before the return of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Earthquakes continue to increase everywhere around the world with both frequency and intensity. During the first ten days of April 2008, scientists recorded a swarm of over 600 earthquakes off the coast of central Oregon. Some of the quakes registered over 5.0 on the Richter scale. The scientists admitted they are puzzled. Dr. Robert Dziak, a geophysicist at Oregon State University, stated that such swarms of quakes only occur in the vicinity of a volcano, and there is no volcano in the area. It is believed that there is a major shifting of the Pacific and North American plates of the earth's crust. (36)
On March 26th, 2008, another large piece of the continent of Antarctica broke off. The piece was seven times larger than Manhattan. (37) Major shifting, such as has not been seen before, is going on under the earth.
Tornadoes have also been tearing through many areas of the United States in record-breaking numbers and doing vast amounts of damage. Here let it be noted that the three-year average for tornadoes in the United States for the month of January is 34. In January 2008, there were 136 powerful tornadoes. The February average for three years was 25, but this February 2008, there were 232. (38) Is the Almighty God warning this nation to repent? Most assuredly, He is!
Strange and amazing things continue to happen in space. Galaxies continue to be gobbled up by black holes, stars are exploding in record numbers, and now, to the shock of astronomers everywhere, the NASA Mars rover named "Spirit" sent back pictures from the surface of Mars with the perfect image of a woman sitting on a rock with both arms outstretched. Headlines refer to her as the "Lady in Red." The experts have no explanation for this clear image. (39) Red is the color of harlotry, and is this another sign in the heavens?
In closing, I want to remind everyone to pray without ceasing and to dedicate and consecrate your life to the Lord. The time is at hand. I also continue to welcome your prayer requests as our teams of intercessors are waiting to give them personal attention. I also offer my sincerest thanks to all of you who support this endtime prophetic ministry. I pray you will be blessed for your faithfulness. Grace and peace be multiplied unto you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
David J. Meyer
Acknowledgements01. Melbourne Herald Sun, Jan. 30, 2008, by Stefanie Balogh, Melbourne, Australia.