Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Ilana's Vision

#85: Hello again folks! Today I would like to share with you the vision of a lady called Ilana that was re-published by Jerry Golden last year. As with all things; please pray about this and test it by the Word of God. I shall quote it in its entirety.

"From Jerry Golden; 20th April 2007: Being troubled about many things I came to God this morning around 3:30 A.M. asking Him what would happen to America and to my daughters and grandkids there. After what seemed to be a long time but in reality it was only a few minutes the Ruach Ha Koddesh [Holy Spirit] spoke into my spirit and said that I have been shown these things. It then came to me that nearly 4 years ago I had a vision and that vision was still my answer. I looked through my archives and found that it wasn’t even there that when a crashed my hard drives a while back I lost many articles and that was one of them. I then opened my emails and an email came through with the vision of 4 years ago from a supporter by the name of Ilana. Ilana I don’t know who you are but God has surely used you. Then God spoke to me again and said show My people this vision again they will now understand what is to come. My prayer is that those who have ears to hear will receive what God has to say and prepare the best they can for their family. The first preparations are to know that you know Yeshua in a personal way as the Messiah of your life and then that of your family. Then do your best to protect them in ways of survival. A Vision in the Office; 1st June 2004 It was 2:30AM and I couldn't sleep, so I decided to go downstairs to my office and see if I could write an article on some things that had been on my mind. My mind however just drew a blank, so I decided to lie for a while on the couch in the office. It was then that I begin to hear from the voice I know so well. But before sharing this with you I should warn you that most of it might sound like an over active imagination of one who stays on top of current events around the world. In fact, God and I have had a serious conversation if I should say this was a vision. But God has clearly instructed me to tell others what I have seen, so here it is, you are the judge. God spoke to me and said "I have found your heart and efforts pleasing but you still have much to learn and I will teach you many things about my Church. The time is very near when panic and chaos will grip the hearts of men and many will die from the fear of what they are seeing. The things you are about to see are for you to tell those who will listen." It was a Mall, where I am not sure but there were dead and wounded bodies scattered over a large area and as soon as I saw this I was in a different place looking down on a large gathering of a sporting event. Many were already dead and others were gasping for their breath and dying even as I looked at them. One man spoke to me, saying "...they have already destroyed our economy by cutting off the oil, now they want to kill all of us..." I thought I'd keep seeing this type of disaster but to my surprise I found myself in a Church, judging from the interior and the looks and sounds I thought it must be a Baptist Church . As I sit there in the presence of God unable to speak I heard the Pastor give a short glib standard salvation message, and I watched the people who were frightened and unable to understand why all this was happening to them. Many were destitute without food and no way to purchase any. One man interrupted the Pastor and said "...why haven't you prepared us, why haven't you warned us?" The Pastor begins to cry and the people got up and left him standing behind the pulpit. It was then I noticed an amazing thing, the Pastor fell to the floor and he was dead. Then we were in a city center and I watched as people were looting and screaming obscenities at each other. Some were shooting and arm robbing the ones that had just stolen the goods from the store just moments before. I looked at the Bank and it was closed and people were trying to get in but the doors were locked. There were military troops on the streets of the larger cities and they were shooting people with impunity, no one could believe what was happening. As they ran almost aimlessly in pure panic, we followed one man to his home. He greeted his wife and two small children with," I didn't do any good, and I don't know what we are going to do now." He sits and turned on the TV and the news about Israel was on. Israel was under heavy attack and they had already destroyed Damascus. It was believed that many missiles were on the way from Iran. Egypt had launched a full-scale attack and it was feared that Syria had launched missiles with chemical and biological warheads. I turned to God and said you promised that Israel will not be destroyed again, but He reminded me that it wasn't the end of the story and to wait and see His Word come to pass. Looking back at the TV it showed how suicide bombers had killed many all over the country of America and everyone was frightened to the point of not knowing where to turn for help. It was then God showed me Believers who had bonded together in America and had a pastor who had prepared them, their love for each other was obvious and many were coming to them for help. But even more important many were being drawn to them as their love was a witness for Yeshua. I ask God why more Pastors hasn't prepared the Believers, and He told me that they have been desensitized by Y2K and felt they couldn't tell them to prepare again. But those Pastors who knew to prepare their congregations and did not will wish they had never known Me; I will tell them I never knew them. It was then God said to me, "only those who truly know Me would overcome and witness My great salvation, for all temporal things will perish but those born of the Spirit will see Eternal Life." I then ask God what would He have me to do? God told me then, that I was to continue on the task set before me and not to look back, that many would be saved. End of Vision, like I said you be the judge. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, for our son Joel and for all the IDF soldiers. Pray for this Ministry and your part in it. Shalom, Jerry Golden"

I would be interested in your views/comments on this vision.

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 29-July-2008

Monday, 28 July 2008

Watch This Space

#84: Hello again folks! What a great weekend here in the UK weatherwise and spiritually! On Saturday a convoy three cars took off to Barmouth in Wales for a day out. A great day at the seaside with great weather; good Christian fellowship and fantastic fish 'n' chips ... you can't beat it! With thanks to Marian, Debbie, Katie, Claire, Joshua and Jude for a great day. Yesterday we made another trip to Beit Baruch in Rugeley with our friends from Cyprus; Dave 'n' Chris Hall [ex-Jehovah Witnesses for 50 years!] and heard an excellent message on Hosea and God's unending grace [& discipline!] by Phil Smith, a missionary/bible translator working in north-west China spreading the True Gospel to muslims there. Followed by a good meal and yet more fellowship with the Barmouth Brigade until late in the evening. You can't beat that either! Now ... back to business: A question: why would 200,000 people be motivated to come to the Brandenberg Gate in Berlin to hear a speech from a presidential candidate; in the same place that previous presidents Kennedy and Reagan and not to mention Hitler have spoken before? And that after meeting the joint-president of Europe [unofficially] Angela Merkel and before a whistle-stop visit to the UK. The spin and the charisma of Obama is interesting. His roots are interesting and even his professed 'religion' ... be it islam; Christian &/or zealous black activist. But why would 200,000 flock to hear a speech? Unless the outcome of the US presidential election is already decided by our 'friends in high places'? Everyone who meets this man is captivated by him. Even Hilary Clinton with all her gusto couldn't overcome him. He is obviously clever, articulate and has a lot of good 'advisers'. Yet he has backtracked on the status of Jerusalem already. He pleases the Jews on one day and then appeases the muslims/arabs the next. A difficult balancing act. Below are a few lines from Obama's books - in his own words:- [From 'Dreams of My Father']: "I ceased to advertise my mother's race at the age of 12 or 13, when I began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to whites." [From 'Dreams of My Father']: "I found a solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my mother's race." [From 'Dreams of My Father']: "There was something about him that made me wary, a little too sure of himself, maybe. And white." [From 'Dreams of My Father']: "It remained necessary to prove which side you were on, to show your loyalty to the black masses, to strike out and name names." [From 'Dreams of My Father']: "I never emulate white men and brown men whose fates didn't speak to my own. It was into my father's image, the black man, son of Africa, that I'd packed all the attributes I sought in myself, the attributes of Martin and Malcolm, DuBois and Mandela." [From 'Audacity of Hope']: "I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction." Now I wonder ... who in the Bible will table a peace deal, balancing the wants of the state of Israel and the 'palestinians' ... maybe even dividing the land [see Joel 3:2] and Jerusalem and apparently ensuring 'peace in our time'? Who will seem to have all the right answers to the political, religious, economic, social and scientific problems facing the world? To me ... the traits of the forthcoming antichrist can be found in Nicolas Sarkozy and Barack Obama. The antichrist will be known to True Christians before the rapture [personally, I'm in agreement with the 'pre-wrath' rapture theory of Marvin Rosenthal; and the late Robert Van Kampen in his book 'The Sign' which espouses a rapture around the 6th Seal].

I guess my message today is: WATCH THIS SPACE

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 28-July-2008

Thursday, 24 July 2008

An ICA 'Apostle' Speaks Out on Lakeland

#83: Hello again folks! Please read this article by Andrew Strom [with help from RevivalSchool member 'SoulDan']; sent to me by my good friend David Hall:

"First, let me start by saying that Robert Ricciardelli has been incredibly bold and courageous in speaking out on this issue in recent days. He is one of the very few from NAR circles who have dared to speak up - firstly on blogs and on the radio - and even on our own Forum at RevivalSchool.com etc. Robert is a member; a "marketplace apostle" in Peter Wagner's "International Coalition of Apostles" [ICA]. He is the real deal. For him to speak out about Lakeland is a very brave act indeed. Plus he is a Charisma Magazine writer and a friend of Lee Grady. Last week on July 14th Robert was a guest on Radio KGNW -where he spoke of how he had just come back from Lakeland, and told of his deep concerns and the background research that he had been doing. On July 16th he commented on one Internet blog: "Truth is there are very few people being healed in Lakeland. I have worked with Charisma Magazine editor Lee Grady in discovering how many false reports have been released as facts. These are our brothers and sisters involved in this, but this move of God has been a move of men with God still touching some who come to seek Him." On another blog he wrote: "Charisma reporters and a few others like myself have tried to get these verified and cannot ... We actually had offered to help, because any news of a resurrection in my opinion is world news if it can be validated. But then when the totals continued to mount which led to hype and embellishment, they began to ask us to stop asking questions. Hmmmm?" Friday night, Todd said that God said there were 1,000 people that were to give $1,000, and they were to receive a 1,000 fold blessing. The one hour drama on this giving subject was so deceptively evident that it was embarrassing to watch. On top of that, those that would give that money were able to come to the platform to be recognized." Concerning the 'Resurrections' in Lakeland, Robert wrote: "We have investigated the 20 plus "raised from the dead" claims as we want to report them to the media, and they cannot be verified, but were only called in, or sent in from an email. This is not responsible reporting, and leaves many questions, which also adds to the claims of hype and embellishment." [~Robert Ricciardelli blog comments: 'jasonclark.ws' & 'stevehickey.wordpress.com'] The hour-long broadcast that Robert did on KGNW is also causing quite a stir as it does the rounds on the Internet. On our own Forum at RevivalSchool.com, Robert publicly added the following comments: "Peter Wagner and Chuck Pierce nominated me as a marketplace apostle 6 years ago. I threw the title away before I ever got it. I am not into titles, but I am into functions. The Lord told us "yes" to engage, and He was going to show us some truth in the process. Being engaged has given us a great opportunity to see the good, the bad, and the ugly of the apostolic/prophetic movements. The biggest thing along the way is the friends and associates we have met that have a biblical worldview much the same as we do... " After this year we will pray about next year and so far it looks like the Father is giving us a sense that we may not to be a part of the ICA if Peter and the leadership do not reconsider their impromptu decision to jump into the Lakeland stream, when many of us warned him not to. It was a mistake to coronate, when they needed to father and correct Bentley from the direction he is heading others into. It just put more fuel in his errant tank. "I am praying for Todd, because he really is an evangelist, and he is a gifted evangelist. But he cannot go on embellishing, speaking untruths, hyping, manipulating, shoving, kicking, slapping, leg dropping, and bamming his way on the pulpit without consequences. God will not be mocked, and Todd and others must answer to Him for everyone led astray. "The biggest thing about Lakeland is the lack of the fear of our Awesome God, lack of repentance and humility. Many have exchanged the truth for a lie and chosen experience over content. Angels, trances, and 3rd heaven focus has replaced the gospel as a focus ... Lord do what only you can do to bring your divine alignment to all of us in Jesus name.." [-end quote] I took note of the fact that Robert said that "many" had warned Peter Wagner not to jump into the Lakeland stream. I also noted that Robert seemed to be saying that he himself may leave the ICA over this issue. I thanked him publicly for his courage in speaking out, and asked him if there really was a lot of disagreement even within Wagner's own movement? Robert replied: "To answer your question, yes there is at least a dozen ICA members that I know of that are extremely concerned at Peter's endorsement and more to follow as the nonsense continues. The transferring of anointing, the focus on man bringing anything but the gospel is amazing and sad .... if Peter Wagner, Bill Johnson, and some distinguished members of the Who's Who in Charismania say it is all good, then people just go with it. Some have begun to see the YouTube and other information and begun to change. Some go as far as to claim it as deception, others say it is a move of God that needs correction. "It is my opinion that it was man orchestrated and demonically influenced from the very beginning. The worship has been good and Roy Fields is an awesome worship leader, so many in the worship and even watching from afar can sense God in the worship of His people. The truth is God has been engaged in the worship and has touched and healed some. This is why it has been so confusing to some. I have heard that Roy Fields has stated a few times that when the worship ends, God's presence leaves the platform, and then Todd Bentley operates void of His presence. That is why most all of what they have claimed cannot be verified, because it just is not happening. "We have heard a few people getting well, being touched and so on. There is a church here in North Carolina that brought 27 sick down there for a week. Some with cancer, leukemia, diabetes and such. None got healed and most were worse when they came back. The emperor is not wearing any clothes and the truth must be known. Many are claiming that Todd is the new thing that God is doing. The fact is he is still operating in the old thing, and operating with less integrity and character than the previous one man shows. "God is about nameless and faceless people who are operating without any agenda but the Lord's. Preaching about the King and His Kingdom, and moving supernaturally after Him, and as they do, signs and wonders follow. The problem in Charismania is that they seek the sign, they seek the thrill, they seek the craft supply quality gold dust, feathers and gems. They may get the chills and frills, but leave with nothing more than goose bumps and really little spiritual change. When they seek the King, the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, you begin to see transformation take place at the heart level. This is God's way and always has been ... Bentley is just a product of the Charismatic/apostolic/prophetic trending away from Plumb line truth. At the same time the fact is, none of us amount to much, no not one. But in Him and dying to self and living His agenda, we can move mountains ... The church is getting there, I wrote an article for Charisma that everything that can be shaken is being shaken, and this is what is happening in a great way right now..." [end quote] Friends, please write to Robert encouraging him if you can for the courageous stand he is taking. See more of his comments + links to his article & radio show on the 'Scrolling Forum' at the following website [main page]: www.revivalschool.com. Please forward this email to others. God bless you all, Andrew Strom.

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God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 24-July-2008

Crazy Cucumbers and Berated Bulgaria

#82: Hello again folks! Hot on the heels of the shock news that the EU has decided to legalize bent cucumbers; we find more evidence that the EU 'Beast' will soon have its fangs in full working order. Due to their 'concern' for the high level of organized criminal activity in Bulgaria [and by extension Romania]; the EU has now withheld hundreds of millions of Euros in grants to Bulgaria:

 At the same time; we find that the EU; via Labour MEP Richard Corbett's redesign of 'the rules'; is attempting to make it even more difficult for 'euro-sceptic' groups like the Independence and Democracy group [who produced the 'Remote Control' DVD] to band together by increasing the threshold required for such transnational groups to exist:

It won't be long before EU 'member nations' are threatened with sanctions et al to vote the way the EU wants or to do its bidding or risk ruin and it won't be long before independent political parties [like UKIP] who oppose the EU itself will be banned. We may also be seeing the creation of the mechanism whereby the three kings will be deposed by the antichrist 'Beast' as spoken by the prophet Daniel. So keep watching and surf beneath those headlines.

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 24-July-2008

Wednesday, 23 July 2008

Danger Ahead

#81: Hello again folks! My original blog on this subject was withdrawn immediately last week when I discovered that the article I quoted from in 'Money Week' [written by Dominic Frisby] was subject to copyright. My sincere apologies to the author and the publisher. The subject of the article was the sounding alarm of global financial meltdown and included an excellent overview on the history of money. It was such a good piece that I wanted to give those of you who are also interested in investments and personal finance the opportunity to read it directly yourselves via the 'Money Week' web-site. Here is the link:

  1. The Book of Revelation tells us that not even gold and silver will save us from the coming 'Mark of the Beast' [a.k.a. the number '666'; Revelation chapter 13]; without which no-one [rich or poor] will be able to buy or sell [the famed 'cashless society' as espoused by the late; great Barry Smith]. The above article details the history of money concisely and suggests why people might want to own gold when the financial system is in trouble.
  2. The US dollar [as a reserve currency] has been backed by oil effectively since 1971 [before that it was underpinned by gold]. This is why US politics/foreign policy is driven by oil economics and why Iran has opened up its own oil bourse trading in euros - to bring down the US - not by might - but by money.
True Christians need to have insight into what is really going on in the world and where we are headed in terms of Bible prophecy. So please continue to test all things; prove all things; be watchmen and be NOT deceived.

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 23-July-2008

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

So Serious

#80: Hello again folks! Another day; another terrorist attack in Jerusalem ... another attack using a bulldozer ... another attack by a 'Palestinian' trying to murder innocent Israelis [some may not have even been Jewish] ... another attack by the Hizbollah-sponsored 'Galilee Liberation Brigades' ... an attack by a relative of Abu Tir, the Hamas lawmaker held in an Israeli jail.

Those 'experts' who said that the first attack on 2nd July was not an islamic terrorist attack are wrong. That time 3 people were murdered; this time at least 29 people have been injured. It is interesting that the attack was located near the King David Hotel where Gordon Brown stayed earlier this week; near where Barack Obama is staying; and on the same day that Mahmoud Abbas was visiting Israeli President Shimon Peres [with full diplomatic honours] at his Beit Hanasi 'official' residence]. There is no such thing as coincidence; especially where middle eastern terrorism and Israeli politics collide. This attack may have been a message from the 'fifth column' of arab Israeli citizens [by the Hamas terrorist infrastructure of Gaza and the 'west bank'] aimed at the UK; US and even Fatah; let alone the normal Israeli populace. No wonder the Israeli man and woman on the street is getting ever more suspicious of their fellow 'citizens' from East Jerusalem. At the same time we read that Hamas now has weapons capable of hitting Kiryat Gat [21km north-east of Gaza] and possibly the big Mediterranean port town of Ashdod [23km to the north of Gaza]. This now has a personal because I have family in Ashdod and visited there back in May. We need to stand shoulder to shoulder with Israel and our Jewish friends. As my good friend and brother Bob Mitchell is saying; things are coming to a head on many levels in Israel ... ready for the appearance of a man who can conquer by flattery and 'peace'; who will appear to have all the answers - not only in Israel - but for the ills of the world in general too. We must be watchful; prayerful; obedient; alert and ready to publish the True Gospel ... while we still can and while it is not termed as 'hate speech' or 'Christian fundamentalism'.

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 22-July-2008

Monday, 21 July 2008

EU Watch: Democracy the EU Way

#79: Hello again folks! So Nicolas Sarkozy is visiting the Republic of Ireland today to spend six [6] hours discussing [or 'strongarming'] the Irish into another vote on the Lisbon Treaty [a.k.a. the EU constitution].

Remember that, following the example of the Dutch and French, the good people of Ireland voted on 12th June to say a firm 'NO'! But it appears that the EU's version of 'democracy' is not that of any known dictionary. The EU thinks that democracy is when everyone votes the way that the EU wants it to or is told to. The EU does not like people expressing their opinion and free will. This, to me, seems an awful lot like what went on in the communist and fascist regimes of the USSR and pre-war Germany ... not to mention present day Zimbabwe. The EU 'Beast' is truly beginning to rise and show its 'tooth and claw'. And Monsieur Sarkozy should be watched very carefully for these six months of France's EU rotating presidency ... to see how he deals with this sort of issue [and that in &/or around Israel] ... and whether he will conquer nations by flattery and 'peace'. Because if he does .... alarm bells should start to ring for serious eschatological and Bible students ... especially those who hold to the 'Pre-Trib' rapture theory. It is indeed a time to be very, very watchful. And remember ... deception is on the increase too.

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 21-July-2008

Sunday, 20 July 2008

Gordon Brown: Leader or Led One?

#78: Hello again folks! So Gordon Brown has now decided to give away £30 million of British taxpayers money to the 'Palestinian' authority right in the middle of the 'credit crunch'; the [peak] oil crisis; the growing food/water crisis; inflating inflation and hot on the heels of Alistair Darling telling all government departments that there's no more money in the kitty and on the back of the cloak and dagger ratification of the 'Lisbon Treaty' last week.

That he has done this and lined up the UK alongside the enemies of God ... the enemies of Israel is inviting more of God's judgement on this unravelling country that has not only forsaken His people Israel; but replaced our Judeo-Christian heritage with just about anything else. But why? Why is Gordon Brown making one bad decision after another? Is it [a] of his own free will or [b] is he following instruction from his NWO masters in the '1,000 points of light'. Only God knows. But in my own personal opinion, he and Tony Blair are two of the worst leaders this country has ever had. Nevertheless; the Bible commands us to [a] pray for those in authority; [b] pray for our enemies and [c] pray for the souls of the lost or unsaved. Gordon Brown is likely to be at least two out of those three. So we need to pray for him and for this country he 'leads' as it lines up on the wrong team as we approach the Tribulation.

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 20-July-2008

Saturday, 19 July 2008

Dudley: Spiritual Microcosm of the UK?

#77: Hello again folks! I note with interest this news item from the Midlands. Despite huge opposition from the public in Dudley, West Midlands [over 22,000 people signed 70 petitions]; an £18M mosque complex is to be built there in a decision announced on 17th July following a 'public enquiry' [provided it is substantially built by the end of this year]. The statement from a government inspector was a result of an appeal against the original decision by Dudley Metropolitan Council to oppose the scheme on the grounds that the land should be used for commercial purposes and that the mosque would dilute the towns medieval character [Dudley Castle and Zoo is nearby]. It is also interesting that Dudley is the town where 'Revival Fires' are importing the Todd Bentley brand of 'christianity' into the Midlands and, by extension, the UK. A coincidence; God's judgment? Who knows. But nationally mandated 'christianity' [the CoE et al] is diminishing and islam appears to be flourishing. But why?

Why do our authorities seem like rabbits transfixed in the headlights when faced with the expansion of the islamic 'ummah'? Because we owe big money to the oil rich, arab bloc and because it is the stated intent of many islamic scholars to take the UK [and Europe ala 'Eurabia'] for allah. The vacuum left by our abandonment of the Judeo-Christian roots of this country is being filled by materialism, islamism and any other 'ism'. So again the publicly elected body and the people themselves have been ignored and over-ruled. Again. Just as the country has been denied the chance to vote on the 'Lisbon Treaty' [as the valiant Irish did] - because 80% of people not only would vote 'no' but a significant amount would vote for the UK to leave the EU altogether - nationally; so the same is happening in the boroughs. It's yet another sign of the times. The world is already fallen and is falling further away every day from the One True God and so is 'christianity' itself. We need salt and light and wisdom and discernment ... and soon.

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 19-July-2008

Friday, 18 July 2008

EU Watch: Goodbye UK

#76: Hello again folks! I picked up a copy of the 'Daily Express' today because, of all the 'tabloid' headlines that I could see, this one stood out. Amongst all the angst of rising gas prices; the SAT exam marking fiasco; stock market turmoil; Madonna's marriage; Ronaldinho's impending transfer and other 'scoops'; this headline grabbed my attention: SOLD OUT TO EUROPE

Yes folks it's true. In an amazingly secretively and deceptive operation; it has been revealed that the Queen had already added Royal Assent to the document [she was obliged to as a result of her adherence to our constitution]. The 'Instruments of Ratification'; duly signed by the Queen; were formally delivered to the Italian Foreign Ministry in Rome on Wednesday 16th July. There begins the end of the independent and sovereign state of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. We have gone from that embarrassing episode where Gordon Brown signed the treaty on his own to giving away our country in a cloak and dagger exercise. If and when the right disaster/event occurs [whether terrorist; financial; natural; political et al]; the EU 'Beast' will be legally able to ride rough-shod over our green and pleasant land. It's not a question of 'if' but 'when'. Probably after a second Irish referendum gives the EU elite the result that they want [they will NOT listen to the democratic voice of the Dutch; French; Irish or British people]. Who knows. What I do know is this. To those of you who had the postcards; filled them in and sent them to Buckingham Palace urging the Queen to not give her assent to the 'Lisbon Treaty' [a.k.a. the EU Constitution] ... I say thank you ... your conscience is clear ... you did something ... you exercised your [present] freedom for the sake of your country. It would be a good idea to make your feelings known to your MP and MEP. Remember that the 2009 European elections are coming up ... make it the referendum you have been denied; and register your opinion on this government and the EU ... because pretty soon you won't be allowed to do just that. The signs of the times are right before your eyes.

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 18-July-2008

Thursday, 17 July 2008

No Such Thing as Coincidence [2]

#75: Hello again folks! Please read this story and be blessed ... these sort of stories should encourage us as we face the Tribulation so that we don't worry about what we eat, drink or wear but trust in the Lord for His provision - just as in the Exodus; not leaning on our own understanding.

Girl With An Apple - A True Story - August 1942
Piotrkow, Poland. The sky was gloomy that morning as we waited anxiously. All the men, women and children of Piotrkow's Jewish ghetto had been herded into a square. Word had gotten around that we were being moved. My father had only recently died from typhus, which had run rampant through the crowded ghetto. My greatest fear was that our family would be separated. "Whatever you do," Isidore, my eldest brother, whispered to me, "Don't tell them your age. Say you're sixteen." I was tall for a boy of 11, so I could pull it off. That way I might be deemed valuable as a worker. An SS man approached me, boots clicking against the cobblestones. He looked me up and down, then asked my age. "Sixteen," I said. He directed me to the left, where my three brothers and other healthy young men already stood. My mother was motioned to the right with the other women, children, sick and elderly people. I whispered to Isidore, "Why?" He didn't answer. I ran to Mama's side and said I wanted to stay with her. "No," she said sternly. "Get away. Don't be a nuisance. Go with your brothers." She had never spoken so harshly before. But I understood: She was protecting me. She loved me so much that, just this once, she pretended not to. And it was the last I ever saw of her. My brothers and I were transported in a cattle car to Germany. We arrived at the Buchenwald concentration camp one night, weeks later, and were led into a crowded barrack. The next day, we were issued uniforms and identification numbers. "Don't call me Herman anymore." I said to my brothers. "Call me 94983." I was put to work in the camp's crematorium, loading the dead into a hand-cranked elevator. I, too, felt dead. Hardened, I had become a number. Soon, my brothers and I were sent to Schlieben, one of Buchenwald's sub-camps near Berlin. One morning I thought I heard my mother's voice, "Son," she said softly but clearly, I am going to send you an angel." Then I woke up. Just a dream. A beautiful dream. But in this place there could be no angels. There was only work. And hunger. And fear. A couple of days later, I was walking around the camp, around the barracks, near the barbed-wire fence where the guards could not easily see. I was alone. On the other side of the fence, I spotted someone: a little girl with light, almost luminous curls. She was half-hidden behind a birch tree. I glanced around to make sure no one saw me. I called to her softly in German. "Do you have something to eat?" She didn't understand. I inched closer to the fence and repeated question in Polish. She stepped forward. I was thin and gaunt, with rags wrapped around my feet, but the girl looked unafraid. In her eyes, I saw life. She pulled an apple from her woolen jacket and threw it over the fence. I grabbed the fruit and, as I started to run away, I heard her say faintly, "I'll see you tomorrow." I returned to the same spot by the fence at the same time every day. She was always there with something for me to eat - a hunk of bread or, better yet, an apple. We didn't dare speak or linger. To be caught would mean death for us both. I didn't know anything about her, just a kind farm girl, except that she understood Polish. What was her name? Why was she risking her life for me? Hope was in such short supply, and this girl on the other side of the fence gave me some, as nourishing in its way as the bread and apples. Nearly seven months later, my brothers and I were crammed into a coal car and shipped to Theresienstadt camp in Czechoslovakia. "Don't return," I told the girl that day. "We're leaving." I turned toward the barracks and didn't look back, didn't even say good-bye to the little girl whose name I'd never learned, the girl with the apples. We were in Theresienstadt for three months. The war was winding down and Allied forces were closing in, yet my fate seemed sealed. On May 10, 1945, I was scheduled to die in the gas chamber at 10:00 AM. In the quiet of dawn, I tried to prepare myself. So many times death seemed ready to claim me, but somehow I'd survived. Now, it was over. I thought of my parents. At least, I thought, we will be reunited. But at 8 A.M. there was a commotion. I heard shouts, and saw people running every which way through the camp. I caught up with my brothers. Russian troops had liberated the camp! The gates swung open. Everyone was running, so I did too. Amazingly, all of my brothers had survived; I'm not sure how. But I knew that the girl with the apples had been the key to my survival. In a place where evil seemed triumphant, one person's goodness had saved my life, had given me hope in a place where there was none. My mother had promised to send me an angel, and the angel had come. Eventually I made my way to England where I was sponsored by a Jewish charity, put up in a hostel with other boys who had survived the Holocaust and trained in electronics. Then I came to America, where my brother Sam had already moved. I served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, and returned to New York City after two years. By August 1957 I'd opened my own electronics repair shop. I was starting to settle in. One day, my friend Sid who I knew from England called me. "I've got a date. She's got a Polish friend. Let's double date." A blind date? Nah, that wasn't for me. But Sid kept pestering me, and a few days later we headed up to the Bronx to pick up his date and her friend Roma. I had to admit, for a blind date this wasn't so bad. Roma was a nurse at a Bronx hospital. She was kind and smart. Beautiful, too, with swirling brown curls and green, almond-shaped eyes that sparkled with life. The four of us drove out to Coney Island. Roma was easy to talk to, easy to be with. Turned out she was wary of blind dates too! We were both just doing our friends a favor. We took a stroll on the boardwalk, enjoying the salty Atlantic breeze, and then had dinner by the shore. I couldn't remember having a better time. We piled back into Sid's car, Roma and I sharing the backseat. As European Jews who had survived the war, we were aware that much had been left unsaid between us. She broached the subject, "Where were you," she asked softly, "during the war?" "The camps," I said, the terrible memories still vivid, the irreparable loss. I had tried to forget. But you can never forget. She nodded. "My family was hiding on a farm in Germany, not far from Berlin," she told me. "My father knew a priest, and he got us Aryan papers." I imagined how she must have suffered too, fear, a constant companion. And yet here we were, both survivors, in a new world. "There was a camp next to the farm." Roma continued. "I saw a boy there and I would throw him apples every day." What an amazing coincidence that she had helped some other boy. "What did he look like? I asked. He was tall, skinny, and hungry. I must have seen him every day for six months." My heart was racing. I couldn't believe it. This couldn't be. "Did he tell you one day not to come back because he was leaving Schlieben?" Roma looked at me in amazement. "Yes," That was me! " I was ready to burst with joy and awe, flooded with emotions. I couldn't believe it! My angel. "I'm not letting you go." I said to Roma. And in the back of the car on that blind date, I proposed to her. I didn't want to wait. "You're crazy!" she said. But she invited me to meet her parents for Shabbat dinner the following week. There was so much I looked forward to learning about Roma, but the most important things I always knew: her steadfastness, her goodness. For many months, in the worst of circumstances, she had come to the fence and given me hope. Now that I'd found her again, I could never let her go. That day, she said yes. And I kept my word. After nearly 50 years of marriage, two children and three grandchildren I have never let her go. Herman Rosenblat, Miami Beach, Florida
[This is a true story and you can find out more by Googling Herman Rosenblat as he was Bar Mitzvahed at age 75. This story is being made into a movie called 'The Fence']

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 17-July-2008

Wednesday, 16 July 2008

A Party in Lebanon and a Shevaa in Israel

#74: Hello again folks! As I watch Hizbollah terrorists including a child murderer getting a full Lebanese state and military salute upon their return home and I look at, on one hand the grace shown by the father of one of the murdered soldiers back in Israel, and on the other hand, the national sense of outrage of the general populace; one or two things come to mind. First of all; how can anyone claim that islam and Christianity [and by extension Judaism] share the same God? Secondly; were these Hizbollah terrorists fighting for Lebanon; Hizbollah or islam? If they were fighting for the first two parties; Israel is in big trouble because their inability to win the 2006 war is being rubbed in their faces and encouraging their enemies to take more risks to gain more ground .. knowing that the EU [Germany in this case] or the US or the international community will always temper Israel's right of legal response. If they were fighting as part of their islamic duty 'jihad' then this drama reveals not only the true heart of the supposed 'religion of peace' but also of the Lebanese government. Neither of all three reasons are in Israel's favour. The face enemies to the immediate north [Lebanon]; west [Syria; Jordan] and south [Egypt; Gazastan] as well as the so-called 'west bank' [correctly called Judea/Samaria]. The only crumb of comfort is to look at it this way: the Israeli government views the worth of two Jewish soldiers fallen bodies as worth; pound for pound; more than the living bodies of 200 living islamic terrorists.

Psalm 83 is being played out before your eyes folks and the signs of the times are yelling at you to get alongside God's people and God's land [Israel] now and pray for not only the peace of Jerusalem but for the salvation available to them in Messiah Yeshua to reach them via the local [Messianic] believers. And support those ministries that seek to reach both Jews and muslims and the lost in general; not those who fleece the True Church of the funds desperately needed for True evangelism with their false 'prosperity'; 'seeker sensitive'; 'purpose driven' gospel [or market-driven pop psychology] for their own Lear jets; $5M mansions; Rolls Royce's and TV 'ministries'. This is the real cutting edge. There is no grey area with God.

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 16-July-2008

Endless Lies

#73: Hello again folks! I like to think that I'm an analytical type of person [some have called me 'deep' and some others 'deeply dippy'!] so when I read this article from BBC News; the alarm bells started to ring: news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/7508715.stm We are being told by most news sources that the Israel-Hizbollah prisoner swap is going ahead today and that Germany is being courted as the progenitor of this 'deal'. The deal involves Hizbollah returning the remains of the two [2] captured Israeli soldiers Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser [this incident started the 'Second Lebanon War' in 2006] plus the body parts of Israeli soldiers killed in that conflict in 2006 in southern Lebanon by Hizbollah [not Lebanon] and the return by Israel vice-versa of the bodies of 200 Lebanese and Palestinian fighters plus a number of high-risk Hizbollah prisoners. This seems a transaction highly weighted in favour of Hizbollah. And for that reason the Lebanese are enjoying a day of celebrations to confirm their 'victory' over Israel while the Israelis [once again] appear to be happy with the deal. Their populace certainly is not.

This deal will not placate the enemies of Israel .. it will encourage them just as the withdrawal from Gaza did et al. If you take into account all the 'land for peace' deals that have been adhered to by Israel in the last , say 20 years, and not by the 'Palestinians'; then no wonder the enemies of Israel are partying on down. Why does Israel keep selling itself short? There's more to this than meets the eye folks! And what was the true role of Germany in these 'delicate' negotiations? How prominent was Angela Merkel? Was Nicolas Sarkozy involved as this event follows hard on the EU-Mediterranean Bloc launch last Sunday and the re-opening of the mutual embassies of Lebanon and Syria? Knowing that the EU is a joint Franco-German 'project' in essence; what kind of pressure was brought to bear on particularly [and as usual] Israel? These are all interesting questions. Events are moving fast in the middle east while the world's eyes are distracted by the [human caused] global warning con; the 'credit crunch'; Madonna's marriage problems and rising oil costs amongst many other 'news items'. Everything is falling in place. There's not a lot of truth around and an awful lot of lies and falsehoods being published to mislead and control whole populations; me thinks. Time to read the signs of the times ... and there are a lot of them.

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 16-July-2008

Monday, 14 July 2008

Sorrow About to Fall

#72: Hello again folks! I watched an interview on BBC News this morning with one Reverend Gene Robinson. And I watched the footage of the 'protest' or 'heckling' at his attempted preach yesterday. Mr. Robinson comes over in the interview as a very intelligent; caring; articulate and sincere person. But he is [according to the Word] sincerely wrong about Christian doctrine ascertaining to 'homosexuality'. So here we have one person who is wrong on doctrine but who has a measure of grace for his opponents and we have a 'heckler'; doubtless a Bible-believing man and fully convinced in his own mind [and correctly in my opinion] that he was standing up for the Word of God; who was right on doctrine but a little off on conduct. There is a time and a place. God is God of order and He does indeed hate [all] sin and wants all sinners to come to repentance.

One thing comes to mind when one looks at all this drama. It is that, on TV and the internet, to the British audience [and beyond] this is a another nail in the coffin of the Church of England and by extension 'state religion'. It appears inept; indecisive and distinctly 'out of date'. Both adherent and detractor are cast in the same mould. It is more ammunition for the coming persecution against the True Church that consists of True believers held together in 'agape' love by the Word and Spirit together in tandem. Long after the CoE caves in to this latest 'controversy' [as it did with accepting the ordination of women bishops last week after another long 'battle'] and compromises the truth; it would have shown itself to be a white elephant anyway. You can only serve God and mammon. Jesus came [amongst other things] to do away with state religion and bring about a revolution: to introduce the new concept of personal; relational salvation and to show that religious practice and membership of a religious establishment as a physical duty alone will only ever count as the 'filthy rags' [Isaiah 64:6] of fallen man's works. Particularly state religion where leaders are chosen by temporal authorities [fallen man] and where it bends over backward to accommodate the world rather than be salt and light. Religious Babylon and political Babylon are coming together nicely for the coming Tribulation. Get ready; the ride on the Salvation Shuttle may get rough but you can trust the Driver implicitly. And don't bother with or be tempted to use the local transport.

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 14-July-2008

Sunday, 13 July 2008

State of the [EU] Union

#71: Hello again folks! Regular readers of this blog will be in no way surprised by the events transpiring today in Paris; dual power seat with Berlin of the EU [Brussels and Strasbourg are where the EU parliament meets]. Reference this blog from 18th June:

"EU Watch: Dates for your Diary"

Just over a month on from the Irish rejection of the EU treaty [Praise God] and the slight delay in handing over the 'Instruments of Ratification' over to Rome [itself prophetic]; we have Nicolas Sarkozy meeting with the representatives of 43 Mediterranean bordering countries and EU states. We also have, on BBC News, statements that relations between Israel and the 'palestinians' are at their best for some time and that there is a wind of optimism blowing through the middle east. We also have the mutual embassies of Lebanon and Syria re-opening. Amongst other things of course. Like the IAF 'practising' in Iraqi airspace. Like Iran test launching more Shihab-3 missiles [even interrupting their TV schedule to show pictures of it]. Like Iranian and US 'officials' meeting to try and put a limit on the rapidly escalating oil price [$147 per barrel currently]. Like the ongoing training and plans for the blossoming EU Gendarmerie [police] Force or EGF.

Monsieur Sarkozy says that the aim to to make peace and love in the middle east instead of war. A noble ideal. But given the times in which we are living; the oil crisis; the food crisis; the fall of the dollar; the credit crunch; the global warming/global governance shoehorn; the soon-coming water crisis; the islamic advance; Christian apostacy and so forth. With all these economic and geopolitical [but not scientific] issues ... all of a sudden hope springs eternal. All with one French president taking his turn at the EU helm. Promoting his idea of a "new improved" EU union including the old Roman empire satellite states [and not necessarily with the agreement of some fellow EU states]. A French president with Jewish roots; links with the movement to rebuild the Third Temple [visit my friend Bob Mitchell's blog at www.bob-mitchell.blogspot.com for more details]; and friends in the middle east [including notably Syria]. With a seemingly honest desire for a lasting peace in or around Israel. Seems too good to be true doesn't it? To the unsaved, fallen world this man could be a catalyst; a new generation politician; if he can sort out the middle east problem [Israel] then maybe he can sort out the oil crisis; the credit crunch and everything else ... maybe he could be world president ... anything for a hopeful; peaceful future for our children and grandchildren. Can you see the logic friends? That this kind or type of person is he who will turn out to be THE antichrist; the ulimate opponent of the Lord Jesus Christ and the True Gospel. Some of my friends have suggested if the antichrist knows that he is the antichrist from the beginning or that he 'comes into' the role. We know that satan will possess him so there will be a botched or fake assassination &/or resurrection. Wasn't there such an event the other week? A precursor? Who knows. But God knows and we are implored to, in these last days, to stay in the Word and close to the Lord. Another friend of mine has suggested that the Hebrew word for 'prince' in Daniel 9:26 can be translated better as 'president'. Interesting stuff. And will a peace deal be signed specifically for seven [7] times 360 day years when most of the world uses the Gregorian calendar? Will it turn out [as Bob has suggested] that prophecy is fulfilled retrospectively? Who would sign a peace treaty with a time limit anyway? "Let's stop fighting for seven years and then carry on again later!". All valid questions. One thing is for sure; the fulfillment of biblical prophecy in now accelerating just as it did at the Lord's first advent. Events, I believe, will transpire quickly ... rapidly so that people will 'catch the wave' and be deceived. So we need to take note of current events in light of what the Bible says; not the other way around. Having said that; what a time indeed to be alive! It's no coincidence that you are reading this and that you are living in these particular days. God has placed you in this time frame for His purposes; not ours. And He has given us intelligence; He will give us wisdom [if we ask with the right motive] and we will need that Wisdom, the Bible says, to understand what the number '666' really entails. Watch the news folks; test ALL things; seek the Lord; and in all things do not lean on your own understanding.

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 13-July-2008

Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word

#70: Hello again folks! While it is good that the pope feels he needs to apologize for the sexual abuse of boys and girls by roman catholic priests and nuns [paedophilia]; one cannot help but wonder whether this has an ulterior motive. In trying to re-unite with their "separated brethren" it seems a re-branding is being attempted despite the vote of the CoE to ordain women bishops and the Follieri 'scandal' in NYC and other 'distractions' or set-backs:

The Bible says that there is a sorrow that leads to repentance and life and a sorrow that leads to death. If sorrow does lead to repentance; that's all well and good. If not; then it's not the real deal. But the pope is infallible in certain RCC doctrines; and some RCC doctrines themselves are irreversible so any 'apology' is limited in scope and meaning. Now, if the pope would truly apologize for the murder of those brave souls who were burned at the stake for challenging the dogma [and pride] of earlier popes ... that would really be a start. As for us 'separated brethren'; even after Vatican II; we are still 'anathema'. Why be 'sorry' or 'regretful' for one thing [if indeed you are genuine] when you are silent on so many others? So, for the pope, the Vatican and the RCC, sorry still seems to be the hardest word. Like I said before, the Vatican leopard has not lost its spots; it's just camouflaged them [for now]. Roman Catholics need Messiah Yeshua as Saviour [not the pope; mass; Mary; the Queen of heaven; purgatory et al] just as much as any other cultist or follower of any other 'faith'. Please pray for those who seek to reach roman catholics for the Real Christ today.

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 13-July-2008

Getting to the Point

#69: Hello again folks! The saying "Good news travels fast" is certainly true. My good friend and brother David Hall [a believer who was a Jehovah's Witness for 50 years!] sent me this news yesterday from Barb Sinclair [no relation as far as I know!]:

After this story aired on Nightline; Fresh Fire Ministries released a statement announcing that preacher Todd Bentley would be taking time off "to refresh and to rest" after having spent four months in Lakeland, Florida, leading 'revival' meetings. In the meantime their Lakeland broadcasts on GOD TV are put on hold.

For those of you who enjoy watching YouTube and are interested in videos that expose Todd Bentley; check out these two channels:

We must all be vigilant; watchful and aware. This is obvious deception to those who love the Word but not to those who are looking for the external, 'touchy-feely', soulish &/or sensual. It's the subtle stuff that might get us though! No-one is immune to being deceived in the last days except those who stay close to Messiah Yeshua and His Word. Myself included.

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS .. 13-July-2008

Friday, 11 July 2008

Here is the News

#68: Hello again folks! Please find attached a round-up of some interesting news articles that I have come across in the last couple of days pertaining to these last days:

CRIMINAL CHRISTIANITY... islamic nations are working together to outlaw [you guessed it] those who seek to save them out of islam. They are pressing the United Nations to adopt an anti-defamation plan that would make Christians criminals under international law. Witnessing for Jesus will soon be illegal. But the Book of Revelation tells us that there will be many people who will be killed for their testimony: "And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:" [Revelation 6:9]

RELIGION OF PEACE? ... the islamic government of Iran is pondering a change to the law there to make execution mandatory for those who wish to leave islam for Christianity. I'm not hearing any protests from the politically correct brigade about this; have you? Jesus said: "If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you." [John 15:18] 

TEACHER LEAVE THEM KIDS ALONE! ... that this is happening in the UK; 30 miles north of Wolverhampton; is unbelievable. A teacher has been suspended amid claims she punished two children who refused to worship Allah during a RE lesson. The teacher said that the pupils were disrespectful for refusing to kneel down and pray [to allah]. Imagine the furore if the same happened in a Christian context! Those of you my age [40!] should really appreciate the freedom we used to have in those school assemblies in the 70's and '80's when we sang an hymn or heard some Word and had a least some grounding in the Judeo-Christian principles. Now; in the '00's the Lord Jesus Christ has been abandoned for allah and islam is advancing. Be warned.

And last but not least ... DAVID & GOLIATH Part II ... the Israeli Air Force [IAF] is reportedly doing dry runs in Iraqi airspace for any attacks deemed necessary on Iran, who continue to threaten Israel's existence while rapidly developing nuclear [weapon] capability and successfully test firing Shihab-3 missiles that can easily reach Israel herself and most US air bases in the middle east. The build-up to the Gog and Magog war is continuing unabated.

All four [4] articles have biblical significance. And as I finish writing this blog; the FTSE has finished down 2.7% today ... like I said the other day; Bible prophecy is being fulfilled on a daily basis ... be alert; be Bereans and be ready ... the signs of the times are right before your eyes! Please remember to watch the "Good-o-Meter" film on yesterdays article "Heaven Only Knows" and pass it on!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 11-July-2008

Thursday, 10 July 2008

Heaven Only Knows

#67: Hello again folks! After yesterdays lengthy posting; here is something shorter and lighter. This 2 minute film was recommended to me by my good friend Tim and is called "The Good-O-Meter". It shows in two minutes what some of us takes ages to explain to the unsaved; the lost. It is simple and effective. Pass it on!

Let me know how you get on. Time for a soul harvest for the Lord.

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 10-July-2008

Wednesday, 9 July 2008

EU Watch: Here Come the EuroCops

#66: Hello again folks! Just received the July 2008; Issue #75 Of UKIP's magazine "Independence" and front cover is this headline: HERE COME THE EUROCOPS. This is noteworthy in light of what the Bible says about the revived Roman EU 'Beast' empire; so here is the article [without photographs] and acknowledging the author; © 2008 Torquil Dick-Erikson [UKIP].

The 'nightmare' is becoming a reality; Is this the future for policing in Britain?
"UKIP member Torquil Dick-Erikson has made a special study of the European Gendarmerie Force and delivers a stark warning on this dangerous development These are the photographs we in the United Kingdom are not meant to see - armed continental European policemen in training. You will probably never have heard of this force. However, the pictures are there for all to see on the European Gendarmerie Force's own official website; www.eurogendfor.eu The existence of this force has been pooh-poohed by Europhile commentators in Britain, dismissed as a 'Europhobe's scaremongering nightmare'. Well, it may be a nightmare, but we didn't dream it up, they did. Its existence is a fact, documented from EU sources. But in Britain there has been a news black-out about it. So far, to my knowledge, the only mention of it in the UK mass media was a full-page article by Jason Groves in the Sunday Express on 9th September 2007, and a passing mention in the Daily Telegraph by Philip Johnston on 11th February this year, with a letter the following day from me which gave a little more information. Yet it was the subject of several columns during the Lisbon debate in the Lords [Hansard, col.s 1103-1110, 14th May 2008]. The Eurogendarmes are training, for the moment, only in barracks in Vicenza, Italy. But since it is called 'European', and since there is now the Treaty of Velsen giving it a legal basis under clear EU auspices, it is most unlikely to remain forever in north-east Italy. We in Britain must understand that the countries of continental Europe not only have a tradition of criminal justice that is completely different from ours [no habeas corpus, no trial by independent jury, etc. already discussed at length elsewhere]. They also have a totally different tradition of policing. They say quite openly that their police forces draw on a common 'military root', and the EU gendarmerie displays this proudly in its emblem, with a flaming grenade. To us British, this is a bizarre concept. Look at the second of these photographs on Page 11. These 'policemen' appear more like soldiers to us. Note their steel helmets, and their heavy automatic rifles, carried here by the Spanish Guardia 'Civil', that is, by what they are pleased to call a 'civilian' police force. The police in continental Europe are militarised and carry lethal weapons at all times. Our police are a civilian force and regularly unarmed. Continental police forces are organised like an army in each country, with officers called 'colonel' and 'general', and commanded centrally by national governments. Individual policemen are shifted around the country, so each city will be patrolled by strangers. In contrast, our police are, by tradition, locally recruited and locally accountable. Our police are a body of self-propelling law-enforcers, whose job is to prevent crime and investigate crime and collect evidence so as to be able to prosecute criminals. If they had a symbol it would be a magnifying glass and a Sherlock Holmes hat, not a flaming grenade! In the photograph on these two pages we can see the Eurogendarmerie practising their street-fighting tactics in battle formation. They are drilling in a country area, but imagine them in an urban setting. Notice the two nationalities of policemen. Those on the right are Italian Carabinieri [is written across their shields], who, in Italy, are military police under a centralised national command and, although indeed they are military police and as such are part of the Italian army, they are used as a 'civilian' police force and stationed in every borough and hamlet all over the country, tasked to keep public order on the civilian population. Those on the left are from one of the other four EU member states - France, Spain, Holland and Portugal - that so far have decided to participate in this force. They are still wearing their national uniforms, since a single 'harmonised' EU gendarme uniform has not - yet - been issued, but they do have the EGF armbands with the logo which they wear all over their national uniforms. They are standing here in locked-shield formation, just like ancient Roman legionnaires, to protect themselves from stones or other objects that might be thrown at them. The little patch of flames in front of them is presumably a Molotov cocktail which in their simulation some 'subversive' [possibly 'anti-European'!] demonstrator has thrown at them. They are being trained to deal with this sort of thing in reality. From this formation they can fire tear-gas grenades over the heads of, or straight into, a crowd to disperse it [note that they are wearing gas-masks so as not to breathe in the gas themselves], or indeed rubber, or more usually lead bullets, with lethal effect. Random deaths from police gunfire have occurred during recent years in Italy and even Sweden during G8 and other protests. And when ordered these 'police' will charge forward, swinging their batons, and anybody who is in their path is likely to get pretty seriously injured. Continental police forces are not overly familiar with our concept of 'policing by consent'. The fact of having different nationalities drilling side by side is clearly part of a plan to harmonise the different national forces so as to create a unified European police force. I suspect that the ultimate model for this 'harmonised' and amalgamated multinational force could be the French Foreign Legion, a long-standing model of a military force of this kind. Take a good look at the picture on page 11, taken at close quarters. Please note - these are not soldiers, they are European riot-control policemen. They are actually members of the Spanish Guardia Civil, as you can see from the flashes on their left shoulders, and it is written on the flak jacket of the man standing on the left of the picture. If you look at their right upper arms you will just glimpse the royal-blue armband of the European Gendarmerie Force, which has as its emblem a circle of little yellow stars, and in the middle - and I quote from their own website - a 'sword and a flaming grenade, symbolising the common military root of European police' [this logo and the armband are fully explained ontheir website]. In a later version the circle of stars was removed, presumably so as to make it less obvious that what we are looking at is the Brussels Heavy Squad. Continental police are under military command and their primary task is to uphold the authority of the state. When they are used to investigate crimes they are often under the direct command of the career judiciary, who has the responsibility but no training in detective work. We can see from the conduct of the Portuguese police in the McCann case that their methods are very, very different from ours. Upholding the authority of the state means primarily putting down manifestations of civil unrest, dealing with crowds of protestors. The Gendarmerie is that section of each police force specialised precisely in this activity of crowd control or crowd dispersal. Of course the big question is 'Will they ever be able to deploy these fellows in Britain?' And this is where all British Europhiles, and even many Eurosceptics go straight into denial. So fay the EU could not deploy them here because justice and home affairs are still a member stats preroggative - what is called a 'third pillar competence'. If the EU tries to legislate on the matter, each member can wield a veto. But this will cahnge when Lisbon is ratified. In fact, under the terms of the Lisbon Treaty justice and home affairs will become EU competences, like practically everything else. The 'pillar' structure will go. And let us not forget that justice and home affairs is the heart of state power, for it includes the power to use physical force on the citizens, to put people into prison. When the EU takes this power, it ceases to be an association of sovereign states, it finally becomes a state in its own right, with powers to repress directly behaviour it deems undesirable by citizens of any member state. We know that the government says it has obtained 'red lines' to safeguard our national autonomy in criminal justice. But several of our EU partners, and our own parliamentary committees, have said they will not be worth mich. They will be subject to the interpretation of the European Court of Justice. And even in the best of circumstances an opt-out can very easily be turned into an opt-in by a government decision, with no need to go through a parliamentary debate and vote. Parliament hands its power to the government, which will hand it over to Brussels. Once that has happened there can be no going back. Article 6.3 of the Treaty of Velsen allows the EU gendarmerie to be deployed in another state with the simple 'consent' of the State. Bob Spink, now UKIP's MP, and Lord Pearson, one of UKIP's two peers, asked ministers for an assurance that this consent will never be given. No such assurance was forthcoming. The presence of the Euro Gendarmerie on our shores will be what makes the whole EU process physically irreversible. It will not be enough for our Parliament, at that point, to pass an Act repealing the ECA72 and then to simply tell them to go. They will not be subject to our Parliament or to our Queen. They will be subject only to Brussels, and will obey only decisions taken there by majority voting, where we will have only 8% of the vote. It may require physical force to eject them. The country must be warned." It's a long article folks but it is very concise and informative. Have you wondered just how the antichrist will get to be so all-powerful over his subjects? The above piece gives us a clue. It's also probably the model for the forthcoming NAFTA/North American Union; African Union; Asian Union; South American Union et al. Be alert; be aware and use your God-given [present] liberty with wisdom."

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 09-July-2008

Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Word of God vs. Word of Man [2]

#65: To reiterate what my good friend Bob Mitchell [www.bob-mitchell.blogspot.com] has been saying on his blog  lately; these two [2] articles from 'Israel Today' are indeed poignant:


"JEWISH PRIESTS FITTED FOR SERVICE IN FUTURE [3rd] TEMPLE" [2] www.israeltoday.co.il/default.aspx?tabid=178&nid=16549

It is [again] interesting that one article reports mans word and the other fulfills God's Word. [1] The word of man: The top brass in Tehran are threatening the removal of Israel from the world map again. War is in the air. I believe that Syria, Lebanon ['Hezbollah'] and Iran are in league with Russia and these may well be the crux of the [Shi'ite] 'kings of the north' long prophesied. But the Word of God says that Damascus will be cut off from being habitable forever [Isaiah 17:1]; not Tel-Aviv. I'll go with God 's Word on this one. [2] The Word of God: The preparations for the 3rd Temple that will be so central to the end time events rapidly approaching us are now much advanced; both for the building and the personnel and the instruments/furniture required. Watch with amazement as 2 Thessalonians 2; Daniel 9; Matthew 24 et al are fulfilled right before your eyes! We shouldn't try to force fit events into the Bible but we can read the Bible into current events. This should increase your faith brothers and sisters! The time to witness is at hand. Matthew 28:19-20 says it all. Let's obey as obedience is better than sacrifice!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 08-July-2008