Volume XXVII Issue VIII August 2008
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America – A Seething Cauldron!
“And the word of the Lord came unto me the second time, saying, What seest thou? And I said, I see a seething pot; and the face thereof is toward the north.”Jeremiah 1:13
“Then said he unto me, Son of man, these are the men that devise mischief, and give wicked counsel in this city: Which say, It is not near; let us build houses: this city is the cauldron, and we be the flesh.”Ezekiel 11:2-3
“And utter a parable unto the rebellious house, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; Set on a pot, set it on, and also pour water into it: Gather the pieces thereof into it, even every good piece, the thigh, and the shoulder; fill it with the choice bones. Take the choice of the flock, and burn also the bones under it, and make it boil well, and let them seethe the bones of it therein. Wherefore thus saith the Lord God; Woe to the bloody city, to the pot whose scum is therein, and whose scum is not gone out of it! Bring it out piece by piece; let no lot fall upon it.”Ezekiel 24:3-6
In this issue of the Last Trumpet Newsletter, we will use a number of Scriptures which bring forth a very unusual analogy, which God originally used to show his people the serious errors of their ways. We will also see how perfectly this analogy applies to the gross errors of present-day America!
Both the prophets Jeremiah and Ezekiel were shown visions of a seething pot or cauldron. The water in the pot was brought to a full boil as the heat from the fire beneath continued to raise the temperature of the water. In the case of Jeremiah, the boiling pot signified trouble in the form of an invading army from the north, and this did come to pass when Babylon invaded and seized the land and the people. In the case of Ezekiel, God was rebuking his people for their idolatry, rebellion, and witchcraft. There is an age-old saying in witchcraft that says, “This city is the cauldron, and we be the flesh.” The occult witches use this to proclaim that they are invincible, because they are inseparable from their powers and spells, and nothing will ever stop them, they think. They believe they are all one in the same pot. It is a cauldron of mixture and unity, and thus, it is a melting pot and a place of blending and melding until the contents of that cauldron are an inseparable mixture.
The Almighty God pronounced woe, which is the opposite of blessing, upon His people. He went on to say that their pot or cauldron was full of scum, and that there was no way to eliminate that scum. The pot and its contents were to be rejected and refused. No lot would be given for it, because it was worthless.
When I was seeking the Lord in prayer regarding what to write in this newsletter, I heard the words, “Jeremiah’s seething pot is boiling once again.” As I sought the Saviour even more, it was revealed to me that this is the very condition of our nation of the United States today. America has become a cauldron of mixture. It is a seething melting pot that is melding the bodies, souls, and minds into one collective population that is in submission to the forces of darkness and antichrist. America has been seething in the cauldron so long that there is no clear definition of its contents any longer. Freedom and liberty are gone when there is no individuality of thought, and it doesn’t make any difference if that condition is forced upon the people or accepted by them; it all comes out the same. When everybody accepts what everybody else is doing or believing, a new society appears, and all reference points determining right from wrong disappear.
We live in a nation that accepts every kind of idol, religion, sexual orientation, perversion, gambling, abortion, and other unmentionable evils. Truly, our erstwhile great nation of the United States has become a pot of scum. This is the way God described backslidden Israel, and they didn’t like hearing it either. Only the true and discerning Christian escapes that pot or cauldron, because we will never accept what the rest of the people are doing or even their way of thinking. It is very much like it was in the ancient Roman Empire when Christians were called idiots, because they would not assimilate, accept, or blend in with the Roman way of life. The word idiot originated from the Greek word idiotes, and then from the Latin word idiota, which meant private or one’s own. This referred to people who could not be persuaded to become a part of accepted society. Thus, the wide use of the word idiot was first applied to Christians. It appears to have come to that again.
Very soon, our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, will come again with power and great glory to judge this wicked world. Every indicator says the time is near. The Lord will separate the evil from the good, and those that are His own will be at His right hand. Where will you be on that day? I urge you to call upon Him right now, and repent. Surrender your heart and life to the Saviour, and He will forgive you and give you a glorious eternity. Do it right now, while the clock is still ticking. Soon it will stop abruptly!
America’s Crumbling Foundations!
The America that I was born in is long gone. I am now fifty-eight years old, and I vividly remember the changes that came to America with each passing decade. Never has it been like it is now with so much happening so quickly. It is a time of wars and rumors of war. Gasoline and all petroleum products are skyrocketing in price, causing airfares and all forms of transportation to throw our country into a partial paralysis. Banks are failing, home values are decreasing, health care and college tuitions are out of reach for millions of people, and there is no relief in sight. Floods, fires, tornadoes, and other disasters have been breaking previous records. The average American is choking on credit card debt, and yet the people continue to feed their lusts for pleasure. There is gross dishonesty in government at all levels; and integrity and character are becoming non-existent. What is going on? These are all signs that an entire society is being groomed by the powers of hell to accept an answer man that is to rise up and lead them to accept and believe the ultimate lie that will seal them for all eternity.
Is all of this really happening? We can only live in denial for so long, and then reality becomes overwhelming. In California, so many people have lost their homes that parking lots have been converted into sites for the homeless who now live in their cars. There are twelve such large sites in Santa Barbara, California. (1) Others are springing up everywhere. It is all like a bad dream come true.
Thieves nationwide are stealing manhole covers and selling them for scrap metal now that heavy melt steel is selling for $519 dollars per metric ton. The gaping holes left when the covers are stolen have caused damage to many vehicles and injuries to children who have fallen in them. This has resulted in many lawsuits against the cities. (2) Grave robbing is also sweeping the nation as thieves carry off bronze markers and vases. (3) Even used fry oil, which is sold for recycling into biodiesel fuel, is being stolen throughout the country. (4)
These are desperate times, and America is beginning to look more and more like a nation on the brink of economic collapse and subsequent depression. On June 24th, 2008, violence broke out in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, when over 3,000 people waited in line to receive free food vouchers. (5) How long will it be before food riots break out in all of our major cities? Government officials have now clearly stated that high food prices are permanent and will continue to rise dramatically! (6) Famine and drought are rapidly expanding worldwide, and many countries that now have much of our former wealth are now bidding high for our food. U.S.-grown wheat is also being given away through the United Nations, and North Korea recently received 37,000 tons of the 500,000 tons promised to them. (7)
On July 7th, 2008, Britain declared war on food waste. The government is telling food markets to cut out three-for-two sales and other sale pricing that would encourage people to stock up. (8) The subject of the impending food crisis was one of the main topics at the recent G8 Summit held in Hokkaido, Japan. But according to the London Daily Telegraph, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and his wife were served twenty-four different dishes during the first day of the summit meetings. They also attended an event called blessings of the earth and sea social dinner, which consisted of eighteen dishes in eight courses, which included caviar, smoked salmon, Kyoto beef, and a “G8 fantasy dessert.” They also were served five different wines from around the world. Remember, the purpose of the dinner was “how to deal with the global food crisis.” We must also note that African leaders from Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Senegal were invited to the meetings but not to the dinner! (9)
In America, high fuel prices are affecting everything. Major airlines are increasing fares, charging extra for almost everything, and eliminating many jobs, including pilots. On June 23rd, United Airlines cut 950 pilot positions, and now other airlines are doing the same. (10) With this in mind, I was recently looking though some of my resource files, and I found an Associated Press article dated July 28th, 2007; just less than one year ago. The headline of the article read “Oil Near All-Time High, Over $77.” (11) In less than one year, the price of oil has doubled. On June 6th, 2008, the price of oil jumped 11 dollars per barrel in only one day! (12) In addition to that, Chakib Khelil, the president of the 13-nation OPEC cartel flatly stated, “There is no end to oil price rises.” (13) We also know that on June 1st, 2008, a close personal friend of President Bush, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia had the following announcement to oil consuming countries: “Get used to high oil prices.” (14)
Warnings are coming from everywhere. Already a year ago, the Bank for International Settlements declared, “We might soon face challenges last seen during the onset of the Great Depression.” (15) Now, the International Monetary Fund issued a warning on July 2nd, 2008, that some countries are now at a tipping point. 16) Sadly, some of the funds that have been hit the hardest are the retirement accounts of working Americans. Most 401 (k) retirement funds are now sinking dramatically. (17) On June 27th, 2008, the giant Barclays Bank of Britain issued the following statement to its clients: “Batten down the hatches for a world-wide financial storm! The U.S. Federal Reserve has allowed the inflation genie out of the bottle and let its credibility fall below zero.” (18)
It is already beginning to happen. Major banks are failing. On July 12th, 2008, the Pasadena-based IndyMac Bank failed. The bank had 32 billion dollars in assets and thirty-three branches, all of which were closed and taken over by the U.S. Government. Depositors have lost any deposit amounts in excess of 100,000 dollars, and the FDIC will need to pay out up to 8 billion dollars, which is about 15 percent of its entire reserves just from this one failure. (19) Customers stood outside the locked doors and were begging and pleading for their money, but to no avail. It all happened before, and now it is happening again; and it is only the beginning! How bad is it? On June 10th, 2008, the Wall Street Journal reported that troubled U.S. banks are in such bad condition that they are turning to African banks for eleventh hour bailouts. Banks in Algeria, Angola, Libya, and Zimbabwe are being sought after to try to keep our American banks afloat. The title of the article is “U.S. Banks Go to Africa Begging.” (20)
Spiritual Change Agents!
America is changing and is becoming more antichrist every day. It is no wonder that we are seeing so many signs of the wrath of God upon this country. In a few short months, we will have a new President-elect in the United States, and no matter who it is, the change will be only for the worse. Our leaders in Washington are no longer people of integrity, who would preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States. Our current leaders are actually change agents that are moving us away from original values and the old American way. There is a new age concept at work that is changing our country into an integrated, interdependent unit of a satanic one world government. Barack Hussein Obama and John McCain are both stooges in this antichrist project. Much evil surrounds both of these candidates, and Americans have no real choice.
Barack Hussein Obama is running his entire campaign not on any definable issues, but rather on one word ? the word “change.” Along with eighteen other senators, Obama has already co-sponsored a bill that will annihilate every state law regulating and restricting abortion. This bill is called FOCA, or Freedom of Choice Act. In a July speech made to abortion advocates, Obama stated that his first act as President would be to sign the Freedom of Choice Act. This act would make abortion on demand a fundamental right, and any state and local governments who do not go along with this new law would be exposed to costly civil actions for violation of the act. (21) Is abortion going to become commonplace in Obama’s new America? I am reminded of Jeremiah 2:34, which reads as follows: “Also in thy skirts is found the blood of the souls of the poor innocents: I have not found it by secret search, but upon all these.”
Where does Obama stand on the problem with illegal immigration? In a campaign speech made on July 8th, 2008, on CNN News, Obama’s response to that question was simple. He said, “Make sure your children learn to speak Spanish.” (22) Obama is also reaching out to religions and church organizations, asking that churches get more involved with government. He is promising the religions federal money under the guise of charitable administration in return. Obama is calling this his New Faith Program. (23)
We have also learned that the popularity of Barack Hussein Obama, this political giant that seems to have come from nowhere, is so popular among young Americans that these young people are changing their middle names to Hussein. This is happening all over the United States among both men and women, according to a recent New York Times article. (24)
The popularity of Obama in America is one thing, but why is he so popular in other countries? Is this man a change agent being used to bring all religions and ideologies into common and universal acceptance? In India, a country with a population of 1.3 billion people, Obama is immensely popular. He is being presented with a two-foot gold-plated image of the Hindu god Hanuman. This is the monkey deity in India, and an hour-long prayer meeting to sanctify the idol was held at Sankat Mochan Dham by temple priests. Obama accepted the idol and extended his thanks. It was said that the idol will bring him luck from the god of the wind. Brijmohan Bhama, a congressional leader in India, said, “Obama has deep faith in Lord Hanuman and that is why we are presenting an idol of Hanuman to him.” (25)
Ordinarily, an American presidential candidate campaigns in America. Why is Barack Hussein Obama going to Germany to meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel? Why is Obama planning to make a speech at the Brandenburg Gate? This is the area near to where the Berlin Wall once stood, and it is the best known and most historically significant site in all of Germany, according to a chancellery official. (26)
Religions of Blasphemy!
When we realize that the numerous problems with our country are due to a conspiratorial, spiritual attack, we must also realize that our only defense and hope is the Lord Jesus Christ working through his true remnant people. But where is the true church? Religion in America has run amok, and people are scripturally illiterate and stone-blind to obvious error. One example of this is the recent Todd Bentley so-called revival in Lakeland, Florida. People are flocking to Bentley from all over the world to attend his healing meetings and be “zapped” by the spirit. Bentley is covered with occult tattoos all over his body. He has numerous body piercings as well. Is this of God? Quite the contrary. In Leviticus 19:28 we read as follows, “Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the Lord.” Bentley also touches people and causes them to fall backwards to the floor. This is called slaying in the spirit. The Bible warns us against this practice in Isaiah 28:13 as follows: “But the word of the Lord was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.” This is precisely what is happening to people who go to the Bentley meetings!
Todd Bentley also has an angel called Emma, who manifests certain powers and sprinkles spiritual gold dust on people. Emma’s primary job is to gather money for Bentley, and Bentley openly makes that claim. The very fact that so many people cannot see anything wrong with this reveals how far gone people are spiritually. In the absence of true discernment, people will always gravitate toward evil.
In these final days before the return of our Saviour, blaspheming spirits and false teachers are rising up everywhere. On January 1st, 2008, Oprah Winfrey launched her new Course in Miracles. It is a satellite radio course consisting of one lesson each day on the New Age Christ. Lesson #29 requires the participants to go through their day affirming that “God is everything I see.” Lesson #61 requires participants to repeat over and over, “I am the light of the world” (no reference is made to the Lord Jesus). Lesson #70 requires participants to say and believe, “My salvation comes from me.” (27)
I must say that I feel very outraged and even sick about all of the blasphemy against my Saviour, and it is being done in the name of Christianity. Recently, a pastor of a 15,600-member church preached a message entitled “How to Make Your Marriage Sizzle.” Pastor Kerry Shook delivered this reproachful message that is so vile and inappropriate that I could not even consider publishing any details. Christian women are also being encouraged to read “Christian” sex manuals such as “Intimacy Ignited,” “Gift Wrapped by God,” and “Satisfy my Thirsty Soul.” In the ABC News article that revealed all of this, it was also stated that Christian churches are now dispensing more sex advice than Playboy magazine! (28)
The Pope’s recent trip to America certainly has not done our country any good. Many Roman Catholic children wondered about this Pope. Many of their Catholic schools had been shut down because of a lack of funding, but the Pope stayed in a seventeen million dollar townhouse in New York, owned by the Vatican! (29) We have also learned that the Archbishop of Sydney, Australia, Cardinal George Pell, has requested that the Pope grant special indulgences, or forgiveness, in advance for sins that will be committed during World Youth Day in Sydney. People who intend to sin can get their forgiveness in advance by visiting St. Mary’s Cathedral for a special prayer if the Pope approves this plan. (30)
Signs of satanic defilement are everywhere. There is now a new trend throughout the United States involving weddings. The bride shows up in a white wedding dress that has been intentionally soiled by grease, paint, dirt and sand. The trend is called trashing the dress. (31) The implication is that the bride has been defiled. Wedding pictures are also taken in back alleys near trash cans.
In England, conditions are so bad in society that teachers, doctors, and nurses are wearing body armor to protect themselves from stabbing and shooting. There is now a great shortage of such armor. (32) We know that the schools in England have been taken over by Satan, and the power of the Moslem religion has also become an oppressive force. At Alsager High School near Crewe, Cheshire, children were told to participate in a “practical demonstration of Islam.” This included Moslem headgear and feet washing. The students were then required to get on their knees on prayer mats, and the teacher said, “We are now going to pray to Allah.” Those who refused were severely scolded and punished with detention for being disrespectful. (33)
How bad can it get as the powers of antichrist rise up in these last days? British government officials, ignoring the views of parents and teachers, are planning to require that sex lessons (education) be given to children starting at age four! The toddlers are to learn about reproduction, body parts, and basic ideas about different relationships. (34) How long will it be until the Lord brings these things into judgment? The end is near!
Accepted Human Experimentation!
Never in all the history of the world have people been so willing to destroy themselves in the name of progress. The evil masterminds of the Illuminati, antichrist conspiracy have worked for a long time to bring about the current conditions in our world. In order to control people and enslave them, you must regulate not only the economy, education, and religion they live under, but also, on a more personal level, the food they eat, the supplements they take, and the medicines they use. If evil minds are in control and if people in general are taught to trust them, it becomes a simple matter to create sickness, deficiency diseases, and residual toxic reactions in order to provide a multi-billion dollar industry to treat these manufactured conditions. You can also shorten lives, reduce populations, and keep people both hooked on and intimidated by prescription medicines.
On June 7th, 2008, the FDA finally admitted that mercury (amalgam) dental fillings “may be harmful to children, pregnant women, and anyone sensitive to mercury.” (35) As an active, amateur chemist with forty-six years of experience, I can tell you that everyone is sensitive to mercury. Mercury especially attacks the nervous system and can induce autism. There is now an epidemic of autism and numerous diseases of the nervous system in our country. It is now recommended by clinics that a baby receive so many injections that by the time the child is one year old, they may have had twenty-two inoculations. (36) The preservative used in the vaccines has been thimerosal, which is a suspension of mercury. At this present time, there are 4,900 families that have filed claims with the U.S. Court of Claims, because their children became autistic after receiving immunizations. (37) Every day there are millions more being injected, and the United States has become a massive experimental death camp with human exploitation and experimentation that would rival anything going on in Germany during World War II. People always seem to have trouble facing reality until reality hits them in the face!
Another problem that has risen is that radio frequency identification chips, used in hospitals, can cause vital equipment to fail. The microchips can switch off ventilators, syringe pumps, and other devices used in life support, according to critical care physician Erik Jan van Lieshout of the University of Amersterdam. (38) I have known for years that high-tech identification devices and systems are strictly from Satan, designed for use in an antichrist society. The first of these systems used was the bar code, which is the basis for all subsequent systems. All full-size bar codes are based on bars or lines, and the first, middle, and last bars always have the numerical equivalent of six. Thus, every bar code has an equally spaced 666 in it. We also know that every full-sized bar code has thirteen digits. If you add together the first, third, fifth, seventh, ninth, eleventh, and thirteenth digits of the bar code, then add to that three times the sum of the second, fourth, sixth, eighth, tenth, and twelfth digits, the answer will always be divisible by ten. Ten is the very number of horns on the beast itself!
One more thing about high-tech equipment that is touted as progress is that it is primarily designed to be used against freedom and liberty, destroying rights and privacy. On July 8th, 2008, Paul S. Ruwaldt of the Department of Homeland Security proposed plans for a new security device to be used on all airline passengers. It is an electronic bracelet that could track their movements, hold personal information, and be triggered like a Taser to stun them into immobility. (39) Do we really live in the land of the free and the home of the brave, or is it the land of the deceived and the home of the depraved?
Desperate Cries From a Creation in Trouble!
These are amazing times of unprecedented events. For the first time in human history, we may have a situation of no ice at the North Pole, and it may happen this year. (40) In California, wildfires have burned continually ever since the California Supreme Court ruled that “gay marriage” is a right! Two days after that ruling, lighting began to strike; sometimes out of a blue cloudless sky. This has happened before, but it is very rare. In California, there were reportedly 30,000 such strikes recently. One thousand, four hundred fires were burning at the same time, (41) and so far, an area the size of the entire state of Rhode Island has been destroyed. The losses are astronomical. The Lord is speaking loudly, but is anyone listening?
The flood damage in the Midwest has been catastrophic, and the corn crop in this “breadbasket of the world” is devastated. This drives the prices of food to unthinkable levels. (42)
The earthquakes of significant magnitude continue to rattle the earth even though the news media doesn’t say much about it. There have been over 360 earthquakes of magnitude 4 or greater in the past 30 days! One was a powerful 7.7 magnitude quake in the Sea of Okhotsk near Russia. (43) On June 30th, 2008, the Israeli authorities issued a warning to all medical facilities and organizations that severe seismic activity is rapidly building in the area of southern Lebanon, and a severe earthquake is imminent in the Israeli State. (44) Revelation 16:18-19 tells us of a great earthquake that will divide the “Great City” into three parts and then cause the cities of the nations to fall!
In Red China where the Olympics are soon to start, smog has filled the region, and it is so thick that it sometimes blots out the sun. Pollution levels are five times the safety limits. (45) In that same area, the Chinese Yellow Sea has turned blood red in what is called a “red tide”, caused by algae. (46) Now a locust warning has been issued for that same region as large swarms of locusts are expected to arrive just about the same day that the Olympics are scheduled to begin with the lighting of the “great cauldron of Zeus.” (47) These plagues are reminiscent of the ten plagues of Egypt. Without a doubt, the coming of the Lord is at hand!
Keep watching and praying, and remember that we continue to welcome your prayer requests. They are all given individual attention. I sincerely thank all of you who support this end time prophetic ministry. I pray you will be greatly blessed. Grace and peace be unto you in the name of the Lord Jesus.
David J. MeyerAcknowledgements
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