Sunday, August 31, 2008
(http://www.bertha- dudde.info/ english/wordofgo d/07_html/ en_9000.html)
THE OPPONENT'S INTENTIONS TO PORTRAY EVERYTHING OF A MYSTICAL NATURE AS ERROR.
There are things which the human being is unable to explain to himself and
which he therefore rejects as an unsolvable problem. He is not inquisitive and
thus does not ponder them either, and since his will does not aspire to
solve such things they will also remain inexplicable to him. However, what
appears to be unexplainable cannot just be dismissed as˜non-existent or be
thrown into the field of fraud or sorcery due to lack of evidence. This
particularly applies to all mystical phenomena which cannot be solved by human
intellect alone and which are therefore unhesitatingly dismissed as a deliberate
attempt of deception or a person's morbid plan.
Mystic phenomena can only be explained by mystics, i.e. only the spiritually
aspiring human being can penetrate spiritual spheres. People's mere
intellectual ability will never be able to lift the veil, and therefore they will
also try to destroy other people's belief in spiritual matters, in spiritual
activity. And this is what they will then call enlightenment and will thus be
concealing what the human being should recognise as most important. the
working of the spiritual beings in the beyond who want to provide people with the
evidence that life after death on earth is not over.
O world of unbelievers and scorners....
Where a visible sign is offered to you, you try to refute it, and you are
thereby refusing the spiritual beings access to you. With your wisdom and
actions you intend to destroy the activity of these beings. It is more pleasing
to you to ridicule the spiritual aspirations of profoundly thinking people in
the eyes of the world, and are effectively locking your own entrance to the
kingdom which is sending signs to people in order to make their recognition
And the working of negative forces can be clearly seen in people who, with
absolute conviction, deny everything of a spiritual or supernatural nature.
They speak on behalf of the opponent because he wants to destroy people's
belief in the continuation of life after death, in eternal life and the hour of
accountability. And people support his will instantly and do not shy away from
surrendering their faith, thus merely affirming what they can touch or feel
but denying everything that appears to be supernatural. How highly the human
being values his intellect... . and how little he will achieve with it if God
Himself does not stand by him and guide him into enlightenment.
Yet on the other hand, human intellect is decisive for humanity.... It
unconditionally accepts what it is intellectually presented with. It frequently
and without hesitation surrenders its acquired spiritual truths, because God's
adversary knows how to show his superiority by using convincing words. Hence
he will find willing listeners everywhere, because the world prefers to hear
that life after bodily death has come to an end. And it will therefore
readily agree when expressions from the spiritual world are described as
imagination, fraud or error and are therefore completely dismissed. Amen
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Apocalypse Now: The River of Lies
Cross posted from Radarsite
It's 1979 and a young Martin Sheen is taking us up that fateful river again. He is our wise and somber Virgil, our guide, our narrator, the ORM (the Only Rational Man) leading us up that labyrinthine river of death and insanity which is our national crucible, our Vietnam War. That great river of no return, that winding thread of dark infuriating lies that will take us further and further into the Heart of Darkness, into the Heart of Darkness of our greatnational shame and guilt and self-loathing. This was the real secret mission of that clandestine journey. And they almost succeeded.
It's the summer of 2008 and I'm taking that trip with him once again and I am breathless and speechless in shock and wonder at the enormity my previous innocence and gullibility. I am overcome by the tragedy of it all. Not just by the horrors ofthat bloody and inconclusive war, but overcome by what they, the narrators have done to us all. Our trusted and revered guides have all but ruined us with the binding threads of their dark unscrupulous lies. Up the river we follow them into that great cynical myth, slaughtering myriad innocent women and little children, laying waste to the fertile land, sacrificing a small courageous people in the fiery embrace of Napalm, swooping in on the little schoolchildren playing in their schoolyard, like great birds of prey, accompanied by those brutal and bombastic sounds of the furies of hell, those Hitlerian Wagnerian orgasms of supremacist passion, the demonic sounds of that self-righteous, contemptuous warrior's passion. We are all too young, much to young to know what the hell we're doing, we're all dopeheads and surfers, sadistic, drunken sex-starved smiling adolescent American monsters, smiling the awful smiles of insanity as we slaughter our helpless prey. Meaningless slaughter. Pointless death. Ghastly unnecessary erroneous war. Monumental moral blunder.
And what finally do we find at the end of that gruesome river, at the end of our perilous journey? We find ourselves. And the discovery is alarming. Madness, arrogant, ruthless, contempt of all that is fine and good in human nature, thoughtlessly obliterating a fine nation for inscrutable and indefensible motives. A big stupid illiterate giant stumbling around the world in our drunken orgy of self-gratification. We have become the monsters we once abhorred, too young and naive to even begin to appreciate the enormity of our loss, that loss of all that which we once held dear. This is the grave and ominous lesson of that journey into the Heart of Darkness, into the Heart of our National Moral Darkness. This is the lesson of that ominous voyage, the message of our profound and wise Virgil, our trusted guide, our ORM. This, then, shall be our new national narrative: The epic downward spiral of a once great nation into that great hopeless moral miasma.
This is what they have done to us, this is what they have wrought. Our honored Virgils, our trusted guides, our respected ORM. This, what we have become, is their doing, this is the product of their genuis and ideology and their talent. With the power of their heavy-handed symbols and crude metaphors they have almost succeeded in redefining our national narrative. We have almost become lost in that impenetrable jungle of lies and propaganda. We have almost lost our way and have almost lost our humanity. We have, they have convinced us, sinned greatly, monumentally, against all mankind, and all that saves us from oblivion is heeding their grave warnings, the warnings of our false Virgils, the concerned admonishments of our counterfeit ORM. Oh, and they have worked their magic well. They have taught us how to hate ourselves with great sincerity and how to love our enemies, and , finally, how to find hope and solace in our boundless self-contempt. There is, they tell us, still that one possible chance for salvation -- our willingness to face up to our past mistakes and to try to make amends. To give up all of our old selfish and contemptible imperialistic warrior dreams and join the humble brotherhood of man. It's not too late yet, they tell us. There is still time. If we just follow their lead.
So I have taken that old trip up that long loathsome river once again and I am all but speechless in shock and wonder at my previous ignorance and gullibility. But no longer. Now my eyes have been opened, now I can see the corrupt degenerate treachery of our false guides, our false Virgils. Their lessons are lies and their messages are empty. They have almost ruined us with their deceptions and their purposeful distortions of the truth. They had almost succeeded, they had almost robbed us of our self-respect, our hard-won and well-earned self-respect. But ultimately they have failed to destroy us. Because we can still remember, we can still remember the truth of who we are, despite their most talented and ambitious efforts to obliterate it.
We are a great fine people. We are a great fine nation. We owe no apologies to anyone -- least of all to ourselves. In the end the false storytellers with their secret agendas have failed. It is the beginning of a new season now, we are beginning to create a new narrative. A narrative founded on truth and hope and promise. We are looking for new guides now, for new Virgils. Not to lead us down into the depths of self-immolation and despair, but to lift us up to the heights of promise and fulfilment. We are looking for guides now who will teach us how to love ourselves once again and regain the strength of the righteous warriors that we are. We are free and we are kind and decent. And the old men's tales, the False Virgil's lies just won't do anymore.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
|New Earthquake 'Swarm' Hits Cascadia Subduction|
by Mitch Battros - Earth Changes Media
For reason's still unknown, a new swarm of earthquakes have hit within the Cascasia Subduction Zone.This series occurred just off the coast of Vancouver Island, Canada.
Scientists believe the next Cascadia earthquake will be one of the largest on the planet measuring up to a 9.0 magnitude. The evidence of the great temblor 300 years ago was discovered along the coast of Washington and Oregon by Brian Atwater, a U.S. Geological Survey scientist in Seattle.
Cascadia Subduction Zone: http://earthchangesmedia.com/secure/3247.326/article-9162521048.php
When Dr. Kenji Satake, of the Geological Survey of Japan, heard about Atwater's theory he realized that Japan could hold the answer. He explained that while 300 years ago is pre-history for America, Japan has written records of seismic events dating back to this time. What Satake was looking for was a special kind of tsunami.
FULL ARTICLE: http://earthchangesmedia.com/secure/3247.326/article-9162521048.php
Below is a list of the Vancouver Swarm:
MAG 4.3 2008/08/28 02:08:29 50.093 -129.621 10.0 VANCOUVER ISLAND
MAG 4.6 2008/08/28 01:58:36 50.107 -129.553 10.0 VANCOUVER ISLAND
MAG 4.6 2008/08/28 01:15:16 50.159 -129.613 10.0 VANCOUVER ISLAND
MAG 4.3 2008/08/27 22:45:34 50.092 -129.623 10.0 VANCOUVER ISLAND
MAG 5.2 2008/08/27 20:17:35 50.179 -130.065 10.0 VANCOUVER ISLAND
MAG 4.8 2008/08/27 19:59:23 50.207 -129.769 10.0 VANCOUVER ISLAND
MAG 4.1 2008/08/27 19:45:05 49.905 -130.009 10.0 VANCOUVER ISLAND
MAG 4.6 2008/08/27 18:47:10 50.205 -129.745 10.0 VANCOUVER ISLAND
MAG 4.1 2008/08/27 18:10:06 49.977 -129.893 10.0 VANCOUVER ISLAND
MAG 4.0 2008/08/27 17:41:53 50.213 -129.779 10.0 VANCOUVER ISLAND
MAG 4.1 2008/08/27 07:36:22 49.805 -130.081 10.0 VANCOUVER ISLAND
MAG 4.3 2008/08/27 07:31:46 49.914 -129.863 10.0 VANCOUVER ISLAND
MAG 4.2 2008/08/27 06:52:24 49.934 -129.804 10.0 VANCOUVER ISLAND
MAG 4.1 2008/08/27 06:24:39 49.855 -129.976 10.0 VANCOUVER ISLAND
MAG 4.0 2008/08/27 05:53:27 49.863 -130.075 10.0 VANCOUVER ISLAND
MAG 4.2 2008/08/27 04:25:27 49.938 -129.881 10.0 VANCOUVER ISLAND
You may have to be a certain age to remember one of my favorite "love" songs. Back in the 1980's Bette Midler came out with a song that has always touched my heart. The song's title is 'You are the wind beneath my wings". After hearing the song on the radio I bought it as a gift for my wife Melody. The words of the chorus are especially meaningful. Notice them, "Did you ever know that you're my hero, and everything I would like to be? I can fly higher than an eagle, 'cause you are the wind beneath my wings. It might have appeared to go unnoticed, but I've got it all here in my heart. I want you to know I know the truth, of course I know it; I would be nothing without you."
Actually I hadn't heard or thought about that song for a long time then I ran across an amazing story; actually I've had it in a stack of things I have saved on my desk for about a year. Anyway I reread it and things just clicked. Notice this wonderful testimony to a caring heart.
"Astonished, I watched the man roller-skating toward me on the bicycle path. An owl, wings outstretched, clung to a leather patch on his shoulder. As they got closer, I could tell that the giant bird had lost part of one wing. The skater stopped for a breather. "Twice a day we go out so he can pretend he's flying," the man told me.
"I'm sure he would repay you if he could," I replied. "He already has," the skater said. "I used to weigh 25 pounds more and I smoked." With that, man and bird took off again". ("Life In These United States", Readers Digest Magazine).
As I contemplated this story I wondered how many of us have a person who is or has helped us to fly, perhaps to soar when the world has tried to push you down. And I also wondered when might be the last time we thanked them?
I am continually astonished! I have many wonderful people in my life that are a constant encouragement to me and I hope I in some small way return the favor. There are times that my wing is broken and I am flapping around in circles on the ground then someone comes along and maybe unknown to you, you help me to fly again and I am astonished at you. Astonished that you care, astonished at God's love seen through you!
I am astonished when I think of what Christ has done for me! Go back and watch the movie, 'the passion of Christ' once again if you dare, remember what he did for you and be astonished!
Each dayI try to make it a practice to say thank you to ourGod! Thank you for my life, for our world, for all that he has done and is doing for me! What I want you to understand is this: to someone else you may be the hand of God, reaching out and lifting them up and helping them to fly when they can no longer fly themselves.
The writer of the book of Hebrews encourages us regarding our relationships with these words in Hebrews 12:12-15: "So take a new grip with your tired hands and stand firm on your shaky legs. Mark out a straight path for your feet. Then those who follow you, though they are weak and lame, will not stumble and fall but will become strong. Try to live in peace with everyone, and seek to live a clean and holy life, for those who are not holy will not see the Lord. Look after each other so that none of you will miss out on the special favor of God."
Perhaps you can mark the path, lift up someone, look out after someone or at least let someone know how much you appreciate them being in your life. Just perhaps you can for someone, be "the wind beneath their wings' and they will be astonished that you care, and more importantly they will see Jesus through and in you!
I am astonished by God's plan and the ability to make it work in my life! ("But those who wait on the LORD will find new strength. They will fly high on wings like eagles." Isaiah 40:31
Russ Lawson – “Messages >From The Heart” (http://mfth.net)
Monday, August 25, 2008
Hosea 4:6; "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children."
Christ is asking, "What good are you to me being ignorant?" More importantly, what good are you to Christ if you do not see how Satan's demons work in the world system?
Here's the Knowledge we have been searching for. The Lord has blessed us with the Internet. You should NOT reject it or He will reject you.
PEACE, not war! ENLIGHTENMENT, not darkness! FREEDOM, not oppression!
Thursday, August 21, 2008
and I commit to letting my light loose in the world.
I believe that the source of my power and wisdom is in the center of my being,
and I commit to acting from this place of strength.
I believe that I possess an abundance of passion and creative potential
and I commit to the expression of these gifts.
I believe that the time has come to let go of old notions and unhealthy attitudes,
and I commit to re-examine what I have been told about beauty
and dismiss what insults my soul.
I believe that negative thoughts and words compromise my well-being,
and I commit to thinking and speaking positively about myself and others.
I believe that young women are in need of positive role models,
and I commit to being an example of authencity and self love.
I believe in the relationship between my well-being and the well-being of the planet,
as holy and worthy of my love.
I believe it is my spiritual responsibility to care for my body with respect,
kindness, and compassion.
I commit to balancing my life in such a way that my physical being
is fully expressed and nurtured.
I believe that joy is an essential part of wellness,
and I commit to removing obstacles to joy
and creating a life that is full of exuberance.
I belive that a woman who loves herself is a powerful, passionate, attractive force, and
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
by Stephen Yulish PhD
Over the last several years, the media has attempted to scare us with stories about the horrors that took place on 9/11, the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the anthrax scare, the bombings in London, Madrid, and Saudi Arabia, international terrorism, dirty bombs exploding in one of our cities, nuclear bombs for North Korea and Iran, the tsunami in Indonesia, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, avian bird flu pandemics, illegal immigration, famine in Africa, AIDS spreading all the world, antibiotic resistant tuberculosis, flesh eating bacteria, hepatitis A B and C outbreaks, increased sunspot activity, rising gasoline and natural gas prices, peak oil and sustainability of our way of life, another war in the Middle East, the dire consequences of supposed global warming and even a full blown UFO invasion or worse yet secret UN meetings with extraterrestrials who want to help us prepare for peaceful disclosure of their existence.
No wonder people are fearful.
We are constantly warned in television documentaries about future earthquakes in California and along the New Madrid fault, that the Yellowstone caldera is going to explode, that a gamma ray blast from the sun will annihilate us, that the Mayan calendar ends in 2012, about the dangers of recombinant DNA and cloning and that a rogue asteroid or comet could strike us at anytime. Doomsday scenarios abound and impending planetary catastrophes are just around the corner. The end of the world is approaching fast and we are told that we cannot stop it.
The Bible prophetically warned us 2000 years ago that near the end (today?) that:
"You will hear of wars and disturbances, do not be terrified for these things must take place first but the end does not follow immediately…nation will rise up against nation and kingdom against kingdom and there will be great earthquakes and in various places plagues and famine and there will be terrors and great signs from heaven…when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies…and there will be signs in the sun and moon and stars and upon the earth dismay among nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves, men fainting from fear…" (Luke 21:9-11, 20, 25-26).
The Bible also warned that sometime soon:
"A burning mountain will strike the earth and that the earth will be burned up and 1/3 of the trees and the green grass will be burned up and 1/3 of the people will be killed by plagues" (Revelation 8).
"The day of the Lord will come like a thief in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat and the earth and its works will be burned up" (2 Peter 3:10).
"But the present heavens and earth by His word are being reserved for fire, kept for the Day of Judgment and destruction of ungodly men" (2 Peter 3:7).
People should be fearful.
But the word of God tells us, however, not to fear!
How can that be? All that we need to do is trust and hope and believe in the Lord because the "Lord is patient toward all, not wanting any to perish, but for all to come to repentance" (2 Peter 3:9).
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding" (Proverbs 3:5).
"God is my salvation. I will trust and not be afraid for the Lord is my strength" (Isaiah 12:2).
"Hope in the living God who is the Savior of all men especially Believers" (1Timothy 4:10).
Remember, that "God has not given us the spirit of fear but of peace and love and a sound mind." (2Timothy 1:7).
God tells us in His word:
"Do not fear for I am a shield to you" (Genesis 15:1).
"Do not fear, I am with you" (Genesis 21:24).
"Do not fear, stand by and see the salvation of the Lord" (Exodus 14:13).
"Do not fear or be dismayed" (Deuteronomy 1:21).
"Do not fear or be dismayed. Be strong and courageous" (Joshua 10:25).
"I am your Lord, your God; you shall not fear" (Judges 6:10).
"Peace to you,do not fear" (Judges 6:25).
"Do not fear, I will do what you ask" (Ruth 3:11).
"Take courage, fear not" (Isaiah 35:4).
"Do not fear, I am with you" (Isaiah 41:16).
"Fear not, peace be unto you, be strong" (Daniel 10:19).
"Fear not but let your hands be strong" (Zechariah 8:13).
"Fear not them which kill the body but not the soul" (Matthew 10:28).
"Fear not for your prayers are heard" (Luke 1:13).
"Fear not because I bring you good tidings of great joy" (Luke 2:16).
"Fear not; believe only" (Luke 8:50).
"Fear not for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom" (Luke 12:32).
"Fear not, behold the King Cometh" (John 12:18).
"Fear not, I am the First and the Last" (Revelation 1:17).
Do not believe that some extraterrestrial stargod or starpeople or heavenly messiah in a spaceship of the gods will save you. They will not. Even if they call themselves mary or yahweh or the elohim, run from them before they will just lead you smiling with them to the gates of hell. There is only one Savior of mankind, only one name by which we must be saved, and that is Jesus Christ (Acts 4:12). It is neither Joseph Smith, nor Mary nor Moses nor Muhammad nor Buddha and especially not some Stargod or Heavenly fallen angel i.e. extraterrestrial. Military Aviation Historian, Trevor James Constable, told us that the battle with UFOs is not for the planet of man but for the soul of man. We have been warned of these imposters two thousand years ago.
"For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will show great signs and wonders so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect. Behold I have told you in advance…do not believe them" (Matthew 24:24-26). "They will secretly introduce destructive heresies…and the way of the truth will be maligned…and they will exploit you with false words" (2Peter 2:1-3)
Long ago, the Apostle Paul warned us about spiritual warfare with so called extraterrestrials which are actually fallen demonic angels and their false teachers who are bent on deceiving us with craftiness and scheming.
"For our struggle is not against flesh and blood…but against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places…stand firm against the schemes of the devil" (Ephesians 6:12, 11).
All I can say to all of you is remember that I
"Spoke the word of God to you…imitate [my] faith. For Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and yes and forever. Do not be carried away by varied and strange teachings" (Hebrews 13:7-9).
If you choose to trust in the Lord Jesus Christ, He
"Will never leave you nor forsake you. The Lord [will be your] helper and [you] will not fear" (Hebrews 13:5-6).
Friday, August 15, 2008
I am human and by nature I have grown sin weary and overburdened.
My hands have worked alone, in vain to build masterpieces
that always fall short of perfection.
In the midst of despair, I place my discouraged heart
in the hands of the one who softly whispers,
“Be still and know that I am God.”
I place my confidence in the one who faithfully works
to do what is positively right for me.
I rely on the perfect knowledge that keeps Him from doing
anything in my life that is not exactly what I need.
He is the Lord of creation, and yet He is committed to gently
knocking at the door of my heart.
I adore the God whose love is so pure that He sent His son to
live a perfect life for me. His love is so holy that He sent
His son to shed His blood on the cross for me.
I treasure the God who will never stop forgiving me.
My hope is in the one who knows the depths of my heart and still
loves me so passionately and watchfully.
The one who softly whispers,
“Be still and know that I am God.”
by Billi Jo Bentley, Albany, OH~
Based on Psalms 151
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Indeed, the leaders of Israel should have hidden their faces from God! The very idea of repudiating the God who had created them, redeemed them from death, and then established them as a great nation, in favor of a vain evolutionary, pantheistic polytheism rampant among their heathen neighbors, is preposterous. God's people should have tried to lead these pagan evolutionists back to the Creator, instead of adopting their own utterly impotent cosmogony. They surely had sense enough to know that wooden images and stone idols could never generate living human beings!
But this ancient delusion is highly sophisticated and realistic, compared to our modern "scientific" evolutionism. Modern "inflationary" cosmogonists actually believe that the entire ordered universe evolved out of a "quantum fluctuation in a primeval state of nothingness." Modern "origin-of-life" biochemists have faith that dead chemical elements in a primordial soup generated complex living cells against infinitely impossible odds. And many modern physical anthropologists credulously insist that chattering chimpanzee-like "hominids" were miraculously transmuted into intelligent, spiritual human beings--all in spite of the fact that true science utterly repudiates every aspect of this impossible evolutionary fantasy.
Paul, speaking of the ancient evolutionists, commented as follows: "Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools" (Romans 1:22). Yet these early idolaters never carried their anti-creationism to such absurd reductionist extremes as do their modern descendants. The Bible calls them fools.
Friday, August 8, 2008
“My God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus” Philippians 4:19
A Word From Billy Graham
As God’s children, we are His dependents. The Bible says, ‘As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him’ (Psalm 103:13, NIV). Dependent children spend little time worrying about meals, clothing and shelter. They assume, and they have a right to, that all will be provided by their parents.
Because God is responsible for our welfare, we are told to cast all our anxiety on Him because He cares for us (Cf. 1 Peter 5:7). Because we are dependent upon God, Jesus said, ‘Do not let your hearts be troubled’ (John 14:1, NIV). God says, ‘I’ll take care of the burden--don't give it a thought. Leave it to me.’ Dependent children are not backward about asking for favors. They would not be normal if they did not boldly make their needs known.
God is keenly aware that we are dependent upon Him for life’s necessities. It was for that reason that He said, ‘Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you’ Matthew 7:7.
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Saturday, August 2, 2008
Obama's new logo on his plane., after removing the American Flag. Look, we all have to discern ourselves who this Obama character is. Here's another one for the file's.
Obama The Patriot - Removes American Flag From His Plane
The Patriot Room
Posted on Tuesday, July 22, 2008 8:11:07 AM by Bill Dupray
Barack Obama recently finished a $500,000 total overhaul of his 757. And as part of the new design, he decided to remove the American flag from the tail...
What American running for President of the United States would remove the symbol of his country? And worse, he replaced the flag with it with a symbol of himself...