Volume XXVII Issue VI June 2008
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A World at the Outer Limits of Hope!
"Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the Lord, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward. Why should ye be stricken any more? Ye will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint. From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no soundness in it; but wounds, and bruises, and putrifying sores: they have not been closed, neither bound up, neither mollified with ointment."Isaiah 1:4-6
"The Lord shall bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flieth, a nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand; a nation of fierce countenance, which shall not regard the person of the old, nor show favour to the young: and he shall eat the fruit of thy cattle, and the fruit of thy land, until thou be destroyed: which also shall not leave thee either corn, wine, or oil, or the increase of thy kine, or flocks of thy sheep, until he have destroyed thee."Deuteronomy 28:49-51
"That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world: But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ."Ephesians 2:12-13
In this issue of the Last Trumpet Newsletter, we will examine and behold a world that is in so many kinds of trouble that it would take the gift of discernment from the Almighty to begin to understand it. It is a world full of events and catastrophes of such a great magnitude that we are made to fully realize that Bible prophecy is being fulfilled every day. In fact, these signs are overlapping each other. As we listen to the news, it is like reading Matthew, chapter 24; Luke, chapters 17 and 21; and Mark, chapter 13. In addition to that, the book of Revelation is coming alive before our very eyes.
The people of this world, and especially those of the United States, are confused whether they admit it or not. The bank failures, rapidly rising prices of fuel and food, continual disasters, looming wars, and so on demand at least some notice and recognition by even the most apathetic of people. But with unbelief comes disbelief, and the only response of the majority of the people is to somehow lose any reference point with reality. The demand is high for the distractions of entertainment, drugs, gambling, alcohol, and anything else that will keep their eyes off from the truth. Reality may be painful, but final judgment and eternal damnation are far worse and without remedy.
It is true that the great day of the Lord is at hand! As you read this issue of the Last Trumpet, you will realize this truth all the more. If you do not know the Lord Jesus personally or if you are fearful and uncertain, I urge you to take time right now and pray to the Saviour. He will hear you and change your life as you cry out in repentence. Do not put your trust in church membership, because no one has ever been saved by a church. You need a life changing, personal experience with the Lord Jesus, and you need it now, before it is too late.
Days of Trouble and Uncertainty!
Many things are happening behind the scenes as the intrigues of these last days unfold. In the May issue of the Last Trumpet Newsletter, I mentioned the "closed-door session" and debate by our U.S. House of Representatives. I also mentioned that word had leaked out about discussion concerning the collapse of the U.S. economy by September of this year. Because it was a closed-door session, (1) there is obviously no documentary proof of what was discussed, which is why I stated that only God knows, and time will tell. The point I was trying to stress is that secret sessions are reprehensible, and that there is no purpose for secrecy other than to hide evil. I did not say that the economy would fail in September, but current conditions certainly do raise that possibility. One thing is certain, and that is the fact that our country has been taken over by many and varied sinister forces that all have the same purpose. That purpose is to weaken the United States to the point of complete helplessness and interdependency with the other nations of the world. This will force the issue of a one-world government under the one that the Illuminati conspirators call Lucifer, and who is, in reality, Satan.
In a recent issue of the Washington Times, a large advertisement campaign in Mexico by the Swedish Vodka maker Absolut was reported on. The advertisement prepared for Mexican readers showed a large map of North America with Mexico engulfing over half of the United States. The caption under the ad said, "Drink our product when you invade." (2)
On May 6th, the London Daily Telegraph reported that (Red) China has secretly developed a massive new nuclear submarine base. The article also stated that tensions have now reached a level of cold war status. The submarine base, which is southwest of Hong Kong, houses twenty 094 Jin-class submarines with nuclear weapons. (3) Red China is also planning to put on the largest show of force the world has ever seen at the Olympic games, which are now being referred to as the Paramilitary Olympics. The Red Chinese security staff will consist of 94,000 soldiers to watch over 10,500 athletes. (4) At present Red China seems to have plenty of money, much of which came from the United States. While the bridges and overpasses in the United States are crumbling and collapsing, Red China has just opened one of the world's largest bridges, which is twenty-two miles long. (5) The cost was 1.7 billion dollars. The United States doesn't have money for improvements because we are spending 5,000 dollars per second on our wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. This extrapolates out to 18 million dollars per hour on foreign wars.
Things do need to change in the United States, and it is an election year. Can any thinking person truly believe that things will get better considering the current candidates for the high office of President of the United States? We have Hillary Clinton, who may soon drop out. The name Hillary means laughable, but she is no joke. This occultic woman is continually giving the satanic salute with her left hand. And now leading the democratic race is Barack Hussein Obama. He also is seen giving the satanic salute with his left hand quite often. (6) (In the occult world, the left, or sinister, hand is the sign of life force and malediction.) The name Barack is sometimes spelled Baraq, and Baraq is the name of the winged horse of Mohammed by which Islam is to fill the world and overcome it. Hussein means handsome one, and when you put those two names together they mean "the handsome one by whom Islam will fill the earth."
Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have been running a heated race for the highest office in the land, and something most unusual happened during the recent Kentucky Derby that is most curious. Both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama visited the stables before the famous and traditional horse race. Barack Obama picked a horse named Big Brown to show, and that is the horse that won the race. Hillary Clinton put her arm around a filly named Eight Belles and picked her as the winner. As both horses approached the finish line, Eight Belles went down and broke two ankles after finishing in second place. This horse, the only female in the race, had to be euthanized right on the track. (7) We must also note that before the race, when Hillary Clinton put her arm around the horse, she said she felt a "sisterhood with Eight Belles." I found this story amazing because I remembered studying maritime law and what is meant by eight bells. According to maritime rules, watches are set up on board a ship that are of four hours duration. A bell is rung every one-half hour starting with one and working up to eight. Before every sounding of eight bells, the captain of the ship must give permission. That law dates back to when eight bells was the signal for mutiny, which is the hostile takeover of the ship. Thus, eight bells mean one of two things: either the end of a watch or a hostile takeover. That is what the name of Hillary's horse meant. Is this some kind of sign? Is our country at the end of a watch? Will there be a hostile takeover? Will there be death at the finish line? Certainly, there are strange spiritual forces at work in this occult-charged year of 2008.
There is much that could be said about John McCain, the Republican candidate for President of the United States. As I write this, I am looking at a picture of John McCain standing at the Western Wall in the old city of Jerusalem. He is placing a prayer in the cracks of the wall. (8) Indeed, there are strange forces of antichrist at work, and looking at this picture caused me to remember that in the Gaelic language, McCain means the son of Cain. Genesis, chapter four, tells us that Cain was the first murderer, and two things were given to him. He was given a curse of the ground not producing for him, and he had a mark put on his body. Thus, Cain became the son of the mark, and the son of the curse. It is John McCain who publicly and brazenly stated that we could be in Iraq for another one hundred years!
Truly, this war has proved to be a curse upon our own nation and the rest of the world as well! Since the initial invasion of Iraq, there have been 1.6 million people killed. Many areas of that country have been poisoned by depleted uranium from our weapons. Three trillion dollars have been wasted, and great strain has been put on our military. In addition to all of that, we brought the American way of life to that troubled nation when shortly after we occupied it, alcohol and prostitution were legalized.
Recent reports also revealed that there has been a twenty percent rise in suicides in the U.S. Army because of the pressures of failed relationships and mental stress. (9) In addition to that, the Associated Press reported on March 15th, 2008, that a full one-third of women in the military reported that they have been sexually harassed, and there were 2,688 direct sexual assaults during 2007. (10)
On April 18th, Washington announced the forthcoming opening of the most elaborate and impressive embassy in the world. It has been constructed in Baghdad and is built on 104 acres with 27 buildings, 619 apartments, and numerous restaurants, including a food court. It also has indoor and outdoor basketball courts, volley ball courts, and an indoor Olympic-size swimming pool. The cost thus far has been $474 million. (11)
We have also learned that California investor Llewellyn Werner is investing millions of dollars to construct a Disneyland on a 50-acre tract of land on the outskirts of Baghdad. The Disney Park will also contain a massive zoo, which will replace the zoo that existed before the American invasion. The former zoo was emptied by starving Iraqis, who ate the animals because invading forces had cut off their food supply. (12) There are so many things that have happened in that land that have not been reported by the American press.
In America, the last remaining vestiges of our erstwhile great nation are rapidly disappearing. During the time of the Pope's recent visit to America, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown was also in our country, and he gave a speech at Harvard University's Kennedy Center. In his speech, he called for the repeal of America's Declaration of Independence and demanded that we issue a declaration of interdependence! Brown's aides called it his signature speech. In his speech, he used the word global 69 times, globalization 7 times, and interdependence 13 times. (13) Brown also slammed the concept of national sovereignty continually. Where is the outrage? The Declaration of Independence represents the very roots of our country. It is one of the greatest and most masterful documents ever written. Are we to insult and condemn the fifty-six men who signed it and laid their lives on the line to establish our nation? Are we to forget all of those who gave their lives in true defense of our country? To the best of my knowledge, not one American statesman condemned Brown's speech! Where was President Bush in this matter? He was as quiet as a Texas oyster. Where are Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys now that we really need them? Benedict Arnold was a petty traitor compared to those who are now in charge of our nation! Truly, our nation is on the outer limits of hope! Remember George Orwell's book Animal Farm?
Warning Cries From the Creation!
Since May 1st, 2008, we have been seeing continual catastrophes of such magnitude that it is obvious that the very voice of the creation is crying out that the great day of the Almighty draweth nigh! The earthquakes started thirteen days before May 1st and are happening in various areas that usually do not have them. On April 18th, 2008, the Midwestern United States was shaken by a magnitude 5.2 earthquake, which was felt in several states and rattled the skyscrapers in Chicago. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake started at the Wabash Fault, which is the northern extension of the New Madrid Fault, located six miles north of Mt. Carmel, Illinois. (14) When I saw that, I immediately thought of Elijah the prophet standing on Mount Carmel in I Kings, chapter 18, and rebuking Israel for their Baal worship and other gross idolatry. The Lord is giving us many signs, and we are to watch for them.
On April 26th, 2008, Reno, Nevada, experienced a magnitude 4.7 earthquake with one hundred aftershocks. The quakes knocked everything off from store shelves and dislodged boulders on hillsides. Many buildings were also damaged. More quakes are expected in that area, and people are being told to prepare for them. (15)
Scientists are now puzzled because of the more than six hundred quakes that happened underwater, just off the coast of Grant's Pass, Oregon. The six hundred quakes happened over a period of ten days, ending on April 13th, 2008. Scientists cannot explain the quakes because they happened in the absence of volcanic activity. (16)
The amazing fact is that the earthquakes have been happening with increased intensity and with greater frequency. At the time of this writing, there have been 384 significant earthquakes of magnitude 4 or above in the past 30 days. (17) It is like a woman's labor pains, which reminds me of I Thessalonians 5:2-3, which reads as follows: "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."
In Red China, a country preparing for the occult Olympic Games, a horrifying earthquake occurred on May 12th, 2008. It was a magnitude 7.9 earth-shattering event that devastated an area the size of the state of Maryland. As of the day of this writing, there are 15,000 people confirmed dead, 25,788 buried in collapsed buildings, and 14,051 are missing. (18) As the Kings of the East rise up, there is much trouble with it.
The earth is doing other strange things. In the state of Texas near Daisetta, a giant sink hole has formed. In just two days, the ground opened up, and there is now a hole that is 260 feet deep and the size of three football fields. Geologists are curiously watching the area for further expansion of the massive hole. (19)
Another sign of the Lord's imminent return is the dramatic increase in volcanic activity. The Bible also tells us the very purpose of the many volcanoes that happen just before the Lord's return to judge the world. We read of this in perfect clarity and detail in Isaiah 64:1-3 as follows: "Oh that thou wouldest rend the heavens, that thou wouldest come down, that the mountains might flow down at thy presence, As when the melting fire burneth, the fire causeth the waters to boil, to make thy name known to thine adversaries, that the nations may tremble at thy presence! When thou didst terrible things which we looked not for, thou camest down, the mountains flowed down at thy presence."
On May 6th, 2008, an enormously powerful volcano erupted in Chile, South America, near the provincial capital of Chaiten. This volcano was an awesome sight, for as it erupted, a massive cloud in the shape of a demon's head emerged with continuous sharp bolts of lighting both in and around the cloud. This is one of the most awesome pictures I have ever seen, and I would be happy to send you one upon request, but please help us with postage if you can. This volcano was so powerful that it shot a powerful stream of volcanic ash twenty miles into the upper stratosphere, and ashes fell over an area from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean. Chile and Argentina were kept busy shoveling ashes that were waist-deep! (20) Other volcanoes are waking up all over the world, and on May 13th, 2008, Mount Etna in Sicily roared back to life and is shaking the area around it. (21)
In the United States, the tornadoes continue to rip though various large areas of the country in record numbers. These tornadoes are far too numerous to list in this newsletter, but one recent example is the round of tornadoes that flattened areas of Missouri and Oklahoma on May 11th, 2008. Eighteen people were killed and many were injured. The devastation was so severe that some small towns are completely gone. (22)
On May 2nd, 2008, an enormous cyclone roared through a portion of Burma, also known as Myanmar. The entire region was all but obliterated, and the aftermath of the storm revealed the extent of the vast destruction. There are now over 100,000 people dead, and many more are missing. Filth and disease are everywhere. It is estimated that the death toll will soon reach 150,000. (23) The Payapon River is being called the River of Death as countless numbers of human and animal bodies float sullenly down the morbid stream. (24)
The name of the giant cyclone was Nargis, which is the Urdu word for daffodil. (25) The ancient Greek mythology, upon which is based traditionalist witchcraft, teaches that the daffodil is the flower of death. According to the legend, daffodils grow in the meadows of the underworld and are the sacred flowers of Hades, the ruling god of hell. Daffodil sap contains sharp crystals that prevent animals from eating them. Daffodils are never present at a wedding, because they are said to bring a curse upon the bride. (26) None of this has any effect on the true Christian, but the witches and the masses of people who think like witches do believe it.
We have just now received a report that another powerful storm is headed for that same region of Myanmar. (27) This area of the world is Buddhist, and like other areas in that region of the world, it is grossly immoral beyond description. The Scripture tells us that it is God who sends the whirlwinds, and one of the reasons He sends them is for correction. In Job 37:9, 12-13 we read as follows: "Out of the south cometh the whirlwind: and cold out of the north…….And it is turned round about by his counsels: that they may do whatsoever he commandeth them upon the face of the world in the earth. He causeth it to come, whether for correction, or for his land, or for mercy." As long as people refuse to repent, there will be much more of this, and other judgments will follow, too.
The Rising of Hell's Society!
On April 22nd, 2008, the New York Times featured a story that revealed the deplorable condition of our social and educational environment in the United States. One American child drops out of school every 26 seconds, which is a total of over one million every year. A recent survey among teenagers, which was done by the organization Common Core, revealed that 25% did not know who Adolph Hitler was; 34% did not know that the Bill of Rights guaranteed freedom of speech and freedom of religion; and 50% did not know that the American Civil War took place between 1850 and 1900. In addition to that, 12th grade students in America scored near the bottom of all industrialized nations. (28)
What happens when our government kicks God out of the schools and opens the doors to every kind of demon? On May 10th, a school in South Los Angeles had to be locked down when a violent fight broke out, involving 600 students. (29) In Waycross, Georgia, nine students, all approximately nine years of age, plotted to injure their female teacher and brought a broken steak knife, handcuffs, and duct tape to school to do the job. The plot was discovered in time to stop it. These young children planned to handcuff their teacher, put tape over her mouth, hit her over the head with a paperweight, and cut her with the knife. (30)
In South Carolina, a teenage boy was caught plotting to blow up his school with high-powered explosives. The 18-year-old Ryan Schallenberger, a straight "A" student, wanted to die in the explosion himself because he said he wanted to go to heaven and kill Jesus. He had planned this for that infamous day of April 19th, a day when so many other murderous events took place in recent years. (31)
These are strange times when anything can happen. Role models are all but gone, and young people are floundering in a nation that has become Satan's amusement park. It is a lot more serious than Hillary belting down a shot glass of whiskey in public while campaigning, or Barack Obama rolling one gutter ball after another during a publicity bowling game. Our nation is in serious trouble because it has turned its back on God. Homosexuals are in high places, and the sodomites are running almost everything. Major corporations are sponsoring this abominable wickedness. Recently, World Net Daily featured a story about the giant McDonalds restaurant chain being listed on the website of the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. The McDonalds Corporation also placed one of their executives on the board of directors of that queer organization known as NGLCC. In addition to that, McDonalds also gave an undisclosed contribution to that Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. The McDonalds executive, Richard Ellis, who joined that sodomite Chamber of Commerce said, "I am thrilled to join the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce team and ready to get to work. I share the NGLCC's passion for business growth and development within the LGBT community and I look forward to playing a role in moving these important initiatives forward." (32)
On April 19th, another shocking story regarding a new program being offered at the Boston Children's Hospital made the news. The program is called the Gender Management Service Clinic, and it is managed by pediatric endocrinologist, Dr. Norman Spack. In this program, parents bring in their children to receive injections that delay puberty until they are old enough to decide if they want to have a male or female body. Dr. Spack feels that this program makes sex change much easier than if the children wait until they are twenty years old. (33) These certainly are days like unto Sodom and Gomorrah, and the words of Jesus in Luke 17:28-30 have come to pass.
Electronics and the Antichrist!
In another story, released on April 12th, 2008, we learn that the Bush Administration is set to launch a new ultrasophisticated spy program to be used on the American people. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said, "Sophisticated overhead sensor data will be used for law enforcement once privacy and civil rights concerns are resolved." (34) Chertoff is referring to satellite technology that is interfaced with numerous other electronic systems that will become an all-seeing eye that is able to microscrutinize every American.
There is a sinister and clandestine reason why the invisible government has been pushing the use of cell phones, which have reached the stage of almost universal usage in only a short period of time. Cell towers are almost everywhere, and many are hidden in high buildings and especially in church steeples. In our country there are now 210,000 cell towers, which serve also as a vast spy system that interfaces with satellites. The Federal Communications Commission is now calling for a backup power system of at least eight hours for every cell tower in the event of a power outage. (35) This initiative lines up perfectly with a Wall Street Journal article dated March 28th, 2008, which featured the headline Phones will soon tell where you are. The article goes on to explain that cell phones will tell exactly where you are, right down to the street corner or restaurant or anywhere else you might be! (36) People have become so dependent on cell phones that psychologists have now added a new mental disease to their list of phobias. The new mental disease is called nomophobia, and it is explained as the fear of being out of range of a cell phone tower. Psychologists are saying that having a cell phone and being out of range sends stress levels soaring. (37)
Illuministic electronics are also becoming very personal. Communications devices are being implanted in the human body. When this happens, privacy ceases to exist. We have now learned that Bluetooth wireless technology and the "wi-fi" systems allow for devices, which will immediately alert medical facilities of a heart attack, diabetic shock, or other health problems, to be implanted in people. (38)
In Britain, the 31,000 officers of the Metropolitan Police are to be microchipped, and thus they will have electronic devices implanted in their bodies to pinpoint their exact location at all times. (39)
I must say that I am shocked at how quickly Satan's agenda is moving forward. In a recent article that appeared in the RFID Journal, we find that as of April 28th, 2008, the VeriChip company has gone retail with the implantable microchip. The chip is first being marketed through Hearx Hearing Care Stores. The market of the elderly are being targeted first, but anyone can go into one of these stores and have a passive 134 kHz RFID chip implanted in their body for $149. The inducement is that the chip will be linked to a database with all of the individual's medical records. (40)
There are also strange things going on regarding things in space. The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has networked 780 computers together inside room 223 in the physics building. They have named the super-computer Nemo, and they are using it to search for invisible waves that emanate from black holes in space. (41) In room 223 there is said to be a deafening roar, and cooling systems have trouble controlling the heat.
We know that long ago, mankind tried to build a great tower whose top would reach unto heaven. The Tower of Babel was a giant ziggurat for looking into the heavens, and God confounded the language and put a stop to it. This tower symbolizes all idolatry. At the White House on April 16th, 2008, the Pope was presented with a birthday cake, which was in the exact shape of a Babylonian tower, with one candle on the top. (42) Candles on birthday cakes are used in the occult to represent the position of the sun-god in the zodiac on the day of one's birth. It was a symbol of a person's connection with the heavens. Strangely enough, on the 13th day of May, the Vatican announced that it is all right to believe in aliens, according to the Jesuit director of the Vatican Observatory, the "Rev." Jose Gabriel Funes. (43) The very next day, NASA announced the discovery of an object in our galaxy for which they had been hunting for years. They would not say what they had found, but they said the finding was made by using combined data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory with ground-based observations. (44) Quite obviously, strange and clandestine things are going on regarding our government and the Vatican. Soon we will know what all of this means.
In closing, I urge everyone to watch and pray. Time is extremely short. I also sincerely thank all of you who support this end time, prophetic ministry. God bless you! Remember that your prayer requests are always welcomed. Grace and peace be multiplied unto you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
David J. Meyer
Acknowledgements01. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Mar. 14, 2008, AP, Washington, D.C.