Volume XXVIII Issue II February 2009
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Perplexity in the Empire of the Beast!
“And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.”Luke 21:25-28
“But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.”I Thessalonians 5:1-3
“Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.”Luke 17:28-30
In this issue of the Last Trumpet Newsletter, we will look at the confusion and instability of the events of our day in the light of Bible prophecy. As we do this, we will clearly see how accurate and precise the Bible is as every detail of prophecy is being fulfilled now in our time right before our very eyes! We are now seeing the empire of the Antichrist rising rapidly. As this happens according to prophecy, nations everywhere would not just be troubled or agitated but in a state of distress. The primary reason for that distress is the accompanying perplexity. At this point we must understand that the word perplexity comes from the Greek word aporia, which means: “unable to find a way out!”
The Scriptures above also tells us that when the people of earth declare peace and safety sudden destruction will come upon them. The prophecy also uses the analogy of a woman with child who is about to deliver. The birth pangs get closer and closer together and ever more intense, and there is no way to back out of what is happening. Thus, the perplexed people of the earth, so familiar with religion and yet so far from the truth, will find no escape!
We also know that when the end comes, it will come very fast! The third portion of Scripture above tells us that life will be status quo and go on normally in all of our human endeavors until suddenly the last day comes. Our Saviour called attention to Sodom and compared the last generation to it. Indeed, the world is now full of crazed sodomites. We also know from the story of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah that the lust-filled homosexuals were blinded by the angels, and the blinded only intensified their lust as they stood near Lot’s house. The homosexuals never stopped trying as the demons in them drove them to extreme intensity as they wearied themselves to find the door! Thus, after Lot and his family left the city, fire and brimstone fell on the blinded population of that city. Even so now in this last generation, a spiritual blindness has engulfed the people of the United States and the world. They are blind to the impending judgment of Almighty God. This is especially true of church leaders. Our Lord said that if the blind lead the blind, they all fall into the ditch!
In I John 5:19, we read a very profound verse as follows: “And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.” Here let it be noted that the word lieth in this verse comes from a Greek word that means to “lay complete sprawled out, as if in a state of sleep.” Thus, the verse is saying that the people of the last days are completely sprawled out and laying in wickedness. They are fully acclimated to evil with no sense of what is truly right and what is truly wrong. This is the very condition of our day! If you are reading this and you feel a stirring in your soul, yield your heart and mind to the Lord Jesus now! There is so little time left, and soon it will be too late. The Saviour will hear you and save you. You will be safe and secure from the wrath to come!
The Rising of a New Beast!
By the time you receive this newsletter, unless Almighty God intervenes, we will have a new President of the United States. I am writing this newsletter on January 16th, 2009, and in just a few days Barack Hussein Obama will become the 44th President of the United States. One of the last official acts of the outgoing President George W. Bush was to declare a state of emergency in Washington, D.C., for the inauguration. (1) The swearing in ceremony is expected to cost $165 million, (2) and Obama will be riding in a limousine that is designed to withstand rocket and chemical attacks. (3) This black Cadillac vehicle has been named “the beast” by the Secret Service. (4) A security force that is 42,500 strong will be deployed for the event, including the U.S. Secret Service, FBI, and a total of ninety-nine other federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. Command centers set up by FEMA, the Department of Homeland Security, and other agencies will honeycomb the entire area. (5) It will look like a war zone and is more of a military event than anything else. Except for the presence of the swastika or hackenkreutz, it will look very much like the January morning when Adolph Hitler walked up the steps in his country to take the reins of power. Hitler promised change and economic recovery. He also promised jobs for everyone.
On hand for the event will be the religious leader Rick Warren. Warren is the multimillionaire minister and member of the Council on Foreign Relations, who will give the invocation. What spirit will he invoke? Obama also invited Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson to give a special prayer. (6) Robinson is the flaming red hot homosexual activist from New Hampshire, who has been in the news for his extreme actions to promote homosexuality. I see and feel God’s judgment coming quickly after this event!
A number of amazing signs have happened in the month before the scheduled inauguration of Obama. The President-elect and his family went on a vacation to the island of Oahu in Hawaii in December. They were staying in a “humble” 9 million dollar, five-bedroom oceanfront house near downtown Honolulu. According to the Associated Press, “their Hawaiian vacation was darkened for eleven hours.” (7) It was a power outage that brought darkness to their mansion on the ocean. It happened on a Friday night, which was the first esbat (witches’ weekly meeting) after the sabat of Yule, and it was also the last esbat of the year. The number eleven is significant because it is the Aquarian number as Aquarius is the eleventh sign of the zodiac in astrology. The sun enters that sign on January 20th, the very day of the inauguration. Washington and the entire government operates on the power of witchcraft and have for generations. Thus, a dark and occult shadow is cast on the event of the inauguration, and dark ominous days are ahead for America!
Another event that took place on January 7th, 2009, was the mysterious dinner meeting with Obama and four Presidents. There were five men in all: Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Jimmy Carter. The Associated Press made a point of mentioning that this meeting took place exactly thirteen days before the scheduled inauguration. (8) What did these five men talk about? It was all very private and secretive. I was reminded of a similar occasion when five men went into a cave near Ingolstadt, Bavaria, on May 1st, 1776. It was Dr. Adam Weishaupt, who with four other men, met in the cave at the behest of the Rothschild banking cartel to bring forth a conspiratorial plan to take over the world and present it one day to their god Lucifer. In that cave, these five men consulted with an invisible force that they called the controlling unknown. This “force” gave them the plan to recruit members of their new organization, which would become known as the Illuminati. They would conceal themselves by hiding in the high levels of the Masonic Lodge until they could foment revolutions and three world wars until their objective was achieved. There is much more to this story. When five men gather secretly in the realm of occultism, they represent the five points of the pentacle, a five-pointed star. Those five points are earth, wind, fire, water, and spirit. It was no coincidence that this meeting was thirteen days before the inauguration when Obama is to become president and the sun enters Aquarius. The number thirteen is the most sacred number in the occult.
On the 13th day of January 2009, the Department of Homeland Security conducted a test at the White House in anticipation of a possible major incident with emphasis on the continuity of government procedures if an attack occurred. (9) When the Lord Jesus returns, there will be no continuity of their government; that is for sure!
What will happen after this expensive event and the change of power? Incidentally, large portions of all the money that will pay for the inauguration is coming from the very Wall Street executives that received the bail-out money! This was recently reported in the Wall Street Journal. (10) The new President will be unique in one major way. He will be the first U.S. President to enter into the management of an American empire in decline! (11) Obama apparently thinks of himself as a creator. He intends to “create” 600,000 new government jobs. (12) The new President also intends to “create” two trillion new dollars to spend on his programs. This will have a watering-down effect on the value of the American dollar, which is already in trouble. Obama himself stated, “There is red ink as far as the eye can see,” and he is planning to cut social security and medicare spending. (13)
On January 5th, 2009, the Business and Media Institute reported that Obama may be inclined to put a tax on dairy cows to help raise money to curb greenhouse gases. (14) The tax is expected to be $175.00 per cow. The environmentalist extremists believe that the cows give off enough gas from flatulence to damage the environment and ozone layer.
On January 14th, incoming White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs announced that Barack Obama is definitely going to end the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” program regarding homosexuals and lesbians in the military. (15) The new President believes that the homosexuals, lesbians, bisexuals, transsexuals and others of that ilk should be welcomed with opened arms in the military. Do we need militant sodomites in the armed forces?
Is Barack Hussein Obama an antichrist? We know that the Antichrist as a governing beast is spoken of in Revelation, chapter 13. As we study that chapter, we find that even though the Antichrist is a beast, he has the number of a man, and his number is 666. Thus, numbers are important indicators of the Antichrist and of antichrist activity. Here let it be noted that Obama claims Hawaii as his birthplace, although he has never proved that. Using his claim, however, we find some very interesting numbers. We know that Satan told Almighty God in Job 1:7 that he had come from walking to and fro in the earth, and walking up and down in it. To and fro would indicate latitude, and up and down would indicate longitude. The latitude of the claimed birthplace of Obama in Hawaii is 21.6. Those three digits that make up 21.6 are significant because the number 216 is the number 6 cubed, or 6x6x6=216. Obama was born on August 4th, 1961, which is the 216th day of the year, another 666. We also know that Obama’s office in Chicago, Illinois, had an interesting zip code: 60606. In the ancient Babylonian numbering system of letters having numerical equivalents increasing by six for each letter, we find that the words “A messiah Barack” equal 666. We also know from Revelation, chapters 7 and 14, that the number 144,000 represents the people of Almighty God. It is the Antichrist that tries to divide them. If we divide the number 144,000 by 666, we find an amazing quotient of 216.216216. If we divide 144,000 by 216 we get the number 666.666666.
We must also remember that Obama’s claim of birth in Hawaii is further revealing, because Hawaii is in the Pacific Ocean. The word Pacific means “peace”, and the Scripture says that the antichrist will come as a man of peace. We also know that the metaphoric meaning of the word Hawaii comes from “Ha” (breath of life), and “Wai” (fresh water). Thus, in metaphor it means “the water of life.” The extra letter “I” would then indicate, “I am the water of life.” This is a title that belongs only to the Lord Jesus and not to Barack Obama.
Obama is also connected with Kenya, which is no doubt his real place of birth. The word Kenya is actually a feminine word pronounced “Keen-ya,” and it refers in feminine usage to the “cradle of mankind” in the native Kikuyu language. The literal meaning of the word Kenya is “the abode of the gods.” Even Obama’s political roots in Illinois are significant because the word Illinois is an Algonquin word which means, “Tribe of superior men,” or In other words, the master race. There is much more that could be said!
The Fall of an Economic Empire!
Strange forces are now hard at work in the world, and their objective is a singular and unified monetary system. This is essential in order to control the population of the world and bring them into subservience to a one world dictator. On January 8th, 2009, Nicolas Sarkozy of France, Angela Merkel of Germany, and Tony Blair, the former Prime Minister of England, called upon the United States to join them in bringing forth a new world capitalism. (16) This strange triumvirate of Europe has the objective of a one-world money system. They have already unified most of Europe into the usage of a common currency called the Euro. But united Europe is not enough. Sarkozy clearly stated, “We cannot accept the status quo!” (17) These three leaders are both mysterious and unusual. Nicolas Sarkozy, the head of France, is actually of Greek origin and comes from the same area of Macedonia from which Alexander the Great came. He is a powerful and demanding authoritarian. Tony Blair is an active occultist and leader in the European Union. Merkel is reportedly the biological daughter of Adolph Hitler by means of artificial insemination, according to the Russian doctor who both developed the procedure and recorded it in his notes and transcripts. Take a good look at Angela Merkel, and you can see the face of Hitler except for the schnurrbart, (mustache). What a strange power of three they make as they proceed with their mission to unify the world under one currency. It reminds me of Revelation 16:13-14 which reads as follows: “And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For these are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.”
Will the United States of America ever join such a system and become an interdependent unit of a worldwide universal economic system? At this very time, we are seeing the crashing fall of our current system, and with the massive bailouts going on, capitalism is giving way to socialism and government ownership. On December 31st, 2008, the Financial Times featured the headline “U.S. Stocks Suffer Worst Year Since the Great Depression.” (18) On January 7th, 2009, the Wall Street Journal headline read as follows: “Fed Outlook Darkens on Economy.” (19) The story went on to make dire predictions for the year 2009, including climbing unemployment well into the year 2010! (20) It is one economic disaster after another in America, and it has been so since September 2008 when the crash began as predicted in the May 2008 issue of the Last Trumpet Newsletter. Now we have learned that the giant Bank of America is to receive an additional $20 billion. This was announced on January 16th, 2009. This will make the Federal Government the primary stockholder in this giant bank and ostensibly the owner of it! (21) This is Marxist socialism in action! They said it could never happen here.
Meanwhile sales continue to plummet because people just don’t have the money to buy things, even at lower prices. By definition, this is a depression. Ford Motor sales dropped by 32 percent in December, and Chrysler dropped by 53 percent! (22) In the month of November 2008, employers eliminated 533,000 jobs! (23) The once highly sought after United States Treasury bills are now bearing no interest at all with a rate of 0.005%. Red China is now the largest holder of U.S. Treasury bills and is stuck with them. (24)
How hard was the fall and crash of the economy in recent months? The pension funds of U.S. companies held a 60 billion dollar surplus just one year ago. Now the funds that so many people depend upon for retirement are in the hole with a deficit of 409 billion dollars! (25) Many people will be unable to retire! In addition to that, Social Security is in trouble as admitted by Obama, and the baby boom generation is bringing 10,000 new applicants for Social Security every day! (26) With all of this going on, it is interesting to note that the United Autoworkers’ Union keeps and enjoys a $6 million golf course for members at a $33 million lakeside retreat! (27) It is one scam after another and honesty is now almost nonexistent.
The request for government bailouts continue constantly. The steel industry in America, which was once the backbone of our national growth, is now in a condition of collapse. They are hoping for a bailout. (28) The states of America are also bankrupt. Forty-seven of our fifty states are now completely bankrupt and are asking for Federal bailouts in the collective amount of $1 trillion, according to a report on CNN. (29) Also among the long list of enterprises that are requesting bailouts, there is one that is outrageous and reproachful. On January 8th, 2009, the pornography industry in the United States requested a government bailout of $5 billion of taxpayer money. (30) The smut industry claims that so many millions of people are watching and reading pornography on their computers that they are no longer buying magazines and DVD’s. They also said that America needs more pornography to keep the people entertained and happy. Without a doubt, the United States is a morally depraved nation with an appetite that demands hell’s menu. Soon it will all be over!
In spite of the economic catastrophe that is now engulfing our nation, an amazing plan is now being put into effect at the behest of the United Nations, which will involve vast amounts of U.S. dollars. I was shocked to read the article in the Houston Chronicle, which featured the headline dated November 13th, 2008, as follows: “Can Ancient Babylon Be Restored?” (31) The story goes on to tell of plans to completely restore the ancient city of Babylon, Iraq. This ancient city was greatly beloved of Satan. It is the place where the first astrologers drew the first star maps. It is where the first laws were codified and where the Hanging Gardens became one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. It was also the cradle of idolatry, the basis for Freemasonry and all false religions. Truly, this is one of the last signs of the end of this present world!
The United States has poured vast amounts of money into Iraq and continues to do so. The United States has now inaugurated its largest embassy ever. On January 6th, 2009, the $700 million embassy took the omens of inauguration, for that is the meaning of that word inaugurate. The fortress-like structure is on 104 acres of land and has space for 1,000 employees. It is more than ten times the size of any U.S. Embassy in the world. This embassy is also six times larger than the entire United Nations’ complex in New York City. (32) Is this more than an embassy? Is this complex some kind of headquarters situated in the area of the Euphrates River, which is the traditional boundary that separates the Kings of the East from the Kings of the West? Soon we will know.
Distress of Nations!
The world we live in not only has economic troubles, but it also is a world of total unrest, and a Third World War looms largely on the horizon. Our Saviour himself prophesied of this in Matthew 24:6-8 as follows: “And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.” From these words we understand that the end does not come by small wars, but rather by a world war where nations rise against nations and kingdom against kingdom. It will be a whole world at war!
Currently, the giant Russian bear is rising up once again. The Kremlin has become fearful of massive civil unrest as their economy is taking a severe hit because of the global economic catastrophe. (33) It is the battle of the euro against the rouble, and Russia had to devalue the rouble again. (34) The problem is that one of the chief sources of income for Russia is the exportation of natural gas to European nations. Russia also has one of the largest oil reserves in the world in the Crimean oil fields. When oil prices were manipulated downward on the world market, Russia received a heavy economic blow. The dispute is so great that at the beginning of January, Russia turned off the gas supplies to Eastern Europe. In those countries, thousands of businesses had to be shut down, and homes were without heat. It is being called the “new cold war in Europe.” (35) We know that the oil prices are manipulated upward and downward at will by the Illuminati conspirators, and we have all seen that recently. Russia is being forced to react, and that is why that nation is now rising up and flexing its military muscles. Russia is now stationing its warships around the world and is obviously getting ready for something of major proportions. (36) Russia has also become a strong ally of both Iran and Venezuela and is now building nuclear technology in that South American nation. (37) The balance of power is also shifting in the Middle East as Russia supplies Iran with missiles and other high-powered weapons. (38)
As reported by ABC News, the recent war in Gaza has resulted in the deaths and injuries of thousands of people, the vast majority of them being innocent civilians, women, and children. This relentless attack has incited violent hatred for Israel in the entire Moslem world with promises of painful revenge. The dead bodies of the victims were held up at rallies, and the Moslem world is being whipped up into a fever pitch against Israel. Massive global protests are now adding to the hatred. (39) All of this is leading to a horrifying war that will end with the Battle of Armageddon. In Revelation 16:14-16 we read as follows: “For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.”
We know that Armageddon is in Israel and that the last war will end there, as well as this present world. God even used Zechariah, the prophet, to describe the effects of the nuclear weapons that will be used there. In Zechariah 14:12, we read as follows: “And this shall be the plague wherewith the Lord will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.” This is a clear description of thermonuclear weapons melting flesh, and this prophecy was given nearly 2,500 years ago! God help us all!
Great Signs in the Heavens and on Earth!
We know from Scripture that in the last days there are to be great signs in both the heavens and earth. Our Lord Jesus prophesied that there would be earthquakes in divers (various) places. The news media usually doesn’t say much about earthquakes, but the U.S. Geological Survey reported 326 significant earthquakes with a magnitude of four and above within a thirty-day period from December 6th, 2008, to January 5th, 2009. (40) In addition to that, and not included in that figure, are the swarms of over 900 earthquakes in the Yellowstone caldera in Wyoming. (41) Underneath this region is one of the largest volcanoes in the world, and it is overdue for eruption. (42) Only God knows when this massive eruption will occur. The many earthquakes that are happening around the world almost constantly are far too numerous to list in this newsletter, but here are a few of them: San Francisco, California– swarms of quakes on January 5th, 2009; Pakistan– a magnitude 6 quake on January 4th, 2009; Indonesia– a magnitude 6 quake on January 4th, 2009. (43) A 4.5 magnitude quake hit the Los Angeles area on January 8th, 2009, and was it felt as far away as San Diego. Costa Rica was hit with a 6.1 earthquake on January 8th, 2009, which sent people running into the streets of the capital as they watched windows shatter and walls crumble. (44) The list of quakes goes on and on!
Freak winter weather has also been sweeping our nation with deadly blizzards, ice storms, and record-breaking cold. Here in Wisconsin we have had nearly fifty inches of snow thus far and wind chill temperatures of 43 degrees below zero Fahrenheit! In Alaska, temperatures went as low as minus 78 degrees Fahrenheit! (45)
Strange and mysterious things are also going on in the heavens, which are no doubt signs to those who are watching and who believe what the Bible says. The little nation of Latvia was recently startled by columns of light that came down from space during the night at the end of December 2008. Many photographs were taken of the colored beams of light that have baffled scientists. Scientists at the website spaceweather.com said, “Truhin’s pillars are not the ordinary kind. Even leading experts cannot figure them out. These pillars are mysterious; they have unexplained curved tops and even curved arcs coming from their base.” (46) These are signs in the heavens!
There is another strange mystery in space that was a great topic of discussion recently at the American Astronomical Society. The sophisticated equipment of the scientists picked up a sound from space that they described as a very loud roar that is six times louder than anything they have ever heard coming from space. Dr. Alan Kogut of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, had this to say, “There is something new and interesting going on in the universe. The universe really threw us a curve….detailed analysis of the signal ruled out primordial stars or any known radio sources, including gas in the outermost halo of our own galaxy.” (47) What is this strange roar from space? I am reminded of Joel 3:16 which reads as follows: “The Lord also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the Lord will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel.”
In closing, I pray that we will all be ready for that great day of the Lord’s coming. Thanks to all of you who support this end time prophetic ministry. God bless you for your faithfulness! Everyone’s prayer requests are always welcome, and we give each one individual attention. Grace and peace be multiplied unto you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.David J. Meyer