Tag : economic-collapse
Tag : economic-collapse
This writer prays that you are praying. I pray that you’re praying for protection, strength, discernment, and wisdom as the worst of the Storm is still a funnel cloud on the distance. But, the probability of today’s funnel cloud being tomorrow’s mushroom cloud is increasing.
We are entering into a most turbulent and tumultuous time. The seas will rage and ships will sink. The earth is – and will continue to – buckle and quake. I pray that you’re praying to be aware. There will be a period of silence before sounds fill the air that will be discordant, and yet not as terrible as the odors that will accompany them. A period of relative silence and calm may be upon us this day, but don’t be lulled into dreamland, for we are being set up for a fall.
There may be little point in getting your house in order, as your house may cease to exist. Still, there’s good sense in stocking up on non-perishable foods, bottled water, blankets, and a first-aid kit. Matches, flashlights, AA, C, and D batteries, and a battery-powered AM/FM/Shortwave radio are all important, and will help you to ride out the Storm as the Riders on the Storm run roughshod on the people of God and on a free-falling nation.
Understand that the growing Storm is multi-faceted; being meteorological, seismic, governmental, oil, terror, militaristic, financial, and spiritual. This summer won’t be the Summer of Love, and this fall could see the free-fall of a nation. Events will be wide-ranging and fast-paced. News reporting will be even more biased, deceptive, and propagandized in the coming months than it is now; but if you loose your electric power, your cable, and your internet – none of this will matter. Now is the time to gather your family, your friends, and your supplies. Now is the time to pray hard. If you have thus far refused the free gift of salvation that only Jesus Christ offers; now is the time to pray and accept Him as your Lord and Savior in faith and in your heart – not just in your head.
Dear Lord – so many reject you. They have heard your story and yet they believe that they are such good people that Your sacrifice and Your gift are not needed to get them into a heaven that they may not believe even exists. As the multi-faceted Storm gains and increases in the coming weeks and months – many of these misguided individuals will die. Please Jesus, appeal to their hearts so at least more will come to the foot of the cross so they may stand at your throne as set-apart and redeemed.
This Storm is a killer and so many are unprepared for the mayhem that is soon to consume us. Please Lord, use us to appeal to them gently yet firmly, so that your message, your truth, your life, and your unfailing love will be accepted and understood by the hard of hearing and the hard of heart. Thank you, Jesus, for loving us and using us as Storm Troopers. Prepare us now to prepare them. In your glorious name we pray – amen.
Categories: Storm Watch - World Events
This writer has awakened with a sense of urgency – more than the usual “S.O.U.” that I experience through all of my waking moments and even in sparse sleep. There is the heightening sensation of falling barometric pressure while the earth below my feet feels as flimsy as a dollar store sky.
All colorful prose aside: Storm Troopers we must rally and now! While so many millions may be feeling the profound atmospheric changes, so many more millions are not. Yes, these changes many are feeling, but many, many more will be left reeling. The Riders on the Storm wear many masks and emanate many fronts, but it is up to us the Troopers to pull away the masks and expose what truth we can. And likewise, it is up to us to share the truth that saves…
The Storm is multi-faceted and highly dynamic. While it is manifesting itself in the Natural, its origins are in the Spiritual. On this tempest, hunger and strife are coming as the architectural pride of American man is smashed with the ease of a child’s foot on the roof of a Lego house. Lobster tails and Filet Mignon will be picked apart by scavenging crows as Spam and Spaghetti O’s become highly sought after delicacies – enjoyed by those who had the foresight to stock-up and store them before the worst came – and it is almost here.
The Storm is blizzard, hurricane, and earthquake. It is an oily Tsunami where blue-helmeted interlopers say they have come to help evacuate, but in truth their goal is to indoctrinate and mutilate. Beware those in unfamiliar garb who claim to be in an official capacity. These are other Riders on the Storm, who don’t tell lies and foment radical agendas on your television, but instead implement the lies and clear the beaches for the agendas. Troopers, as you stand in the gap you must be aware of these serpents and know the squirming brains under the helmets and grinning faces behind the masks.
Troopers, beware of rising kings who sit on tinfoil thrones and impart flaming decrees. As the winds become furious in the summer’s twilight, the Riders on the Storm will deliver lies packaged as “aid” and it will be up to us to diffuse these packages so as to prevent them from doing great harm.
Lies and deception through recession then depression. Deconstruction through destruction. We the Storm Troopers will have to be truth-tellers and bringers of comfort in the crisis.
Storm Troopers, we must rally and add to our numbers. Courage is needed now as every day will see increasingly inclement weather as the summer that isn’t melts into an autumn of tumult. The liars own so much of the information broadcasting systems and it is incumbent upon us to bring the truth. We are to clear the pathways of snow and bring light into the 36 hour night. In this, strong and honest leaders must rise and lead by living the Word of our Lord.
It has begun and the most difficult days are to come. Are we ready? Do you feel the call to be a Storm Trooper? How is the Holy Spirit moving your heart and soul today?
Pray hard, stand tall, and do not be given over to a spirit of fear.
Even so, come quickly Lord Jesus!
Categories: Storm Watch - World Events
According to a poll taken over the weekend by German newspaper Bild, 60% of Germans oppose backing more loans to Greece – and yet German lawmakers approved on Monday 02/27/12 a second bailout for the gravely ill nation existing on economic life support.
Despite opposition from within German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union, the vote on Germany’s contribution to the 130 billion Euro rescue package passed with a large majority.
The German vote means Greece is one step closer to its second bailout, which was approved by euro area finance ministers last week. It is expected that European Union heads of state will officially approve the bailout package at a summit later this week. Finnish and Dutch lawmakers are likewise expected to approve the bailout.
Greece is on a financial road to ruin, and on that perilous journey will go Europe and America as fellow travelers – on foot. As gasoline prices rise in the U.S. for the twentieth straight day, the hits to a struggling economy keep on happening and the hurts become more painful. Democrats like Massachusetts congressman Ed Markey are urging President Obama to tap into the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, but this call to tap the SPR is likely considered for mere political expediency in an election year.
Greece will again temporarily avert disaster by going out on bail, but America won’t see such a financial blessing. There is no one willing to bail out America but its own government, and the citizenry that funds the system and pays a king’s ransom for fuel and food cannot afford any more “economic stimulus.”
The collapse is being engineered with patience and precision, slowly enough that the sheeple don’t notice yet it is more than obvious to those who watch at the wall. The one world system is coming, being brought on by wealthy elites and secret societies who control the economy today; believing that they will prosper when national borders are brought down, civil and private property rights are abolished, and a new Luciferian religion is installed and accepted by the masses who have been conditioned for decades.
Even those who are the most deeply pacified are familiar with the term “Anti-Christ.”
This may all seem like absolute insanity and you may not yet be convinced, but a one world system where you will never prosper is coming fast. In the intensifying storm of increased instability and upheaval of the Middle East, and with the deterioration of the American and European economies, we are seemingly on the doorstep of a major meltdown.
Keep your powder dry and stock your storehouse. Most importantly: know Jesus, know peace, and you will be spared the coming wrath.
It’s only the size of a pinhole, but as we walk along the rock and debris-strewn floor of this life’s tunnel we can see it if we keep looking forward. If we keep walking, it will grow larger and brighter, but it seems as though the light at the end is so very far ahead.
It is dank, dark, and damp down here, and we find ourselves tripping over chunks of concrete, automobile tires, and items that cannot be identified in the low light conditions. Our feet are wet from having to wade through puddles of stagnant water that exude the malodorous airs of rotting moss and raw sewage.
We’ve suffered loss in life because we took chances, and it was those chances that served as soft spots in the ground that allowed us to fall through the path less traveled. While we pursued something different, there are many that we know who followed the prescribed path and today they walk in the light on the firm ground above us, seemingly secure because they “did what they had to do.”
But how secure are they who did what they had to do and followed that prescribed path? Are they only secure in their minds?
Not everyone down here took a chance and failed…
No, we are not alone in the tunnel. There are the intoxicated and the drug-addicted down here. There are the gamblers who cling to the hope of lotto winnings being the ticket out, and that pursuit becomes an addiction that can’t be satiated. There are the angry who lash out at everything and everyone, and we must keep ourselves girded against them. Some are apoplectic due to the frustration of being forced to walk down here, while others are angry because they are hungover or because haven’t had enough to sufficiently satisfy the addiction.
Down here are the unemployed parents with children who are scarcely fed. Likewise, there are the working poor who rely on government assistance to help keep meat in the pot. As we walk forward with heavy-laden packs on our backs, we notice that the numbers of tunnel walkers is increasing. “Hey, I don’t belong down here” we hear some of them say, as they lament “I worked for that company for thirty years and I don’t deserve this! Where is my promised pension? I paid into it!”
None deserve the tunnel but in 2012 more are falling through the gaps in the quaking earth up top; and not just the ground that makes up the path less traveled. The floor of the tunnel is becoming a path heavily traveled below the so-called “prescribed path”, and as more are forced to walk down here the detritus and wreckage become more prevalent and a greater hazard.
With increasing frequency, we can feel the vibration of heavy equipment and the hear the stomping of the boots of tens of thousands of soldiers above us.
The numbers in the tunnel will continue to grow and the anger and despair will intensify, so we must keep focused on the light. The light is our one, true hope. The light at the end of the tunnel comes from the Bright Morning Star and no matter how hard it is or gets, we must keep focused on Him.
At the end of the tunnel we emerge to a peaceful pathway in the warmth of the sun. The path takes us across a small bridge and we then begin to ascend a winding wooden plank stairway into a lush green forest.
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. It was faith that got us this far, and that very faith will carry those who can’t walk and invigorate the legs of those who still can.
There is a light at the end of the tunnel. Lord Jesus, we know you’ll come carry us home.
All items are one dollar or less at the Dollar Tree store. While many of the products offered are off-brands, a shopper can select from much the same merchandise that is offered at a Walgreen, Rite-Aid, or chain grocer. Some of the hundreds of inventory items offered at the Dollar Tree include cleaning supplies, toys, candy, chips, juices, clothing, dishes, and more: “Everything you need for every day, every holiday, every occasion…and every single item is only $1.00 (or less)” to quote the company’s website.
This is not a promotional plug for Dollar Tree stores, but instead a commentary on the decrepit condition of the U.S. economy.
The Dollar Tree store in this writer’s upstate New York home town is going out of business. While I don’t have any hard data, an employee disclosed to my wife that the store was not generating enough dollars in sales to remain open. The woman was about to be unemployed at a time when jobs – even part-time retail store jobs – are exceedingly difficult to find in the deteriorating new America.
According to the 2010 census, 6.2% of the town’s population where the soon to be shut-down Dollar Tree store is located live below the poverty line. The store in question appears to do a brisk business as the town’s denizens are not wealthy but to a great deal the “working poor” who cannot afford to purchase the basics through other full-price retailers that are nearby. Proffering a mere observation; but in January of 2012, it would seem that the percentage of the population living below the poverty line in this upstate New York village would be greater than 6.2 percent.
As the local Dollar Tree is preparing to close its doors, Valley Mall in Hagerstown, MD had to be evacuated as near-riot conditions broke out because there weren’t enough Nike Foamposite sneakers retailing for over $200.00 available at the Foot Locker store to satisfy the feverish customer demand. A similarly frenzied eruption occurred in December at a shopping center in proximity to the Valley Mall after Nike released a version of Retro Air Jordan shoes.
It is difficult to envision the shut-down of a Dollar Tree store, especially in an area where discount priced products are staples for many of the residents. I am not privy to the corporate reasoning for the closure, but the store is a perfect fit for this rustic village where wealth is not in abundance.
As the local Dollar Tree goes, so goes the U.S. Dollar.