Sunday, September 25, 2011

A Word Of Hope

           Enoch and I have been walking together now for several days. His words and anointing have as always been a comfort and joy to my heart. We came to a bend in the path and I noticed that the path had expanded and was now more like a road.

Enoch said, “Son what you are about to see is most holy”.

I looked to my right and I saw a bench to which Enoch motioned toward and we walked over and sat down. His eyes were glistening with the anointing of God. His words were tinged with an excitement that had a great affect on me.

“Michael I was privileged in my day to both see and move in the anointing you shall see. Father has called you here this day as both a witness and a vessel upon which his authority and power shall flow through. Yet it is not you alone but he has reserved unto himself a holy remnant sons and daughters of God that shall walk in kingdom authority in this hour”.

We heard the sound of someone approaching and Enoch and I stood and my heart was moved as I saw Moses and Elijah walking down the path we had already traversed and upon seeing us they waved and came over to us and we greeted one another. It is always a joy for me to see and spend time with Moses. His eyes like Enoch glowed with the glory of God.

As we embraced he said, “Son it is a joy as always to be with you and to share today in that which we shall see and hear”.

With this we began walking again. I don’t know what to say but I have never been gripped with such a sense of anticipation.

Moses said, “ Michael do not allow the things beginning to happen in the world shake or move you. The hour is late very late and in swift order the events foreseen in the word of God shall soon come to pass. Michael events from my day are in many ways a parallel for what shall soon happen in the earth”.

Moses face was animated as he spoke and the rest of us were listening with a quiet respect as he did so. All the servants of God in heaven I have grown to see love and respect Moses for the man that he is. His has the greatest servants heart I have ever known. We all love and respect him for his determination to walk in obedience to our Lord, but also for his kind, loving, and gentle disposition with which he carries himself. We four are continuing our walk as Moses expounds the word to us.

“Michael in my day my people were slaves to the Egyptians. They were the greatest power on earth at the time and the bondage in which they lived for hundreds of years had stripped them of all hope. Yet God had a time and a plan. Son Father used Aaron and me as vessels through whom he moved in that day, but make no mistake it was a sovereign judgment of God that brought down his wrath on Egypt, and it was by no less than his hand we were delivered.

Your nation has forsaken the God of their fathers. In blind arrogance they say in their hearts it is by our wisdom and ability as a people that we have fashioned this great power in the world. Your leaders have turned their back on Father and do not even acknowledge his name. In their unrivaled arrogance, greater than any nation ever before them they have provoked and brought upon themselves the wrath of God. They worship at the shrine of avarice and greed. Even within the church they bow at the feet of the demonic influences of hell”.

Moses stopped and looked deep into my eyes. I knew that what he was about to say was going to change my life.

“ Michael learn from my people the lessons Father would have for this last generation. We had nothing. We were slaves and we were slaves to the greatest power on earth. In this last hour Father is not going to empower the church to take over the world by using the same methods of money and greed that the world itself is using”.

He smiled and put his hand on my shoulder and leaned in close to me as he continued, “No son Father has no interest in turning the church into a spiritual replica of the world system. If you want to see what he is going to do look to the Israel of my day. Father through divine judgment brought down the greatest power on earth. He is about to bring down his wrath on the inhabitants of the earth. The church shall see its influence grow and develop in this day but it shall not come as so many think.

Michael Father is not going to share the glory of what he shall do in this day with anyone. He will provide for your needs not your wants. No all including his people the church shall see the sovereign hand of God move as it has never been seen before. In my day all Israel and I were witnesses of the hand of God as plague after plague brought down to dust the nation of Egypt. He demonstrated to all that he and he alone was God.

Son it will not be the body of Christ rising up in this day through some internal transformation to take over the world. No as were in my day the events you see happening shall bring a cry of repentance to the body of Christ. Yes his people shall do exploits in this hour but make no mistake about it, Father and Father alone by his own hand is beginning to shake the world with his glory. The church is not going to be exalted in this day and hour but Father and Father alone.

Consider us in our day Father brought ten great judgments on the land of Egypt. The wicked in that day lost their possessions, their illusions of the greatness of their power, and the utter futility of having faith in the power of the false gods of Egypt to deliver them. Father as in my day is going to draw a distinction between his people and the world that all will see. We during this time of judgment just went about our daily lives. It soon became apparent to the Egyptians that we were not suffering the wrath of Father that they were.

Yet in their minds and ours none of us had any illusions about what was happening in the land of that day. I was merely the mouthpiece of God’s choosing to speak his word in that day. Michael you and many others shall be the vessels through which he will speak in this hour. Yet the deliverance of our day and the end time move of Father in this day are in one respect the same. Father is going to move in the power and anointing that he and he alone possesses in this hour and he and he alone shall receive the glory.

You like us and all true followers of Jesus Christ shall stand in the midst of turmoil and distress as a witness to the world of Fathers love and devotion to his people. The days ahead shall be hard ones for those who put their trust in money and possessions. Purge yourself of this attitude. Set your heart and teach others that it will be those who humble themselves before God that shall stand in this day and hour. Put your life and all you are in the hands of Father and desire nothing more than to be clothed and have a roof over your head and food to eat. Let your affections be on the things above and not on this world”.

Moses stirred my heart as he spoke. He had stopped speaking and I knew that he was gathering his thoughts for what he was about to say.

“Michael Daniel prophesied that their would come a day when a great rock formed without human hands would strike the image of the satanic end time world power and grind it into dust and fill the whole earth. This world shall be brought under the kingdom and authority of Jesus Christ, but no man or group of men shall do this. He and he alone shall by his return overthrow all kingdoms in opposition to him and in that day the entire world shall acknowledge him as both Lord and God. In my day he showed all of Egypt that he is God as he brought down to the dust that great empire of hell. In this day all the wicked leaders of hell are planning their intrigues against the will of Father in this hour.

Satan is attempting to move the entire earth into that final plan that he has for he knows his time is short. In this day evil and darkness shall be purged from the church. The true church shall stand as vessels of great light and authority. Yet make no mistake about it son the kingdom of darkness shall be exposed by the judgments of Father, which have already begun for who and what they are. This time Father shall not just judge a nation evil darkness for all time shall be exposed by the power and authority of his mighty hand for who and what they are, and he and he alone shall do this. He and he alone shall get the glory”.

With this Moses ceased speaking and all the fear and worry that I have been feeling in my heart were gone as well. We four continued walking down the path and my heart is both comforted and secure that he that is bringing his judgments in the earth has me in his hand, and whither walking in heavenly places on this son’s journey or facing the onslaughts of what is yet to come in the earth, both I and all believers as Israel was in Moses day are safe in his mighty hand.

Turkey: We will freeze ties with EU if Cyprus given 2012 presidency

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             EU-candidate Turkey will freeze relations with the European Union if Cyprus is given the EU presidency in 2012, Deputy Prime Minister Besir Atalay was quoted as saying by the state-run news agency Anatolian late on Saturday.

The comments could signal a new low point in ties between the European Union and Turkey which began accession talks to the bloc in 2005.

They also come at a time of heightened tension in the eastern Mediterranean where Turkey is locked in a row with Cyprus over potential offshore gas deposits and Turkey's relations with one-time ally Israel are frayed.

"If the peace negotiations there [Cyprus] are not conclusive, and the EU gives its rotating presidency to southern Cyprus, the real crisis will be between Turkey and the EU,"

Anatolian quoted Atalay as telling Turkish Cypriot Bayrak Radio and TV at the end of a trip to northern Cyprus.

"Because we will then freeze our relations with the EU. We have made this announcement, as a government we have made this decision. Our relations with the EU will come to a sudden halt."

An official at the European Commission declined to comment on Saturday's statement.

The internationally-recognized Greek Cypriot government is due to take on the six-month rotating EU presidency in July 2012.

Cyprus has been divided since a Turkish invasion in 1974 triggered by a brief Greek-inspired coup. U.N.-sponsored peace talks between Turkish Cypriots and Greek Cypriots have stumbled since they were relaunched in 2008. The United Nations has set an October deadline for a peace settlement but it is unlikely an agreement will be reached by then.

While Muslim Turkey started EU accession talks in 2005, progress has been slow, largely because of the conflict with Cyprus. The EU says Ankara must meet a pledge to open up traffic from the Greek Cypriot part of the island under a deal known as the Ankara protocol. Turkey says the EU should end its blockade of the Turkish Cypriot enclave.


Adding to tensions is an escalating row between Turkey and Cyprus over Greek Cypriot plans to launch gas explorations around the island.

Turkey has voiced strong opposition to the plans and on Saturday Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Cyprus' plans amounted to "provocation" and it would consider carrying out its own offshore surveys with northern Cyprus if drilling went ahead.

 The Greek Cypriot government has said it would block Turkey's EU-entry talks if Ankara continued to oppose the plans. The United Nations has appealed for a peaceful resolution to the dispute, saying both sides of the island should benefit from any energy reserves.

The European Union, this month, told Turkey not to issue threats against Cyprus.

Greek Cypriots represent Cyprus internationally and in the European Union, while Turkey is the only country to recognize the Turkish Cypriot state.

"Committed to EU accession"

While Cyprus remains a stumbling block to Turkey's entry into the EU, some EU members have voiced opposition to its accession over several other factors ranging from Turkey's cultural differences to fears of an influx into the EU of Turkish migrant workers.

Turkey has introduced many significant reforms over the past decade and has witnessed booming growth rates but the country is still one of Europe's poorest in terms of per capita income.

On Sunday, Turkey's Finance Minister Mehmet Simsek said Turkey was still committed to entering the EU but that this was not solely based on economic gains the country would make.

"There are people, there are certain circles who are beginning to question the EU accession story," Simsek said in an interview with Britain's Sky News.

"But my government is committed to EU accession not because of economic benefits that it might offer in the future it's more about Turkey's political, economic transformation."

The rotating presidency has lost some influence since the EU Lisbon treaty, but a determined country can still shape the agenda.

Of the 35 "chapters" -- policy areas of EU law -- Turkey has completed one, and 18 have been frozen because of opposition by EU member states including Cyprus and France.

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Shaky Ground: Will the 'Big One' Hit the Heartland?

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     In the Bible, Jesus talks about "earthquakes in various places" as signs of the end times.

As several powerful quakes rocked various places around the world last year and so far this year, many are finding those words even more compelling.

Even the heartland of America has seen an increase in the number of quakes.

The year 2010 began with a deadly earthquake in Haiti. But before the year ended, more than 20 earthquakes struck worldwide, reaching a magnitude of 7.0 or higher -- the largest number of major earthquakes in 40 years.

That trend is continuing in places like Japan, Guatamala, the India-Nepal border, and New Zealand.

"They've gone home," reported John Butterworth of Shine TV in New Zealand. "They've escaped the carnage. The destruction of their office environment. Made it home alive to find that their house has been damaged or even destroyed."

The U.S. hasn't been immune. Last year, strong earthquakes injured people in California and Oklahoma.

Fault Lines Crisscross U.S.

For years, people have talked about the San Andreas fault along the West Coast. But did you know fault lines also crisscross the heartland?

It was along one of these lines just last October where the second largest quake ever to occur in Oklahoma, struck near the city of Norman, injuring two people.

"It was felt very strongly throughout the state, from Dallas to Kansas City as well," Research Seismologist Austin Holland told CBN News. Holland works for the Oklahoma Geological Survey.

He said Oklahoma has definitely seen a spike in quake activity. More than 1,000 were recorded in 2010 alone, most too small to be felt. Before that, the largest number of quakes recorded in a year -- felt and not felt -- was 167.

"I get calls from people who are very frazzled and just want them to stop," Holland said.

Like a 'Zipper Unzipping'

Holland admitted that one reason for the significant increase in the number of quakes is more monitoring stations are now online. But that's only part of the story.

"My working hypothesis, and this certainly could change through time, is that these are small faults responding to stresses that are being built up over very long time frames from the plate boundaries," he explained.

Scientists believe the earth's crust is made up of several large plates that move relative to each other. Faults are the boundaries of the plates, and when they slip, an earthquake can happen.

"The plate boundaries are squeezing the central part of the United States from all the interactions of the tectonic plates surrounding North America," Holland said.

"You have an earthquake that occurs, and that changes the stress ever so slightly next to it, and so another earthquake occurs, and it's just sort of like a zipper unzipping," he said. "It kind of just goes down the line."

Oklahoma Quake Capital

Before 2009, Oklahomans experienced on average only about three earthquakes strong enough to be felt each year. In 2009, that number jumped to 43.

 In 2010, it skyrocketed to around 100 felt earthquakes. Many of them were felt in Jones, Okla., a small town east of Oklahoma City.

The population of Jones is only around 2,500, but the town's residents have witnessed an incredible amount of earthquakes.

"There's 700 events in just this tiny little area in Oklahoma county," Holland said.

Of those 700 events, residents felt more than 65 of them -- a huge number when you consider the entire state of Oklahoma averages only three felt quakes each year.

Ray Poland, the mayor of Jones, grew up in California, along the San Andreas fault.

"Coming from California, everybody would have thought that I would have experienced an earthquake before, but I had no idea what it was like until I'd been in Jones, Okla.," Poland told CBN News.

So far, the biggest quake in the Jones area has been around a magnitude 4.2.
"(The earthquakes have) rattled some walls, kind of shook some windows, shook some people up, but nothing where's there's been any significant damage in Jones," Poland said.

Although this increase hasn't led to much damage, Holland doesn't want residents to become complacent.

Case in point -- the Meers fault. It's the largest in Oklahoma and considered the most hazardous. Holland said its last major quake happened 1,300 years ago -- a 6.5 to 7 magnitude.

The Big One - Coming Soon?

Does that mean middle America could see a "big one" anytime soon?

"The odds are low, but it is a real possibility that an earthquake could occur somewhere in the mid-continent," Holland said.

To the east, Arkansas is experiencing a number of earthquakes as well. More than 800 have hit the north central part of the state since September. The largest one to shake Arkansas in 35 years struck in February with a magnitude 4.7.

Scientists are studying if there's a connection between the earthquakes and local injection wells. The natural gas industry injects pressurized water deep in the ground to create fractures and free the gas.

However, researchers cannot ignore that parts of Arkansas are in the New Madrid Seismic Zone - the most active earthquake zone east of the Rocky Mountains.

Grim Anniversary in the Heartland

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the infamous New Madrid earthquakes -- the most powerful series of earthquakes in American history. Striking along the fault in 1811 and 1812, the largest of the quakes was centered in the southeast Missouri town of New Madrid.

The quakes were so powerful that they changed the flow of the Mississippi River, transformed rich farmland into fields of sand, and destroyed countless structures.

A huge earthquake striking this same area today would affect around 15 million people across seven different states.

"Earthquakes are a national hazard," Dr. David Applegate, with the U.S. Geological Survey, said. "It's in these areas, away from California, away from the places we think about, where there can be some of the greatest risk."

No one can predict an earthquake, but scientists believe it's only a matter of time before another major event hits the heartland.

In fact, the federal government is so concerned that it conducted a major exercise this year to prepare agencies for the possible "big one" in middle America.

Abbas: UN decision on state bid will take weeks, not months

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      Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Saturday he expected the Security Council to finish debating his nation's application for full UN membership within weeks, not months.

His comments came as reaction to speculations that the Security Council could potentially sit on the statehood application for a prolonged period of time in order to avoid voting on the controversial request.

Speaking to journalists on his plane back from the General Assembly in New York, where he presented the request, Abbas said Security Council members had initially appeared unenthusiastic about the idea of discussing the application.

But he said the mood appeared to change after he delivered a speech to the General Assembly on Friday, during which he pressed the Palestinian case for an independent state alongside Israel.

The United States, Israel's closest ally, has said it will block the move. Both governments say direct peace talks are the correct way for Palestinians to pursue peace. Washington holds veto power in the 15-member Security Council.

The Palestinian Authority wants the United Nations Security Council to decide on their bid for full membership of the world body within a fortnight, a leading official in the Fatah movement of Abbas said on Saturday.

Apart from the US veto threat, it was also unclear if the required nine of the body's 15 members would support the bid.

Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riad al-Maliki told national radio that officials were still hoping to garner the required votes.

"Consultations continue, especially with Gabon, Nigeria and Bosnia-Herzegovina, which have yet to define their position," Maliki was quoted as saying.

Abbas told the reporters accompanying him of a tense atmosphere during the week: "We held dozens of meetings with dozens of delegations which were trying to avert our going to the Security Council," Abbas said.

Talking about a return to peace talks with Israel, Abbas said: "We will not deal with any initiative which does not contain a halt to settlement or the '67 borders".

PA could potentially ask for upgrade in status from General Assembly

Alternate to the Security Council, the Palestinians, who currently have observer status at the UN, could ask for the General Assembly to vote to upgrade them to a non-member state which would allow them membership of a number of UN agencies.

The General Assembly vote requires only a simple majority of the current 193 member nations, seemingly an easy proposition for the Palestinians.

In his speech to the General Assembly on Friday after presenting the request, Abbas said: "I do not believe that anyone with a shred of conscience can reject our application ... and our admission as an independent state."

But Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who spoke shortly after Abbas, said peace could be achieved only through negotiations and dismissed the world body as a "theater of the absurd."

Shortly after the two men ended their speeches, the quartet of Middle East peace negotiators - the United States, Russia, the European Union and the UN - issued a call for a return to direct peace talks which US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said was a "concrete proposal".

"The United States is very pleased that the Quartet was able to issue a statement today with a concrete and detailed proposal to begin a negotiation between the Israelis and the Palestinians without delay or pre-condition," she said.

Abbas accepts negotiations are still necessary, but argues statehood will put Palestinians on a more equal footing. Israel sees the UN bid as an attempt to erode its own legitimacy.

Palestinians want to establish a state in the Gaza Strip, a coastal enclave controlled by Islamist Hamas who are opposed to peace talks, and in the West Bank with east Jerusalem as the capital, land Israel captured in a 1967 Middle East War.

Friday, September 23, 2011

The Coming Glory

        My spirit is alive today infused with the life of God. I am walking with God’s great servant Enoch. We are traveling through a deep forest along as always in heaven a golden path. What I mean by a golden path is a pathway wide enough for three or four people to walk abreast. The pathways are paved with pure transparent gold. All around us are the beautiful trees, and foliage of the forest of God. My heart sings within me because no matter what is happening on earth I can find such peace and joy here.

I looked over at my companion he is a tall man, and his expression is one of deep contemplation. So many of the great truths I have learned in the last year have come when Enoch and I have gotten together. I am filled as always with him a sense of anticipation of what may lie ahead. For the moment however he is silent. I began to look around at our surroundings as we walked along and I could not help but be aware of how holy and anointed this forest seems.

My spirit is feeling so much rest and contentment here. Yet I also hunger for fresh revelation from Father. The joy I am feeling is increasing with every step we take. By and by Enoch looked over at me and his face broke out in a broad smile.

“Michael as always it is a joy to be with you this day. We have come far in your training but we still have so much more to go. Your spiritual senses have been sharpened by your time here and you have correctly discerned that the journey we are now on is a special one, one that you shall remember always”.

With this he stopped walking and put his arm on my shoulder and looked deeply into my eyes.

“Son the cataclysmic events foretold are rapidly falling into place”. Having said this he walked over to a tree, which had a large branch close enough to the ground for both of us to sit on. Enoch took a look around with a dreamy expression of quiet contentment as he visually took in the beautiful foliage all around us. He sighed and continued his utterance more demonstrative than is normal for him. He sounded far more like Elijah than himself.

“Michael the church of Jesus Christ is beginning to stir themselves. More people are being birthed into the kingdom of God than at any other time in history. Soon very soon the great wave of Father’s glory shall fill the church of Jesus Christ with that final end time glory foreseen by me and so many others”.

The passion of his soul was being expressed with every word he spoke and my spirit was hungrily drinking in every word. His eyes were alight with the glory of God and the wisdom of this great patriarch as always moved my heart.

“Father has reserved for himself this final move. He shall demonstrate to one and all his final purposes in the earth. From the least to the greatest the church of the living God shall stand forth in this hour as the greatest light ever seen. Multitudes shall walk in kingdom power and authority and the great outpouring foretold shall surely come to pass. Yes in the midst of judgment and destruction Father has reserved unto himself in this hour a people that shall show forth his glory to the whole earth”.

I cannot put into words how moved I was at the power and authority of his words. Enoch was looking at me with a smile on his face that told me he could see how moved I was by his words.

He said, “Come son we have a great distance yet to go”. We got to our feet and began walking down the path we had been on before. His words were still ringing in my ears and his oratory stirred my heart. As before we moved in silence. I do not yet know where we are going but my spirit is alive with a great sense of anticipation.

Europe's debt crisis: 5 things you need to know

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       NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- It's been about 18 months since the sovereign debt crisis in Europe began attracting attention in global financial circles.

In that time, the crisis has grown into the biggest challenge the European Union has faced since the adoption of the euro as its single currency 12 years ago.

PrintGreece, Portugal and Ireland are on life support. Italy and Spain are exhibiting worrying symptoms. Germany and France, the healthy ones, are suffering from a global economic malaise.

As the situation appears to be coming to a head, again, here are five key issues to keep an eye on.

1. Stability fund is not very stable

In July, European political leaders announced a set of proposals to address the crisis, including a second bailout for Greece, which was teetering on the verge of default.

The centerpiece of the July 21 agreement was the proposed expansion of the European Financial Stability Fund. The fund was set up last year to facilitate low-cost loans for struggling EU members including Portugal and Ireland.

Under the proposed changes, the fund would be able to buy government bonds directly from banks and investors. Importantly, it would be able to do this for nations that do not already have bailout loans, such as Spain and Italy.

The goal is to contain the crisis by limiting volatility in the sovereign debt markets, where nervous investors have driven borrowing costs for several struggling EU nations to record highs.

But many analysts say there is not enough money in the 440 billion euro fund to be effective if Italy and Spain need to be rescued.

The proposed bailout and stability fund reforms need to be ratified by the governments of all 17 nations that use the euro as their currency.

Over the next few weeks, the measures will be voted on by several EU nations, including those where voters are suffering from so-called bailout fatigue.

The German Parliament is set to vote on the measures Sept. 29. Austria and the Netherlands are also expected to vote on the proposals soon.

2. Greece and Italy are on a knife's edge

In addition to expanding the stability fund, eurozone leaders agreed to provide another 109 billion euro package of low-cost loans for Greece.

Like the stability fund reforms, the second bailout must be approved by all individual euro area governments.

The move initially eased concerns that Greece would default on its debts. But those fears resurfaced in September amid signs that Athens may not meet some of the conditions necessary to obtain its latest installment of bailout money.

What's more, the agreement has already shown signs of cracking.

Finland and Greece reached a controversial agreement in August for Athens to provide cash collateral against loans from Helsinki.

The move resonated with other eurozone nations that have relatively health economies, including Austria and Belgium, which also called for collateral.

Eurozone officials have chafed at the bilateral agreements, since they mean Greece would have to put up cash in order to get cash. Jean Claude Junker, president of the Eurogroup, said finance ministers are working on an alternative plan, but the situation remains murky.

Meanwhile, investors have also been growing worried about Italy.

The third-largest economy in Europe, Italy is considered too big to fail. While the nation has a relatively small budget deficit, Italy has debts equal to nearly 120% of its gross domestic product.

At the same time, Italy's decade-long economic slump is not expected to end anytime soon, making it difficult for the nation to pay off its debts.

has proposed a series of austerity measures aimed at reducing its debt burden. But investors remain nervous about the government's ability to implement the unpopular belt-tightening.

3. Banks are under heavy pressure

Investors are afraid big European banks, which hold billions of euros in sovereign debt on their books, may be forced to take painful writedowns if governments cannot repay their debts.

Société Générale (SCGLF), one of the oldest banks in France, has been at the forefront of investors' worried minds. The company's stock price has plunged to its lowest level since early 2009, when the financial crisis was in full swing.

Moody's downgraded SocGen and Credit Agricole, another major French bank, on Sept. 14.

Moody's said the downgrade was based on concerns about the banks' liquidity, particularly considering the difficulty they'll have getting financing in the current environment.

On the upside, the rating agency said the banks would be able to absorb losses on bonds issued by Greece and other troubled euro area nations. Moody's action came one day after Société Générale defended its liquidity position.

EU officials have also maintained that stress tests conducted in July prove that European banks have sufficient capital.

And there is always the ECB, which has already provided some relatively small loans to European banks. But given the challenging stock market and concerns about a pullback in interbank lending, banks in Europe appear to have few options to raise capital.

4. Economy is in the dumps

Economists say the weaker members of the eurozone will not be able to repay their debts and live without bailouts until economic activity resumes in a big way.

That seems unlikely given the outlook for economic growth in Europe and around the world.

The ECB recently lowered its forecast for economic growth across the eurozone for this year and next.

The central bank now expects growth of only 1.4% and 1.8% in 2011, and between 0.4% and 2.2% in 2012.

Both are down from earlier forecasts, and the risks to that gloomier outlook are now to the downside, rather than balanced as the ECB had previously said.

In the second quarter, overall economic activity among the 17 nations that use the euro grew only 0.2% compared with the first quarter, according to Eurostat.

Germany, the region's economic powerhouse, reported a paltry 0.1% increase in second-quarter gross domestic product, compared with a more robust 1.3% in the first quarter. But economists say Germany is still on track for modest growth in 2011.

The German economy is heavily dependent on exports and has benefited from rapid growth in emerging nations such as China.

As activity cools in those markets, the outlook for Germany has dimmed. The slowdown raises troubling questions about the long-term outlook for the eurozone.

5. Fate of eurozone is at risk

The crisis has brought to light problems that many analysts say will require a fundamental change in the way the European Union operates.

The eurozone nations have enjoyed the benefits of a shared currency and uniform monetary policy since about 1999. However, aside from certain unenforced budget targets, the group has never had a common approach to fiscal policy.

The lack of coordination has resulted in a situation where stronger members of the union are now being forced to help support less competitive members that have spent beyond their means.

If they don't, many analysts say the union could break up, with one or more nations abandoning the euro.

European leaders have said repeatedly that they will do whatever it takes to preserve the euro, arguing that greater economic integration is the key to doing so.

Can more debt help Europe?

Last month, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel met in Paris to discuss, among other things, a proposed "golden rule" to require all euro area nations to commit to balanced budgets.

The goal, they said, is to promote greater "convergence" among the policies of the core members of the EU, such as France and Germany, with those of the more troubled nations on the union's periphery.

The leaders also discussed greater coordination on corporate tax rates and the creation of a so-called financial transaction tax.

Investors have been calling for the creation of a so-called Eurobond, which would be backed by all 17 euro area nations.

Issuing a common form of debt would ease borrowing costs for the weaker members of the union. But it would also drive up rates for the stronger nations and could jeopardize their credit ratings.

Jose Manuel Barrios, president of the European Commission, recently disclosed that officials are working on different Eurobond proposals.

He said some of the options under consideration could be implemented under current laws, but others may require changes to European Union treaties.

Echoing statements made by Merkel and Sarkozy, Barroso said Eurobonds would not provide an "immediate solution for all the problems we face."

Instead, he argued, the move is part of a large effort to increase economic and political integration among euro area governments.

Are We Salt?

Are We Salt?

Rebuilding The Temple Discussed At Holy Temple Conference In Jerusalem

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      The Holy Temple Conferences by the Movement for Temple Renewal, with the participation of leading temple-oriented organizations, took place in the Great Synagogue in Jerusalem on Sunday.

The conference included lectures on different matters connected to the Temple Mount and to the rebuilding of the Temple.

“We’re dealing with matters of the press, the government, matters related to the ascent to the Temple Mount by women," Baruch Ben Yosef, Chairman of the Movement to Restore the Temple, told Arutz Sheva.

Following the lectures, a general meeting was held inside the Great Synagogue, where participants heard more lectures and music related to the Temple. They then ate what is called the Seudat Hamikdash – the Temple Repast.

“This is all in order to raise awareness of the Holy Temple, the Temple Mount, and its significance to the Jewish people,” explained Ben Yosef.

He said that it is no coincidence that the conference took place this week, as the Palestinian Authority prepares to present its unilateral statehood bid to the UN.

“It’s obvious that the vacuum caused by there being no Temple in Jerusalem and a lack of Jewish presence on the Temple Mount led the Arabs to call the creation of a new state,” said Ben Yosef.

Yehudah Glick, Chairman of the Temple Mount Heritage Foundation, told Arutz Sheva that he believes the anti-Israel gatherings around the world this week are a direct result of the lack of Jewish presence on the Temple Mount.

“Jewish presence on the Temple Mount is a natural part of the view,” he said. “We’re here trying to gather our energy and work together towards this goal.”

From whatever point on the globe they are, Jews pray facing the Temple Mount and have done so since the first Holy Temple was built during King Solomon's reign. Their prayers included the hope to rebuild the Temple and ascend the Temple Mount to worship there. Seeing mosques standing on the site from the 7th century on due to the Muslim conquest of Jerusalem was a difficult pill for the Jewish people to swallow, in addition to mourning the Second Temple's destruction by the Roman legion in the 1st century.

When Israel regained Judaism's holiest site, the Temple Mount, in the 1967 Six Day War, the euphoria of Jews worldwide that saw hundreds of thousands walking excitedly to the area on the days following the war, soon turned to dismay when then COS Moshe Dayan gave back control of the Temple Mount to the Moslem Wakf religious authority.

Whereas there is rabbinical controversy on whether it is permissible for Jews to walk on all of the Temple Mount since it is not agreed which parts were for High Priests only, that did not preclude its remaining under Jewish control.

The Wakf lost no time in seeing to it that it is illegal for Jews to pray there and in attempting to erase all archaeological evidence, of which there is an abundance, of Jewish presence on the Temple Mount. Jews were left to pray at the Western Wall, an outer wall of the site, as they had when Moslems were in control, and before Jordanian occupation of the Old City made it off limits from 1949-1967.

The State of Palestine - What would Arab state number 23/ Muslim state number 58 be like?

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      Global leaders are so busy speaking of how essential it is for a “State of Palestine” to be founded that none of them seems to have noticed that it already exists in practice in the Palestinian Authority.

Since the Palestinian Authority was established in 1994, the contours of the “State of Palestine” that they wish have taken form in front of our eyes.

So what will this famous “State of Palestine” be like?

It will be a racist state ethnically cleansed of Jews, as the PLO representatives proclaimed the last week.

It will be a state led by Holocaust enablers like Hamas or by a Holocaust-denier like Mahmoud Abbas, who in a book downgraded the number of Jewish victims and denied that the gas chambers were used to murder Jews.

In any case, it will be a state committed to the destruction of the nearby Jews’ homeland.

A state that will banish freedom of conscience for artists, journalists and writers. A state that will drive away Christians from the land, while proclaiming Jesus “the first fedayeen”.

A state that will stone to death Arab homosexuals and prostitutes, who are now finding a shelter in Israel. A state that will torture Arab inmates in prisons and that will throw political dissidents from the roofs of public buildings.

A state where the Iranian clergy will preach the Khomeinist ideology. A state that will accept checks and support from the genocidal Muslim Brotherhood in the name of “the caliphate or death”, as the Islamists who assassinated Egypt’s Anwar Sadat in 1981 decorated their holding cages.

A state where the sharia – the Islamic code – will be the only rule of law. A state that will be put to death human beings simply because guilty of apostasy (conversion to Christianity). A state where the women will be obliged to wear headscarves. A state where “honor killings” will terrorize the female population.

A state that will commemorate terrorists, human bombs and baby killers in public squares, streets and monuments.

A state that will not hold democratic elections, but that will be a combination of corruption, dictatorship, Islamic theology and “binladenism”.

A state where terror militias will cut fingers off smokers.

A state where public libraries will become the largest global archive of anti-Semitic books.

A state that will ban drinking in public buildings. A state where liquor stores will be blown up by terror groups.

A state where men will be banned from women’s hair salons.

A state where security forces will arrest people for expressing opinions unpopular with the regime, as well as punishing media organizations and journalists for their coverage of such statements.

A state where the ratio of militiamen/men- under-arms to civilians will be higher than in any other country. A state where worshipers in mosques will be gunned down by terrorists.

A state that will encourage a new category of Arab refugees, those who would gladly escape oppressive and murderous Palestinian control.

A state where ambulances will be stopped on the way to hospitals and wounded will be shot in cold blood. A state that would be a heavily armed union of rejectionists all dedicated to destroying the shards of Western values.

A state where young couples will not walk hand in hand in the Al Manar Square of Ramallah and where plainclothes officers will halt them in the streets, demanding to see marriage licenses.

A state that will declare war on Judaism, depicting Jewish history in the Middle East as no more than an insignificant, brief sojourn by arrogant colonizers.

Who would live in such a state? So why the world is dribbling at the mouth about the creation of a “State of Palestine”?

Is it because Arab state number 23 and Muslim state number 58 will be the perfect tool for the evaporization of the lone Jewish state in the world?

6 miles is the distance between the Israeli city of Afula and the “State of Palestine”. 9 miles to the city of Netanya. 11 miles to reach the skycrapers of Tel Aviv. 4 miles to bomb the Ben Gurion International Airport. Just a mile to the city of Kfar Saba.

Building the small Palestinian caliphate on Israel’s shoulders is the first step of throwing the Jews in the sea.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A Special Time With Jesus

          Heaven is such a vast and wonderful place. I find myself in a beautiful garden. I do mot believe I have ever been in a place more beautiful and peaceful as this. I have had on earth in my body four of the hardest days I can remember. I feel so weak and discouraged. I was supposed to work this weekend and was too ill to do so. Yet in spite of what I am dealing with in my body my spirit has been refreshed and renewed in his anointing.

It is hard to give into discouragement and fear in such a place as this. I am sitting on a rock looking down at the most beautiful waterfall I have ever seen. Flowers and fruit trees surround me. A more peaceful and idyllic setting I could not imagine. Standing to my feet I noticed a trail that led along the top of this rock formation that surrounds this waterfall. I began to walk along the trail, which winds down this mountain into a valley that I see below.

To my delight as I followed the path downward it curved around the waterfall offering me such a splendid view of it from different angles. I feel beat up and wounded. The battle in the flesh has been exacting a toll on me. Yet my spirit is refreshed and invigorated by all the sights and sounds that I am finding here. As I took a deep breath I could smell the fresh sweet smell of the water hitting the rocks as I passed them mixed in with the heady aroma of the flowers and fruit trees lining the path I am now on.

As I neared the base of the waterfall I saw a solitary figure standing there waiting for me. He turned and looked up at me and I saw at once that it was Jesus. His face showed concern, and compassion as he silently walked over to me and put his arms around me. We stood there for a few moments neither one of us saying a word. Yet I could feel strength and love emanating from him.

He said, “Come my son let us commune together.” With this we both turned and walked over to the pool of water there before us. He was looking down at the pool his eyes an even more beautiful shade of blue than even the pool was. He then turned to me and said, “Son you have come a great distance on this son’s journey. It has brought an internal transformation in your spirit and on our mountain you are beginning to receive that divine revelation that Father has for you.”

The master then smiled and said, “Come let us sit”. He then took off his sandals and sat down on the ground putting his feet in the water, as did I. I feel such joy and love as always in his presence. He reached out his hand and placed it on my arm. I was looking directly in his eyes as he continued speaking. “Son we have traveled many miles together on this son’s journey and before. You have endured many savage attacks of the evil one and have withstood him. His eyes began to fill with tears as he continued speaking.

“Son my heart as always is moved with compassion for you. You do not ask for deliverance from these attacks but rather have waited on me for deliverance. The attacks have seemed heavier as of late and so have they been. The evil one knows where you are and how step by step you are walking into that new revelation of Father that he has planned for you”.

He put his hand on my shoulder and said, “I am always with you walk in my anointing and receive strength for the battles yet ahead. No matter what you may feel in your body son, or what discouragements that may attack your mind know that I have given you my life and ability and this time of physical attack is close to being over. You are gaining the awareness that will allow you to vanquish your enemies for the anointing you are beginning to see shall give you power over them’.

With this he grew silent and we just sat there our feet dangling in the water of the pool below the waterfall above us. It is such a joy just to be with him and how like him in my moment of despair that I have been feeling the last few days for him to come to me and lift my spirits.

He then turned to me and said, “Son the weakness of your flesh shall not be allowed to deter Fathers and my purpose for your life. Do not concern yourself with the bodily weaknesses of the present for soon they shall be just an unpleasant memory as other things now are in the past”.

His eyes were alight with the glory of God, as he looked deeply into my eyes and without saying a word I began to feel the weights of depression, weakness, and illness loosen and fall off my body. I feel strength in body that I know will carry me today. I fell at his feet and began to worship my lord, my savior, my God. How can I possibly fail with him by my side!

Economic Crisis May Advance United States of Europe

                                                            Wolfgang Scheuble

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       It took nearly a decade of squabbling amongst EU states, a series of referendum disasters and a last-minute game of high-stakes brinksmanship from a stubborn Czech president, but the bloc finally managed to radically refashion the way it worked with the passage of the Lisbon Treaty in 2010.

So exhausted were they by the struggle by the time the soap opera ended, European leaders then swore it would be very long indeed, perhaps a generation, before the EU treaties would be opened again.

But now, in the last few days, as Europe’s economy and the single currency stand on the precipice, these same leaders have begun to eat their words.

On Tuesday, German finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble called for the second time in a week for changes to the treaties.

“Strengthening the eurozone's architecture ... may need profound treaty changes,” he wrote in an opinion piece for the Financial Times.

On Thursday, Schaeuble presented a plan to draft a new EU treaty to leading figures in his own party, the centre-right Christian Democratic Union, and its sister party, Bavaria’s Christian Social Union.

According to populist daily Bild, the finance minister made the argument for a major shift in fiscal policy-making powers to Brussels, a move that would almost certainly necessitate a fresh opening of the treaties holding the bloc together.

This must be done, he said, “even though we know how difficult a treaty change will be.”

The outgoing head of the European Central Bank, Jean-Claude Trichet, for his part on Monday told participants at a Paris conference that the bloc required a European “federal government with a federal finance minister."

His successor, Italian central bank chief Mario Draghi added that strengthening the European bail-out fund must be completed, "But it is not enough. Let's not forget that the crisis starts from the incompleteness of European construction.”

Targetting the multiplicity of fiscal policy approaches across the eurozone, he declared:
"We are discovering that we cannot live with this incompleteness any more."

Gerhard Schroeder, the former German chancellor on Sunday said “Countries will have to give up some of their national sovereignty.” His vision involves fiscal powers being given to the commission or a European finance minister under the control of the European Parliament as “the ultimate authority”.

“The commission will have to be turned into a government that is controlled, in parliamentary terms, by the European Parliament. That translates into a United States of Europe.”

A newly established think-tank, the Council on the Future of Europe, whose members include Schroeder, Tony Blair, former commission president Jacques Delors, former Spanish prime minister Felipe Gonzalez and economists Nouriel Roubini and Joseph Stiglitz on Monday issued a manifesto that called not just full fiscal union, but for parallel political union.

“It will be necessary to further lay out a vision of a federation that goes beyond a fiscal and economic mandate to include a common security, energy, climate, immigration and foreign policy as well as develop a common narrative about the future of the union and its place in the world,” the document read.

“Nation states will need to share certain dimensions of sovereignty to a central European entity that would have the capacity to source revenue at the federal level in order to provide European-wide public goods.”

On Tuesday, responding to the calls for a fresh treaty, the European Commission said that deeper economic integration can happen under the existing treaties, but left the door open for a more radical restructuring of the bloc, should member states feel it is necessary.

“We have taken note of the comments from a number of European leaders. They have been calling for changes to be made to the treaties to reinforce economic governance,” said commission spokesman Olivier Bailly.

“The current treaties already allow for an awful lot of possibilities to deepen economic integration. We have to make coordination better between European economies ... within the framework of the current treaties.

“If there were a need for a new legal basis for further economic governance, further integration, then that would be up to the member states to decide to make further changes to the treaty,” he continued. “But it’s hypothetical for us at the time being.”

“It’s up to them to open the treaty again.”

Speaking to EUobserver, Jannis Emmanouilidis, a senior policy analyst with the European Policy Centre, a Brussels-based EU specialist think-tank, said that moves in the direction of fiscal union and a new treaty are inevitable.

“It seems there is a growing consensus for treaty change, not just in the last few days or weeks, but this has been widening since the start of the crisis months ago,” he said.

“There is increasing awareness of just how dangerous a situation Europe is in - the potential break-up of the euro and the costs that would go along with that. They see the need to get ahead of the curve. To do that they have to go substantially further toward fiscal union."

“The question is whether this can be done under the current treaty situation, and to be able to answer that, we need a lot more details about what is being proposed," he continued.

“As to how realistic, achievable all this is, we all know what happened with the Lisbon Treaty, and the problems of domestic resistance have not gone away.”

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IDF general: Likelihood of regional war growing

                                                     IDF Major General Eyal Eisenberg

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               Recent revolutions in the Arab world and the deteriorating ties with Turkey are raising the likelihood of a regional war in the Middle East, IDF Home Front Command Chief, Major General Eyal Eisenberg warned Monday.

"It looks like the Arab Spring, but it can also be a radical Islamic winter," he said in a speech at the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv.

"This leads us to the conclusion that through a long-term process, the likelihood of an all-out war is increasingly growing," the IDF general said.

"Iran has not abandoned its nuclear program. The opposite it true; it continues full steam ahead," he said. "In Egypt, the army is collapsing under the burden of regular security operations, and this is reflected in the loss of control in the Sinai and the turning of the border with Israel into a terror border, with the possibility that Sinai will fall under the control of an Islamic entity."

"In Lebanon, Hezbollah is growing stronger within government arms, but it has not lost its desire to harm Israel, and the ties with Turkey aren't at their best," Major General Eisenberg added.

Weapons of mass destruction?

Referring to what he characterized as the possibility of a "radical Islamic winter," Major-General Eisenberg said: "This raises the likelihood of an all-out, total war, with the possibility of weapons of mass destruction being used."

During his address, the senior IDF official revealed that new, more lethal arms surfaced in the hands of Gaza terror groups during the latest round of fighting in the area. As result of the disturbing development, Israeli civilians were instructed to adopt greater precautions, he said.

"We discovered a new weapon, and as result of this we instructed the public to hide under two roofs, rather than only one," he said.

Eisenberg added that some 25% of local authorities in Israel are ill prepared to face emergency situations.

However, Major General Eisenberg's words infuriated some security and defense officials, who slammed the senior IDF officer for revealing classified information and provoking regional tensions.

"It's unclear why an IDF general heats up tensions in the region and why he exposes secret intelligence information about new Palestinian capabilities," one official said.

Notably, Eisenberg's remarks were approved for publication by censorship officials.


Thursday, September 8, 2011

Setting the stage for Ezekiel 38 - Islamists expected to control new Libya

                                                      Libyan Rebel Forces
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           Elements of al-Qaeda and other Islamic extremist groups were known to be key players in the NATO-backed uprising in Libya from the beginning, but now it appears that prominent Jihadists and terrorists are practically leading the revolution with Western support.

One terror leader in particular, Abdelhakim Belhaj, made headlines around the world over the weekend after it emerged that he was appointed the chief of Tripoli’s rebel Military Council. Prior to leading rebel forces against Gaddafi’s regime, Belhaj was the founder and leader of the notorious Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG).

Eventually the terror “Emir,” as he has been called, was arrested and tortured as an American prisoner in the terror war. In 2004, according to reports, he was transferred to the Gaddafi regime — then a U.S. terror-war ally.

By 2010, Belhaj was freed by Gaddafi under an amnesty agreement for “former” terrorists. And more recently, the terror leader and his men were trained by U.S. special forces to take on Gaddafi.

"We proudly announce the liberation of Libya and that Libya has become free and that the rule of the tyrant and the era of oppression is behind us," Belhaj was quoted as saying by ABC after his forces sacked one of Gaddafi's compounds. His leadership is now well established.

While most news reports about Belhaj acknowledged that the LIFG has been designated a terrorist organization by the U.S. State Department, many accounts inaccurately downplayed the group’s links to terror and al-Qaeda. But evidence suggests the two terrorist organizations actually merged several years ago.

According to a study by the U.S. military, the organization had an “increasingly cooperative relationship with al-Qa’ida, which culminated in the LIFG officially joining al-Qa’ida on November 3, 2007.” And even before that, former CIA boss George Tenet warned the U.S. Senate in 2004 that al-Qaeda-linked groups like the LIFG represented “one of the most immediate threats” to American security.

A few reporters, however, have highlighted the seriousness of the problem. Journalist Pepe Escobar, one of the first to report the news of Belhadj‘s rise to power in Tripoli, explained in the Asia Times: "Every intelligence agency in the US, Europe and the Arab world knows where he's [Belhadj's] coming from. He's already made sure in Libya that himself and his militia will only settle for sharia law."

Escobar also noted that the repercussions would be widespread. “The story of how an al-Qaeda asset turned out to be the top Libyan military commander in still war-torn Tripoli is bound to shatter — once again — that wilderness of mirrors that is the ‘war on terror,’” he noted. It will also compromise “the carefully constructed propaganda of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's (NATO's) ‘humanitarian’ intervention in Libya.”

Israeli intelligence group Debka also drew attention to the situation in a recent analysis. “Belhadj is on record as rejecting any political form of coexistence with the Crusaders excepting jihad,” the organization noted in a piece entitled “Pro-Al Qaeda brigades control Qaddafi Tripoli strongholds seized by rebels.”

Belhadj, of course, is hardly the only al-Qaeda terrorist leading rebel forces in the NATO-backed takeover of Libya. Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi, another key insurgent military commander, has also boasted of his links to terror groups and his battles against U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Countless other “former” terrorists, many of whom are well-known to American officials, are also deeply embedded in the new rebel regime. And according to CNN, hundreds of al-Qaeda-linked Islamic extremists have been set free from Libyan prisons in recent days and weeks by rebel forces.

"Nobody knows what these released prisoners are going to do next," explained Noman Benotman, identified as a “former Libyan Jihadist” and senior LIFG leader. "Will they take part in the fighting and if they do will they join pre-existing rebel brigades or form a separate fighting force?"

On top of that, because the rebel government has already been recognized by Western governments, it will soon be receiving billions of dollars that were seized from the Gaddafi regime. Massive aid packages and overwhelming military support have been flowing to the rebels for months.

Al-Qaeda fighters and other Islamic extremists are also now in possession of huge stockpiles of advanced military weaponry including missiles and possibly even weapons of mass destruction. Concern about chemical agents falling into their hands is growing quickly.

NATO powers, which secretly armed the rebels before Western intervention became official, also flooded the nation with arms. And Gaddafi’s stockpiles have been thoroughly raided, adding even more fuel to the fire as the weapons begin to flow toward Jihadists around the world.

And the battle is indeed expanding. Al-Qaeda is now targeting regimes that did not back the Libyan rebellion. After an attack on an important Algerian military academy that left 18 dead, for example, a statement released by al-Qaeda said the strike was due to Algeria “continuing to support the Libyan dictator Gadaffi to fight against our brothers.”

As The New American reported in March, top al-Qaeda figures actually backed and praised the rebellion in Libya from the very beginning. Many key terrorist leaders were known to be intimately involved with the NATO-backed uprising.

Ironically perhaps, Gaddafi claimed from the start that the rebels were Western agents and al-Qaeda leaders. But despite U.S. Senators McCain and Lieberman having praised the regime several years earlier as an “ally” in the terror war deserving of American weapons, Gaddafi’s statements were dismissed by most analysts.

Eventually, however, even top U.S. officials confirmed that there were at least “flickers” of al-Qaeda among the rebel leadership. Now it is becoming increasingly apparent that they are firmly in control. And evidence of widespread war crimes by NATO and its extremist proxies on the ground is mounting by the day.

Congressman and GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul warned that the worst for Libyans may be yet to come. “We face a situation where a rebel element we have been assisting may very well be radical jihadists, bent on our destruction, and placed in positions of power in a new government,” he said in a statement released last week. “Worse still, Gadhafi’s successor is likely to be just as bad, or worse, than Gadhafi himself.”

The aftermath of NATO’s Libya war will almost certainly be bloody and fraught with problems. And even though the truth is difficult to discern amid a web of lies emanating from both sides, what has been learned doesn’t paint a bright picture for the future.

Sharia law is enshrined in the draft Constitution, and the violence shows no signs of easing thus far. The rebel “Transitional Council” also announced early on that it had created a Western-style central bank to take over from Gaddafi’s state-owned monetary authority.

Even as Libya spirals deeper into chaos and Gaddafi vows to fight on for years, NATO may well be planning further “regime change” missions for other Middle Eastern nations. Islamic extremists, meanwhile, are arming and preparing themselves for more violence as they exploit the situation to gain more power. Analysts say the nightmare is only beginning.

Boykin: Israel-Iran conflict likely inevitable

                                                               Lt. General Boykin

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       A retired Army general and leading expert on terrorism says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may soon be compelled to take decisive action against the rogue regime in Iran.

Israel was recently compelled to dispatch two more warships to the Red Sea border with Egypt in response to a warning about another planned terrorist attack from Egypt against southern Israel. Fox News also reports that Iran dispatched its 15th fleet to the Red Sea, allegedly to combat piracy.

Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin (USA-Ret) is an original member of Delta Force and author of the new novel, Kiloton Threat, which deals with the Iranian nuclear program. He reminds that Iranian strongman Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is committed to wiping Israel off the face of the globe.

"It is heartfelt. It is essentially expressing his theology that says that the 'Mahdi,' or the 12th Imam, will only return in an atmosphere of chaos and bloodshed," Boykin explains. "And as far as Ahmadinejad and the Supreme Council are concerned, the best way to create that chaos and bloodshed would be to just destroy Israel, particularly using a nuclear weapon."

So the general believes Israel will have to prevent Iran from getting that weapon.

"I think that Benjamin Netanyahu is coming to a very critical point, where he's going to be left with no options except to try and do a preemptive strike on this nuclear program," Boykin "There is absolutely no other option ... other than just taking out the leadership of Iran. But the probabilities of being able to do that are very, very slim."

If Israel is compelled to launch that preemptive strike, Boykin believes it will do so without the help of the Barack Obama-led United States.

Pentagon Report Exposes China Threat

                                           By Bob Maginnis


     A new Pentagon report indicates China’s sustained military investments are destabilizing and exposes the Marxist giant’s global ambitions. The free world had better wake up to the security threat posed by this hegemonic menace.

Last week the Pentagon issued its annual report to Congress, which warns, “China’s rise as a major international actor is likely to stand out as a defining feature of the strategic landscape of the early 21st century.”

But the report “mischaracterizes and minimizes that threat,” according to Steve Mosher, a social scientist who worked in China and is author of numerous books on the country. The report “does a disservice to the truth,” Mosher said.

The truth about China’s emerging global threat becomes obvious when Beijing’s intentions, behavior and military modernization are properly exposed.

First, China’s intentions are global and offensive. Constantine Menges wrote in China: The Gathering Threat, “In the traditional Chinese view, the world needs a hegemon — or dominant state — to prevent disorder. The Communist Chinese regime believes China should be that hegemon.”

That view was echoed in 2010 by Liu Mingfu, a Chinese senior colonel and author of The China Dream. Liu said “China’s big goal in the 21st century is to become world No. 1, the top power,” Reuters reported. The Pentagon’s report stops short of that forecast but admits the regime “anticipates becoming a world-class economic and military power by 2050.”

China’s latest defense White Paper provides evidence of its global ambitions. The paper, according to the Pentagon report, introduces the Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) to new global missions intended to grow China’s influence, such as international peacekeeping efforts, counter-piracy operations, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.

These other-than-war operations are made possible by China’s new investments in large amphibious ships, a hospital ship, long-range transport aircraft and improved logistics. Such assets extend China’s global influence and provide the PLA important expeditionary know-how and capabilities for future operations.

China’s global ambitions are also evidenced by its increased liaison with foreign militaries and increased joint exercises. Last year, China expanded relations to 150 different militaries, which reflects an effort to collect information and build partnerships.

Beijing’s foreign outreach includes more joint exercises. In 2010, the PLA participated in 32 joint exercises — up from eight in 2009 — to increase its influence, enhance ties with partner states, and provide opportunities to improve capabilities and gain operational insights from more advanced militaries.

China’s White Paper also announces the regime’s “active defense” security strategy, which pretends to focus on defense and promises to attack only if attacked. But Mosher says China’s use of the term “active defense” is just a euphemism for the PLA’s “determination to strike first in the event of a crisis.” He concludes “active defense” is “not defensive at all, but is a strategy of offense and expansion.”

Second, China’s behavior has become aggressive, and given its global ambitions, we can expect more bullying across all domains — land, sea, air, space and cyberspace.

China is aggressive with Taiwan, a breakaway Chinese democratic republic. Beijing intends to deter Taiwan independence through intimidation such as the massing of 1,200 short-range ballistic missiles opposite the island or through a threatened preemptive attack.

China aggressively responds to maritime boundary disputes with Japan over the East China Sea and numerous countries in the South China Sea. Beijing claims both seas, and since 2005 it has harassed foreign vessels, including American ships using those seaways.

Beijing is very aggressive in cyberspace. In 2010, American and ally computer systems were the target of many intrusions that appeared to originate in China, according to the Pentagon. Those breaches were aimed at stealing military-related data and the PLA’s cyber units are prepared to “constrain an adversary’s actions” and “serve as a force multiplier.”

Third, the Pentagon’s report provides sobering details regarding China’s technological gap-closing developments that are providing the regime the capacity to conduct high-intensity, global operations.

The report states China developed an anti-access ballistic missile to prevent American aircraft carriers from coming to Taiwan’s defense. The “carrier-killer” missile could also be used globally against America’s 11 carriers. The weapon is known as the DF-21D and has a range exceeding 940 miles.

China is developing a fighter aircraft that incorporates stealth attributes for long-range missions against well-protected targets — read American military facilities. A Chinese proto-type, the J-20, was tested earlier this year, but the Pentagon does not expect it to achieve “effective operational capability prior to 2018.” China has approximately 2,300 operational combat aircraft and another 1,450 older fighters, bombers and trainers.

The Communist regime is developing a global expeditionary capability. Specifically, Beijing is developing airborne early-warning and control system aircraft that, combined with aerial-refueling programs, will enable the regime to extend its naval air capabilities globally.

The PLA has numerous expeditionary forces, such as three airborne divisions armed with modern equipment. But China’s most important expeditionary tool is the aircraft carrier. Beijing recently sea-tested a refurbished Russian carrier, and the Pentagon reports, “China could begin construction of a fully indigenous carrier … which could achieve operational capability after 2015.”

The carrier is the latest addition to China’s modern 274-ship blue-water navy, which includes at least 60 submarines. China continues to produce a new class of global-capable nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines armed with the atomic-tipped JL-2 submarine-launched ballistic missile with an estimated range of 4,600 miles.

China deploys a growing satellite network. Last year, China conducted a “record” 15 space launches to expand its space-based intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, navigation and communications constellations. It is also weaponizing space.

In 2007, China successfully tested a direct-ascent anti-satellite (ASAT) weapon against a weather satellite. It continues to develop and refine this system as well as other kinetic and directed-energy technologies for ASAT missions.

Finally, China is growing its strategic missile program backed by a developing anti-ballistic missile system. The Pentagon expects China to invest considerable resources to maintain its nuclear arsenal, which Beijing claims will never be used unless it is first attacked by atomic weapons.

But that view disputes a 2005 statement by Gen. Zhu Chenghu, a dean at China’s National Defense University, who said that if the U.S. used conventional arms on Chinese territory, "We will have to respond with nuclear weapons," according to the New York Times.

The Pentagon reports China added 25 new multi-warhead road-mobile, solid propellant intercontinental-range ballistic missiles to its arsenal in 2010. Beijing’s growing nuclear arsenal is kept safe in deep underground bunkers connected by 3,000 miles of tunnels, a complex that until this report was kept secret.

The Pentagon also for the first time affirmed China is developing a nationwide missile defense system. Reportedly Beijing’s nonexplosive, high-speed interceptors can hit missiles at heights of up to 50 miles. “In January 2010, China successfully intercepted a ballistic missile at mid-course, using a ground-based missile,” according to the Pentagon.

China’s hegemonic intentions, aggressive behavior and sobering militarization demonstrate an emerging, dangerous new global threat. The U.S. and its allies must prevent China from becoming a global hegemon that would use that position to push its Marxist ideology.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Revelation of the Holy Spirit

     I have spent the last several days on the mountain of God. Never have I encountered such glory and never has my spirit felt such joy and peace. My encounter here with wisdom has changed my life. I now know that whatever may come the Holy Spirit both knows and is in control. I am at present on my face before the Lord in a spirit of worship and praise. I have been here in this position for several days. My heart is moved by Father’s heart for to be here in his glory is to feel a connection to and with him.

John and Daniel are still here with me. We have been together here for two weeks and yet not one word has been spoken between us. They like me are just lost in the majesty of God. During the last several days the seven Spirits of God have been ministering to me. I am at present in a spirit to Spirit connection with them. I don’t know if I can ever adequately explain or even understand them. I had no idea how important the Holy Spirit as expressed in this way is to each of our lives.

They have remained in a circle around me for the last four days. I thought I knew what it was to be lost in the Spirit for example but I have never experienced anything like I feel today. The height, depth, and glory of God are within them. When wisdom said to me the other day I am wisdom my spirit was flooded with the immensity of the dimensions of the wisdom of God. His wisdom is ever present everywhere and at all times past, present, and future. His glory has been present in all the ages that God has planned and is planning in the future.

I know there have been far more ages in the past than we have any comprehension of. An age is a designated period of time when God has a divine purpose and plan that he has put in place. Since Adam there have been several ages, yet I also know by my connection with wisdom that there were more ages before Adam than we have seen since creation. I do not have any knowledge of what they were or how many, only that wisdom was always there in each and every one.

I also know there are ages beyond time as we know it and that wisdom is there in what we would call the future even now fulfilling the plans of God for each and every age yet to come. I know nothing about any of the ages past and future beyond what the word of God has already shown us only that they have and shall be, God be praised. They all at once began to sing or hum, it was like music but far different from anything I have heard or felt before.

I really don’t know how to put into words what is happening or to explain what they are doing. The closest thing I can relate it to is a Gregorian chant but it is nothing like that either. It is a verbal expression of the seven Spirits of God giving expression in a unity that is unlike human speech or singing but combining elements that are similar to both. I know that what I am saying here is probably not making any sense but I do not know how to say it any other way.

They are all surrounding and flowing in the unity of this. The impact this is having on my spirit is unbelievable. I feel connected to the Holy Spirit in the most powerful, intimate, and glorious, anointing I have ever known. It is like a divine vibration that they are moving and flowing in. They are in perfect unity with each other and with me. Whatever they are doing my spirit is aligning itself to receive and be connected to them in a most holy, anointed, and revelatory connection I have ever felt with God.

Their faces are glowing with the power and glory of God. Each of them are flowing in a unity of expression and my spirit is connected to them and flowing in union with them. I feel charged some how and my spirit is fired with a Holy anointing. It is almost is if they are sending out a holy vibration and my spirit is vibrating with the revelation that they are pouring into me at this time. I hear them inside of me and also surrounding me. Each of their mouths are open and it is a high pitched serious of notes, {the sound is not unlike a human voice hitting a range of notes in singing} but unlike any singing I have ever heard.

I am being transformed by whatever it is they are doing. I have never seen or heard in any medium of expression such a glorious expression of unity and purpose. I am also aware that my spirit in union with them is singing back to them in praise and adoration to God. The closest thing I can relate it to is praise and worship that we flow in on earth, but on a much higher level than that. The picture is getting clearer and clearer to me. One of the seven Spirits of God spoke to me and said, “I am revelation”. All at once my spirit has gained a new understanding of what is happening to me here. Revelation is the aspect of the Holy Spirit that imparts to our spirits revelation from God.

My heart is being flooded with images from my past where the Spirit of God has spoken to me and revealed to my heart on a Spirit to spirit level some fact or purpose of God that he had for me. I see myself reading the word and having the revelation of God impart into my spirit just what he wanted me to receive. I also am seeing the countless ministers, teachers, prophets, pastors, and others that God has used through my life to impart revelation in my heart.

Yet in the divine connection I am now feeling from revelation I understand he is not talking about just feelings and emotions. I am being made aware of the countless numbers of times throughout my life he has imparted to me life changing life altering revelation. I can see that my life has not been a series of happenstance events but rather he revelation has always been there leading and guiding me from not just day-to-day but moment to moment. I began to weep and my spirit filled with love and worship as in connection with revelation I am being made aware of just how precious to me he is.

So many times in my life I have made so many mistakes in my walk with the Lord. We have a tendency to focus on the failures but in connection with revelation I am seeing a whole new understanding. Even in my failures he has been at work. His is a gentle, loving, and compassionate voice. When I have by my free will, or ignorance not followed the course God had for me. I can see him already being two or three steps ahead in whatever the situation is setting things up to bring me back on course.

The scripture that says that when we are being tempted that he is planning a means of escape for us has never been clearer. He in connection with me is always several steps out in front clearing the way for me. This is not only true within myself but in the attacks of hell also. The evil one has so many times set a snare for me and I have at times in my life as have we all taken the wrong course. Yet even in demonic attacks revelation has been a still small voice inside me leading and guiding me out as a way of escape. Praise God there is nothing hell can throw at me that he as God does not only anticipate, but though I may not be aware of at any given moment, but is already making a way out for me.

All of this and more have filled my spirit in a moment’s time but revelation is not giving me direction for deliverance either from the devil or myself today. He is imparting to me what is going on right now and what we the seven Spirits of God and I are doing right now. He said, “ Son does not my word say that the Spirit will speak for you with groanings which cannot be uttered. We are filling your heart with praise and adoration for Father. Soon he shall reveal himself to you on a whole new level of understanding.

Mine is the voice of inspiration that has filled your spirit throughout your life. In your darkest hours and your greatest joys I have ever been at your side. When in desperation you have cried out to God, it has been my voice that has spoken to your heart, and dried your tears, calmed your fears, and opened your heart to see beyond the given situation and shown you my love and understanding.

In the dark days yet to come it will be my voice in a divine link with Father that shall open your spirit to Father’s heart and shall sustain you no matter what may come your way. Son when faced with the wounded hearts and sorrows of the hurting all around you, I shall be the link of divine inspiration that shall give you the right word to say, the right revelation that they need, at that time. When faced with the onslaughts of hell my voice shall give you direction and my word shall fill your heart with the faith and inspiration of Father to minister life to the wounded souls to whom you are being sent.”

I am looking into the face of revelation and I can see the tears there. I also know somehow he has been there with me my entire life. The tears began to pour down my cheeks as my heart was filled with praise and love for all that revelation has been for me. “ Michael when as a six year old boy you called out to God for salvation it was my voice that you first heard, it was my touch that brought that inner awareness inside you. Mine was the first expression of God that revealed to your heart that you were indeed saved and born again.

Throughout your life and on this son’s journey it has been me leading and guiding you every step of the way. Son I shall continue to lead and guide your steps age to age, as Father’s great plans and vision shall come to pass. I will never leave you and there is nothing hell can throw at you of which I am not aware”. With this he ceased speaking but looking up into his beautiful face my spirit is filled with both a love for him and an internal rejoicing of the Holy Spirits love and place in my life and future.