Volume XXVIII Issue I January 2009
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America - A Nation Unprepared!
"Behold the Lord maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste, and turneth it upside down, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof. And it shall be, as with the people, so with the priest; as with the servant, so with his master; as with the maid, so with her mistress; as with the buyer, so with the seller; as with the lender, so with the borrower; as with the taker of usury, so with the giver of usery to him. The land shall be utterly emptied, and utterly spoiled: for the Lord hath spoken this word."Isaiah 24:1-3
"Therefore thus will I do unto thee, O Israel: and because I will do this unto thee, prepare to meet thy God, O Israel. For, lo, he that formeth the mountains, and createth the wind, and declareth unto man what is his thought, that maketh the morning darkness, and treadeth upon the high places of the earth, The Lord, The God of hosts, is his name."Amos 4:12-13
"And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come: And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.Acts 2:19-21
In this issue of the Last Trumpet Newsletter, we will look with spiritual eyes at an amazing sight. The once great United States of America has become a nation in desperate trouble, not only among all the other nations but also with Almighty God. Gross sin, graft, corruption, deception, and every form of evil have taken root in every enterprise and endeavor, and there is no soundness left in the institutions of government, banking, commerce, education, and religion. We are a nation totally unprepared for the future, including the ambiguous change promised by Barack Hussein Obama. More urgently, this nation is totally unprepared to meet Almighty God, who will soon come forth with final judgment!
There was a time, not that long ago, when the United States of America was the crown jewel of the world. Immediately after World War II, the United States contained only six percent of the world's population, but controlled eighty-five percent of the world's wealth! What happened? How could a nation that had become so great fall to the depths of poverty and bankruptcy that it is now in? The answer is simple: evil and conspiratorial forces in high places wanted it to happen and gained the power to make it happen. We must remember the words of the late President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, an illuminist and 32nd degree Freemason, who said, "If it happens, you can bet that we planned it that way."
The ultimate objective of the conspirators is one-world government, which is only possible with a one-world money system. The current money systems of the world, especially the economy of the United States, must be sabotaged to supply the excuse to implement a new economic system of cashless, computerized commerce and exchange. Meanwhile, wars and commotions continue to reshape the international order while people are held in check by fear of terrorism and dare not raise a voice against the prevailing powers of satanic governance, which oversees the entire operation. Our current conditions are not by accident, nor are they by chance!
None of the above is a surprise to Almighty God. He foretold this through many of His prophets long ago. The powers of antichrist are hard and fast at work to bring forth the mark of the beast, which will demand total subservience to Satan himself. This is the change that Barack Hussein Obama is talking about, and it is nigh upon us. Large numbers of people are now throwing their hands up and saying what can I do? There is something you can and must do! First of all, if you do not personally know the Lord Jesus Christ as your Saviour, surrender you life to Him now in sincere prayer. He will hear you and prepare your heart to meet Him when He returns to this earth. Do it now before it is too late! Then, watch and pray and be vocal to others about what is happening, why it is happening, and what is soon to come! Even if only one person speaks out and declares the truth, then that thought lives. God will bless you and you will become very close to the Lord Jesus Christ!
Obama's New Age of Aquarius!
On January 20th, 2009, an event is scheduled to take place which the Wall Street Journal is calling "Washington's Woodstock." The original Woodstock was the infamous rock concert that took place over three decades ago with its wild orgies, drugs, marijuana, and numerous rock bands. Now, the inauguration of Barack Obama is being given the same name because of the countless rock stars and Hollywood celebrities that are planning to be there. Night clubs are setting up tents to expand their capacity for the wild revelers. (1) The city of Washington, D.C., is also making a special allowance and waiving the laws regarding closing times for sin businesses. Nightclubs, bars, strip joints, and other such evil establishments will be allowed to operate all night until 5:00 A.M. for the Obama occasion. (2) In addition to all of that and just in time for the inaugural rock fest, the Vatican issued a full and official forgiveness to the late John Lennon, the member of the Beatles who publicly declared, "The Beatles are more famous than Jesus Christ." That statement was made by Lennon in 1966, and now, forty-two years later, the Vatican decided to condone the declaration. (3)
The inauguration takes place on a day that is of vital importance in the world of witchcraft and occultism. Astrology is the time clock of Satan and his kingdom of demons, and it is impossible to practice witchcraft without it. January 20th, the day when Obama moves into his position of power, is the very day when the sun moves into the sign of Aquarius, the 11th sign of the zodiac. The hit song called "Aquarius" by the Fifth Dimension told the entire story of the day that would come that would bring change for a thousand years. Adolph Hitler also claimed that the Third Reich would last for a thousand years. Officially, it lasted only thirteen years and ended on the eve of Beltaine, the druid witches' New Year sabat.
We must also bear in mind that the word inauguarate comes from the ancient Latin language of the old Roman Empire. In ancient Rome there were soothsayers called augurs who were invested with evil spirits and could supposedly declare the future. From the word augur came the word inaugurate, which literally means to take omens. In European nations the monarchs and heads of nations were always crowned by some kind of religious leader such as the Pope, a Cardinal, the Archbishop of Canterbury, or another religious official. That way, the impression was given that none would dare question the authority of the "crowned one", because the crown was placed by a supposed representative of God. Obama has chosen his so-called "holy man" to do the job. It is the immensely popular Rick Warren, the pastor of a mega church and author of the book A Purpose-Driven Life. Warren is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, which is the Illuminati in the United States. Warren also admitted in an interview that he loves hard rock music. Although Warren claims to be "anti-gay" and "pro-life", it is all a front because Obama is very pro-gay rights and pro-abortion. Why would Warren support him if he had true convictions on these issues? This is the man who was handpicked by Obama to be the officiating "holy man" as he takes omens and heads for the Oval Office!
Are our elected officials truly prepared to lead? I wonder how many of them have ever read the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution of the United States. I wonder how many of them can name at least half of the signers of the Declaration of Independence from memory. Here let it be noted that a test of thirty-three questions related to civic knowledge was given to our elected officials by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. The questions were regarding how the government works. The average score of our high officials was 44 percent, which is a solid "F." Dr. Josiah Bunting of the National Civil Literacy Board at ISI made the following comment, "How can political leaders make informed decisions if they don't understand the American experience?" (4)
President-elect Barack Obama rose to power within the Chicago political machine, which is known to work with the corrupt underworld crime elements. The Chicago politicians are notorious for being as crooked as a barrel of fishhooks. The current intrigue with Illinois Governor Blagojevich is one example of the environment from which Obama came. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan asked the high court to declare the Governor unfit. (5) Very soon we will see that the governance of Obama is even more deranged and evil! Obama declared that he had no contact with the Illinois governor, but it has now been proven that he used his chosen White House chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, to interact with the governor. (6)
We must also note that Obama reportedly went to three intense counseling sessions with New Hampshire Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson. Robinson is an outspoken flaming red-hot homosexual. (7)
On December 1st, 2008, Barack Obama announced that he has nominated his choice for Secretary of State to also be one of the heads of his National Security Team. (8) Hillary Clinton will help to oversee the new Gestapo, which will enforce compliance to Obama's directives. What is left of privacy is soon to be a thing of the past as the new National Security Team, involving many thousands of new government security agents, are everywhere. As a back up to the NST, the Pentagon is planning to have 20,000 troops on ready alert to police the civilian population of the United States. (9)
Hillary Clinton is soon to hold the powerful office of Secretary of State of the United States of America. This is the woman who admitted that she held sťances in the White House solarium with the mystic Jean Houston and would speak to famous dead people such as Eleanor Roosevelt. (10) I have no doubt that Hillary Clinton is a witch of the first magnitude at least to the fourth level of Wicca.
On December 3rd, 2008, the Washington Post reported that Barack Obama has sent out "teams of ten," wearing yellow badges, to swarm into government offices uninvited. These teams are seizing upon records and vital information from the Pentagon to the National Council on Disability. (11) It appears that this aggressive action is similar to the violent takeover so common in Communist countries.
When Barack Obama went to Berlin, Germany, to address the German people during his campaign, it was no accident, but rather by design that he stood at the monument in the center of the Tiergarten and lifted his arm in a Hitler-like salute. Just below this Tiergarten is a vast network of tunnels that were built for Hitler by the architect Albert Speer. (12) Hitler had plans to declare Berlin as the "Capital of the World", and the spot where Obama made his speech marked the place that represented underground or clandestine world dictatorship in a new world order; three words often used by Adolph Hitler.
Berlin, Germany, had another attraction for Barack Obama. During the 1880's, German archaeologists were in the ancient city of Pergamos where they found the massive altar of Zeus. They offered to buy the altar from the Ottoman Moslem rulers, and upon purchasing it, they moved the structure to Berlin where it was fully restored. It now resides in a museum in Berlin, Germany. This altar of Zeus is the very seat of Satan! In Revelation 2:12-13, we read as follows: "And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges; I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth." These words were written to the early Christians of Pergamos and were spoken by our Lord Jesus Christ. Incidentally, Antipas was a true martyr back in those days, but his name carries a great prophetic significance. The name Antipas is a contacted form of anti-papas, or those who oppose the Pope or papal rule.
When Barack Obama visited Berlin, Germany, he no doubt visited the altar of Zeus, or Satan's seat, because he designed a replica of this altar and seat of Satan from which he made his rousing speech launching his Democratic candidacy. Remember the strange columns he stood in front of? They were made of staging materials and styrofoam, but the design and effect were still there. It was the altar of Zeus and seat of Satan.
On November 27th, 2008, Barack Obama was asked the question regarding the vision for change and where the change would be. Obama quickly stated, "I am the change, the change comes from me." (13) We are made to wonder who this strange one is, and what is his real agenda? According to Islamic tradition, there was an Islamic Imam who was the Prophet Mohammed's cousin and son-in-law. His name was Ali Ibn Abi-Talib. This man gave the following prophecy: "At the end of times, and just before the return of the Mahdi, a tall black man will assume the reins of government in the West; commanding the strongest army on earth. The new ruler in the West will carry a clear sign from the third Imam, whose name was Hussein Ibn Ali ." (14) Strangely enough, the name Obama in the Persian language means "He is with us."
With all of this in mind, my attention was jolted by an article featured in the Baltimore Sun newspaper on November 30th, 2008, with the following headline: "Codes for Armageddon: A New President to Hold Nuclear Launch 'Football.'" The article told of an event which is to take place immediately after the inauguration of Obama, scheduled for January 20th, 2009. George W. Bush, along with a military officer, will accompany Barack Hussein Obama to the White House. In the White House, a small leather-bound metal briefcase known as the "football" will be handed to Obama. Inside the briefcase, according to the article, are "the codes to identify and authenticate a presidential order that could launch nuclear weapons and ignite a global holocaust." (15) What is awaiting the new commander-in-chief? Only God knows exactly how long it will be until the final prophecies are fulfilled and this present world ends. Bible prophecy is being fulfilled every day. We have been and are being warned. We are also commanded to watch and pray!
The Economic Blood of the Beast!
It has been said that "money is the lifeblood of a nation." If we follow through with that analogy, we can say that in a global economy, he who controls the money controls the world. We know from Revelation 13:11-18 that the second beast brings forth the final economy, and it is universally imposed upon all the people in the world. Verse 17 of that chapter clearly states the following: "And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name." In order for this to happen, all the economies of the world must merge into one. To make that happen, the present economies must be brought into deep trouble and crumble in order to induce the people of the world to accept the new system. This new world money system will be the very lifeblood of the beast government of Antichrist.
Is it really happening? On December 1st, 2008, the London Daily Telegraph featured a headline story entitled "World Stability Hangs by a Thread as Economies Continue to Unravel." The story tells of worldwide collapse as economies everywhere on earth are in deep trouble. The writer described the once strong economies of the nations as being like stars that have fallen to the earth. It also states that in America, U.S. Treasury bills, the safe haven for money, have fallen to a 0.02 percent yield. This yield is less than zero after costs. (16) This means that people are giving their money to the government for nothing in return and are asking only that the government will promise to give it back.
On November 9th, 2008, Britain's Prime Minister Gordon Brown made a stunning speech at the Lord Mayor's banquet in London. In the speech, Brown said, "Now is the time to build a global society." He also said, "Britain, the United States, and Europe are key to forging a new world order." (17) Truly, the ten-horned beast of Revelation, chapter 13, is rapidly rising. Gordon Brown and others of his ilk are also secretly pushing to have Britain join the euro currency community, which would be the demise of the British pound. The euro community is fully expecting this to happen. (18)
In the United States, conditions are rapidly deteriorating. Jim Rogers, one of the world's most prominent international investors, declared that most big U.S. banks are totally bankrupt. Rogers, who is a commodities expert, has recently exited dollar-dominated assets. (19)
We know that nearly two years ago, the Federal Government began to refuse to publish or disclose the M-3 index, which tells us the total money supply. Now the Federal Reserve refuses to disclose the recipients of two trillion dollars in emergency loans. (20) We must remember that the Federal Government often uses the word "loans" to describe its hand-out money, but there is no expectation of repayment. If recipients are already in trouble to the tune of many billions of dollars, how will they ever get so far ahead of the break-even point that they would be able to repay the government? It is like loaning money to hobos on the street. With all of the bailouts, obligations, and commitments considered, the Federal Government is now in hock for over five trillion dollars! (21) This is more than the entire cost for all of World War II, which was just over four trillion dollars, if costs are adjusted for inflation. (22) In addition to that, the numbers keep going up. On November 24th, 2008, Bloomberg News Service reported that the pledges of the United States to ease frozen credit have now topped 7.7 trillion dollars. (23) This vast amount is equal to approximately two-thirds of our existing national debt.
We are living in a time when almost every bank, institution, corporation, and even state and city governments are crying for a bailout! How do you bail out a sinking ship that is this large? Where is the money to come from? The state of California has declared that they will be out of money by February 2009 and will be in a 15 billion dollar hole! (24) The state of New York is also broke, according to Governor David Paterson, who has brought forth a plan to impose eighty-eight new taxes and fees on New Yorkers. There will also be layoffs of state workers and a notable reduction in services. (25)
The United States Treasury continues to bail out our largest banks, and they are still in trouble. Twenty-one mega-banks received 33.56 billion dollars recently. The Federal Government is actually buying into these banks as part owners. (26) Eventually, the government will own everything, including all banks, industry, airlines, and so on. I can say that in twenty-eight years of watching, praying, and researching, I have never seen conditions as desperate as they are right now. The giant Bank of America Corp. announced on December 12th, 2008, that they are eliminating 35,000 jobs. (27) The massive Citigroup Bank announced the elimination of 53,000 jobs, and even though they are down-sizing by 20 percent, they remain in deep trouble. (28) Clients of Citigroup recently became very anxious when they could not access account information or only portions of information. The banks gave the excuse that the computers were down and they didn't know why! (29) This went on for days and may not yet be resolved!
On November 26th, 2008, the FDIC added another fifty-four banks to its "problem list." (30) Meanwhile, the working men and women of our nation are losing their jobs at a rapid rate. There are now ten million people out of work with little hope of obtaining a new job. (31) On November 23rd, 2008, President-elect Barack Obama warned that millions more jobs will be lost in the year 2009. One of his biggest concerns about the economy was the falling price spiral. (32) Here let it be noted that one of the primary characteristics of a depression is that prices drop very low, but people don't have the money to buy anything. This condition is now developing at breakneck speed. The next meltdown is expected to be a mortgage crisis in commercial properties. Watch for stores, businesses, and shopping malls to close their doors for good. (33)
The Detroit "big three" automakers have occupied the news lately when the U.S Congress refused to bail them out. The automakers began to cry out that their survival was a national security issue, (34) so President Bush arranged for General Motors and Chrysler to receive bailout money from the funds Congress designated for banks a few months ago. How poorly are these companies managed? When the union was asked to accept a cut in pay for the workers, it was proven that even if every auto worker would work for no pay at all, the companies still couldn't make it. This was reported on CNN News on December 10th, 2008. We must also remember that two-thirds of all U.S. corporations pay no federal taxes at all! (35) Top executives have paid themselves so many hundreds of millions of dollars in bonuses, and it's all at the expense of the American people. The executives have grabbed all the money they could and went running for the tall grass. When we think of such thieves as Jesse James, Bonny and Clyde, John Dillinger, and others, we must think of them as petty thieves compared to the business executives of America and their willing stooges in Washington who perform like trained seals for them! There are numerous reports about these "distressed" executives by the hundreds partying at some of the most expensive night clubs in New York. They are seen swilling martinis and banqueting like there is no tomorrow. (36)
What is all of this leading up to? A prominent Russian professor recently predicted that once the ultimate crash occurs in the United States, the nation will fracture into six parts. Dr. Igor Panarin named the six divisions as follows: "the Pacific coast, the South, Texas, the Atlantic coast, the central states, and the northern states." He also stated that each area will be dominated by a different ethnic group. (37) Will it really happen? Only God knows for sure because He has the final say on all things!
Marshalling the Forces for World War III
There are so many signs of the times, and our world is rapidly approaching World War III, also known as Armageddon. Barack Obama has been warned of a nuclear Iran, and the entire Middle East is ready to explode into war. (38) Russian warships are now in Venezuela doing naval war exercises with the Venezuelan Navy. (39) President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela has ordered the U.S. ambassador out of his country. (40) This is customary just before a war. The oil-rich country of Venezuela is also purchasing combat planes from Red China. (41) We also know that Russian President Dmitry Medvedev recently visited Venezuela and then Cuba. (42) On December 4th, 2008, a Russian warship was headed for the Panama Canal, (43) and more Russian warships were headed for Cuba. (44) Quite obviously, something is going on that will soon manifest itself. Is Barack Obama ready for all of this? There will be much more on this subject in the February issue of the Last Trumpet.
The Voice of God's Creation!
The Bible warns us of great signs that would take place in God's creation as the end of the world draws near. In Luke 21:10-11 we read of these as follows: "Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven." We are certainly living during the time of these signs! As of the time of this writing, there have been 249 significant earthquakes worldwide within the past thirty days. These quakes are at least magnitude 4 in strength. The news media says very little about this subject. As the Scripture says, there are many fearful sights, and they come in many forms.
The United States of America is now going through one of the strangest and most intense winters of all time. Freak storms have left significant snow amounts in places like Texas; Las Vegas, Nevada; and even Malibu, California. Intense ice storms have left millions of people without power, and temperatures were as cold as thirty degrees below zero, Fahrenheit, in some parts of the country. Blizzards of heavy snow have crippled much of the country, and winds in excess of forty miles per hour have caused snow drifts to block major highways. It seems that our entire nation has already experienced the hardships of a severe winter, and at the time of this writing, winter has not even officially begun. From Washington to New York, extreme winter weather has hammered our nation. (45) Conditions are not normal.
There is also trouble in the heavens above, just as the Bible said there would be. On November 26th, 2008, AFP News Service reported that experts are calling for a global network to prevent asteroid disasters. The Association of Space Explorers presented a report to the United Nations on November 25th, 2008, entitled, "Asteroid Threats, a Call for Global Response." The report indicated that there are now over 6,000 cosmic objects circulating around our planet, and 1,000 of these have a diameter of 93 miles or more. If even one of these hit the earth, it would bring catastrophic damage, such as fires and tsunamis. (46) When I read this, I was reminded of Revelation 6:13-14, which reads as follows: "And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together, and every mountain and island were moved out of their places."
Scientists are also baffled because the heliosphere, the protective shield of energy that surrounds our solar system, has weakened by 25 percent over the past ten years. Thus, the sun's protective bubble of solar wind is greatly diminished, and this leaves the earth vulnerable to intense stellar radiation. (47) Indeed, our Lord is coming!
In conclusion, I would like to urge everyone to pray fervently and continually. Your prayer requests are always welcomed and we do take them very seriously. I also sincerely thank all of you who continue to support this end time prophetic ministry. God bless you exceedingly is my prayer. Grace and peace be multiplied unto you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Always remember that there is a God in heaven who hears you when you call upon Him. He will answer you prayers.
David J. Meyer
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02. The Washington Times, Dec. 3, 2008, by Michael Drost & Timothy Warren, Washington, D.C.
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38. The London Times, Dec. 3, 2008, by Catherine Philp, Washington, D.C.
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40. Associated Press, Sep. 11, 2008, Caracas, Venezuela.
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47. The London Daily Telegraph, Oct. 19, 2008, by Richard Gray, London, England, U.K.