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Weekend Edition: Budget vs Obamacare – An EPIC Solution

By Craig Andresen on September 29, 2013 at 4:28 am
It’s time to set a few things straight.
Republicans do NOT want to shut down the government.
It doesn’t matter how many times Obama, Pelosi, Reid or any of the other elected socialists claim it, nor does it matter how many socialist talking heads parrot the official talking points…Republicans do NOT want to shut down the government.
Those who drone on endlessly, claiming otherwise, are lying.
Here’s a little something else.
The Republicans in congress are NOT arsonists, NOT homicide bombers and NOT taking or holding hostages.
Any of the ilk mentioned above that claim otherwise are lying.
And…It’s NOT the Republicans that are demanding 100% of what they want.
Any socialist claiming otherwise, is lying.
They are lying. Bald-faced lying. Lying through their teeth.
They KNOW they’re lying and they don’t care.
Lying, for socialists, is standard operating procedure…
It’s what they do and it’s how they force things, like Obamacare, down the throats of all Americans.
They accuse Conservatives of what THEY are, in fact, doing themselves.
CONSERVATIVES sent a continuing resolution to the senate and in it, CONSERVATIVES…IN FACT…FUNDED the government.
If, as socialists claim, Republicans want to shut down the government…WHY did the REPUBLICANS send a continuing resolution bill to the senate that, in fact…CONTINUES TO FUND THE GOVERNMENT???
That is exactly how easily the socialist lie can be unraveled.
What Conservatives ALSO wrote into the continuing resolution, that KEEPS GOVERNMENT OPEN FOR BUSINESS, was a provision to defund Obamacare and THAT is what has SOCIALIST’S collective panties all wadded up.
In FACT…Obamacare is the ONLY thing Republicans proposed to cut in their version of the continuing resolution but, it is not THE only thing they would LIKE to cut which brings about ANOTHER unraveling of the socialist’s lies.
Republicans would like to see entitlement cuts. Republicans would like to see wasteful government programs cut. Republicans would like to tighten the purse strings on MANY different line items but, if the socialist claim that Republicans want to shut down the government if they “DON’T GET 100% OF WHAT THEY WANT” were TRUE…
Those things were NOT included as the Republican version of the continuing resolution that CONTINUED FUNDING THE GOVERNMENT…AT CURRENT LEVELS.
Socialist lie exposed.
So…Who IS demanding 100% of what they want?
Socialists want government funded AND socialists want OBAMACARE funded and SOCIALISTS WILL SETTLE FOR NOTHING LESS!!!
Need more proof that it is the SOCIALISTS demanding 100% of what THEY want and the SOCIALISTS holding hostages?
Read the words of HARRY REID from yesterday:
“I want everyone to listen and to hear: The United States Senate has acted. This is the only legislation that can avert a government shutdown, and that time is ticking as we speak.”
“The senate will REJECT ANY ATTEMPT to force changes to the healthcare law through a government funding bill.”
“In the meantime … if Speaker Boehner wants to avoid a government shutdown, he will pass our resolution. Otherwise, it’s a government shutdown.”
The ball is now back in the hands of the Republican led house as SOCIALISTS…DEMANDING 100% of what THEY want…Sent the continuing resolution back to the house with the ONLY thing proposed to be cut by REPUBLICANS…RESTORED by the SOCIALISTS.
Republicans in the house have now taken further action meant to slow down Obamacare  including, writing a DELAY of the individual mandate for 1 year INTO the CR, a CLEAN and seperate CR for funding the military AND a provision calling for the outright repeal of the medical device tax portion OF Obamacare.
Harry Reid has defiantly stated that this retooling of the CR will be as DOA as was the original Republican CR.
My Advice…For the next step, and  the last effort to avert a government shutdown at 12:01am Tuesday morning, would be take a much more controversial and devastating stance.
The Nuclear Implosion Option.
The Nuclear Implosion Option would be bold, brash and uncompromising.
It would send socialists, including Obama, into orbit and it would show, quite clearly, just how destructive Obamacare really is.
Here it is in a nutshell.
The Republicans…RINOS and CONSERVATIVES alike, should AGREE to…FULLY FUND OBAMACARE as written by the socialists in the senate…TO THE PENNY…
If and only if…
If and only if…
If and only if…
If and ONLY if…
Every single portion OF Obamacare is IMPLEMENTED exactly ON TIME as it was originally written in the bill…And…
Send THAT back over to the senate at 11:58 on Monday night and tell those socialists over there that they have to “PASS THE BILL, IN ORDER TO FIND OUT WHAT’S IN THE BILL…ASIDE FROM THE FOG OF CONTROVERSY!!!”
And, by the way, be sure that the continuing resolution also contains the current level of funding for the government but, not one penny more.
The gnashing of socialist’s teeth would be over powered by the sound of their wailing as they splash about in puddles of their own pee.
The only thing slowing down the inevitable train wreck is the delays and waivers doled out by Obama combined with the fact that NOBODY in CONGRESS or the WHITE HOUSE is being subjected to the OBAMANABLE OBAMACARE LAW.
At this point, I say…
The government isn’t ready for full Obamacare implementation?
The “navigators” haven’t been hired?
The IRS gestapo goons aren’t in place to bludgeon those who haven’t complied with the Dictator’s law?
Costs and premiums haven’t been solidified yet?
Let the socialists either ACCEPT the Nuclear Implosion Option and keep government funded OR…LET THE SOCIALISTS SHUT DOWN GOVERNMENT BECAUSE THEY DON’T WANT TO CAUGHT UP IN THE WRECKAGE!!!
Let em chew on THAT for a couple of weeks and THEN…Republicans can offer the socialists a way out by tying DEFUNDING of Obamacare to the raising of the debt ceiling.
Imagine the wailing from those who supported Obama when they have their Obamacare waivers yanked out from beneath them.
Imagine the protestations of those socialists in congress who thought THEY were exempt from Obamacare only to have it shoved down THEIR throats the way THEY shoved it down AMERICA’S throat.
Imagine those businesses that thought they had a year’s reprieve from it, suddenly finding out THEY would have to accept it RIGHT HERE…RIGHT NOW.
What would they say about Ted Cruz THEN???
Probably nothing because…
They will all have more time to pursue their passions and hobbies once they are liberated by the burdens of Obamacare.
Right Nancy?
Everybody will be calm and government will be able to run people’s lives and lord over their healthcare decisions because the anarchists have caved in.
Right Harry?
And those senate seats up for grabs in the 2014 midterm election won’t be missed by the socialists at all.
Right Barack???
Craig Andresen
The National Patriot
Weekend Edition 9/29/2013
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Corsi: Obama Behind Al Qaeda Attacks in Kenya - The Free Patriot

Corsi: Obama Behind Al Qaeda Attacks in Kenya - The Free Patriot

Corsi: Obama Behind Al Qaeda Attacks in Kenya

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In a recent interview, Jerome Corsi provided the link to Barack Obama and the Al Qaeda attacks in Kenya.Raila Oginga Odinga , the cousin of Barack Obama, ran for President of Kenya in 2007.Odinga had made a deal with radical Islamic forces to re-write Kenya’s constitution to allow Sharia Law. Kenya is primarily a Christian country.
Atlas Shruggs notes of that time that Odinga had signed a secret memorandum of understanding with Sheikh Abdullahi Abdi, chairman of the National Leaders Forum, in which Odinga had allegedly stated his intention, if elected, to
‘within six months, rewrite the Constitution of Kenya to recognize Sharia as the only true law sanctioned by the Holy Quran for Muslim declared regions’.
When Odinga lost the election, the Luo tribe went on a rampage against the other tribes. He was advised how to do it by Obama. Then Obama and the United Nations stepped into Kenya and set up Odinga to serve as prime minister.  This gave Odinga the opportunity to engineer a new constitution to favor Islam, which includes the “right” to live under Sharia. Corsi contends this happened with U.S. foreign aid money.
Obama’s half brother, Malik Obama was running money for Egypt and other northern countries. Since the revolt in Egypt, Corsi contends documents show that Malik Obama was involved in extensive money laundering operations to support terrorism in the Sudan.  Kenya also has a warrant for the arrest of Maliki Obama for working with terrorists in Kenya through Sudan.
In the interim, large Muslim populations have been gathering in Somalia and Sudan, surrounding Kenya. Corsi’s contends that large Obama Odinga invited radical Muslims were invited into Kenya, some recruited in the United States. The terror attack in Kenya was a result of Obama and Odinga’s promotion of Al Qaeda and Sharia in Kenya.  Hostages in the terror attack were asked various facts to see if they were followers of Islam. If they could not answer, they were killed.
More is expected to occur.
Corsi also asserts that Saudi Arabia, via petrodollars, so that they can control the price of oil globally. Corsi says that Obama has been operating with the cooperation of Saudi Arabia which funds the efforts of Al Qaeda. Corsi argues Barack Obama and Odinga began a global move to lower the bridge through the world to help arm jihadists. Corsi contends Ambassador Stevens was running guns to Qaddafi’s people, and now against Assad in Syria to extend Al Qaeda’s power powered by Saudi Arabia’s petro dollars.

Corsi also argues that John Brennan sanitized Obama’s passport and has been a promoter of the Saudis. John Kerry is out there promoting further efforts aimed at promoting war in Syria as a prelude to a war with Iran and promote Al Qaeda.
The bottom line is that Corsi believes that the goal is to turn over control to Al Qaeda and global Sharia.

The Ignorant Fishermen Blog: Look and Be Saved America!

The Ignorant Fishermen Blog: Look and Be Saved America!


Look and Be Saved America!

Hear me my dear friend, I plead with you with all my being, I would like for you - in ALL REALITY and TRUTH - to direct your attention away from the EXPONENTIAL political and social problems that engulf our nation and world and REDIRECT your focus and attention to Almighty God our ETERNAL CREATOR and His INFALLIBLE RIGHTEOUS Word for your soul and hour!

Look to and Seek The Lord!

"Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else" (Isaiah 45:22).

"And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. 29:14 And I will be found of you, saith the LORD"(Jeremiah 29:13).

"Have Faith in God" (Mark 11:22).

"But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him" (Hebrews 11:6).

Put your hope and expectations in Almighty God and His solutions for you here in time and for ETERNITY!

"Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil. It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones"(Proverbs 3:5-8).

"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose"(Romans 8:28).

My friend, the question needs to be asked; Do you know The Lord Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior as taught in the Holy Scriptures?” Our moral virtues and conservative ideologies are not good enough for ETERNITY. We must not trust in our own human goodness, but only in the ABSOLUTE RIGHTEOUSNESS (perfection) that is found in Jesus Christ to enter into God’s perfect (holy) Heaven.

The Bible states; "For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge. For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth" (Romans 10:2-4).

Do you have Almighty God's RIGHTEOUSNESS that is only found in The Lord Jesus Christ? This is the dire question at hand for you, not what are we to do now in Washington.

In these very difficult days may you redirect your hope and expectations from Washington D.C. into the very throne room of Almighty God’s perfect heaven. Almighty God and His Word will never change and that is the anchor of the soul for any - who by faith - place their full trust in Him. His promises (past, present, future) are sure, steadfast and true. My you place your trust in Him today - saved or unsaved for in doing so you will never be the same.

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!



The Ignorant Fishermen Blog: The Demonic Euphemistic Delusuion

The Ignorant Fishermen Blog: The Demonic Euphemistic Delusuion


The Demonic Euphemistic Delusuion

The words peace, love, joy and harmony which were used today by the lawless are nothing more than an altered reality of turmoil, anarchy, lust and delusion. The redefining of moral absolutes can never change reality (truth), no matter how many billions of people one may gather together or rally to their cause (Rev. 16:13-16).

It is the world's delusional godless desire to seek the fruits of RIGHTEOUSNESS by the application of lawless euphemistic means.

How can anything good precede from anarchy and a delusional reality which seeks only to make war with and destroy REALITY and TRUTH(Romans 1:18-32)? It is the world's delusional godless desire to seek the fruits of RIGHTEOUSNESS by the application of lawless euphemistic means (Isa. 48:22, Rom. 3:10-23). As we let world history testify to the violent and lawless actions of fallen man fromAdam to the present, what makes anyone ever think that by excluding REALITY, TRUTH and the DIVINE ABSOLUTES of Almighty God that this can EVER be achieved (Rom. 1:18-32; 3)?

This has been Satan's greatest deception to mankind, that they DO NOT need Almighty God to exist and His saving remedies to survive for  FOREVER (Eph. 2: 2-3). Satan himself is a liar and the father of it. (John 8:44). He has absolutely deceived himself and look at what he has become since his fall (Isa. 14:1-14, Ezek. 28:12-19, John 8:44). The fruits of his rebellious existence have been catastrophic and horrific and testify to all the angelic hosts that his delusional reality is one of bankruptcy, violence and vanity (John 8:44, Rev. 20:10).

The redefining of moral absolutes can never change reality (truth), no matter how many billions of people may gather together or rally to their cause.

God’s Word states: "Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!" (Isaiah 5:20)

"For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness" (Romans 1:18).

"And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness" (2 Thess. 2:10-12).

In the ever redefining and “double speak” society of today, the Lord Jesus Christ described how to discern between truth and error.

"Sanctify (set apart) them through thy truth: thy word is truth. (John 17:17).

"For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ ( John 1:17).

"Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh" (James 3:12).

"Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for the tree is known by its fruit" (Matt 12:33).

Do not be deceived by the redefining of absolutes and use of euphemistic alternative terms, no matter how many people back them. Place your sole trust in Almighty God and His never-changing Word! Then you will have true peace and true hope in these days of absolute uncertainty. Place your trust in Christ today! You will never be the same!

The Kingdom of Heaven is truly at Hand!



The Ignorant Fishermen Blog: Obama - Satan's Tool for America's Final Demise

The Ignorant Fishermen Blog: Obama - Satan's Tool for America's Final Demise


Obama - Satan's Tool for America's Final Demise

 We continually hear Barack Obama use the phrase "our country's (America) values" when he speaks to Americans. For nearly five years President Obama and his administration have demonstrated to all that he and his fellow progressive secularists know ABSOLUTELY nothing of our American values and as a matter of fact they despiseeverything that our American Founding Fathers stood for! Barack Obama and his fellow progressive secular Alinskytes are in a FULL BLOWN WAR against our U.S. Constitution and the very absolutes and principles of Almighty God which made this country great. Our Founders were not moral relativists, haters of God, selfish, arrogant, socialists, secularists, sex addicts, murders of the innocent and haters of the Laws of Nature and Nature's God. In all of Obama's works and deeds everything points to that America must be destroyed in his eyes. Obama is truly Satan's final agent (in Almighty God's providential management of ETERNITY) for the final death blow to America and the institution of the Day of His Wrath, the Day of the Lord (2 Thess. 2:8-12, 2 Tim 3:1-7, Rev. 6-19).

Barack Obama and his fellow progressive secular Alinskytes are in a FULL BLOWN WAR against our U.S. Constitution and the very absolutes and principles of Almighty God which made this country great.

If our Founding Fathers were here today they would have tried for treason, expelled or thrown in jail the lawless people the likes of the Frankfurt School, Alinsky, Kinsley, Ted Kennedy, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Sanger, Baldwin, Nelles and Eastman, Obama, Schumer, Ginsberg, Chris Matthews, Eric Holder etc. etc.. These American  apostates stand against all that our nation was founded on and have these last 100 years hijacked this nation along with its people to its decline and eventual demise. One has to have the skill today to translate and read between the lines of theeuphemistic language and bizzaro world values of the Left. Since moral relativism dominates this nation the majority of our inhabitants look at what these two American apostates said as lovely, compassionate and optimistic all the while drinking the Left's kool-aid.

Our Founding Fathers would have tried for treason, expelled or thrown in jail people the likes of the Frankfurt School, Alinsky, Kinsley, Ted Kennedy, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Sanger, Baldwin, Nelles and Eastman, Obama, Schumer, Ginsberg, Chris Matthews, Eric Holder etc. etc..

Liberalism and it's lawless values - for the most part - rejects outright the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God. The root and source of this rejection - of these crucial moral laws and realities - is their subjective hatred towards the Creator of the heavens and earth (Romans 1:18-32). This base ideology is expressed and manifested in their disdain and hostility towards the American blueprint drawn up by our Founding Fathers, which was based on the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God.

This ideology is on FULL parade this week at the Democratic Convention for all of America to see... if they choose to.

Liberal /progressives REJECTS  these core moral absolutes and practice a sensual subjectivity that sees God ordained absolutes through the prism of relativism and pluralism. They possess a fear of moral absolutes and believe that true freedom is to be free from any Divine instituted moral absolutes or laws that suppress their unbridled passions (Psalm 14:1-3, Isa 24:5, 2 Tim 3:1-7, Jude 1:10). They are lawless in their practices and hostile to any that impose a Divine reality or the adherence to moral absolutes (Rom. 1:28-32). Just as their father (i.e., the Devil), they follow his godless example to live a godless and lawless existence, always seeking the fruit of RIGHTEOUSNESS by lawless means (Isa. 5:20; 48:22; John 8:44; Gal 5:19-20).

They possess a fear of moral absolutes and believe that true freedom is to be free from any Divine instituted moral absolutes or laws that suppress their unbridled passions.

The Lord Jesus stated that, you shall know men by their fruits and by their actions (Matt. 7:16-20). It is simple enough to see that wherever the “virtues” of secular liberalism are promoted and exercised that poverty, disease, anarchy, crime, social chaos, the breakdown of the family unit, violence and horrific social devastation are to be found.

When one rejects and abandons the core moral building blocks that make a healthy society for a godless delusion of lawlessness, expect to find social devastation and chaos (2 Tim. 3:1-7).

What is most alarming is how the very people that impose their delusional solutions and remedies upon the American people seek also to fix these ills of society by applying the very same logic that got us to this socially catastrophic point in the first place. By applying these lawless solutions, they accelerate of today’s social illsexponentially rates. Today’s American social culture is at the extreme breaking point and even the American conservative movement will not stop its implosion . The evidence is everywhere, yet the majority of American’s live in the apathetic delusion that all is well and that we will remain and prosper as in times past. Wake up America, for indeed the Day of His RIGHTEOUS Wrath is now at hand!

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!



Friday, September 27, 2013

Last Trumpet Newsletter - September 2013

Last Trumpet Newsletter - September 2013
Last Trumpet NewsletterVolume XXXII      Issue IX      September 2013
Last Trumpet Ministries, PO Box 806, Beaver Dam, WI 53916
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Signs Of Decline In The State Of Mankind!
"This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness. But ye have not so learned Christ; If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus: That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; And be renewed in the spirit of your mind."
Ephesians 4:17-23
"Thus saith God the Lord, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein: I the Lord have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles; To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house."
Isaiah 42:5-7
"And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God."
Romans 12:2
In this issue of the Last Trumpet Newsletter, we will thoughtfully consider recent current events and the present state of the human condition in this world. For many years, the scientific community has insisted that the human race continues to evolve and that our lives are constantly improving. Yet, recent evidence suggests that the condition of mankind is actually in a state of decline. My father used to say that each generation is genetically inferior to the previous one. That is to say that my generation is inferior to my father's, his generation is inferior to my grandfather's, and so on. According to a recent report, a well-respected geneticist from Stanford University by the name of Dr. Gerald Crabtree agrees with this assessment. In an article published by the scientific journal Trends In Genetics, Dr. Crabtree wrote the following: "I would wager that if an average citizen from Athens of 1000 BC were to appear suddenly among us, he or she would be among the brightest and most intellectually alive of our colleagues and companions, with a good memory, a broad range of ideas, and a clear-sighted view of important issues. Furthermore, I would guess that he or she would be among the most emotionally stable of our friends and colleagues." (1)
While the opinion of one geneticist is far from conclusive evidence, an unsettling trend has emerged amongst today's young people, which are commonly referred to as Millennials. A national poll conducted by Trending Machine found that the young people of today's modern era are often more forgetful than senior citizens. In fact, the poll found that people between the ages of 18 and 34 are more likely than those aged 55 or older to forget what day it is, where they put their keys, or to bring their lunch with them when they leave. (2) Some experts believe that young people may have grown so forgetful because of an excess amount of stress and an over-exposure to technology. "Stress often leads to forgetfulness, depression and poor judgment. We find higher rates of ADHD diagnoses in young adults. This is a population that has grown up multitasking using technology, often compounded by lack of sleep, all of which results in high levels of forgetfulness." (3) It is interesting to note that the results of a recent study which was published in 2011 found that the ubiquitous usage of the Internet has actually changed the way many people think and remember information. Rather than remember the information itself, men and women in today's world often remember where to look up that information instead. "We are becoming symbiotic with our computer tools, growing into interconnected systems that remember less by knowing information than by knowing where information can be found," wrote the authors of the study, which hail from Columbia University, the University of Wisconsin, and Harvard University. (4) Psychologist Betsy Sparrow, one of the researchers who worked on the study, was quoted as saying, "Since the advent of search engines, we are reorganizing the way we remember things. Our brains rely on the Internet for memory in much the same way they rely on the memory of a friend, family member or co-worker." (5)
We must remember that the Internet is the backbone of the beast system infrastructure now being developed. Without this net, which now engulfs most of the United States and many other parts of the world, it would not be possible to develop a cashless society. Deploying a far-reaching surveillance system for the watchful eye of Big Brother would be far more difficult.
As the human race continues to grow even more reliant on the Internet to function in their day-to-day lives, devices which allow people to interface with the system are becoming more intertwined with the human body itself. One such example is Google Glass, a computer system so small that it is built into a pair of eyeglasses. The technology allows its users to interface with the Internet on a constant basis as it delivers information straight to the user's eyes. However, Google's ambitions do not stop with this new device. According to a report in The Independent, Google's ultimate goal is to develop a microchip which can be embedded in the brain. "Already people are beginning to experiment with handicapped people for maneuvering their wheelchairs. They are getting a few senses of direction with the wheelchair but getting from there to actual words is a long way off. We have to do this in the brain a lot better to make that interaction possible. We have impatience for that to happen but the pieces of technology have to develop," declared Ben Gomes, the Vice President of Search at Google. (6)
It has also been reported in recent days that many children are unable to develop proper motor and social skills because they watch too much television. In response, the American Academy of Pediatrics has issued new guidelines advising that children age two and older watch no more than two hours of television per day. They further recommend that children under the age of two watch no television. "These kids are watching too much television at a time when they should be out there in the environment exploring and interacting, especially with other humans," stated Professor Linda Pagani of the University of Montreal. (7) Amazingly, it was reported in 2009 that the average American watches 153 hours of television at home in a typical month. (8)
We live in a fast-paced, push-button society in which consumers have grown accustomed to instantaneous results. However, being so fully ensconced in this modern system can present a serious threat to our spiritual lives. As Christians we must ensure that we are not so connected to the world that we lose our connection to God and become spiritually blind. Yes, the facts seem to indicate that mankind is in a state of decline and that our minds are not as vibrant as they once were. Thankfully, we can turn to our Saviour, and by His mercy and grace, our minds can be renewed. For as it says in Romans 12:2, "And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God." Our God is well able to transform each and every one of us and deliver our minds from the dense spiritual fog that has dulled the understanding of so many men and women in these troubling times. If you have not yet fully given your heart to God, I urge you to do so now.
The Love Of Many Shall Wax Cold!
In the Holy Scriptures, we are given many warnings regarding the characteristics of the world in the days leading up to the return of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. One such trait we were instructed to watch for is highlighted in Matthew 24:12 which reads, "And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold." These words of Jesus are a very fitting description for a growing segment of the world's population which has been given over to demonic forces and commits acts of unthinkable cruelty.
Sadly, it is often young people who commit brutal acts of violence in this modern age. Such was the case in East Chicago, Indiana, where a teenage boy recently decided to hunt kittens in his neighborhood because he was bored. The 17 year-old hunted the kittens with a bow and arrow and then posted gruesome pictures on the social networking website known as Facebook according to reports. "He did confess. He said he was bored out of his mind the week before school started and decided to hunt some kittens," said investigator Michelle Dvorscak. (9)
In a far more serious incident, three teenaged boys, ages 15, 16, and 17, were arrested in Duncan, Oklahoma, after slaying 22 year-old Australian Chris Lane on August 16, 2013. (10) According to reports, the teenagers saw Lane jogging in their neighborhood and decided to follow the man in a car. As they drew close to their target, one of the boys shot and killed the jogger. In an attempt to explain the boys' motive for this senseless killing, Duncan Police Chief Danny Ford was quoted as saying, "They were bored and just wanted to see somebody die." (11)
Meanwhile, violence continues to rage in Chicago, Illinois. The city, which saw 532 murders in 2012, (12) was once again rocked by violence on August 19, 2013. In the incident, five men, which were standing near a church, were shot and wounded by gang members. A pastor from the church described the scene as follows: "We heard a barrage of shots outside. There must have been at least 15 to 20 shots fired, and then after that, I went out to find out what was going on, and just saw carnage at the base of the church steps." (13) The incident occurred within an area of the city which has been designated a "safe passage" route by city officials. (14) The new program, which is designed to protect school children, is a system which designates approximately 600 city employees to stand guard along their assigned safe passage routes in an effort to deter crime. (15)
When we consider the violent behavior now so common in our world, one might be inclined to wonder why such horrifying incidents continue to happen on such a frequent basis. I believe this behavior is the result of demonic activity, and it is evidence that Satan is still exerting his influence in this world.
The Detrimental Impact Of Obamacare!
The recent years have not been kind to the people of the United States. Since the economic downturn of 2008, this erstwhile great nation has continued to suffer from the nagging effects of the Great Recession. With Barack Obama leading the way, the United States continues to suffer from high unemployment, low wages, and job insecurity due in part to expansive new healthcare reform. Even Obama himself has acknowledged in recent weeks that the American economy is sputtering. However, he is unwilling to take responsibility for his failures and rather seeks to place the blame on others, particularly his political opponents. In a recent speech given at Knox College in Gallesburg, Illinois, Obama declared the following: "Reversing these trends must be Washington's highest priority. It's certainly my highest priority. Unfortunately, over the past couple of years in particular, Washington hasn't just ignored the problem; too often it's made things worse." He further went on to say later in his speech, "With an endless parade of distractions, political posturing and phony scandals, Washington has taken its eye off the ball. And I am here to say this needs to stop. Short-term thinking and stale debates are not what this moment requires." As Obama continued to bemoan the unwillingness of his opponents to obey him, he arrogantly threatened once again to use executive orders to inflict his will upon the people. "I will not allow gridlock, inaction, or willful indifference to get in our way. Whatever executive authority I have to help the middle class, I'll use it," Obama declared. (16)
One of Barack Obama's proudest accomplishments is the passing of the Affordable Care Act, which is often referred to as Obamacare. Obama and his cohorts promote this new system, which is socialist in nature, as a means by which every American citizen will have access to affordable healthcare. In reality, this new law will prove burdensome for many people and businesses in the United States. For example, the cost of individual health insurance plans in the state of Indiana are expected to rise by 72 percent because of Obamacare. "This new data regrettably confirms the negative impact of the Affordable Care Act on the insurance markets in Indiana. The Affordable Care Act requires many Hoosiers to purchase more comprehensive and more expensive health insurance than they may want or need. These rates call into question just how affordable health insurance will really be for many Hoosiers," Indiana Governor Mike Pence said. (17)
As a consequence of Obamacare, many employers in the United States are opting to hire part-time workers. This development is due in part because the Affordable Care Act requires all businesses with over fifty employees to provide all full-time employees with health insurance. Conversely, they are not required to provide part-time employees, those who work under thirty hours per week, with insurance. There have been nearly one million job hires in the United States so far this year; however, three out of every four of those jobs are part-time positions. Many of these jobs are also low-paying. (18) An economist from the Economic Policy Institute by the name of Heidi Shierholz has warned of the detrimental impact this trend is having on the American people. "The difference between 30 and 40 hours can be the difference between being able to make ends meet month-to-month. That contributes to reduced living standards for American families and translates into having less income to spend on goods and services, which holds back the economy," Shierholz stated. (19)
Meanwhile, United Parcel Service, which is more commonly known as UPS, has announced that they plan to drop insurance coverage for 15,000 of their employees' spouses. The company cited Obamacare and rising medical costs as their motivation for this latest move. (20) In the state of Georgia, an Atlanta-based parking garage operator, known as AAA Parking, has moved 250 of its employees to part-time status. In a statement explaining why this move was necessary, the company stated that the Affordable Care Act forced them to either make "substantial changes in our hourly staffing models, or suffer an enormous and unsustainable annual net loss." (21) Additionally, clothing store chain Forever 21 recently announced that non-managerial positions will be reduced to 29.5 hours per week beginning on August 31st, 2013. (22)
Obama has proven himself to be a hard taskmaster, not unlike the Pharaoh spoken of in the Bible book of Exodus. We are just now starting to see the impact of Obamacare, and a close examination of the facts reveal that this new healthcare system could have a very detrimental effect on the people of the United States who are already suffering from poor economic conditions. In fact, an article published by the Associated Press in July 2013 makes the claim that 4 out of every 5 Americans have faced struggles with unemployment, near poverty, and a need for welfare. (23)
Amazingly enough, those who turn to welfare are sometimes better off than those who do not. A recent report published by the Cato Institute has declared that it is now a better deal to receive welfare than work an entry-level position in over thirty American states. "One of the single best ways to climb out of poverty is taking a job, but as long as welfare provides a better standard of living than an entry-level job, recipients will continue to choose it over work," stated Michael Tanner, one of the co-authors of the report. (24) The report further elaborates on the problem. "The current welfare system provides such a high level of benefits that it acts as a disincentive to work. Welfare currently pays more than a minimum-wage job in 35 states, even after accounting for the Earned Income Tax Credit, and in 13 states it pays more than $15 an hour," the report declares. (25)
Strange Religion In This Modern Age!
As we draw closer to the return of our Saviour, many strange developments are happening in the realm of religion. For example, an unusual church was founded in Lynnwood, Washington, three years ago. This church, which is known as the Living Interfaith Church of Lynnwood, is not like other churches, but rather its leaders claim to embrace all religions. According to reports, a service at this church might include elements of Islam, Judaism, Native American Religion, Christianity, Wicca, and other religions. (26) Although the church only has thirty members at this time, it serves as a prime example of the antichrist one world religious system that Satan is hoping to establish in the last days.
These days it appears that many professing Christian institutions are beginning to lose their sense of moral conviction. One such example is a denomination known as Disciples of Christ, which recently passed a resolution to embrace homosexuality. A portion of the text from the church's official resolution is as follows: "Be it further resolved that the General Assembly calls upon the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) to affirm the faith, baptism, and spiritual gifts of all Christians regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, and that neither is grounds for exclusion from fellowship or service within the church, but we celebrate that all are a part of God's good creation." (27)
Meanwhile, Fuller Seminary, which is known to be one of the most influential seminaries in the United States, recently allowed the formation of a student group for homosexuals. The group, which is known as OneTable, claims its goal is to be "a safe place for dialogue between LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning) students and the wider Fuller Community." (28) The homosexual advocacy group known as GLAAD was excited to learn of this development. "While the progress may seem small to people outside the evangelical world, those within will undoubtedly recognize the gravity of this step. As a leading evangelical seminary, Fuller prepares future leaders of the church to be ministers and advocates for change," wrote GLAAD in an official statement. (29)
Even Pope Francis has made remarks in recent days which seemingly soften his stance regarding the homosexual lifestyle. Speaking to reporters, the Pope was quoted as saying, "If a person is gay and seeks God and has good will, who am I to judge them?" (30) It is interesting to note that a recent article published by U.S. News & World Report claims that as many as 60 percent of all Catholic priests are gay. "It's an empirical fact that lots of men are gay who are priests. And they are very good priests. I would also observe that the numbers of gay men and women in the church ministry is probably larger than the general population, precisely because they are not seeking marriage," stated Father James Bretzke, a professor at Boston College. (31)
An Emergency Declared In Japan!
Although it has been nearly two and a half years since a devastating earthquake struck Japan and crippled the Fukushima nuclear power plant, the surrounding area is still grappling with the effects of the disaster. In fact, it has now been revealed that the crippled facility has been leaking an estimated 300 tons of contaminated water into the Pacific Ocean on a daily basis. (32) This revelation has prompted government officials in Japan to declare an emergency and promised to step in with a plan to stop the problem. "There is heightened concern among the public, particularly about the contaminated water problem. This is an urgent matter that needs to be addressed. The government will step in to take firm measures," Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared. (33) Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Authority, Shunichi Tanaka, expressed grave concern over the condition of the damaged plant. "I don't know if describing it this way is appropriate, but it's like a haunted house and, as I've said, mishaps keep happening one after the other. We have to look into how we can reduce the risks and how to prevent it from becoming a fatal or serious incident," Tanaka said. (34) Officials from the Foreign Ministry in China have also expressed dismay regarding this disaster. "We hope the Japanese side can earnestly take effective steps to put an end to the negative impact of the after-effects of the Fukushima nuclear accident," the agency said in a statement. (35)
Sadly, this disaster could very easily contaminate a large portion of our planet. As massive quantities of contaminated water flow into the ocean, it is difficult to predict how far the radioactive material will spread. Based on what information I can glean from recent news reports, I would say that the situation regarding this nuclear disaster is far worse than we have been told. This is yet another reason that we must continue to watch and pray in these troubling times.
A Deepening Crisis In Syria!
On August 21, 2013, it was reported by mainstream media outlets that the military in Syria had allegedly used chemical weapons in an attack on civilians. Reports vary widely and estimate that anywhere from 136 to 1300 people were killed in the attack. (36) The alleged incident has sparked outrage throughout the international community with many officials from various countries around the world calling for action to be taken in Syria. This outcry includes officials such as French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, who declared that "a reaction of force must be taken" if the allegations are proven to be true. (37) United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson has promised that the United Nations will launch a serious investigation. "We see the need to investigate this as soon as possible; no matter what the conclusions, this represents a serious escalation with grave humanitarian and human consequences," Eliasson said. (38) Meanwhile, Israeli Minister of Strategic Affairs, Yuval Steinitz, lashed out against the United Nations regarding their response to the Syrian crisis. "Nothing practical, significant, has been done in the last two years in order to stop the continuing massacre of civilians carried out by the Assad regime. I think that the investigation of the United Nations is a joke," Steinitz declared. (39) The civil war in Syria, which has been ongoing since March 2011, has claimed the lives of more than 100,000 individuals so far. (40) The Syrian regime, which is headed by Bashar al-Assad, has not fallen despite the prolonged war, due in part to support from key allies such as Russia, China, and Iran.
In closing, I encourage every reader of this newsletter to remain steadfast in the faith. The world in which we live is in an increasingly deplorable state, yet we know that Jesus promised us in Matthew 24:13, "But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved." Thank you for your gracious support of this ministry. We appreciate each and every one of you more than words can describe, and we at Last Trumpet Ministries will endeavor to faithfully serve you to the best of our ability as we draw ever closer to the return of our Saviour. As always, we welcome you to send us your prayer requests. We always give each request individual attention. Grace and peace be unto you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Samuel David Meyer

01. Natural Society, February 17, 2013, By Mike Barrett,
02. The Huffington Post, August 2, 2013, By Shelley Emling,
03. Ibid.
04. Los Angeles Times, July 14, 2011, By Melissa Healy,
05. The Washington Post, July 14, 2011, By Rob Stein,
06. The Independent, July 20, 2013, By Ian Burrell,
07. CBS News, August 10, 2013, By CBS News,
08. Nielson Newswire, May 20, 2009, By Nielson Newswire,
09. CBS News, August 19, 2013, By Pamela Jones,
10. The Herald Sun, August 21, 2013, By Carmel Melouney,
11. ABC News, August 19, 2013, By Alyssa Newcomb,
12. The Weekly Standard, January 1, 2013, By Daniel Halper,
13. CBS News, August 19, 2013, By CBS News,
14. Ibid.
15. WBEZ News, August 20, 2013, By Chip Mitchell,
16. Business Insider, July 24, 2013, By Brett Logiurato,
17. Indianapolis Star, July 19, 2013, By Tony Cook,
18. Reuters News Service, August 21, 2013, By Lucia Mutikani, Washington, D.C.
19. Ibid.
20. Atlanta Business Chronicle, August 21, 2013, By Carla Caldwell,
21. Atlanta Business Chronicle, March 22, 2013, By Urvaksh Karkaria,
22. Atlanta Business Chronicle, August 19, 2013, By Jacques Couret,
23. Associated Press, July 28, 2013, By Hope Yen, Washington, D.C.
24. The Blaze, August 21, 2013, By Becket Adams,
25. Ibid.
26. The Blaze, July 15, 2013, By Billy Hallowell,
27. Christian News, July 20, 2013, By Heather Clark, Orlando Florida,
28. Christian News, July 16, 2013, By Garrett Haley, Pasadena, California,
29. Ibid.
30. BBC News, July 29, 2013, By BBC News,
31. U.S. News & World Report, July 29, 2013, By Elizabeth Flock,
32. RT, August 8, 2013, By RT,
33. Associated Press, August 7, 2013, By Mari Yamaguchi, Tokyo, Japan.
34. Reuters News Service, August 21, 2013, By Kiyoshi Takenaka and James Tophan, Tokyo, Japan.
35. Ibid.
36. Associated Press, August 22, 2013, By Bassem Mroue, Beirut, Lebanon.
37. CNN, August 22, 2013, By Laura Smith-Spark and Samira Said,
38. Ibid.
39. Ibid.
40. Ibid.

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