Volume XXVIII Issue IV April 2009
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When Our Only True Hope Is Rejected!
"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. Your country is desolate, your cities are burned with fire: your land, strangers devour it in your presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers."Isaiah 1:4, 7
"Now therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts; consider your ways. Ye have sown much, and bring in little; ye eat, but ye have not enough; ye drink, but ye are not filled with drink; ye clothe you, but there is none warm; and he that earneth wages earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes."Haggai 1:5-6
"Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. Behold, I stand at the door and knock: If any man hear my voice,and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me."Revelation 3:17-20
In this issue of the Last Trumpet Newsletter, we will look upon our nation and the world in the light of the Holy Scriptures. As we do this, we will behold a situation that is beyond sadness, especially when we realize that conditions do not have to be as they are. We are not a nation and world without hope, but the only hope is being continually rejected. We must always remember that apathy toward truth is just as bad and destructive as rebellion against truth. When people do not care or when they turn their heads and pretend they do not see what is happening, hope fades and disappears into obscurity.
As I sought the Almighty Saviour before writing this issue of the newsletter, it was revealed to me that a great evil is about to break forth in the United States. It will be allowed to come forth because people neither believe it will happen, nor do they believe it could ever happen here in America. Chaos will erupt and there will be blood in the streets of our cities. Desolation and burning have been determined upon this people who have rejected their only true hope. Our nation has already been seized upon, and it is being pillaged by internationalist elitists who care only about their antichrist agenda. Our nation is in a deplorable condition, and even the greatest optimists find that their words have a hollowness and emptiness in them. Our leaders know full well what would happen if the masses of people would ever come fully awake to the reality of what is going on.
The Scripture verses above are so precise regarding our present time. America is a corrupt and evil nation that has "raised hell" for so long that hell is now remaining on the surface. The second portion of Scripture above tells of a people who continue to do business, but they never have enough and cannot gain or reap earnings. It also tells us of a people that are putting whatever wealth they do have into bags with holes in them. Everything they put in continually falls out into a pit of debt, and the dumbfounded people sit in bewilderment, wondering how it happened.
Our erstwhile great nation, once the wealthiest nation in the world, has been reduced to a bankrupted debtor nation that has been going to Red China with hat in hand, begging for more credit. I truly wish I did not have to say that this United States of America, as it now exists, is not the nation I was born into. Oh how it has changed!
I do know that we are not without hope, even if the masses of people reject that hope. You, as an individual, can come unto the Lord Jesus Christ right now and find peace in the time of trouble and shelter in the time of storm. Even though the heathen rage and the people imagine vain things, you can have a heart full of hope as the Saviour enters your life and remains with you. Do it now, as eternity is in view and is nigh at hand!
Satan in the White House!
In a news report dated February 23rd, 2009, an excerpt from the Los Angeles Times revealed an amazing statement by former U.S. Ambassador Alan Keyes. Mr. Keyes emphatically stated the following: "Obama is a radical communist. He will destroy this country, and unless he is stopped, America will cease to exist." (1) Few people realize just how dangerous this man, Barack Hussein Obama, is! He came from the Chicago political underworld and has surrounded himself with others of that ilk. Obama has had a hard time filling cabinet posts and has had many refusals because no honorable person would or could work with him. Those closest to him who did accept cabinet and other positions are of such dishonorable character that their crimes could not be hidden. One such man is Timothy Geithner, who admitted that he did not pay income taxes in recent years. Obama appointed him U.S. Treasury Secretary, and thus, he now oversees the Internal Revenue Service. (2) We must also note that fourteen positions directly under Geithner remain unfilled because no one seems to want to work with him. Geithner is said to be alone and working far into the night. (3)
On March 13th, 2009, Friday the 13th, the FBI raided the Office of the Chief Technology Officer in Washington, D.C., and made arrests on corruption charges. (4) So much corruption has already surfaced in the first seven weeks of Obama's "reign."
Another shocking revelation recently came forth from a noted psychologist and one of the world's foremost experts on "narcissism." Dr. Sam Vaknin explained that a narcissist is one who is so in love with himself that nothing or no one else matters to him. Dr. Vaknin has done an intensive study on Barack Obama and had this to say about him: "Obama's speeches are unlike any political speech we have heard in American history. Never a politician in this land had such quasi-'religious' impact on so many people. The fact that Obama is a total incognito with zero accomplishment, makes this inexplicable infatuation alarming. Obama is not an ordinary man. He is not a genius. In fact, he is quite ignorant on most important subjects." Dr Vaknin believes Obama is either a narcissist or he may have narcissistic personality disorder (NPD). The article continues, "Narcissists project a grandiose but false image of themselves. Jim Jones, the charismatic leader of People's Temple, the man who led over 900 of his followers to cheerfully commit mass suicide and even murder their own children, was also a narcissist. David Koresh, Charles Manson, Joseph Koni, Shoko Asahara, Stalin, Saddam, Mao, Kim Jong III, and Adolph Hitler are a few examples of narcissists of our time." (5)
When I read the above material, I immediately realized that the demons that lived within Hitler and other such men are somewhere and dwelling in someone right now! Strangely enough, the German people seem to love Barack Obama. I have in front of me a news photo taken on February 23, 2009, in a parade in Duesseldorf, Germany. It is a picture of a float, featuring a massive image of Obama in the form of a black angel with wings and a halo. The image is flying and dragging all of Europe behind him. (6)
President Obama is beginning to show his true colors, and this is only the beginning of trouble. On March 16th, 2009, American Legion Commander David K. Rehbein met with President Obama. Commander Rehbein said, "I came away deeply disappointed and concerned." Why the disappointment and concern? Obama plans to charge wounded military personnel for their own treatment! (7) This violates the government's commitment to provide medical care for those who defend our country. Obama is basically saying if you are wounded, you are on your own! I have also heard reports of veterans returning from war zones expecting to have their education paid for as promised, only to find the government flatly refusing to give them anything! What good is a Purple Heart medal from a government that has no heart at all? We must remember that we have a President whose name means "lightning," and a White House Chief of Staff whose name means "thunder."
There are various strange events surrounding Obama in these early days of his presidency. At 10:20 P.M. on Thursday, February 12th, 2009, Continental Flight 3407 was en route from Newark, New Jersey, to Buffalo Niagara International Airport, when the plane suddenly crashed into a home six miles from the airport. When it was over, fifty people were dead. (8) One of the passengers who died was Beverly Eckert, who was a surviving widow of the World Trade Center attack, which killed her husband. Mrs. Eckert was an activist who had gathered evidence that former President Bush knew about the attacks in advance and even helped to plan them. Mrs. Eckert was allowed to meet with President Obama and told him she wanted George Bush investigated for conspiracy and complicity in the attacks of the Twin Towers. We must note that Mrs. Eckert met with Obama on Friday, the sixth day of the week, on February sixth and died in the crash six days later. It was another 666, the very signature of the beast. As the smoke cleared and the sun came up over the wreckage, it was Friday the 13th!
On February 3rd, 2009, Barack Obama had an interview with Katie Couric on CBS News. During the interview, Couric asked the President about Senator Tom Daschle withdrawing his nomination for Health and Human Services Secretary. It was discovered that Daschle admitted to not paying his taxes. Obama still said Daschle was the best man for the job, but the President then spoke some words that were very out-of-character for him. Obama said, "I messed up." In fact, he said it three times. (9) If we add the number equivalent for the letters in that phrase, "I messed up," we find they total 666. This is no coincidence! The system used to determine this is the English system of A=6, B=12, C=18, and so on.
If President Obama is concerned about saving money, why did he take the stimulus bill from Washington to Denver, Colorado, to sign it? To most people that would make no sense. In the occult it would mean an invocation of the spirits of east and west. Denver is the city known to witches as the gathering place where east meets west. Thus, in the mile-high city where east and west meet, Obama signed the stimulus bill that will ultimately destroy the economy of the United States and eventually will put to death free enterprise. We must also note that Obama's recent trip to Canada became very expensive when he insisted that his car, named "the Beast," be flown to Canada so he could ride in it.
President Obama can handle absolutely no criticism. On February 19th, 2009, Chip Harrison, a private citizen from Oklahoma City, was pulled over while driving because he had a sign in the window of his car which said "Abort Obama not the unborn." The sign was confiscated, and Mr. Harrison was given a paper saying he was under investigation as a potential threat to the President. The police later returned his sign, but when he later returned to his house, he was met by the U.S. Secret Service. The agents insisted on walking through his house with him and found nothing as evidence that he was a threat. Mr. Harrison stated that he disagrees with the President's policy on terminating the unborn. (10)
We must remember that the occult societies and the government work together. We must also remember that the government has numerous people that have been mentally programmed to carry out certain assignments. These Manchurian Candidate-like people have lost their own will and operate on the will of their masters. In February 2009, there was a Friday the 13th just after the full moon. In March 2009, there was a second Friday the 13th just after the full moon again and with the Ides of March approaching. This would be a time of heavy occult activity. During this time, numerous shootings began to take place. In Maryville, Illinois, a pastor was shot and killed in the pulpit from which he was ministering. (11) Also during this time on March 11th, a gunman mass-murdered ten people in Samson, Alabama, and then killed himself. The U.S. Army immediately put soldiers on the streets in this small town. (12) It was quite an exercise for them. We also know that during this same time a teen-age gunman in Germany killed fifteen teachers and students while smiling at them. The response of the European Union was that all private citizens and subjects must be disarmed!
We know from history that tyrannical governments always disarm citizens before a takeover. In the European Union, a shocking fact was recently revealed by a news source in Ireland. According to Professor Schachtschneider of the University of Nuremberg, "When the European Union ratifies the Lisbon Treaty, the death penalty will be reintroduced to Europe, and will be applicable for the crimes of rioting, civil upheaval, and during war." (13) We also know that in the United States, plans are being made to control mass civil unrest. Recently, Representative Alcee L. Hastings, a Democrat from Florida, introduced a bill known as H.R. 645, which calls for the Secretary of Homeland Security to "establish no fewer than six national emergency centers for corralling civilians on military installations." (14) This is serious, and Satan is moving quickly. Almighty God is still on his throne, however. It is time for all of us to get serious about prayer! We have only one hope!
Foreclosure of an Entire Nation!
On March 5th, 2009, Bloomberg News Service reported that 8.3 million mortgages are in default in the United States. Homes are being foreclosed upon at a rate of 250,000 per month as large numbers of people continue to lose their jobs. (15) It is even now just as Isaiah 5:9 warned us it would be, as follows: "In mine ears said the Lord of hosts, of a truth many houses shall be desolate, even great and fair, without inhabitant." The stark reality is that countless thousands of beautiful homes stand empty, and someone should be living in them. Jobs are so scarce that one school janitor job opening in Ohio had seven hundred applicants. (16) Renowned investor George Soros recently stated that he "sees no bottom for world financial collapse." (17) In other words, the economy has become a bottomless pit.
The U.S. Government is being very secretive about what is really happening, as if the obvious isn't bad enough. The Federal Reserve Board of Governors has flatly refused to release bank data and insists on secrecy. (18) In addition to that, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation chairman, Sheila Bair, clearly stated that the FDIC insurance could become insolvent this year, which would leave depositors everywhere without insurance. (19) Now a bill is being introduced to allow the FDIC to borrow another one-half trillion dollars from the U.S. Treasury. (20) Everything the government is doing involves borrowing, and there is no reasonable expectation of repayment. Truly, our government is living on borrowed time. Even the New York Stock Exchange is planning to bend its rules. One of the requirements for a company to list its stock on the exchange is that the stock be worth at least one dollar per share. Large corporations are no longer worth even that much and would otherwise need to be delisted! (21) On March 7th, 2009, the Freedom Bank of Georgia was seized by the government and became the 17th major bank failure in the first nine weeks of this year. (22) American Express Company, famous for its renowned credit cards, is now being battered by losses so severe that the company is paying some of its card holders three hundred dollars if they will please close their accounts. (23)
There is now a global call for help as the nations of the world are looking for a man to lead them into a new age and a new world order. British Prime Minister Gordon Brown made an appeal to the U.S. Congress on March 4th, 2009, to "help save the world." (24) Meanwhile, International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn announced on February 9th, 2009, that the nations of the world are in "depression." (25) At least one of them finally admitted it! This is, of course, a worldwide planned sabotage to force the issue of a new universal economy as predicted at the end of Revelation, chapter 13, verses 16-17, as follows: "And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: 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."
Here let it be noted that the mark of the beast will not be forced upon people. They are caused to receive it and therefore receive it for a cause. What would make people love the antichrist, and why would they be so willing to accept him? As Christians we love the Lord Jesus Christ because he forgave us and pardoned our massive spiritual debt of sin. Since the Antichrist is an imposter and false Christ, he could mimic our Saviour in a very clever and diabolical way. The system of antichrist has put almost every one of all nations into deep financial debt. Debt has been generated and multiplied purposely, and few have escaped the tentacles of its vice-grip hold. Under the new world economy, will the Antichrist forgive all the debt of the people of the world; both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond? If all debts were instantly erased, the people everywhere would love him to the point of worship! The cry from billions of deceived lips would be, "Behold the man that taketh away the debt of the world."
Truly, the debt of the United States is massive. Not only do we have a national debt of eleven trillion dollars and growing, but we also have obligations that exceed the entire gross domestic product of the entire world. The numbers, such as one billion or one trillion, don't mean much until you put them in perspective. Here let it be noted that the entire Marshall Plan, which provided money to completely rebuild seventeen nations after World War II, was thirteen billion dollars. (26) We now spend that much in less than five days consistently. In fact, we spend a billion dollars every eight hours and twenty minutes. How much is a billion? A clock has to tick for fifty years to have ticked one billion times, and we spend about three billion dollars in one day. One billion seconds ago, it was the year 1959. About one billion minutes ago, the Lord Jesus was crucified at Golgotha, also called Calvary. One trillion seconds is fifty thousand years, and if every dollar in our current national debt was a second of time, it would equal approximately five hundred thousand years. There is no way out of this one but to start over.
As Americans, we are receiving one sad shock after another. In a recent report that I received from Switzerland, it was revealed that a written agreement was brought to Beijing, Red China, by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, which puts every American in jeopardy. The information came from sources within the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. If the report is true, our Federal Government has granted Eminent Domain as collateral to Red China for U.S. debts. This includes the house you live in! (27) Our U.S. State Department is denying everything, but has our government ever given us a reason to trust them? I am reminded of the words of Arthur Sylvester, who was the Pentagon press agent during the Kennedy Administration. Sylvester said, "The government has the right to lie to the people." I don't think they have reformed since then! In fact, the evidence that this deal was made with Red China is mounting. We know that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did go to Red China, and with hat-in-hand begged the Red Chinese government to keep buying U.S. debt! Clinton was heard to plead with the Red Chinese leaders and said, "By continuing to support American Treasury instruments, the Chinese are recognizing our interconnection. We are truly going to rise or fall together." (28) It should also be noted that currently Red China is the largest holder of U.S. Treasury bills. Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao forcefully stated on March 13th, 2009, the following words: "We have lent a huge amount of money to the U.S., so of course we are concerned about the safety of our assets. Frankly speaking, I do have some worries. I call upon the U.S. Government to maintain its credibility, honor its commitments, and guarantee the security of Chinese assets." (29) It is this demand for a guarantee that caused Hillary Clinton to no doubt surrender your homes and properties as collateral. After all, the only collateral the U.S. Government has is the taxing power over its people!
The Nations are Angry!
The eighteenth verse of Revelation, chapter 11, starts out with the following words: "And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come…." We are now seeing great wrath among many nations, and it is rising to a fever pitch. Iran has announced its close ties with Russia and that Russia is considering providing Iran with long-range S-300 air defense missile systems. (30) On February 19th, 2009, the Financial Times reported that Iran now holds enough weapons-grade uranium for an atomic bomb. (31) It is no secret that Iran intends to destroy the State of Israel from the face of the earth, and in response, on March 5th, 2009, the Jerusalem Post reported that Israel is seriously considering military action against Iran. (32) It is just a matter of time before the entire Middle East explodes into a horrifying war.
In the South China Sea on Friday the 13th of March, 2009 five Red Chinese ships began to harass a U.S. surveillance ship, which was reportedly unarmed. Obama responded by sending heavily armed U.S. destroyers, which resulted in a naval standoff. (33) Meanwhile, the North Koreans are planning a long-range missile launch, which they are masking as a satellite launch. The United States, Japan, and South Korea have declared they will destroy any such attempt. North Korea has promised all-out war if that happens. (34)
In our western hemisphere, both Cuba and Venezuela have offered to host Russian military bases. Venezuela offered Russia an entire island for use as a bomber base. (35) It seems that the whole world is festering with wars and rumors of war. This is one of the signs for which we were told to watch.
A Sin-Sick Creation!
The very creation itself is revolting against sinful man as our earth continually shows signs of deterioration. As the day of final judgment draws closer, this will continue. On March 9th, 2009, Prince Charles, the British Prince of Wales, issued a stark warning to all the nations of the earth. He declared that we have one hundred months to save the earth! (36) Prince Charles is blaming global warming as earth's great problem. In reality, it is global sinning that is causing the creation to react as it does. Only true repentance unto the Lord can change things.
Vast portions of the United States are literally drying up, and it is not just the economy. On February 27th, 2009, Governor Schwartzenegger declared the state of California to be in a drought emergency. All urban water agencies were ordered to cut water usage by twenty percent. Projected agricultural losses from the drought for this year are $2.8 billion and job losses at 95,000. (37) Las Vegas, Nevada, also known as "sin city," is in deep trouble. Not only is the money drying up as conventions and trips are cancelled, but the city is also running out of water. Lake Meade has fallen to such low levels that the water line will soon be below the pipes that draw the water. (38) Las Vegas seems to be under a curse, and no doubt it is!
In a recent Associated Press report, it was revealed that many of our great rivers are in trouble. The report warns us with the following words: "Degradation has been observed in waterways across the country, but many scientists are focused on the Missouri River, which is used for shipping many agricultural products, and for providing drinking water to many cities." It was also stated that the erstwhile mighty Missouri River is literally sinking, and water intake pipes are sticking up well above the surface of the water level. (39)
In Orange County, California, the ground in certain areas has been mysteriously shaking, and not from an earthquake. Scientists are completely baffled as certain small areas shake so violently that windows rattle. (40)
On the other side of our nation, three earthquakes rattled Morris County, New Jersey, within a three-week period. The quakes were only between magnitude 2 and 3, but they did rattle things significantly. (41) The earth is trembling under the heavy weight of sin, and the U.S. Geological Survey reported 297 earthquakes worldwide within the past thirty days of this writing. These quakes were all of a magnitude above 4, making them significant quakes. This is clearly another sign that the Lord Jesus told us to watch for: "earthquakes in divers places."
So many things are going wrong on a continual basis. On February 24th, 2009, a satellite was launched from California that was designed to study global warming. It was a 273 million dollar mission, but it failed to achieve orbit and crashed to the earth somewhere in the ocean near Antarctica. (42) I believe God is not pleased with what man is doing, and we can expect more manifestations of the consternation of the Almighty in days soon to come. The Lord said in Obadiah, verse 4, "Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle, and though thou set thy nest among the stars, thence will I bring thee down, saith the Lord."
In another incident, the large amounts of space junk from the two satellites that collided caused the astronauts to evacuate the International Space Station for a short time. If the space station had been hit by the debris, the astronauts would have had only minutes worth of oxygen. It was a near hit. (43)
Astronomers know that more and more asteroids are threatening the earth, and on March 2nd, 2009, one came very close to hitting the earth. The asteroid was number 2009 DD45 and came so close to the earth that it was only one-fifth the distance that the moon is from the earth. If it would have hit the earth, it would have had the effect of 1,000 atomic bombs! (44) How long will it be until the inevitable and unthinkable happens. Revelation 6:12-14 warns us as follows: "And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood. 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." Are you safe in the hands of the Saviour? It is later than you think!
In closing, I want to sincerely thank all of you who pray for and support this end time prophetic ministry. God bless you exceedingly. Your prayer requests always receive individual attention by our prayer teams, and we wait to hear from you with great joy that we may be of service at the throne of Almighty God on your behalf. Grace and peace be unto you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, our soon coming King. I look forward to seeing you at the Lord's right hand and dwelling in eternity with you in that place where the roses never fade. Keep looking up for our redemption draweth nigh.David J. Meyer