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For those of you who are anxious for the Lord's return, play this Chris Rice song. SMILE!

"my journey is here but my heart is there (heaven)"

"just want this waiting to be over"

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The main point of the Olivet Discourse is that the deity of Jesus cannot be separated from his humanity! However, here is an excellent summary of the events of the Olivet Discourse, using today's headlines, by Hal Lindsey, who wrote the "Late Great Planet Earth," in 1968, which sowed the seeds of desire in me to study prophecy of the Bible.

Assessing Current Events (2004) (By Hal Lindsey)

It is a world in which a Catholic archbishop can cause headlines by referring to homosexuality as "epidemic."

It is a world where people find no contradiction in demanding that everybody else conform to their narrow views because the view of the majority makes them feel like outsiders.

A world in which the prevailing legal view is that there is a "God-given right" for the God-haters to not be offended by the mention of "God" in public.

A Houston, Texas judge ruled that a Bible in a courthouse might give the impression Houston's Harris County has a preference for Christianity. A Bible in a courthouse! Is he kidding?

Up seems to be down and black seems to be white. For the first time in the history of mankind, the main topic of debate is over a question no previous generation would even entertain. The question baffling this generation is not "where did I come from?" or, "Is there an afterlife?" That doesn't seem to be as important as whether marriage should be between a man and a woman.

Meanwhile, the Earth itself seems to be in rebellion. The Asian mega-quake that changed geography caused the planet to vibrate like a tuning fork. It knocked the planet far enough off its axis to momentarily change time – and this may only be the beginning.

There are warnings of a sudden shift in the Earth's poles, a reversal of the Earth's magnetic fields and the fear of the onset of a new Ice Age.

Environmentalists warn that global warming will raise the world's sea levels, resulting the catastrophic flooding and loss of life. Many scientists warn that the shift of mass from the concentration of solid ice caps due to melting and being distributed in the oceans could further exacerbate the Earth's wobbling axis.

Meanwhile, the sun continues to convulse, sending out massive showers of debris into the solar system, while irradiating the Earth with unprecedented doses of solar radiation. It is, according to some prominent Russian scientists, the most active period of solar activity in 8,000 years.

The past year broke all the records in terms of natural disasters. This year began with earthquakes, floods, unseasonably cold weather in some places, unseasonably warm in others, and nobody seems to be able to explain what is going on.

The economy is at once both robust and growing and teetering on the edge of catastrophe. Economists warn that it would take just one push in the right direction at the right time for the whole house of cards to come collapsing around our ears.

Meanwhile, NASA just spent hundreds of millions to launch a spacecraft designed to impact with a comet in deep space to see if it is possible to deflect a killer asteroid. Does anyone else beside me feel like he is in a Stephen King movie?

The Bible prophets describes the last days as a period of ever-increasing wars and natural disasters. Jesus, Himself, predicted that there would be wars and rumors of wars, great earthquakes, plagues of deadly diseases, cataclysmic weather changes and famine just before His return. He likened all these things to birth pangs. He said that as the time approached, they would increase in both frequency and intensity.

He spoke of signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars. He warned of the distress of nations, saying things would grow so frightening that men's hearts would fail them for fear, just in looking at what is coming.

But all these terrors are just the beginning of a period of catastrophe and death so profound that Jesus, Himself, said no time in history has ever been like it before – nor ever will be again.

Amidst all the fear and uncertainty, however, Jesus promised great hope. He said that, just before the beginning of the 7-year period, He would come again and receive to Himself all those who put their faith in Him and receive the gift of pardon He paid for with His own blood.

We see the shadows of predicted events that tell us the time known as the Tribulation Period is almost upon us. To those who understand the prophecy of the Bible that means time is extremely short. Do not put off receiving the gift of pardon that Jesus purchased for you and put your name on it. Don't get left behind. The consequences of that will be beyond anything you can imagine.

Here in 2013 these statements still apply by Hal! And it shows how patient God is to allow the immorality to even get worse! How much more patient can our God be!

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The Olivet Discourse actually appears in one other gospel, Mark 13 . Luke 21 also points toward these same signs but scholars are not certain as to where Jesus was when He spoke them. So they are not technically part of the Olivet Discourse. Luke 21: 37 tells us that Jesus taught in the Temple during the day and slept on the Mount of Olives at night, however, so Luke makes for interesting reading and I will make some references to it later. Each book gives us unique hints about this discourse, which is one of the longest on prophecy in the entire Bible. We'll mainly use Matthew, but supplement with Mark. If you are interested in a table, I developed, comparing Matthew 24, Daniel 9 and Revelation go to Future Prophecy.
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To set the scene for this chapter of the New Testament (NT) we must realize that the disciples were really proud of the temple, which stood in Jerusalem, and were probably boasting about it to Jesus. It was god-like or an icon to them. Jesus, being God, is terribly offended by this type of talk, but tried to instruct them with love and understanding. He was also trying to prepare them for a time when they would have to stand up for Him unto death!


Start with this article about a guy who has made it his goal to replicate what the Temple looked like seen below.

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On this day (7/15/2014), the 17th of Tammuz (on the Jewish Calendar - see the top of the page for current Jewish dates) :

Babylon (Nebuchadnezzar's Army) broke through the Temple walls, stopping the Temple sacrifices (587 BC)!
The Roman armies (under Titus) stopped the Temple sacrifices, exactly on the same day (70 AD)!

These events led to the destruction of both Temples, on the 9th of Av, the same year!

Consequently, this began a 21-day period of mourning, to this day, from the 17th of Tammuz to the 9th of Av!

Let's begin with a brief review of the temple and it's importance to the Jews. The temple was first built in 950 BC by Solomon, son of David (1 Kings 1:5-8). In 825 BC Jeoash, king of Israel attacked Jerusalem, broke down the walls, and plundered the Temple treasury(2 Kings 14:13-14). In 585 BC Jerusalem was invaded again by king Nebuchadnezzer of Babylon, who captured and destroyed the First Temple(2 Kings 25:8-10). In 535 BC after being "stirred up" by the Lord, King Cyrus of Persia, made the proclamation that called for the Jews to return home to jerusalem, so they could rebuild the Temple of God(Ezra 1:1-4)& (Ezra 6:3-15). In 515 BC a proclamation that King Cyrus made for the rebuilding of the Temple was not immediately acted upon. In fact, the decree remained filed away and forgotten until Zerubbabel rose to challenge of rebuilding the Temple. After some wrangling with government red tape, Zerubbabel received the blessings of king Darius to continue his work(Ezra 5:2-3) &(Ezra 6:1-12). In 170 BC Antiochus Epiphanes, King of Syria, plundered the temple and offered a pig on the Temple altar (Dan11:31). In 165 BC the Maccabees successfully revolted against Antiochus Epiphanes allowing for rededication of the Temple and a brief period of freedom for the Jewish people(The book of Maccabees). Finally, in 20 BC Herod the Great started a remodeling job on the Temple site, continuing until the point in time in Matthew 24(John 2:20).

So, you can see how the Jews had struggled to keep a temple and as a result, were very proud of it. After all, it was the only place where Jews could commune with God. Of course it was through a priest. At this point Jesus decides to reveal to them how their temple, which they possibly reveared more than Him at this point in their lives, would be destroyed. We must realize that they were not yet indwelt by the Holy Spirit, as we as believers are, and were primarially ruled by their flesh! Do you realize that there are groups intent on rebuilding the temple, today in Israel? Implements for resuming sacrifices and priestly garments are being completed, in preparation! The Temple Mount Faithfull Organization is a good place to start looking for this type of information. They have a "cornerstone" that they try, at least annually, to take to the temple mount, where they think it should be located! They keep getting turned away, for obvious reasons. Go here and read about an alternative location for the Temple! As we will read later, it appears that as the following prophecies unfold, there may be a temple built, which will be descecrated by a future "world" leader. Are these signs that we are in the "end times."

When blood spills on Passover and Easter, it’s time to build the Temple

Opinion: What is Hamas' greatest fear? That Israel will start to build the Temple.

Published: APRIL 18, 2022 06:22
A computer-generated rendition of the Third Temple (photo credit: YOUTUBE SCREENSHOT)
A computer-generated rendition of the Third Temple
(photo credit: YOUTUBE SCREENSHOT)

One would have hoped that yesterday’s unique convergence of Passover, Easter and Ramadan would have led to a wonderful day of peace and brotherhood in the spiritual capital city of Jerusalem. Alas, any dream of religious harmony on a day holy to all three great Abrahamic faiths, was shattered by Muslim rioters who turned the Temple Mount into a bloody battlefield hurling stones at Jewish worshippers and Israeli vehicles.

Palestinian terrorists have been fanning the flames of religious violence in recent weeks, as Israelis have been preparing for the Passover holiday, observed this week. On Thursday evening, April 8, a Palestinian terrorist attacked Tel Aviv’s busy Dizengoff Square where mainly secular Israeli young people were crowded at bars and cafes, tragically murdering three Jews in their 20s. 

Shortly after the deadly massacre, Hamas explained their motive and declared, “The continuing terrorism of the occupation and its crimes, attempts to Judaize Jerusalem and to perform sacrifices in the Al-Aqsa Mosque to build its so-called ‘Temple’ during what they call ‘Passover’ — against it stands blood and bullets.”

Through their statement, Hamas exposed their greatest fear: that Israel will start to build the Temple.

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Is there new evidence of Jewish Temple treasures in the Vatican?

There are several people alive that can personally attest to being eyewitnesses of the Vatican possessing Temple vessels, including the Menorah candelabra.

Published: FEBRUARY 10, 2022 15:21
 The menorah from the Second Temple is depicted being carried by Romans on the Arch of Titus. (photo credit: AMOS BEN GERSHOM/GPO)

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Jewish prayer has returned to the Temple Mount - exclusive

Senior Wakf official: Any change would spark strong response from Arabs and Muslims. Jewish activists: Final goal is to rebuild the Temple.

DECEMBER 12, 2019 22:13
Jewish worshippers pray in full view of police on Temple Mount (photo credit: THE ASSOCIATION OF TEMPLE MOUNT ORGANIZATIONS)
Jewish worshippers pray in full view of police on Temple Mount
Jewish worshipers are able to pray on the Temple Mount with what appears to be the tacit consent of police forces at the site, The Jerusalem Post observed during a visit there on Thursday.
Despite the insistence by Israel Police that there has been no change in the decades-old policy, Jews now pray – in full view of the police – in an unobtrusive and inconspicuous manner.
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Foxes at Temple Mount: Prophetic Proof Jerusalem Returning to Glory

Catch us the foxes, The little foxes That ruin the vineyards— For our vineyard is in blossom. (Song of Songs 2:15)

fox near Temple Mount

A fox (courtesy: Shutterstock)

In a graphic materialization of the prophecy in Zechariah as explained in the Talmud, foxes are now being seen playing at the Temple Mount.

It was reported in The Yeshiva World that visitors to the area have observed the group of about a dozen foxes in the southwestern area of the Western Wall for the last three days in the early hours of the day.

Wild foxes at the site of the destroyed Temple are described specifically in the Jewish Talmud.

This Talmud, which was written 2,000 years ago as a sign that Jerusalem will be rebuilt. This precise scenario was discussed in the Talmud (Makkot 24b). Rabban Gamliel, Rabbi Elazar ben Azaria, Rabbi Joshua and Rabbi Akiva went up to Jerusalem.

When they reached the Temple Mount, they saw a fox emerging from the place of the Holy of Holies.

The others started weeping but Rabbi Akiva laughed. Rabbi Akiva asked the rabbis why they cried and they explained that to see a wild animal in such a holy place, a place which was forbidden to unfit men, was distressing. Rabbi Akiva noted that this was precisely the reason he laughed. He explained that the fact that the prophecy of Uriah related by the Prophet Micah had come to be was proof that the prophecy of Zechariah would also come to be.

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Bible prophecy FULFILLED as first ‘red heifer born in 2,000 YEARS' signalling END OF DAYS
A BIBLICAL prophecy has been fulfilled as a “red heifer” was born signalling the end of days and the coming of the Messiah in both Christianity and Judaism.

By Henry Holloway / Published 8th September 2018

The Temple Institute announced the birth of an entirely red female calf that “brings the promise of reinstating Biblical purity to the world”.

Red heifers feature in end times tales in both Christianity and Judaism.

The cow’s birth and sacrifice is said to proceed the construction of the Third Temple in Jerusalem.

And the Third Temple’s construction – following the destruction of the previous two – heralds the arrival of the Jewish Messiah.

The Temple Institute announced the birth of the red heifer on their YouTube page with the video “Red heifer candidate born in Israel”. 

It includes a video of the red calf and its mother – revealing “a perfectly red heifer was born in the land of Israel”. 

The cow went under “extensive examination by rabbinical experts” who confirmed she is a “viable candidate for the Biblical red heifer”.

They admitted however the cow could be disqualified through natural causes.


It is claimed there have only been nine true red heifers – and the 10th will herald the construction of the Third Temple.

The Temple Institute believes a red heifer will be needed to be scarified to complete the ritual of purification for the temple – heralding the coming of the Jewish Messiah.

Red heifers have previously been found by the organisation – who have then disqualified them for not meeting prophetic standards. 

One was found in 1999, but was disqualified for being male – and a second was born in 2002, which was found to have a patch of white hair.

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Revealing the Hidden: Special Hanukkah Dedication of Third Temple Altar

“Then Hashem your God will restore your fortunes and take you back in love. He will bring you together again from all the peoples where Hashem your God has scattered you.” Deuteronomy 30:3 (The Israel Bible™)

Kohanim stand in front of the altar – constructed for use in the Third Temple – and other vessels. (Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz/Breaking Israel News)

On Monday, the last day of Hanukkah, the Sanhedrin called out to the 70 Nations to join in the consecration of the altar for the Third Temple. A full-dress reenactment of the daily sacrifice was held and a representative of a South American nation who attended was the recipient of a miraculous fulfillment of the Messianic promise of the ingathering of the exiles.

After months of intensive study, the Sanhedrin ordered a stone altar built, scheduling its dedication to take place on the last day of Hanukkah just outside the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem.

The square altar is nine feet square and five feet high and is constructed of aerated concrete. The material was ruled to be fit for use in the Temple. In the Talmud, it is explained that steel may not be used to cut the stones of the altar since the Temple Service brings life into the world and steel, as it is used in war, takes life. Stones for the altar may not be cut using steel since the Temple service brings life into the world and steel though not ideal, it is light and easily transported and sized to be loaded onto a truck. The altar was constructed on a metal frame designed also for purposes of transportability. The intent was to create an altar that could be taken to the Temple Mount at a moment’s notice should the need arise.

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New Picture Here is an intriguing article, "Jewish Women Recreating Temple Veil", which may be a sign of, at least the desire, to build the Temple.

Temple Veil

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The Temple Priest's Robe has been finished for use in the new Temple.

Priest Blue Robe

Here is an intriguing article about the Sanhedrin, which assisted the Romans in putting Jesus to death! It's forming is the first in 2000 years.

Sanhedrin Launched In Tiberias Wednesday, October 13, 2004 / 28 Tishrei 5765

A unique ceremony - probably only the 2nd of its kind in the past 1,600 years - took place in Tiberias today: The launching of a Sanhedrin, the highest Jewish-legal tribunal in the Land of Israel.

A unique ceremony - probably only the second of its kind in the past 1,600 years - is taking place in Tiberias today: The launching of a Sanhedrin, the highest Jewish-legal tribunal in the Land of Israel.

The Sanhedrin, a religious assembly that convened in one of the Holy Temple chambers in Jerusalem, comprised 71 sages and existed during the Tannaitic period, from several decades before the Common Era until roughly 425 C.E. Details of today's ceremony are still sketchy, but the organizers' announced their intention to convene 71 rabbis who have received special rabbinic ordination as specified by Maimonides.

An attempt to reconvene the Sanhedrin was made several centuries ago in Tzfat. The body in fact ordained such greats as Rabbi Yosef Karo, the author of the classic Jewish Law code Shulhan Arukh. However, the opposition of other leading rabbis soon forced the end of the endeavor.

One of the leaders of today's attempt to revive the Sanhedrin is Rabbi Yeshai Ba'avad of Beit El. He said that the 71 rabbis "from across the spectrum received the special ordination, in accordance with Maimonides' rulings, over the past several months." Rabbi Ba'avad explained that the membership of the new body is not permanent: "What is much more crucial is the establishment of this body. Those who are members of it today will not necessarily be its members tomorrow. But the goal is to have one rabbinic body in Jerusalem that will convene monthly and issue rulings on central issues. This is the need of the generation and of the hour."

Rabbi Yisrael Ariel, who heads the Temple institute in Jerusalem, is one of the participating rabbis. He told Arutz-7 today, "Whether this will be the actual Sanhedrin that we await, is a question of time - just like the establishment of the State; we rejoiced in it, but we are still awaiting something much more ideal. It's a process. Today's ceremony is really the continuation of the renewal of the Ordination process in Israel, which we marked several months ago. Our Talmudic Sages describe the ten stages of exile of the Sanhedrin from Jerusalem to other locations, until it ended in Tiberias - and this is the place where it was foretold that it would be renewed, and from here it will be relocated to Jerusalem."

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Also, see this video on the current efforts to rebuild the temple. click here.

Read on and let the Holy Spirit assist you in making a determination, if you will!

He tells them, "I tell you the truth, not one stone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down."(Mt.24:2)

This prompts them to ask, "Tell us," they said, "when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?" (Mt.24:3)

This is when Jesus began to respond with a series of statements that I believe not only applied to their generation but to ours!

Responding in Mat 24:4 "And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you."

Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation 2 Corinthians 6:2b (NKJ)



Mat 24:5 (Rev 6:2)"For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many."

Let us begin our discussion, especially in light of having just discussed the Temple, with how the Jews see the coming Messiah, relative to the Temple. The following article from is intriguing and inciteful:

The Messiah In Judaism, who is the Messiah? The messiah is a God fearing, pious Jew, who is both a great Torah scholar and a great leader as well. He is a direct descendent of King David, and will be anointed as the new Jewish King. (In fact, the Hebrew word for messiah - "Moshiach" - means "anointed one."). When the messiah comes, there will be a universal recognition of the truth of Torah and the God Who gave that Torah at Mount Sinai. All Jews will return to the Land of Israel, where they will throw off the yoke of their enemies and undergo a complete spiritual revival. They will embrace the faith of their forefathers and dedicate themselves to God's service forever. They will re-build the Holy Temple, from where the Divine presence will shine forth, spreading the light of truth, justice, tolerance and peace throughout the world. Today, the world is beset by jealousy, greed, theft, violence, lying, impatience, intolerance, deception and fraud. We are suspicious of our neighbors and cynical of our leaders. We are factionalized, and we worship different gods. Rather than cooperate, we compete. We are manipulative and seek advantage at the expense of others. It's dog-eat-dog and every man for himself. We withdraw into our homes behind a curtain of satellite dishes, internet, and take-out food. We shield ourselves from the harsh realities and worst of all, we despair of the notion that things can be much better. We shrug our shoulders and lament, "That's just the way life is." Judaism says "No." When Adam and Eve left the Garden of Eden, God assured us of a path back. Statesmen may speak of "peace in our time," but the Jewish prophet said it best: "The lamb will lie down with the lion... and young children will play at the cobra's nest" (Isaiah 11:6). "Shalom," the Hebrew word for "peace," comes from the root "shaleim," which means complete or whole. "Shalom," says the Talmud, is one of the Names of God, for His unity encompasses all. This "one-ness" is the primary theme of the Jewish Pledge of Allegiance: "Hear O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One!" The word "Shalom" is also part of the name "Jeru-Salem." How can we hasten the coming of the Messiah? The best way is to love all humanity generously, to keep the mitzvahs of the Torah (as best we can), and to encourage others to keep them as well. We also must pray to God to hasten the coming of the Messiah. The Talmud says that one of the first questions a Jew is asked on Judgement Day is: "Did you yearn for the arrival of the Messiah?" Praying for such an event increases our sensitivity to what we currently lack, and demonstrates our sincere desire for the Messiah to arrive. If we so desire, he can come today.

The Jew: The Talmud says on Judgement Day, "Did you yearn for the arrival of the Messiah?" The Christian: looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, Titus 2: 13(NKJ)

I heard a commentator say, a few years ago, that there are 2,000 individuals in Los Angelos, alone, who claim to be The Christ. Go Here and Here in Wikipedia, for lists. Most of us remember, James Jones, who claimed divinity and several hundred followers found out the hard way that he really wasn't! David Koresh took his following to the grave with him and it wasn't the second coming! Heaven's Gate followed suite. And in 2000, as many as 450 members of the Ten Commandments of God doomsday cult were killed by setting themselves on fire. The list goes on and on.

Are False Teachers, antichrists? Some say yes? This SITE lists, false teachers, in the world today. I don't know all of them and if their teachings are false, but concur that many seem to be, especially if they are preaching the Prosperity Gospel, placing the emphasis on what God can give you, instead of what you can give to God! IMO our only reason for existence is not to feel happy or content but TO DO GOD'S WILL!! When we do God's Will, we will possibly feel some contentment!

FALSE TEACHERS EXPOSED: Word Of Faith / Prosperity Gospel - Justin Peters / SO4J-TV

FALSE TEACHERS LIST & FALSE PROPHETS EXPOSED + PROBLEMATIC TEACHERS -Exposing the False Teachings of the "Word of Faith" Prosperity Gospel & those who Preach a: Worldly Man-centered Shallow "gospel" that is CONTRARY to God's Word VS the True Gospel of Jesus Christ which is about the Good News of Jesus Christ & "Repentance & Faith" (Mark 1:15). // FROM SO4J-TV: Everything we are saying on this page we say these things out of LOVE (Ephesians 4:15)— especially for God's people (2 Timothy 2:23-26)— HIS Sheep (John 10:3-17,26-29)— those who might have Strayed Unknowingly into these False Teachings (READ MORE). There's just enough TRUTH in what FALSE TEACHERS say to come across as being Credible & Biblical. 

Is a new kind of religion forming on the internet?

Algorithms are surfacing content that combines Christian ideas like prosperity gospel with New Age and non-Western spirituality — along with some conspiracy theories.

By Rebecca Jennings@rebexxxxa  Dec 14, 2021, 7:30am EST

“It just doesn’t sit right with me,” begins a TikTok by a user named Evelyn Juarez. It’s a breakdown of the tragedy at Astroworld, the Travis Scott concert in early November where eight people died and more than 300 were injured. But the video isn’t about what actually happened there. It’s about the supposed satanic symbolism of the set: “They tryna tell us something, we just keep ignoring all the signs,” reads its caption, followed by the hashtags #wakeup, #witchcraft, and #illuminati.

Today, she identifies more as spiritual, as an increasing number of young people do, many of them working out their ideas in real time online. They may talk about manifesting their dreams and faceless sex traffickers waiting to install tracking devices on women’s parked cars. Some might act almost as prophets or shamans, spreading the good word and guiding prospective believers, while others might just lurk in the comments. They might believe all or only some of these ideas — part of the draw of internet spirituality is that it’s perfectly pick-and-choosable — but more than anything, they believe in the importance of keeping an open mind to whatever else might be out there.

I asked Joseph Russo, a professor of anthropology at Wesleyan University, if this loosely related web of beliefs could ever come together to form into its own kind of religion. “I think it already has,” he says.

Call it the religion of “just asking questions.” Or the religion of “doing your own research.” It’s still in its infancy, and has evolved in an attempt to correct a societal wrong: that the world is a pretty f**ked up place and it doesn’t seem like the current system of dealing with it is really working, so maybe something else is going on, something just out of reason’s reach. 

2020 was the first year on record that the majority of Americans said they did not belong to a church, synagogue, or mosque; from the 1930s to the turn of the 21st century, around 70 percent of Americans did belong to one. Americans, particularly younger ones, increasingly report that they have no religious preference, or as some have put it, it’s “the rise of the nones.” But perhaps “none” doesn’t quite tell the whole story.

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The following individual is claimed to be the christ, by Benjamin Creme:

Maitreya Picture

The Christ or Lord Maitreya (My-'tray-ah) has a sponsor which you can visit at are International. Quoting from this site:

"He has been expected for generations by all of the major religions. Christians know Him as the Christ, and expect His imminent return. Jews await Him as the Messiah; Hindus look for the coming of Krishna; Buddhists expect Him as Maitreya Buddha; and Muslims anticipate the Imam Mahdi or Messiah."

You might find this forum, Eastwood's World of Prophecy interesting, also. This guy has actually visited one of Benjamin Creme's (Creme died in 2016) teachings and definitely felt some type of demonic presence.

Here is a 2010 you tube video (VIDEO HAS BEEN REMOVED) entitled "Maitreya, The World Teacher Steps Forward"! As you will see, only the old Benjamin Creme speaks and no Maitreya steps forward, with the excuse that he has given his first interview on a US TV program but appears as a regular man. And curiously he will not reveal his identity until the majority of the world accepts him! Creme has made a living of promoting this guy for 30+ years! Watch it for yourself:

Curiously and maybe coincidently, Creme has stated in the past, that the Maitreya was born in 1972 in Britain and would initially deny his deity until accepted. Well Raj Patel fits this MO and in January of 2010 became a US citizen. From Wikipedia, "Born in London in 1972 to a mother from Kenya and a father from Fiji, he grew up in Golders Green in north-west London where his family ran a corner shop. Patel received a B.A in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, from Oxford, and a Masters Degree from the London School of Economics, and gained his PhD in Development Sociology from Cornell University in 2002. He has been a visiting scholar at Yale and the University of California, Berkeley. As part of his academic training, Patel worked at the World Bank, World Trade Organization and the United Nations. He has since become an outspoken public critic of all of these organizations, and claims to have been tear-gassed on four continents protesting against his former employers." His latest book is, "The value of Nothing". "Stuffed and Starved" was his first book. Go Here for more on him.

See the youtube interview of him:

After listening to this guy, he seems pretty sharp and who knows, if he is incarnated by Satan, as the Antichrist will be, he could fool many?

looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, Titus 2: 13(NKJ)



The world is clamoring for peace in light of the current Israeli/Palestinian conflict, so much so that the following quote was from a November 26, 2000 article and still applies in 2022, "Now we are in urgent need of an objective and honest broker who shares the confidence of all sides to bring us to the negotiating table, while reducing tension and violence. America cannot do it, Russia has no serious clout. The solution must be found elsewhere, perhaps in one of the European Union countries. Someone must present both sides with a way out before it is too late for a peaceful solution." The stage seems to be setting for Mr. Antichrist to soon appear? I will now add in the year 2022 that "we saw through a glass darkly" then and did not realize the advancement of Islam that would occur, perhaps setting up a Muslim Antichrist? This could explain why in Revelation people are beheaded for not accepting his "regime"?

The Shia Muslims are waiting for a possible "False Prophet" or "Antichrist" candidate, called the 12th Imam. Those who hold this view are even called "Twelvers"! From Wikipedia ( The Mahdi), "Twelver Shi'as cite various references from the Qur'an and reports, or Hadith, from Imam Mahdi and the twelve Shi'a Imams with regard to the reappearance of al-Mahdi who would, in accordance with Allah's command, bring justice and peace to the world by establishing Islam throughout the world.

Mahdi is reported to have said: Shi'as believe that Imam al-Mahdi will reappear when the world has fallen into chaos and civil war emerges between the human race for no reason. At this time, it is believed, half of the true believers will ride from Yemen carrying white flags to Makkah, while the other half will ride from Karbala, in Iraq, carrying black flags to Makkah. At this time, Imam al-Mahdi will come wielding Allah's Sword, the Blade of Evil's Bane, Zulfiqar (Arabic: ذو الفقار, ðū l-fiqār), the Double-Bladed Sword. He will also come and reveal the texts in his possession, such as al-Jafr and al-Jamia.

Shi'as believe that Jesus will also come (after Imam Mahdi's re-appearance) and follow the Imam Mahdi to destroy tyranny and falsehood and to bring justice and peace to the world.[15]" This scenario could fit perfectly with the prophesied Antichrist with his False Prophet, in the New Testament Book of Revelation.

Here is video of such a presentation by Walid Shoebat, former PLO terrorist laying out this Muslim Antichrist scenario:

Harold Camping


Harold Camping Photo

(1943 - 2013)

When Harold Camping missed his October 21, 2011 date he finally admitted that he was wrong. Apparently he predicted the rapture would occur in 1994, also! Now, if I understand his 67 page diatribe, is that 1988 was the year the Great Tribulation started, curiously the same year another false prophet, Edgar C. Whisenant, wrote the book, "88 Reasons Why the Rapture Will Occur". Another Engineer, as is Harold, he now knows the truth, having died in 20013! Camping is also a retired engineer, as am I! What is it with us engineers? Slap me if you find me coming up with the exact date of the rapture LOL! My normal reaction to date setters, is "well this is another day we know the Lord will not return on."

There are others, being watched by bible scholars, as possible candidates for the "mother" of all "false christs" the Antichrist. Understand that I am not saying any of these men are the Antichrist. They have traits that he will have. I hope to be raptured before he appears on the scene (if the Rapture is a true Biblical concept) and is fully revealed. You will have to be the judge of whether or not they are candidates? They are shown below:

New Symbol Donald J. Trump New Symbol William (Bill) Gates
New Symbol Raymond Kurzeil New Symbol Mohammad Bin Salman
Barak Obama/Joseph Bidden Ronald Weinland
Pope Francis/Papacy Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
Tony Blair Otto Von Hapsburg
Sami Issac Prince Charles
Osama Bin Laden Juan Carlos
Benjamin Netanyahu Romano Prodi
John Kerry Silvio Berlusconi
Bashar Assad King Abdullah
Recep Erdoğan/Abdullah Gul Muhammed Fethullah Gülen

Ronald Weinland

Ronald Weinland Photo

(1949 - )

I am adding a "False Christ" category to this area because of their possible leading people away just like the Antichrist, warning us three times, by our Lord, in Matthew 24! Ronald Weinland is the first of probably many to come:

Author of “The Prophesied End-Time” & “2008 - God’s Final Witness”. He has a free ebook Here and his latest prophecy update is Here . Basically, he claims that the Trials and Tribulations began in December of 2008 and the Lord will return (Rapture, I think?) by the end of May 27, 2012). If this had been true, most scholars (and I agree) would claim that a 7-yr. peace treaty would have had to be established, with the true Antichrist, by now. Oh, I almost forgot a small point (NOT), he and his wife claim to be the two witnesses mentioned in Revelations, who will proclaim the gospel, calling fire down from heaven, and be slain by the Antichrist in the middle of T&T! As an update: " In November 2012, Weinland was sentenced to 42 months in prison for tax evasion;[4] he began his prison term in February 2013,[5] though he continued to issue sermons and prophecies to his followers". Click Here for a site that is keeping track of his timeline and all of the things that have not happened, as he prophesied!

Barak Obama/Joseph Bidden

Barack Obama Photo

Joe Biden Photo

(1961 - /1942 - )

Watch the following video, to get some feel for how Barak and/or Biden might fit into this scenario:



Donald John Trump

Donald Trump Official Portrait

(1946 - )

(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is the 45th and current President of the United States, in office since January 20, 2017. Before entering politics, he was a businessman and television personality.

Trump was born and raised in the New York City borough of Queens, and received an economics degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

(Also, from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Wharton's MBA program is ranked No. 1 in the United States according to Forbes[7] and No. 3 in the United States according to the 2019 U.S. News & World Report ranking.[8] Meanwhile, Wharton's MBA for Executives and undergraduate programs are also ranked No. 2 in the United States by the same publication.[9][10] According to Poets & Quants, MBA graduates of Wharton earn an average $209,501 first year compensation, the 4th highest.[11][12] Following Stanford and Northwestern (Kellogg), Wharton's MBA program has the 3rd highest average GMAT score of 730 (97th percentile) for its entering class.[13] According to another publication, Wharton produces the 3rd most CEOs of the 100 top companies on the Fortune 500 list, behind Northwestern (Kellogg) and Harvard.[14] In general, Wharton has over 95,000 alumni in 153 countries,[4] with notable figures such as Donald TrumpElon MuskWarren BuffettSundar PichaiAditya MittalSteven A. CohenJeff WeinerAnil AmbaniJohn SculleyWalter AnnenbergLeonard LauderLaurence TischMichael MoritzRuth PoratKunal Bahl and William Wrigley Jr. II. Its alumni include the CEOs of GoogleAppleLinkedInCBSGeneral ElectricBoeingPfizerComcastOracleDHLUPSPepsiTime, IncBlackRockJohnson & JohnsonUBS AGWrigley Company, and Tesco.[15]

The school belongs to the Magnificent Seven (M7) group of elite business schools which recognize each other as peers. Other members are Chicago (Booth)ColumbiaHarvardNorthwestern (Kellogg)MIT (Sloan), and Stanford.

President Trump, claims he is intelligent because of his good genes from his uncle, (from Wikipedia) John George Trump (August 21, 1907 – February 21, 1985) was an American electrical engineer, inventor, and physicist. He was a recipient of U.S. President Ronald Reagan's National Medal of Science, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering.[3][4][5]John Trump was noted for developing rotational radiation therapy.[3] Together with Robert J. Van de Graaff, he developed one of the first million-volt X-ray generators. He was the paternal uncle of the 45th President of the United StatesDonald Trump.

In 1943, as the technical aide in Division 14 of the NDRC, Trump (John) reviewed and analyzed the papers of Dr. Nikola Tesla when Dr. Tesla died in a New York City hotel. The research was completed on behalf of the Alien property Custodian office in Washington DC. From February 1944 to the end of the war in Europe, Trump was the Director of the BBRL.[7]

He (President Trump) took charge of his family's real estate business in 1971, renamed it The Trump Organization, and expanded it into Manhattan. The company built or renovated several skyscrapers, hotels, casinos, and golf courses. Trump later started various side ventures, including licensing his name for real estate and consumer products. He managed the company until his 2017 inauguration. He co-authored several books, including The Art of the Deal. He owned the Miss Universe and Miss USA beauty pageants from 1996 to 2015, and he produced and hosted the reality television show The Apprentice from 2003 to 2015. According to March 2018 estimates by Forbes, he is the world's 766th richest person, with a net worth of US$3.1 billion.

Trump entered the 2016 presidential race as a Republican and defeated sixteen opponents in the primaries. Commentators described his political positions as populist, protectionist, and nationalist. His campaign received extensive free media coverage; many of his public statements were controversial or false. Trump was elected president in a surprise victory over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. He became the oldest and wealthiest person ever to assume the presidency, the first without prior military or government service, and the fifth to have won the election while losing the popular vote. His election and policies have sparked numerous protests.

During his presidency, Trump ordered a travel ban on citizens from several Muslim-majority countries, citing security concerns; a revised version of the ban was implemented after legal challenges. He signed tax cut legislation, rescinded the individual insurance mandate provision of the Affordable Care Act, and opened the Arctic Refuge for oil drilling. He enacted a partial repeal of the Dodd-Frank Act that had imposed stricter constraints on banks in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis. He enacted, and later reversed, an immigration enforcement policy that forcibly separated children from parents. In foreign policy, he pursued his America First agenda: he withdrew the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade negotiations, the Paris Agreement on climate change, and the Iran nuclear deal. He recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. He imposed import tariffs on various goods from China, Canada, Mexico and the European Union. (End of Wikipedia articles).

Since his election, which by the way, was sealed by his oath, on January 20, 2017, when he was 70 years, 7 months and 7 days old, many have speculated and written about him possibly being the Antchrist. The following is pretty much a summary of, what I found to be the most popular beliefs, ie. Brother James Key, David Montaigne and Pastor Steve Cioccolanti. Click on their names to go to their websites.

First however, after discovering Anonymous Bread's videos, recently, I will start off with him because he refutes the claim that President Trump is the AC:

The main take aways from the video, to me, are:

Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton, for President, by 77 Electoral votes.

Donald Trump was BORN 700 days (6/14/1946) before the establishment of Israel's BIRTH, May 14, 1948.

Donald Trump was elected on Benjamin Netanyahu's 7th year, 7th month and 7th day in office.

7 months later, the First Eclipse occurred in the United States, since 1776 (founding of US).

This all occurred in the Hebrew Year of 5777.

7 months and 77 weeks, after election, Donald Trump, was the 777 richest man in the world, Forbes Magazine.

Additional such numbers are shown on this guy's website:

Then, starting with Brother Key, who seems to be the most outspoken, we will review those who think he may be the Antichrist!

"Dan. 11:21 Comes in peaceably and obtains power by flatteries." Trump (vile person) pandered to the people, making outrageous promises.

"Dan. 11:38 Will honor God of Forces (fortresses) w/ gold, silver, precious stones & pleasant things." Trump loves gold in all of his buildings, ie., 725 Trump Tower.

"Dan. 11:23 And after the league [is made] with him he shall act deceitfully, for he shall come up and become strong with a small [number of] people."

Ran as a nationalist but pursues world peace inserting himself in all conflicts. Latin, "Plus Ultra" - "World Power" is inscribed on a wall at Mar-a-Lago. Means, even "going further to achieve world power". He prefers E. European women (2 of 3).

"Rev 13:4 KJV] 4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who [is] like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?" Trump is Comander In Chief of the strongest Military (US) in the world.

"Mic 5:6 KJV] 6 And they shall waste the land of Assyria with the sword, and the land of Nimrod in the entrances thereof: thus shall he deliver [us] from the Assyrian, when he cometh into our land, and when he treadeth within our borders."

"Dan 9:26 KJV] 26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof [shall be] with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined."

His family is of Syrian and Roman descent. Father is from Germany, where Hilter, a like-Antichrist, came from.

"1Jn 2:22 Denies the Father & Son."

Hitler said he was a Christian, like Trump but denies both.

His family is of Syrian and Roman descent. Father is from Germany, where Hilter, a like-Antichrist, came from.

The number, "666" (associated with the Antichrist (Revelation 13:18), is revealed with his family crest, buidings, dates he begins or announces things, etc. See his crest below and go here for even more detail on the number "666" associated with Trump, ie. his grandmother's death, his Trump Tower, his son-in-law's building, etc..

Trump Family Crest

Trump's Family Crest

"Rev 13:4 Will be worshipped."

Trump is being worshipped and even called Messiah. Does not deny.

Donald Trump is the direct descendant of the Plantagenet kings of England and The Crusader King of Jerusalem, Foulque, Count of Anjou. Meanwhile, Orthodox Jewish Rabbis are searching for a genetic link between Trump's royal ancestry and King David - to identify Trump as their messiah.

Go to the following video, for more:

Antichrist Trump Descended From English Royalty & King of Jerusalem

Here is a video on the Ancestry of Donald Trump:


Sanhedrin and Temple Movement Issue Silver Half Shekel With Images of Trump and Cyrus

“Am the same who says of Cyrus, “He is My shepherd; He shall fulfill all My purposes! He shall say of Yerushalayim, ‘She shall be rebuilt,’ And to the Temple: ‘You shall be founded again.’” Isaiah 44:28 (The Israel Bible™)

Cyrus Trump Coin

“Gratitude is an important and holy trait,” Rabbi Weiss, who is also spokesman of the nascent Sanhedrin, told Breaking Israel News. “He did a great and historical deed that the Jewish People are grateful for.”

An image of President Trump will be engraved alongside an image of the ancient Persian King Cyrus, who facilitated the building of the Second Temple that ended the Babylonian Exile in 538 BCE.

Trump-Cyrus Coin

"Read More” Here!

2Thes 2:4 Will go into a rebuilt temple and show himself as god.

Trump is working on a 2-state solution.

2Thes 2:8 Lawless One.

Trump persecutes any challangers; threatens with lawsuits.

Dan 11:44 Tidings out of east and north. He will go forth with great fury and destroy many.

Could this be North Korea? Trump warned N. Korea that they will be met with fire & fury the likes of which the world has never seen before.

Now for Pastor Steve Cioccolanti's take, which is more of Trump announcing the coming of the Anichrist:

2Sam 15:10 - Then Absalom sent spies throughout all the tribes of Israel, saying, “As soon as you hear the sound of the trumpet, then you shall say, ‘Absalom reigns in Hebron!’ ”

Absalom is a type of Antichrist w/David, being a Jesus-type. Trump is announcing a coming Antichrist?

Trump 45th Pres but 58th term of all Presidents. Inaug. 20 Jan 2017 = 20+1+20+17=58 Hebrew 58=Noah (grace) =comfort or rest.

Go to this video for the teaching.

DONALD TRUMP is God's End-Time President | The 58 CODE

Here is David Montaigne'stake on Trump:

Another man rose to power in 2016 in the land of Mystery Babylon – in fact, he hails from New York, the city of Mystery Babylon itself.  Should we consider the possibly that Donald Trump could be more than “the LAST TRUMP” of 1st Corinthians 15:51-53 – that he could, possibly, be the Antichrist?


We know that the city of Mystery Babylon sits on many waters (New York is coastal) – it rules over many kings/nations (NY hosts the HQ of the United Nations) – it dominates World Trade (Wall Street, New York banking cartels, the infamous World Trade Center towers…) the city has a lot of Jews whom the Bible warns to flee it (NY had 2 million Jews at one time, and still well over a million now…)

Besides being from this city, Trump is extremely wealthy (Ezekiel 28:4-5 warns that the Antichrist will be rich) he rose to high political office quickly (Daniel 7:8 and 8:9-11 warns the Antichrist is a “little horn” with a short political path to suddenly hold great power,


not a long political career.  Daniel 11:37 warns that the Antichrist will show no regard for “the desire of women” and although this has often been interpreted to mean he will be homosexual, it could just mean he is unusually disrespectful towards women….

The Trump family bought the most expensive single building ever purchased in the United States, at 666 Fifth Avenue, a street symbolic of money (Mammon), hubris, excess and greed. Another Trump Fifth Avenue property, the famous Trump Tower, is 203 meters tall according to multiple reports. And 203 meters = 666 feet. Donald Trump lives there in gold-plated opulence on the 66th floor!  Trump inherited his grandmother’s real estate empire when she died on
June 6, 1966 = 6-6-6

I will add the curious facts, of the names of his parents! His father's name was Frederick Christ Trump Sr. and his mother's name was, Mary Anne MacLeod Trump!

Note that you have the Savior's title and His mother's name between the two?

Fred Trump Photo Mary Anne Trump Photo

Also, due to an article today, 10/3/18, in the New York Times,

Trump Engaged in Suspect Tax Schemes as He Reaped Riches From His Father

2 Thessalonians 2:3 conjures up being Lawless, if the story is true?

2Th 2:3 - Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction


Kushner keen to keep up ‘momentum’ on Mideast peace after UAE-Israel deal

Senior White House aide Jared Kushner voiced hope Thursday for further progress on Middle East peace as he prepared to join the first commercial flight between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.

President Donald Trump’s son-in-law will be joined on the trip from Tel Aviv to Abu Dhabi next week by administration officials including National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien and several Israeli government experts.

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It follows a US-brokered agreement in mid-August to establish full diplomatic ties between Israel and the UAE, making the monarchy just the third Arab country to recognize Israel, following Egypt in 1979 and Jordan in 1994.

“I’m very focused on my trip next week to the Middle East,” Kushner, the president’s son-in-law, said in an interview with the news website Politico.

“Hopefully we can, you know, make this peace agreement… hold very, very firmly and hopefully we can use this breakthrough to get more momentum,” he said.



Kushner to visit Mideast for peace plan push

The president’s son-in-law will reveal significant details of the economic portion of the Trump administration’s Middle East peace plan.


Updated 02/07/2019 05:04 PM EST

Jared Kushner will crisscross the Middle East later this month seeking buy-in for his peace plan from leaders throughout the region.

Go HERE for the rest of the article

Scoop: Kushner to visit Israel, Egypt and Saudi Arabia for peace plan talks

Kushner in Saudi Arabia last year. Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

President Trump's Middle East peace team, senior adviser Jared Kushner and special envoy Jason Greenblatt, will travel to Israel, Egypt and Saudi Arabia next week to discuss the next stages of the peace effort and the crisis in Gaza, a senior U.S. official tells me.

Why it matters: The official said Kushner and Greenblatt want to discuss lingering questions they have as they finish drafting the peace plan, including the optimal time for launching it. The U.S. official added the trip may include other stops as well, but does not include a meeting with Palestinian officials — who are refusing to meet following Trump's decision to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem.

Go HEREfor the rest of the article.

Not labeling Jared, a potential Antichrist (as of yet?), because his father-in-law, is directing this and will get credit, if a peace covenant happens. Bible watchers say he will just confirm an existing COVENANT (Dan. 9:24), passed in 1972, making Jerusalem the capital of Israel.>

And here is an interesting article about, possibly, the forces lined against President Trump:

Vatican Archbishop to Trump: 'Children of Darkness' Oppose You

Vatican Archbishop to Trump: 'Children of Darkness' Oppose You
Vatican Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò (AP)

Sunday, 07 June 2020 05:07 AM

Influential Vatican Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, the former Papal Nuncio to Washington, D.C., has written to President Trump, praising his leadership during a critical juncture in his presidency as he faces harsh criticism for his handling of the coronavirus and the George Floyd protests.

In a June 7 letter addressed to President Trump and obtained by Newsmax, Viganò writes that the President’s enemy is “the children of darkness – whom we may easily identify with the deep state which you wisely oppose and which is fiercely waging war against you in these days . . .”

The Archbishop indicated that the “Covid emergency” will likely be viewed in the future as a “colossal operation of social engineering.”

“We will also discover that the riots in these days were provoked by those who, seeing that the virus is inevitably fading and that the social alarm of the pandemic is waning, necessarily have had to provoke civil disturbances, because they would be followed by repression which, although legitimate, could be condemned as an unjustified aggression against the population,” Viganò wrote.

The Archbishop claimed that “the same thing is also happening in Europe, in perfect synchrony.”

Go Here for the rest of the article.


(1948 - )

Raymond Kurzweil (/ˈkɜːrzwl/ KURZ-wyle; born February 12, 1948) is an American inventor and futurist. He is involved in fields such as optical character recognition (OCR), text-to-speech synthesisspeech recognition technology, and electronic keyboard instruments. He has written books on health, artificial intelligence (AI), transhumanism, the technological singularity, and futurism. Kurzweil is a public advocate for the futurist and transhumanist movements, and gives public talks to share his optimistic outlook on life extension technologies and the future of nanotechnologyrobotics, and biotechnology.

Kurzweil received the 1999 National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the United States' highest honor in technology, from President Clinton in a White House ceremony.[2] He was the recipient of the $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize for 2001.[3] And in 2002 he was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame, established by the U.S. Patent Office. He has received 21 honorary doctorates, and honors from three U.S. presidents. The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) included Kurzweil as one of 16 "revolutionaries who made America"[4] along with other inventors of the past two centuries. Inc. magazine ranked him #8 among the "most fascinating" entrepreneurs in the United States and called him "Edison's rightful heir".[5]

Kurzweil has written seven books, five of which have been national bestsellers.[6] The Age of Spiritual Machines has been translated into 9 languages and was the #1 best-selling book on Amazon in science. Kurzweil's 2005 book The Singularity Is Near was a New York Times bestseller, and has been the #1 book on Amazon in both science and philosophy. Kurzweil speaks widely to audiences both public and private and regularly delivers keynote speeches at industry conferences like DEMOSXSW, and TED. He maintains the news website, which has over three million readers annually.[7]

Kurzweil has been employed by Google since 2012, where he is a director of engineering.

Personal life[edit]

Kurzweil is agnostic about the existence of a soul.[31] On the possibility of divine intelligence, Kurzweil has said, "Does God exist? I would say, 'Not yet.'"[32]

Kurzweil married Sonya Rosenwald Kurzweil in 1975 and has two children.[33] Sonya Kurzweil is a psychologist in private practice in Newton, Massachusetts, working with women, children, parents and families. She holds faculty appointments at Harvard Medical School and William James College for Graduate Education in Psychology. Her research interests and publications are in the area of psychotherapy practice. Kurzweil also serves as an active Overseer at Boston Children's Museum.[34]

He has a son, Ethan Kurzweil, who is a venture capitalist,[35] and a daughter, Amy Kurzweil,[36] who is a writer and cartoonist. Kurzweil is a cousin of writer Allen Kurzweil.

Creative approach[edit]

Kurzweil said "I realize that most inventions fail not because the R&D department can’t get them to work, but because the timing is wrong‍—‌not all of the enabling factors are at play where they are needed. Inventing is a lot like surfing: you have to anticipate and catch the wave at just the right moment."[37][38]

For the past several decades, Kurzweil's most effective and common approach to doing creative work has been conducted during his lucid dreamlike state which immediately precedes his awakening state. He claims to have constructed inventions, solved difficult problems, such as algorithmic, business strategy, organizational, and interpersonal problems, and written speeches in this state.[20]



Ray Kurzweil
Raymond Kurzweil Fantastic Voyage.jpg
Mohammad bin Salman
Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud - 2017.jpg
Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia
First Deputy Prime Minister


(1985 - )

(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (Arabicمحمد بن سلمان بن عبدالعزيز آل سعود‎ Muhammad bin Salmān bin ‘Abd al-‘Azīz Āl Sa‘ūd; born 31 August 1985), known colloquially as MbS, is the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, also serving as First Deputy Prime Minister, President of the Council for Economic and Development Affairs and Minister of Defense—the world's youngest office holder at the time. He has been described as the power behind the throne of his father, King Salman. He was appointed Crown Prince in June 2017 following his father's decision to remove Muhammad bin Nayef from all positions, making Mohammad bin Salman heir apparent to the throne.

He has led several successful reforms, which include regulations restricting the powers of the religious police, and the removal of the ban on female drivers.] Further cultural developments under his reign include the first Saudi public concerts by a female singer, the first Saudi sports stadium to admit women, and an increased presence of women in the workforce.

He has been accused of risking instability in the Middle East through his detention of human rights activistsintervention in Yemen, escalation of Saudi's diplomatic crisis with Qatar and the start of the diplomatic crisis with Lebanon, as well as his arrests of members of the Saudi royal family in November 2017. His proposed Saudi 2030 vision includes economic, social and religious changes, and plans to list shares of the coveted, state-owned oil company Aramco. Despite promised reforms, the arrests and persecutions rate of human rights activists have risen under Mohammad bin Salman. Amnesty International and Human Rights Watchcontinue to criticize the Saudi government for its violations of human rights.

Jamal Khashoggi: CIA 'concludes Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered killing of journalist'

American spy agency claims it investigated multiple sources

Henry AustinNew York, Chris Stevenson, Saturday 17 November 2018 03:43

The CIA has reportedly concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman ordered the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul – a finding that contradicts Saudi government assertions that he was not involved.

Personal Observations: The Sauds employ "Beheading" to carry out capital punishment and removing of limbs to carry out violations of "Sharia" law. Curiously, beheading will be a source of capital punishment, during the last 7 years, prior to Jesus' return! Was Khashoggi, murdered because he was a journalist first or because he was a member of the "Muslim Brotherhood", loved by Turkey's Erdogen?

Rights group says half of those executed by ‘notorious’ system were on non-violent charges

Personal observations: to begin. He was born on a Jewish Sabath and a "Full Moon"!

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Neom (styled NEOMArabicنيوم‎ Niyūm) is a planned 10,230-square-mile (26,500 sq km) transnational city[citation needed] and economic zone to be constructed in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia close to the border region of Saudi Arabia and Egypt (via a proposed bridgeacross the Straits of Tiran via Tiran Island).[1] Neom is alternatively known as "Nowesa" Arabicنويسا‎, a slang shortening of "North West Saudi Arabia" (NoWeSA) in reference to the planned city's location.

Neom is located in Saudi Arabia
Location of Neom in Saudi Arabia
Coordinates: Neom Saudi Arabia Location28°17′17″N 34°50′42″ECoordinatesNeom Saudi Arabia Map28°17′17″N 34°50′42″E
Country Saudi Arabia
Announced October 24, 2017
Founded by Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman
 • Director Klaus Kleinfeld
 • Total 26,500 km2 (10,200 sq mi)
Time zone Arabian Standard Time (UTC+03)

Inaugural of the project

The city was announced by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman at the Future Investment Initiative conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on October 24, 2017.[2] He said it will operate independently from the “existing governmental framework” with its own tax and labor laws and an "autonomous judicial system."

The initiative emerged from Saudi Vision 2030, a plan that seeks to reduce Saudi Arabia's dependence on oil, diversify its economy, and develop public service sectors. Ghanem Nuseibeh told Inverse that the Saudi intention was " shift from oil to high tech and put Saudi kingdom at the forefront of technological advances. This is the post-oil era. These countries are trying to flourish beyond oil exporting and the ones who don’t will be left behind." The German Klaus Kleinfeld, former chairman and CEO of Alcoa Inc., and former president and CEO of Siemens AG, will direct the development of the city. Plans call for robots to perform functions such as security, logistics, home delivery, and caregiving and for the city to be powered solely with wind and solar power. Because the city will be designed and constructed from scratch, other innovations in infrastructure and mobility have been suggested. Planning and construction will be initiated with $500 billion from the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia and international investors. The first phase of the project is scheduled for completion by 2025.

Personal note: Could this blatant disregard for "possible" Christian sites, as the Antichrist will do?

Bible site where ‘God met Moses’ to be BULLDOZED for 'super city' by Saudi Arabia 

A BIBLICAL site where God is claimed to have met Moses is set to bulldozed by Saudi Arabia to make away for a super city, it is feared.

MBS: Palestinians should 'accept Trump proposals or shut up'

Saudi crown prince criticises Palestinian leadership, says must accept what US offers or stop complaining, report says.

30 Apr 2018

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, often known as MBS, has told heads of US-based Jewish groups that the Palestinian leadership must accept conditions for peace put forward by the administration of US President  Donald Trump, according to a report on Israeli media. 

During a closed-door meeting last month in New York with the organisations' leaders, bin Salman harshly criticised Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Channel 10 news reported on Sunday, citing an Israeli diplomatic wire and sources.

"In the last several decades the Palestinian leadership has missed one opportunity after the other and rejected all the peace proposals it was given," bin Salman reportedly said in a report published on Axios website by Barak Ravid, Channel 10's senior diplomatic correspondent.

"It is about time the Palestinians take the proposals and agree to come to the negotiations table or shut up and stop complaining." 

Will Salman obtain credit for a future Israeli-Palestinian Peace Agreement, which Bible Prophecy watchers call, "Confirming a Covenant" (Dan. 9:27)? For some, the fact that he will be 33 years old, on August 31, 2018, the same age of Jesus, when he died, is also very significant?



Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Abu Baker al-Baghdadi Photo

(1971 - 2019)

On 27 October 2019, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, killed himself and three of his children by detonating a suicide vest while "whimpering and crying" during the Barisha raid conducted by the US Delta Force in Syria's northwestern Idlib Province, according to a statement by U.S. President Donald Trump. Go Here for more detail.

"Al-Baghdadi is believed to have been born in Samarra, Iraq (78 miles N. of Baghdad) in 1971. Reports suggest that he was a cleric in a mosque in the city at around the time of the US-led 2003 invasion of Iraq.

He holds a PhD in Islamic studies from a university in Baghdad.

After the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, al-Baghdadi reportedly led several smaller militant groups before being promoted to a seat on the Majlis al-Shura of the mujahideen and the judicial council of the Islamic State of Iraq.

In 2014, it was reported that Al-Baghdadi was in US custody in 2005, and was held at Camp Bucca, a US-controlled detention facility in Iraq, until he was transferred to Iraqi control in 2009[12] under an agreement signed by President George W. Bush the previous year. During an interview, US Army Col. Kenneth King, the commander of Camp Bucca at the time of al-Baghdadi's detention, verified his containment and release in 2009, and revealed that al-Baghdadi's departing words were: “I’ll see you guys in New York.” However, according to US Department of Defense records, al-Baghdadi was held as a "civilian internee" at Camp Bucca by US Forces-Iraq from early February 2004 until his release in early December 2004. A Combined Review and Release Board recommended the "unconditional release" of al-Baghdadi and there is no record of him being detained by the US at any other time.

Al-Baghdadi was announced as the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq on 16 May 2010, following the death of his predecessor Abu Omar al-Baghdadi in a raid the month before. He continued to lead the group upon its formal expansion into Syria on 8 April 2013, the organization later adopting the name Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)—alternatively translated from the Arabic as Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). He is in charge of running all ISIS activity in Iraq.

As leader of the ISI, al-Baghdadi was responsible for managing and directing large-scale operations such as the 28 August 2011 attack on the Umm al-Qura mosque in Baghdad that killed prominent Sunni lawmaker Khalid al-Fahdawi. Between March and April 2011, the ISI claimed 23 attacks south of Baghdad, all of which were alleged to have been carried out under al-Baghdadi's command.

Following the US commando raid on 2 May 2011 in Abbottabad, Pakistan that killed al-Qaeda supreme leader Osama bin Laden, al-Baghdadi released a statement eulogizing bin Laden and threatened violent retaliation for his death. On 5 May 2011, al-Baghdadi claimed responsibility for an attack in Hilla that killed 24 policemen and wounded 72 others." For more go Here .

What is this with ISIS on Horses? Ezekiel 38:4 And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords: (underline mine)

ISIS Riders on Horses

Go to 41:47 in the following video to see the horses:

ISIS Holdings As Of August 7, 2014

ISIS Holdings Map 080714

U.S. airstrikes in Iraq could last months, Obama says
Published: 09 August 2014 11:01 PM
Updated: 09 August 2014 11:19 PM

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Saturday that U.S. airstrikes on militants in Iraq could continue for months, signaling an extended military presence in the skies there as Iraq’s leaders try to build a new government.

“I don’t think we’re going to solve this problem in weeks,” Obama said at the White House. “This is going to be a long-term project.”

Go Here for the rest of the article.


Reports coming out of eastern Syria Monday revealed that several factions within the Syrian opposition force known as the Free Syrian Army (FSA) have pledged services to the Islamic State, the group formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). Sources and eyewitnesses said that the FSA has handed over its weapons to the Islamic State in large numbers.

The Free Syrian Army was said to be a “moderate” and “secular” force, which was used as the rationale by U.S. officials to supply the opposition force with weapons and training.

Sources told Homs, Syria-based Zaman Alwasl newspaper that several factions within the FSA, including Ahl Al Athar, Ibin al-Qa’im, and Aisha have pledged to support the Islamic State.

The Obama administration has delivered weapons, supplies, and CIA-sponsored training to the Free Syrian Army. United States intelligence analysts estimate that the U.S. has had a hand in training as many as 20,000 FSA rebels. For the complete article go Here .

Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi addresses Muslims in Mosul
Notoriously secretive head of the organisation formerly known as Isis comes out of hiding to lead Friday prayers as "Caliph Ibrahim"
The Telegraph
By Hannah Strange
3:25PM BST 05 Jul 2014

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State, emerged from the shadows to lead Friday prayers at Mosul’s Great Mosque, calling on the world’s Muslims to “obey” him as the head of the caliphate declared by the Sunni jihadist group. Go here for more on the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, which include Israel!

The notoriously secretive jihadi, who has never before been seen in public, chose the first Friday prayer service of Ramadan to make an audacious display of power in the city that the Sunni Islamists have now controlled for three weeks.

For more go Here .

How ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi became the world's most powerful jihadist leader
BY TERRENCE MCCOY June 11, Washington Post

For all his power and newfound notoriety, there are only two authenticated photos of a man now called the world's “most powerful jihadi leader.” One shows a serious man with an olive complexion and round countenance. The other, released by the Iraqi government in January, depicts an unsmiling bearded figure in a black suit. The image is cracked and blurry, as though someone had taken a picture of a picture.

The murkiness of the photo of the man who calls himself Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is appropriate. Though he is “the world's most dangerous man” to Time magazine and the “the new bin Laden” to Le Monde, the man who orchestrated the sacking of northern Iraq's largest city and today controls a nation-size swath of land, is a relatively unknown and enigmatic figure. Much of what is known of Baghdadi’s history is unconfirmed, while other information is disputed to such a degree that it’s nearly impossible to discern where fact meets Baghdadi’s rising myth. For more go Here .

Our World: Turkey’s high-risk power play By CAROLINE B. GLICK
Jerusalem Post 06/24/2014:

On the terrorism support front, today Turkey vies with Iran for the title of leading state sponsor of terrorism.

Turkey has welcomed Hamas .......

Then there is al-Qaida. .................

Erdogan’s government has allowed ISIS fighters to train in Turkey and cross the border between Turkey and Syria at will to participate in the fighting. Moreover, according to Pipes, Turkey “provided the bulk of ISIS’s funds, logistics, training and arms.”

Similarly, Turkey has sponsored the al-Nusra Front, ISIS’s al-Qaida counterpart and ally in Syria. For more go Here .

Continue to read about Turkey's leaders and why they are placed on the "False Christs" list, too! ISIS and Turkey both want an Islamic Caliphate. Some argue that they are different types, ie. Ottoman Empire vs. total Sharia, etc.

16 June 2014 Last updated at 11:29 ET BBC
Spain arrests eight in 'ISIS cell'

Spanish police say they have detained eight people on suspicion of recruiting militants to fight in Syria and Iraq.

They suspect the cell of trying to send people to join the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), a jihadist militant group.

The cell's leader was once held at the US detention centre at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba after being arrested in Afghanistan, a statement said. For more go Here .

Some have claimed that al-Baghdadi, upon his release from the American Detention center, staffed by New York ex-Police and Fireman, stated that he would see them in New York.

President - Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Recep Tayyip Erdogan Photo

(1954 - )

Former President - Abdullah Gul

President Abdullah Gul Photo

(1950 - )

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (Turkish pronunciation: [ɾeˈd͡ʒep tɑjˈjip ˈæɾdo(ɰ)ɑn]); born 26 February 1954) is the current President of Turkey, and has held the position since 2014. He previously served as the Prime Minister of Turkey from 2003 to 2014 and served as the Mayor of Istanbul from 1994 to 1998. He founded the Justice and Development Party (AKP) in 2001 and led it to three general election victories in 2002, 2007 and 2011 before standing down as leader upon his election as President in 2014. Originating from an Islamist political background and as a self-described conservative democrat, his administration has overseen social conservative and liberal economic policies.[5] His political agenda and ideals are often referred to as Erdoğanism.[6]

Erdoğan was a semi-professional footballer playing for Kasımpaşa before being elected as the Mayor of Istanbul from the Islamist Welfare Party in 1994. He was stripped of his position as mayor, banned from future political office, and imprisoned for four months, for the recitation of a poem in a political speech in 1998[7] after which he abandoned openly Islamist politics and established the moderate conservative AKP in 2001. The AKP won a landslide victory in the 2002 general election, with the party's co-founder Abdullah Gül becoming Prime Minister until his government annulled Erdoğan's ban from political office. Erdoğan subsequently became Prime Minister in March 2003 after winning a seat in a by-election held in Siirt.[8]

As part of his '2023 vision' for the centenary of the Turkish Republic, Erdoğan's government oversaw accession negotiations for Turkey's membership of the European Union, an economic recovery following a financial crash in 2001, changes to the constitution via referendums in 2007 and 2010, a Solution process with Kurdish militants, an allegedly Neo-Ottoman foreign policy and investments in infrastructure that included new roads, airports, and a high-speed train network.[9][10] With the help of the Cemaat Movement led by preacher Fethullah Gülen, Erdoğan was able to curb the political power of the military through the controversial Sledgehammer and Ergenekon court cases. In late 2012, his government began peace negotiations with the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) to end the ongoing PKK insurgency that began in 1978. The ceasefire broke down in 2015, leading to a renewed escalation in conflict. In 2016, a coup d'état was unsuccessfully attempted against Erdoğan and Turkish state institutions. This was followed by purges and an ongoing state of emergency.

Nationwide protests against the perceived authoritarianism of Erdoğan's government began in May 2013, with the internationally criticised police crackdown resulting in 22 deaths and the stalling of EU membership negotiations. Following a split with long-time ally Gülen, Erdoğan brought about large-scale judicial reforms that were criticised for threatening judicial independence, but which Erdoğan insisted were necessary to purge sympathisers of Gülen. A US$100 billion government corruption scandal in 2013 led to the arrests of Erdoğan's close allies, with Erdoğan himself incriminated.[11][12][13] Erdoğan's government has since come under fire for alleged human rights violations and crackdown on press and social media, having blocked access to Twitter, Facebook and YouTube on numerous occasions.[14] Erdoğan's government lifted the bans upon court orders.[15][16][17] Journalists and opposition politicians have criticised his authoritarian tendencies; more journalists have been incarcerated in Turkey than in any other country, including North Korea.[18] Political commentators and opposition politicians have stated that Erdoğan's unceasing efforts at broadening his executive powers while also minimizing his executive accountability amount to the "fall of Turkish democracy," and the "birth of a dictator," while Erdogan supporters contend that Turkey remains as a majoritarian democracy, claiming that the government's disputed April 2017 elections were legitimate.[19][20][21][22][23]

He is a member of the Community of İskenderpaşa, a Turkish sufistic community of Naqshbandi tariqah.[36][37] Go Here .

It is claimed Here and Here that Gul's name literally means, ‘the Servant of Allah the Demon’! He "is the 11th (my wife and I keep seeing the number 11) and current President of Turkey, serving in that office since 28 August 2007. He previously served for four months as Prime Minister from 2002 to 2003, and as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2003 to 2007." He was born on October 29th, 1950, which is Republic Day , like July 4th for Americans! This was curiously in the Jewish year of 5711 (11 again), also! He feels this was part of his destiny, from a speech at Stanford! Go Here to watch!

"Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's nomination of Gül as a presidential candidate drew strong and highly vocal opposition from ardent supporters of secularism in Turkey. In May 2007, Gül's first bid for presidency was blocked by the Constitutional Court,[2] due to concern over views Gül expressed during his Welfare Party years.[3] However, following the parliamentary elections in July of the same year, which were won by the Justice and Development Party with 46.6% of the popular vote, he was eventually elected President on 28 August 2007 and was sworn in the same day, becoming the first president of Islamist background in the modern history of Turkey.[4][5]" Go Here for more.

"Elisabeth Eaves of Forbes Magazine explains: ‘It all started on April 27th [2007] when Turkey’s parliament, dominated by the governing Justice and Development Party, or AKP, nominated Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul for the presidency. Gul, like APK leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan , has his roots in Tukey’s Islamist movement. In recent years, AKP has taken actions seen as religiously motivated, like trying to ban adultery and encourage religious schools. Though Gul has pushed forward talks with the European Union and is widely seen as pro-Western and diplomatic, his opponents within Turkey regard him as an Islamist and thus a menace to secular government.’"

"When searching for the Antichrist, one must never look to the Ahmadinejads or Usamas of the world, but instead to someone with a moderate mask – at least in the beginning. His sinister, rabid hatred for Jews and Christians will not be revealed until he lures the sleep into his den. Everyone in the Middle East knows Abduallah Gul, whose name literally means ‘the Servant of Allah the Demon’."

Is Gui and his Prime Minister trying to move Turkey to the head of the revival of Muslim caliphate (Ottoman Empire), which suffered a mortal wound (as in "head wound" pronounced by some?) in 1923? See comments by the PM, in this regard, with comments from :

And he said that the "last century was only a parenthesis for us." In other words, Turkish secularism was just an interregnum, and soon we will return to the imperial caliphate of the Ottomans. "Davutoglu Invokes Ottomanism As a New Order for Mideast," by Tulin Daloglu for Al-Monitor, March 10 (thanks to Joshua):

...Take Davutoglu’s recent remarks on two consecutive days, March 3 and 4 — as an example. First he claims that Turkey for the first time has finally been back to the lands that were lost during the Ottoman times, and he suggests that it’s time for Turkey to take the lead to set an order for these lands and re-connect them once again — “Without going to war, we will again tie Sarajevo to Damascus, Benghazi to Erzurum and to Batumi.”...

Here is why in his own words: “Last century was only a parenthesis for us. We will close that parenthesis. We will do so without going to war, or calling anyone an enemy, without being disrespectful to any border, we will again tie Sarajevo to Damascus, Benghazi to Erzurum to Batumi. This is the core of our power,” he said. “These may look like all different countries to you, but Yemen and Skopje were part of the same country 110 years ago, or Erzurum and Benghazi. When we say this, they call it 'new Ottomanism.' The ones who united the whole Europe don’t become new Romans, but the ones who unite the Middle East geography are called as new Ottomanists. It’s an honor to be reminded with the names of Ottomans, Seljuks, Artuklu or Eyyubi, but we have never or will ever have our eye on anyone’s land based on a historic background.”...

Muhammed Fethullah Gülen

Fethullah Gulen - courtesy of wikipedia commons

(1941 - )

Fethullah Gülen is a Turkish writer, former imam and preacher and Islamic opinion leader. He is the founder of the Gülen movement. He currently lives in a self-imposed exile in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania, USA.

Gülen teaches an Anatolian (Hanafi) version of Islam, deriving from Sunni Muslim scholar Bediüzzaman Said Nursi's teachings and modernizes them. Gülen has stated his belief in science, interfaith dialogue among the People of the Book (Jews), and multi-party democracy. He has initiated such dialogue with the and some Jewish organizations.

Gülen is actively involved in the societal debate concerning the future of the Turkish state, and Islam in the modern world. He has been described in the English-language media as "one of the world's most important Muslim figures." In the Turkish context Gülen appears relatively conservative and religiously observant.

Though he has never been a member of a Sufi tarekat and does not see tarekat membership as a necessity for Muslims, he teaches that Sufism is the inner dimension of Islam and the inner and outer dimensions must never be separated.

Gulen movement participants have founded a number of institutions across the world which promote interfaith and intercultural dialogue activities. While Gülen's earlier works are (in Bekim Agai's words) "full of anti-missionary and anti-Western passages", during the 1990s he began to advocate interreligious tolerance and dialogue. He personally met with leaders of other religions, including Pope John Paul II, the Greek Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomeos, and Israeli Sephardic Head Rabbi Eliyahu Bakshi-Doron. In the late 2000s, the movement also initiated dialogue with those of no faith[citation needed]. For example, the Dialogue Society in London, which is inspired by Gülen’s teaching, has more atheist and agnostic members of its Advisory Board than it has Muslims. Similar to Said Nursi, Gülen favors cooperation between followers of different religions (this would also include different forms of Islam, such as Sunnism vs. Alevism in Turkey) as well as religious and secular elements within society. He has been described as "very critical of the regimes in Iran and Saudi Arabia" due to their undemocratic, sharia-based systems of government. Go Here for the rest of the article.

William (Bill) Gates

Head and shoulders photo of Bill Gates

(1955 - )

William Henry Gates III (born October 28, 1955) is an American business magnate, software developer, and philanthropist. He is best known as the co-founder of Microsoft Corporation.[2][3] During his career at Microsoft, Gates held the positions of chairmanchief executive officer (CEO), president and chief software architect, while also being the largest individual shareholder until May 2014. He is one of the best-known entrepreneurs and pioneers of the microcomputer revolution of the 1970s and 1980s.

Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, Gates co-founded Microsoft with childhood friend Paul Allen in 1975, in Albuquerque, New Mexico; it went on to become the world's largest personal computer software company.[4][a] Gates led the company as chairman and CEO until stepping down as CEO in January 2000, but he remained chairman and became chief software architect.[7] During the late 1990s, he had been criticized for his business tactics, which have been considered anti-competitive. (See an excerpt from, "Pirates of Silicon Valley"below, protraying an accusation of "stealing" software from Steve Jobs.) This opinion has been upheld by numerous court rulings.[8] In June 2006, Gates announced that he would be transitioning to a part-time role at Microsoft and full-time work at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the private charitable foundation that he and his wife, Melinda Gates, established in 2000.[9] He gradually transferred his duties to Ray Ozzie and Craig Mundie.[10] He stepped down as chairman of Microsoft in February 2014 and assumed a new post as technology adviser to support the newly appointed CEO Satya Nadella.[11] In March 2020, Gates left his board positions at Microsoft and Berkshire Hathaway to focus on his philanthropic endeavors including climate changeglobal health and development, and education.[12]

Early in his life, Gates observed that his parents wanted him to pursue a law career.[26] When he was young, his family regularly attended a church of the Congregational Christian Churches, a Protestant Reformed denomination.[27][28][29] Gates was small for his age and was bullied as a child.[24] The family encouraged competition; one visitor reported that "it didn't matter whether it was hearts or pickleball or swimming to the dock; there was always a reward for winning and there was always a penalty for losing".[30]

Gates (right) with Paul Allen at Lakeside School in 1970

At 13, he enrolled in the private Lakeside prep school,[31][32] where he wrote his first software program.[33] When he was in the eighth grade, the Mothers' Club at the school used proceeds from Lakeside School's rummage sale to buy a Teletype Model 33 ASR terminal and a block of computer time on a General Electric (GE) computer for the students.[34] Gates took an interest in programming the GE system in BASIC, and he was excused from math classes to pursue his interest. He wrote his first computer program on this machine, an implementation of tic-tac-toe that allowed users to play games against the computer. Gates was fascinated by the machine and how it would always execute software code perfectly.[35] After the Mothers Club donation was exhausted, Gates and other students sought time on systems including DEC PDP minicomputers. One of these systems was a PDP-10 belonging to Computer Center Corporation (CCC) which banned for the summer Gates, Paul AllenRic Weiland, and Gates's best friend and first business partner Kent Evans, after it caught them exploiting bugs in the operating system to obtain free computer time.[36][24]


Let me note, before showing these clips, I am not sure of their accuracy and am not saying I believe them. So, each person will be responsible for determining their validity.

He seems to be saying that the RNA Vaacine allows you to put "instructions" in the DNA. And a document is linked supposedly showing a patent to do just that, by Microsoft, using the numbers 060606.

Bill appears in the start and the end of the video.

And a document is linked supposedly showing a patent to do just that, by Microsoft, using the numbers 060606.

Published January 15

Bill Gates becomes top US farmland owner

His largest land holdings are in Louisiana, Arkansas, Nebraska and Arizona

Microsoft founder Bill Gates is now the owner of the most farmland in the United States, according to Land Report.

The Land Report researchers concluded that Gates, now the fourth richest man in the world, and his wife, Melinda, own 242,000 acres of farmland.

They own roughly 52,000 more acreages than the Offutt family, who sit at No. 2 on Land Report's list of families who own the most farmland in the U.S.

In total, Bill and Melinda Gates have acquired land in more than a dozen states. However, his largest land holdings are in Louisiana (69,071 acres), Arkansas (47,927 acres), Nebraska (20,588 acres), Arizona (25,750 acres) and Washington state (16,097).

According to Land Report's research, Gates and his wife had hired former Putnam Investments bond fund manager Michael Larson in 1994 to help them diversify their personal assets.

These investments included a stake in AutoNation, the Charles Hotel in Cambridge, Mass., the Four Seasons in San Francisco and upward of 100,000 acres of farmland in various states, Land Report said, citing a 2014 profile of Larson in the Wall Street Journal.

However, Land Report's latest findings show that the 100,000 figure has since surged to more than twice that amount.

Although Gates is widely known as the man behind tech behemoth Microsoft, he is no stranger to agriculture.

Since the early 2000s, Gates and his wife have made the foray into the agriculture space through numerous investments to support farmers in the developing world.

In 2008, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced $306 million in grants designed to boost the yields and incomes of millions of small farmers in Africa as well as "other parts of the developing world so they can lift themselves and their families out of hunger and poverty."

The foundation also teamed up with the Department for International Development (DFID) to support agricultural research projects in developing countries in order to help small farmers increase their yields and incomes.

Roughly a year ago, Gates created the nonprofit Gates Ag One to further their goals of supporting agriculture in developing countries.

Go Here for the rest of the article. 



'Crazy and evil': Bill Gates surprised by pandemic conspiracies

By Kate Kelland


LONDON (Reuters) - Microsoft co-founder turned philanthropist Bill Gates says he has been taken aback by the volume of “crazy” and “evil” conspiracy theories about him spreading on social media during the COVID-19 pandemic, but said on Wednesday he would like to explore what is behind them.

In an interview with Reuters, Gates said the millions of online posts and “crazy conspiracy theories” about him and about top U.S. infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci had likely taken hold in part because of the combination of a frightening viral pandemic and the rise of social media.

“Nobody would have predicted that I and Dr. Fauci would be so prominent in these really evil theories,” Gates said.

“I’m very surprised by that. I hope it goes away.”

Gates, a billionaire who stepped down as chairman of Microsoft Corp in 2014, has through his philanthropic Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation committed at least $1.75 billion to the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic. That includes support for some makers of vaccines, diagnostics and potential treatments.

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Tony Blair

Tony Blair Photo

(1953 - )

Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born 6 May 1953) is a former British Labour Party politician who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 2 May 1997 to 27 June 2007. He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Sedgefield from 1983 to 2007 and Leader of the Labour Party from 1994 to 2007. He resigned from all of these positions in June 2007.

Blair was born in Edinburgh, Scotland[9] on 6 May 1953, the second son of Leo and Hazel Blair (née Corscadden). Leo Blair, the illegitimate son of two English actors, had been adopted as a baby by Glasgow shipyard worker James Blair and his wife, Mary. Hazel Corscadden was the daughter of George Corscadden, a butcher and Orangeman who moved to Glasgow in 1916 but returned to (and later died in) Ballyshannon in 1923, where his wife, Sarah Margaret (née Lipsett), gave birth to Blair's mother, Hazel, above her family's grocery shop. George Corscadden was from a family of Protestant farmers in County Donegal, Ireland, who descended from Ulster-Scots settlers who took their family name from Garscadden,[citation needed] now part of Glasgow.
On 22 December 2007, it was disclosed that Blair, who in 1996, had been reprimanded by Cardinal Basil Hume for receiving Holy Communion at Mass despite not being a Catholic, in contravention of canon law, had converted to the Catholic faith, and that it was "a private matter". He had informed Pope Benedict XVI on 23 June 2007 that he wanted to become a Catholic. The Pope and his advisors criticised some of Blair's political actions, but followed up with a reportedly unprecedented red-carpet welcome, which included Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, who would be responsible for Blair's Catholic instruction.

Cherie Blair's (Tony's wife) friend and "spiritual guru" Carole Caplin is credited with introducing her and her husband to various New Age symbols and beliefs, including "magic pendants" known as "BioElectric Shields". The most controversial of the Blairs' New Age practices occurred when on holiday in Mexico. The couple, wearing only bathing costumes, took part in a rebirthing procedure, which involved smearing mud and fruit over each others' bodies while sitting in a steam bath.

Blair has criticised other governments for not doing enough to solve global climate change. In a 1997 visit to the United States, he made a comment on "great industrialised nations" that fail to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Again in 2003, Blair went before the United States Congress and said that climate change "cannot be ignored", insisting "we need to go beyond even Kyoto." His record at home tends to say something different. Blair and his party have promised a 20% reduction in carbon dioxide but during his term the emissions rose. The Labour Party also claimed that by 2010 10% of the energy would come from renewable resources but in fact only 3% currently does. In 2000 Blair "flagged up" 100 million euros for green policies and urged environmentalists and businesses to work together.

Blair has established Tony Blair Associates. This firm will "allow him to provide, in partnership with others, strategic advice on a commercial and pro bono [free] basis, on political and economic trends and governmental reform." However, Blair has been the subject of criticism for apparent conflicts of interest that allow the former prime minister, now a Middle East peace envoy, to earn large sums of money, both directly and through Tony Blair Associates.

Nabil Shaath, a senior Abbas associate, said that Blair was acting as Israel's "defence attorney" in face of Abbas' application for a Palestinian state to be admitted as a full member of the United Nations. According to a recent episode of the investigative documentary series Dispatches, on the UK's Channel 4, Blair has used his Quartet role to gain introductions and proximity to Arab leaders, with whom he then signed private consulting contracts for Tony Blair Associates. He obtained one such contract, worth $40m from the Emir of Kuwait, to advise on reforms, and another from the rulers of the United Arab Emirates. Blair was instrumental in lobbying Israel to release frequencies in November 2009 for mobile phone company Wataniya to operate in the occupied West Bank. Wataniya is owned by the Qatari telecoms giant Q-Tel which bought Wataniya in 2007 with a $2 billions, loan arranged by the bank JP Morgan, according to Dispatches. Blair also works for JP Morgan, which pays him over $2m a year for providing "strategic" advice. JP Morgan stood to make "substantial profits" if the deal went through, the British documentary said. Israel had tied approval of Wataniya's frequencies to the PA dropping efforts to pursue the Goldstone report on Israeli war crimes in Gaza, through the UN. Blair also brokered another major deal with Israel for British Gas to secure contracts to exploit natural gas fields worth up to $6 billions, in the territorial waters of the Gaza Strip. Blair negotiated the deal directly with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. No Palestinians in Gaza were ever consulted. Apparently Blair is not bound by any of the conflict of interest and disclosure regulations governing UN employees, or British officials even though government funds support his Jerusalem office. In 2007, the United Nations Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People spent over $400,000 on three armoured cars for Blair.

In 2009, there was speculation in the media that Blair was open to the idea of becoming the first President of the European Council, a post created in the Treaty of Lisbon that would come into force in 2009, if successfully ratified.

Go to Wikipedia for more detail on Tony.


Sami Issac

This guy is not claiming to be God but one of the two witnesses spoken of in Revelation. Watch this video of his own statements. He indicates that 10 major things are going to take place from 2006 to 2010 with the opening of the 7th Seal (again from Revelation) with a large earthquake in June of 2006 and another one in October of 2006. Well it is October of 2008 as I write this and these things did not happen! So I am listing him here because he appears of the antichrist persuasion claiming to have divine knowledge from God and being the Daniel of the Old Testament! Here is his website if you want to research him yourself .

Osama Bin Laden

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(1957 - 2011)


Benjamin Netanyahu

Benjamin Netanyahu Photo

(1949 - )

Updated Symbol After his victory in the 2013 elections, he became first person to serve in the position of Prime Minister for a third term since the founder David Ben-Gurion. Go HERE for more information!

Hawkish Netanyahu picked to form govt

Published Date: February 21, 2009 JERUSALEM: Hawkish Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu was tasked yesterday with forming a new Israeli government, fuelling concerns that a right-wing coalition could torpedo the ). When the messiah comes, there will be a universal recognition of the truth of Torah and the God Who gave that Torah at Mount Sinai. All Jews will return to the Land of Israel, where they will throw off the yoke of their enemies and undergo a complete spiritual revival. They will embrace the faith of their forefathers and dedicate themselves to God's service forever. They will re-build the Holy Temple, from where the Divine presence will shine forth, spreading the light of truth, justice, tolerance and peace throughout the world. Today, the world is beset by jealousy, greed, theft, violence, lying, impatience, intolerance, deception and fraud. We are suspicious of our neighbors and cynical of our leaders. We are factionalized, and we worship different gods. Rather than cooperate, we compete. We are manipulative and seek advantage at the expense of others. It's dog-eat-dog and every man for himself. We withdraw into our homes behind a curtain of satellite dishes, internet, and take-out food. We shield ourselves from the harsh realities and worst of all, we despair of the notion that things can be much better. We shrug our shoulders and lament, Middle East peace process.). When the messiah comes, there will be a universal recognition of the truth of Torah and the God Who gave that Torah at Mount Sinai. All Jews will return to the Land of Israel, where they will throw off the yoke of their enemies and undergo a complete spiritual revival. They will embrace the faith of their forefathers and dedicate themselves to God's service forever. They will re-build the Holy Temple, from where the Divine presence will shine forth, spreading the light of truth, justice, tolerance and peace throughout the world. Today, the world is beset by jealousy, greed, theft, violence, lying, impatience, intolerance, deception and fraud. We are suspicious of our neighbors and cynical of our leaders. We are factionalized, and we worship different gods. Rather than cooperate, we compete. We are manipulative and seek advantage at the expense of others. It's dog-eat-dog and every man for himself. We withdraw into our homes behind a curtain of satellite dishes, internet, and take-out food. We shield ourselves from the harsh realities and worst of all, we despair of the notion that things can be much better. We shrug our shoulders and lament,

Accepting the nomination from President Shimon Peres, the former premier named Iran as the main threat to Israel's existence and made no direct reference to peace talks with the Palestinians.

Peres handed Netanyahu a letter formally asking him to form a new government in the wake of the tight February 10 elections. Peres reached the decision after meeting separately with Netanyahu and Tzipi Livni of the centrist Kadima party in the hope of convincing them to form a broad government alliance.

Livni, the outgoing foreign minister emerged from the talks saying she would have nothing to do with a right-wing government. "I will not be a pawn in a government that would be against our ideals," she said.

We need a government based on a two-state solution," she added in reference to the concept of a viable Palestinian state being formed alongside Israel. But Netanyahu did not give up on his hopes of forging a broad coalition.

I turn to the Kadima and Labour leaders: let us close ranks and act together," he said at the ceremony at the president's residence in Jerusalem. "I want to meet you first and discuss the formation of a broad government coalition," he said.

In his brief speech, he did not directly mention Israeli-Palestinian peace talks and made no mention of the US-backed two-state solution, focusing instead on what he said was the threat from Iran.

Iran is seeking to obtain a nuclear weapon and constitutes the gravest threat to our existence since the war of independence," he said. "The responsibility we face is to achieve security for our country, peace with our neighbours and unity among us.

Reacting to the nomination, the Palestinian Authority said it will not deal with the new Israeli government if it is not committed to the peace process. "We will not deal with the Israeli government unless it accepts a two-state solution and accepts to halt settlements and to respect past accords," president Mahmud Abbas's spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeina said.

Netanyahu believes the time is not ripe to discuss the key issues raised in the peace negotiations, including the borders of a proposed Palestinian state, and wants the talks to focus on improving daily life in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

He insists Jerusalem will remain Israel's undivided capital. Palestinians want east Jerusalem, which Israel occupied in 1967 and later annexed, to be the capital of their future state.

Netanyahu, 59, has also insisted he would not be tied by a recent pledge by outgoing Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to withdraw settlers from the occupied Palestinian territory.

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"Netanyahu" means "gift of God." "Benjamin" means "Son of the right hand!" One can make a lot of speculation about how these definitions could be used politically! Born in Tel­Aviv on October 21, 1949, Benjamin Netanyahu grew up in Jerusalem. He spent his high school years in the United States, where his father, the historian Professor Benzion Netanyahu, taught history. Returning to Israel in 1967, Mr. Netanyahu enlisted in the Israel Defense Forces and served in an elite commando unit.

Before entering political life, Mr. Netanyahu served as a soldier and officer in an elite anti­terror unit in the Israel Defense Forces (1967­-72). Mr. Netanyahu participated in various missions during the War of Attrition, including the Beirut Airport operation. He took part in the rescue of the hijacked Sabena Airlines hostages at Ben Gurion Airport, in which he was wounded. He was also cited for outstanding operational leadership by O.C. Northern Command, the late Maj. Gen. Motta Gur. He was discharged from the I.D.F. in 1972 and reached the rank of captain following the Yom Kippur War.

Mr. Netanyahu received a B.Sc. in Architecture and an M.Sc. in Management Studies from MIT. He also studied political science at MIT and Harvard University.

After completing his studies he was employed by the Boston Consulting Group, an international business consulting firm. He later joined the senior management of Rim Industries in Jerusalem.

In 1979 he initiated and organized an international conference against terrorism, under the auspices of the Jonathan Institute ­ a private foundation dedicated to the study of terrorism, which was named after his brother Jonathan who fell while leading the rescue party at Entebbe.

World leaders, including former U.S. President George Bush and former Secretary of State George Shultz, participated in this conference and a subsequent one in 1984. Mr. Netanyahu has been credited by Mr. Shultz for his central role in effecting a change in American policies on international terrorism.

In 1982, at the request of then ­Ambassador Moshe Arens, Mr. Netanyahu assumed the position of Deputy Chief of Mission in the Israeli Embassy in Washington. He was a member of the first delegation to the talks on strategic cooperation between Israel and the United States. Two years later he was appointed Israel's Ambassador to the United Nations and served there for four years. As U.N. ambassador, Mr. Netanyahu led the effort that opened the U.N. Nazi War Crimes Archives in 1987.

Returning to Israel in 1988, Mr. Netanyahu was elected to the 12th Knesset as a Likud member and was appointed Deputy Foreign Minister.

During the Gulf War he served as Israel's principal representative in the international arena. In October 1991, he was a senior member of the Israeli delegation to the Madrid Peace Conference, which initiated the first direct negotiations between Israel and Syria, Lebanon, and a joint Jordanian­Palestinian delegation.

On March 25, 1993, he was elected Likud Party Chairman and the party's candidate for Prime Minister.

As Chairman of the Likud Party since 1993, Benjamin Netanyahu was elected Prime Minister of Israel in May 1996 in the first direct election of prime minister in Israel, serving in this position until July 1999. Following his defeat in the 1999 elections, he resigned from the chairmanship of the Likud and from the 15th Knesset.

In November 2002 Benjamin Netanyahu was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Mr. Netanyahu is the author and editor of several books:

Self Portrait of a Hero: From the Letters of Jonathan Netanyahu 1963-1976 (Edited 1978)

International Terrorism: Challenge and Response (Edited 1979)

Terrorism: How the West Can Win. (Edited 1986)

A Place Among Nations: Israel and the World (1992)

Fighting Terrorism: How Democracies Can Defeat Domestic and International Terrorists (1995)

Mr. Netanyahu is married to Sara, and is the father of Noa, Yair and Avner.

He was the only one invited to speak to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Terror. He received a standing ovation! An attribute of the future antichrist will be "peace and safety." Go to his site for more information. He has hosted several conferences on international terrorism (1979 and 1984).

Born in Telaviv, he grew in Jerusalem, and spent his high school years in the US, with his father. In 1967, he returned to Jerusalem and served in an IDF Commando Unit.


John F. Kerry

John Kerry Photo

(1943 - )

Did I call it or what, when I said I would leave JFK as a candidate after he failed in the Presidential election (see below)! He is back in the news with his appointment as Secretary of State, a very powerful, global position!

Well, with the results of the election, I guess JFK becomes less of a candidate, for the time being anyway! I will leave him up, however, because only God knows, if he will be back, and he is an interesting fella!

John Forbes Kerry (Kohn)(JFK), current democratic challenger, against George W. Bush, is known as the most liberal senator in the senate! Why would I place him as someone to watch as a possible "antichrist?" Read on! He is a walking paradox! I was not even considering him until I found out that he is JEWISH!!!! Yeah, he is a "skull and bonesman" and an obvious "globalist." He also is married to a wealthy former-republican (just a year ago)who has between 50 and 60 factories overseas (what about the exporting jobs controversey?)! He claims Irish decent (bunch of malarky?) and catholic with the initial JFK! What more do you need to succeed in Massachusetts?

Click on News of candidate’s Jewish roots adds another flavor to campaign and A JEWISH CZECH IN JOHN KERRY'S COURT for some interesting articles.

It is interesting that Kerry, covers a broad spectrum of "appeal potential," in that he is a lawyer, like Clinton and can control the courts, tall and attractive for the ladies, a radical environmentalist and a veteran (although suspicious as to his true colors)!


Bashar Assad

Bashar Assad Photo

(1965 - )

Assad sworn in, vows to retake all Syria from rebels
ReutersBy By Marwan Makdisi | Reuters – 7/16/2014

DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Bashar al-Assad was sworn in on Wednesday as Syria's president for a new term, after an election his
opponents dismiss as a sham but his supporters say proves that a rebellion to unseat him has failed after three years of war.
After taking the oath of office before a Koran and a copy of the constitution, the president of 14 years delivered a defiant speech,
vowing to recover all Syria from Islamist insurgents. Go Here for the rest of the story.

As I show next, he is considered a wise beast. Does this apply to his still being in power, in 2014, with hoodwinking the US into letting him remove his chemical weapons? Keep watching this Assyrian!

Bashar Assad, the appointed dictator of Syria is shown along side the picture of his late father, who coincidently died on the jewish feast of Pentecost. He also died on the date, in 1967, when Syria lost the Golan Heights to Israel. Curiously, many years ago Hafez, changed his family name from Wahash to Assad, according to an article in the Jersalem Post. So what you say! Well "Wahash" means "beast" and "Assad" means "lion." Is it not curious that a name applied to the Antichrist is also "beast." Also, a name applied to Christ is "Lion" or "Lion of Juda." It gets even more interesting, however. Bashra also mean "astute or wise." So for those who might think Bashra might be a candidate, his name translates, "wise beast." The antichrist will try to appear christ-like and chosing a name similiar to that applied to the real Christ might be a ploy.

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It is interesting that Bashra, was trained in medicine in England and is very familiar with western ways, much unlike his late father. He is said to enjoy the internet, also. Some think the internet may some day be used to track people and curiously, WWW which stands for the World Wide Web can be translated, in Hebrew, to stand for "666." Bashra's wife has a degree in Computer Science, so she may be able to assist in the future use of the Internet to control how people "buy and sell"! This is another identifier of the antichrist. His father began preparing him when he was 33, the age of Jesus when He died! Maybe these are all coincidences or maybe not?

Some how he has avoided overthrow after a year and a half of attempts by rebellions and foreign forces (as of January 2013)! Could he be receiving divine (satanic) guidance? Remember Revelation seems to indicate that the person chosen for the Antichrist will be indwelt by Satan during the later part of Trials and Tribulations. Go HERE for more information about Assad.


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Pope Francis (formerly Cardinal Bergoglio)
1936 -

This guy (sorry Peter told me to call no one father) is soooooo ecumenical! Even Atheists find something they like about him!

Bergoglio is the 266th and current pope of the Catholic Church, elected on 13 March 2013. As such, he is both head of the Church and Sovereign of the Vatican City State.

A native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, he was ordained as a priest in 1969. In 1998 he became the Archbishop of Buenos Aires, and in 2001 a cardinal. Following the resignation of his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, on 28 February 2013, the conclave elected Bergoglio, who chose the papal name Francis in honour of Saint Francis of Assisi. He is both the first Jesuit pope and the first pope from the Americas. He is also the first pope from outside Europe since Pope Gregory III in the 8th century.

Speculation on the Catholic Malichy's prophecy of future Popes and this Pope being Petrus Romanus and the last, has been squelched! See the following video detailing the prophecy.

Here is more detail on Bergoglio Pope Francis .

Jorge Mario Bergoglio was born in Buenos Aires, one of the five children of Italian immigrants of Piedmontese origin, Mario José Bergoglio, a railway worker, and his wife Regina María Sivori, a housewife. He graduated from a technical secondary school as a chemical technician and then, at the age of 21, decided to become a priest.

Bergoglio entered the Society of Jesus on 11 March 1958 and studied to become a priest at the Jesuit seminary in Villa Devoto. In 1960, Bergoglio obtained a licentiate in philosophy from the Colegio Máximo San José in San Miguel; in 1964 and 1965, he taught literature and psychology at the Colegio de la Inmaculada, a high school in the province of Santa Fe, Argentina, and in 1966 he taught the same courses at the Colegio del Salvador in Buenos Aires.

In 1967, Bergoglio finished his theological studies and was ordained to the priesthood on 13 December 1969, by Archbishop Ramón José Castellano. He attended the Facultades de Filosofía y Teología de San Miguel (Philosophical and Theological Faculty of San Miguel), a seminary in San Miguel, Buenos Aires province. Bergoglio attained the position of novice master there and became professor of theology.

The Society of Jesus promoted Bergoglio and he served as provincial for Argentina from 1973 to 1979. He was transferred in 1980 to become the rector of the seminary in San Miguel, and served in that capacity until 1986. He spent several months at Sankt Georgen in Frankfurt, Germany, while considering possible dissertation topics and returned to Argentina to serve as confessor and spiritual director in Córdoba.

Bergoglio has affirmed church teaching on homosexual practices; that they are intrinsically immoral. However he has stressed the importance of respecting homosexual persons. He opposes same-sex marriage, and unsuccessfully opposed legislation introduced in 2010 to legalize same-sex marriage in Argentina, calling it a "real and dire anthropological throwback".

Some think the "Papacy", itself, can be the "Beast". Generally, these individuals tend to be affiliated to the, The Seventh Day Adventist Church. The following site,, has a good overview:

The Mark of the BeastLesson 20

WARNING: The devil does not want you to complete this Study Guide! 

A tattooed number, a computer chip under the skin, or something subtler?  It’s one of the most misinterpreted prophecies in all of the Bible—yet it is vitally important to understand it. In studying the mark of the beast, we must address some sensitive issues, naming names and being specific. This is not a popular thing to do, but we must be firm because God loves His people and wants them to know the truth. This message is not from us; it comes from Jesus. And with eternal death facing those who receive the mark, it would be wrong to not help Him deliver this message. So please read Revelation 13:1–816–18, and 14:9–12, and pray for the Holy Spirit to grant you an honest and understanding heart before embarking on this study adventure.

1. In order to know what the mark of the beast is, we must first identify the beast. How does the Bible describe it?

A. It rises from the sea (verse 1).
B. It is the composite of the four beasts in Daniel chapter 7 (verse 2).
C. The dragon gives it power and authority (verse 2).
D. It receives a deadly wound (verse 3).
E. Its deadly wound is healed (verse 3).
F. It is a strong political power (verses 3, 7). 
G. It is a strong religious power (verses 3, 8).
H. It is guilty of blasphemy (verses 1, 5, 6).
I. It wars with and overcomes the saints (verse 7).
J. It rules for 42 months (verse 5).
K. It has a mysterious number—666 (verse 18).

The “beast” introduced in Revelation 13:1 is simply another name for the “antichrist,” which we learned from Daniel 7 is the papacy.

A. It would rise from the sea (Revelation 13:1).
The sea (or water) in prophecy refers to people or a populated area (Revelation 17:15). So the beast—antichrist—would arise amid the established nations of the then known world. The papacy arose in Western Europe, so it fits this point.

B. It would be a composite of the four beasts of Daniel chapter 7 (Revelation 13:2).
Study the comparison below to see how it all fits together:

Daniel chapter 7 Revelation chapter 13
Babylon Lion-like beast (vs. 4) "Mouth of a lion" (vs. 2)
Medo-Persia Bearlike beast (vs. 5) "Feet of a bear" (vs. 2)
Greece Leopard-like beast (vs. 6) "Like unto a leopard" (vs. 2)
Rome Ten-horned beast (vs. 7) "Having ... ten horns" (vs. 1)

The four beasts of Daniel 7 are depicted as part of Antichrist, or the beast, because the papacy incorporated pagan beliefs and practices from all four empires. She clothed them in spiritual garb and spread them to the world as Christian teachings. Here is one of many supporting statements from history: "In a certain respect, she [the papacy] has copied her organization from that of the Roman Empire, has preserved and made fruitful the philosophical intuitions of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, borrowed from both Barbarians and the Byzantine Roman Empire, but always remains herself, thoroughly digesting all elements drawn from external sources." 1 This point definitely fits the papacy.

C. The beast must receive its power, seat (capital), and authority from the dragon (Revelation 13:2).

......................We will quote just two supportive references from history, though there are many: (1) "The Roman Church ... pushed itself into the place of the Roman World-Empire, of which it is the actual continuation. ...The Pope ... is Caesar's successor." 2 (2) "The mighty Catholic Church was little more than the Roman Empire baptised. Rome was transformed as well as converted. The very capital of the old Empire became the capital of the Christian Empire. The office of Pontifex Maximus was continued in that of Pope." 3 So this point also fits the papacy. She received her capital city and power from pagan Rome.

D. It would receive a deadly wound (Revelation 13:3).
The deadly wound was inflicted when Napoleon's general, Alexander Berthier, entered Rome and took Pope Pius VI captive in February of 1798. Napoleon decreed that at the death of the pope, the papacy would be discontinued. The pope died in France in August of 1799. "Half Europe thought ... that without the Pope the Papacy was dead." 4 So this point also fits the papacy.

E. The deadly wound would be healed, and the entire world would give homage to the beast (Revelation 13:3).
Since its healing, the strength of the papacy has grown. Today she is one of the most  powerful religious-political organizations and influence centers in the world.

F. It would become a strong political power (Revelation 13:37).
See item E above.

G. It would become a very powerful religious organization (Revelation 13:38).
See item E above.

H. It would be guilty of blasphemy (Revelation 13:56).
The papacy is guilty of blasphemy because her priests claim to forgive sins and her popes claim to be Christ.

I. It would war with and persecute the saints (Revelation 13:7).
The papacy did persecute and destroy millions of saints during the Dark Ages.

J. It would reign for 42 months (Revelation 13:5).
The papacy reigned for 42 prophetic months, which equals 1,260 years, from A.D. 538-1798.

Points H through J also clearly fit the papacy. We touched on them only briefly here because they were covered thoroughly in Study Guide 15, question 8.

K. It would have the mysterious number 666 (Revelation 13:18).

...............“The title of the pope of Rome is Vicarius Filii Dei” (English: “Vicar of the Son of God”).6 Malachi Martin, in The Keys of This Blood, uses the same title for the pope on page 114.

..........................when we total up the Roman numeral value of the letters of the name. Again, the papacy fits the identification point. The beast with the “mark” is the papacy. No other power in history could possibly fit these 11 divine descriptive points. 

2. What is God’s mark, or symbol, of authority?

“I also gave them My Sabbaths, to be a sign between them and Me, that they might know that I am the Lord who sanctifies them” (Ezekiel 20:12). 
“It is a sign between Me and the children of Israel forever; for in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth” (Exodus 31:17). 

In these texts, God is saying that He gave us His Sabbath as a sign of His power to create and His power to sanctify (convert and save) us. In the Bible, the words seal, sign, mark, and token are used interchangeably.7 God’s sign, the Sabbath, represents His holy power to rule as Creator and Savior. Revelation 7:1–3 says it will be written upon the foreheads (minds—Hebrews 10:16) of His people.

3. What does the papacy say is her symbol, or mark, of authority?

The papacy is here saying that it “changed” Sabbath to Sunday and that virtually all churches accepted the new holy day. Thus, the papacy claims that Sunday as a holy day is the mark, or symbol, of her power and authority.

8Stephen Keenan, A Doctrinal Catechism [FRS No. 7.], (3rd American ed., rev.: New York, Edward Dunigan & Bro., 1876), p. 174.

4. Did God predict such an attempted change?

Yes. In describing the antichrist in Daniel 7:25, God said it would “intend to change times and law.”

A. How has the papacy tried to change God’s law? In three ways: In her catechisms she has (1) omitted the second commandment against veneration of images, and (2) shortened the 
fourth (Sabbath) commandment from 94 words to just eight. The Sabbath commandment (Exodus 20:8–11) clearly specifies Sabbath as the seventh day of the week. As changed by the papacy in its catechism, the commandment reads, “Remember that thou keep holy the Sabbath day.” Written thus, it can refer to any day. And, finally, she (3) divided the tenth commandment into two commandments.

B. How has the papacy attempted to change God’s times? In two ways: (1) She attemped to change the time of the Sabbath from the seventh day to the first day. (2) She also attemped to change God’s “timing” for the beginning and closing hours of the Sabbath. Instead of counting the Sabbath day from sundown Friday night to sundown Saturday night as God mandates (Leviticus 23:32), she adopted the pagan Roman custom of counting the day from midnight Saturday night to midnight Sunday night.

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Pope Consecrates to Mary

Pope Consecrates World to MaryPope Francis swings a thurible of incense before a statue of Our Lady of Fatima, during a penitential celebration service in St. Peter's Basilica on March 25, 2022, during which he is to consecrated Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. (photo: Vincenzo Pinto / AFP via Getty Images)

Consecration of Russia and Ukraine (March 26)

Pope Francis, joined by the bishops of the world, consecrated themselves, the Church, humanity and specifically Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on March 25. Why was this event so important? What more can be done for peace? Register staff writer Joseph Pronechen offers us a refresher on the messages of Our Lady of Fatima and how we can follow her direction. Then we have an Editors’ Corner to look at Pope Francis’ new apostolic constitution on the Roman Curia, the sixth anniversary of Mother Angelica’s death, and a new Catholic news agency in Mother Angelica’s name in Erbil, Iraq.


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2007 – present

Karl von Habsburg Archduke of Austria, Royal Prince of Hungary, Bohemia and Croatia

Head of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine

Predecessor Otto von Habsburg Heir apparent Archduke FerdinandBorn 11 January 1961 (age 57)
StarnbergBavariaWest Germany

Karl von Habsburg (Karl Thomas Robert Maria Franziskus Georg Bahnam; born 11 January 1961), also known as Karl of Austria and 

Otto Von Hapsburg of the ruling house of AUSTRIA (1282-1918).

The family originally held lands in Alsace and NW Switzerland, and Otto (d. 1111) took the name Hapsburg when he was made count. In 1273 Count Rudolf IV became king of the Germans as RUDOLF I; his war with Ottocar II of Bohemia resulted in Ottocar's defeat (1278) and confirmation of Hapsburg possession of Austria, Carniola, and Styria. These lands and the Austrian ducal title were declared hereditary in 1282, and in 1335 Carinthia, too, was claimed. The possessions were divided (1365) between the Albertine and the Leopoldine lines but were reunited under Holy Roman Emperor MAXIMILIAN I in the late 15th cent. Tyrol (1363), NE Istria (1374), and Trieste (1382) were added to the Hapsburg domain. From the election (1438) of Albert II as German king, the head of the Hapsburgs, with one exception, was chosen German king and Holy Roman emperor. Through marriage the Hapsburgs gained most of the Low Countries, and Hapsburg power reached its zenith under Emperor CHARLES V, who had inherited (1516) the crown of Spain. Charles was succeeded in Spain by his son, PHILIP II, and in Austria by his brother, Emperor FERDINAND I. The Spanish Hapsburgs died out in 1700. In Austria the PRAGMATIC SANCTION (1713) guaranteed the indivisibility of the Hapsburg domains and the succession of MARIA THERESA. Her son, Emperor JOSEPH II, began the line of Hapsburg-Lorraine. In 1806 Holy Roman Emperor FRANCIS II abdicated and assumed the title emperor of Austria. In 1867 the Hapsburg empire was reorganized into the AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN MONARCHY, which was dissolved at the end of WORLD WAR I.


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Charles, Prince of Wales 1948-, prince of Wales, eldest son of ELIZABETH II of Great Britain and heir apparent to the British throne. He was created prince of Wales in 1958. Prince Charles has become an outspoken critic of modern architecture, and in 1992 150he established an architectural institute to promote more traditional approaches to building. In 1981 he married Lady Diana Spencer (see DIANA, princess of Wales); they separated in 1992. They have two sons, William and Henry. Some conspiricists believe that the tragic car crash, in which Diana was killed, was planned to silence or get rid of her because of the embarassment her affair was having on the monarchy.

The BBC had an interesting article on the Prince in 1994

"so much of what I try to do is behind the scenes. So it is difficult for people to understand how all the things fit together." - Prince of Wales, BBC's "Newsnight" 1994."

If you think the Prince of Wales is just another ineffective figurehead - THINK AGAIN! Not only does he state on his website that he "refuses to be a figurehead" but endevours to only join or found organizations that are effective and that he can effect. What he has accomplished is simply astounding. He has formed the world's largest global intra-organization made up of all the key government bodies, corporations, businesses, and civil organizations - all under his personal directorship! It is called the Corporate Social Responsibility Forum formerly known as the Prince's Business Leaders Forum. And it stands to be the most influencial entity ever known - directing world government and economic development policies. Never have all these organizations joined together in unity, and many have never submitted to any other organization before. Such impressive members as the European Union and the United Nations!

The following list of main CSR members does not included the vast list of other important organizations the prince directs. He is president of 370 organizations not including chivalric orders such as the Order of the Garter in which he presides over such notable persons as Prince Michael, the Duke of Kent and Grandmaster of Freemasonry. Now these are not dutiless honourary titles nor unfilled seats, on the contrary, the prince is completely active and effective in his role as president of each one.

The prince has realised that the position that affords him the greatest leverage in the world is not as king, nor as a government administer, but rather as the pre-eminant policy maker through international banking, economics, and corporations - the real and effective power in the world.

This CSR list also does not include the thousands of banks and corporations already sworn under the crown of england in London nor such powerful entities founded by Britain such as the CFR or Royal Institute of Foreign Affairs, or the Bilderbergers. This is all in addition to the Prince's other global projects such as the U.N. Global Security Programme, the U.N. Charter 99 for Global Government, and the Rio Summit. This conglomerate power is in addition to the 51 nation block known as the British Commonwealth which takes up 1/3 of all the seats in the U.N. One could go on about the already well established British system of international corporations, and non-governmental agencies that shape the world in which we live - but even without all those, the following list is impressive and powerful. If we could add in all the others, the amount of accumulated power and influence is simply immense. There simply is no comparable position in the world to that which the Prince of Wales currently occupies. Remember that the he now stands in a position of directorship over these entities, determining their course of policy in the future. [note: CSR is also the monogram for CAESAR] Click here for the entire list of CSR members and the full article.


Juan Carlos Photo

Juan Carlos - King of Spain

Juan Carlos I 1938-, king of Spain (1975-). The grandson of ALFONSO XIII, he married (1962) Princess Sophia of Greece. Francisco FRANCO named him (1969) his successor as ruler. Upon Franco's death (1975), he became the first Spanish king since his grandfather was deposed in 1931. Personally popular, he has proven to be a strong force for Spanish political stability and democracy. In Feb. 1981 he successfully foiled a right-wing military coup.

New SymbolIsrael has requested that Juan Carlos help mediate the latest Mideast peace negotiations. Some say this could be a "confirmation" of a covenant. Click here for more on Reasons Juan Carlos may be the Antichrist . Also, go here to see the book written by Dr. Charles Taylor, if you want even more info. about this theory!


Romano Prodi Photo
Romano Prodi - President of the European Commission

Nationality: ItalianPersonal details: Born 9th August 1939, Scandiano, (Reggio Emilia) Italy. Married, two sons. Education Degree in Law, Catholic University of Milan. Postgraduate studies at the London School of Economics. Academic career 1963-1971 Assistant in Political Economics at the University of Bologna. 1971-1999 Professor of Industrial Organisation and Industrial Policy at the University of Bologna. 1963-1964 Researcher at the Lombard Institute of Economic and Social Studies (ILSES). 1968 Researcher at Stanford Research Institute. 1973-1974 Professor of Economics and Industrial Politics at the Free University of Trento. 1974 Visiting Professor at Harvard University. Political career: 1978-1979 Minister for Industry. 1982-1989 Chairman of the Institute for Industrial Reconstruction (IRI).

1993-1994 Re-appointed Chairman of the Institute for Industrial Reconstruction (IRI).

1995 Chairman of the Ulivo, the centre left coalition.

1996-1999 Member of Parliament.

1996-1998 President of the Council of Ministers of the Italian Republic.

1999 President of the European Commission.


Silvio Berlusconi Photo
Silvio Berlusconi - Italy Prime Minister

Note the picture of Berlusconi and his salute. If you do it right-handed you form 3-sixes! I know it is a stretch, but it is interesting. Maybe it will be the salute of the future antichrist?

Rallying supporters, Silvio Berlusconi refers to himself as a blue collar worker, an entrepreneur, a man in tune with farmers and a craftsman.

Opponents have compared him to Zelig, the Woody Allen movie character whose appearance blends in with every person he talks to.

The the leader of the Forza Italia party and head of the centre-right coalition known as Casa delle Libertà (House of liberties) sees himself as the "best political leader in Europe and in the world."

"Because of my personal history, my professional skills and my business achievements, I am a man nobody can expect to compare himself with."

Born in Milan 65 years ago to a housewife and a bank clerk, Berlusconi is now Italy's richest man.

In 1999, he declared an income of 16.2 billion lira ($7.4 million), while his personal wealth was estimated by Forbes magazine at $12.8 million.

Berlusconi is a self-made man, a master of his own fate, whose early work experience was gathered as a singer on cruise ships.

In the 1960s, he used loans to create a firm of contractors that built Milano 2, a large suburban area near Italy's second largest city.

Ten years later, he moved into the rapidly developing television industry. Today, Berlusconi and his family own Fininvest, a company that controls the three commercial TV channels belonging to Mediaset, Italy's major private network.

Married twice, Berlusconi has five children. Marina and Piersilvio from his first marriage help manage the family business. The three younger children are from Berlusconi's second marriage with former actress Veronica Lario.

The Berlusconi family empire is vast, from telecommunications to insurance and building. It includes top football team AC Milan, the Mediolanum bank, Italy's largest publishing house Mondadori, leading daily newspaper Il Giornale and the popular news magazine Panorama.

For the time being (January 2013) he is out as Prime Minister!


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King Abdullah- King of Jordan, Wife and Parents

His Majesty King Abdullah bin al-Hussein is the 43rd generation direct descendant of the Prophet Muhammed. King Abdullah assumed his constitutional powers as King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on February 7, 1999, the day his father, the late King Hussein, passed away. King Abdullah is committed to building on the legacy left by the late King Hussein to further Jordan's democratic institutionalization and political pluralism, while working for a just and comprehensive peace in a climate of openness and tolerance.

Born in Amman on January 30, 1962, His Majesty is the eldest son of the late King Hussein and has four brothers and six sisters. King Abdullah began his education at the Islamic Educational College and received his secondary education at St. Edmund's School in Surrey, England, Eaglebrook School in Massachusetts, then at Deerfield Academy in the United States of America. In 1980, King Abdullah entered the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in the United Kingdom, where he received his military education.

King Abdullah attended Oxford University in 1984, undergoing a one year Special Studies course in International Politics and World Affairs. Upon returning home, His Majesty continued his military path, gaining experience and working his way to the rank of Captain and the Commander of a Tank Company in the 91st Armored Brigade. From 1986 -1987, also as Captain, his Majesty was attached to the Royal Jordanian Air Force's Helicopter Anti-Tank Wing as a Tactics Instructor, where he received qualification as a Cobra Attack Helicopter Pilot.

In 1987, King Abdullah attended the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and was in residence as a Mid-Career Fellow. He undertook Advanced Study and Research in International Affairs under the auspices of the Master of Science in Foreign Service Program.

Upon returning home, His Majesty was assigned to the 17th Tank Battalion, 2nd Royal Guards Brigade and in the summer of 1989, he became Battalion 2nd-in-Command, with the rank of Major. In 1991, King Abdullah was the Armor Representative in the Office of the Inspector General. He was promoted to Lt. Colonel at the end of the year and assumed command of the 2nd Armored Car Regiment in the 10th Brigade.

Upon handing over the battalion in January 1993, King Abdullah was promoted to full Colonel and assigned as Deputy Commander of the Jordanian Special Forces. In June 1994, he was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General, and assumed command of the Royal Jordanian Special Forces, after having served as Deputy Commander for six months. His Majesty was appointed commander of the Special Operations Command on October 1997, and in May 1998, he was promoted to the rank of Major General.

In addition to his career as an army officer, King Abdullah has served his country many times in the official capacity of Regent in the absence of His Majesty King Hussein, and he regularly traveled with the late King Hussein. Before his accession to the throne, King Abdullah represented Jordan and his late father on visits to many countries throughout the world, and developed close relationships with leaders and officials of a number of Arab countries during the course of his career.

King Abdullah married Queen Rania on June 10, 1993. Their Majesties have two sons, and two daughters.

King Abdullah is a qualified frogman, pilot and a free-fall parachutist. His other interests are car racing (he is a former Jordanian National Rally Racing Champion), water sports, scuba diving and collecting ancient weapons and armaments.!

For an interesting commentary about King Abdullah's possibilities of being the Antichrist, by Brother Sal, in light of recent developments, click here .
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Jordan's King Abdullah Meets Jewish Rabbis in Washington

By Stephanie Ho


22 September 2005

Jordan's King Abdullah is stressing that Muslims and Jews have more in common than their current bitter rivalry in the Middle East would suggest. His efforts to reach out to the Jewish community included a meeting in Washington, with 70 American rabbis.

But in his first-ever meeting with American Jewish religious leaders, King Abdullah pointed out that these two peoples share strong connections. Among these, he said, are a common ancestor, Abraham, and a belief in one god.

"Jews and Muslims are tied together by culture and history as well," he said. "For over a thousand years, both our peoples have contributed to the complex tapestry of Middle Eastern civilization. Throughout the Middle East, Jews and Muslims borrowed a great deal from each other in the areas of philosophy, science, mysticism and law."

The Jordanian monarch has spoken often of a moderate and traditional Islam, which values life and which he has advocated in the face of more fundamentalist and militant interpretations of the religion. Muslim extremists were behind the September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States.

At the same time, though, King Abdullah pointed out that Jews face their own radicals, such as the man who assassinated Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in 1995.

"We face a common threat, extremist distortions of religion and the wanton acts of violence that derive therefrom," he reminded. "Such abominations have already divided us from without for far too long. We all too often fail to acknowledge that they also threaten to destroy us from within. This is not simply a matter of importance to Jews and Muslims. It is something that confronts and threatens the whole of humanity."

King Abdullah added that Muslims and Jews need to unite to defeat extremism.

"The only antidote is that we work together in the spirit of mutual co-operation and respect to defeat this common enemy," he said. "We must move beyond the language of mere tolerance toward true acceptance."

In the Washington meeting, King Abdullah's words were met with warm applause and four standing ovations.

One of the event coordinators, Rabbi Marc Gopin, of George Mason University, presented the Jordanian king with a special version of the Jewish holy book, the Torah.

"Gratitude is the foundation of the most ancient Jewish prayers, from the book of Psalms to our ancient prayer book. I want to thank you, Your Majesty, for every act of courage, every visionary gesture, that you and your family have offered the world. We stand in appreciation of your family's vision, courage and friendship to all, even to adversaries," he said.

The Jewish religious leader specifically applauded King Abdullah for setting what he called a hopeful example for Jordanians and for other Muslims around the world.

"I think the king is leading his people, and he is trying to set a direction that people can follow, in a very complicated world, in which there are very serious political conflicts, conflicts over territory, deep wounds of history," he said.

In his closing comments, the Jordanian monarch said he wants his message of reconciliation to have a wider audience than just the rabbis who attended the meeting.

"It is my hope that we, as children of Abraham, can go forth from this gathering with a common mission, to work together towards peace, justice and reconciliation," said King Abdullah. "The point on the religious calendar at which we find ourselves can inspire us in this endeavor. This year marks an unusual concurrence of the High Holy Days on the Jewish calendar and Ramadan on the Islamic calendar, each of which begins next month."

He pointed out that these religiously significant periods would provide perfect opportunities, not only for self-examination, reflection, repentance and atonement, but also for forgiveness and renewal.


Is there any wonder that Jesus re-emphazised the importance of "false christs" in vs. 11 and 24. He never repeated Himself this much in one teaching that we have record of. I think He is telling us that this deception will be very pronounced just before His return! Do you realize that those professing the New Age belief, claim to be God. Remember the movie, "Out On A Limb" with Shirley McClain? Standing on the beach, her teacher got her to say, "I am God." This is what Satan was telling Eve, in the garden, that if she would eat of the "tree of knowledge" she would be all knowledgeable or a god!

Did we see (May 10, 2002) the precusor to the "Mark of the Beast (Antichrist)" revealed on Good Morning America (Rev. 13), in the form of an implanted computer chip? The Bible says that this will take place in the last 7 years, before Jesus returns to set up His Kingdom. We must be close. See Good Morning America Article for the complete story!

Well, we are now 20 years in the future and this prophecy has yet to be fullfilled. We see, everyday in the news, ways in which it can be implemented. My dear sister, asked me, during the push to get vacinated for COVID 19, whether this could be the "Mark of the Beast", to which I responded, hopefully led by the Holy Spirist, that it was not. Until we receive a mark, injection, etc., requiring us to reject the preaching of Jesus Christ, it is not this mark.

The use of "666" is prevalent, in the world. I will try to show some links/videos of this. However, one really interesting, which I have totally missed for years, discovered by my wife, is from the major search engine company in the world! Yes, Google, owned by Alphabet. It is debatable, as to where the browser logo is truly meant to be "666", so you will have to judge for yourself. Go Here for the rest of the article.


looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, Titus 2: 13(NKJ)



He goes on in Matthew 24:6 (Dan 9:27) (Rev 6:4)"And you shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that you are not troubled: for all [these things] must come to pass, but the end is not yet. " And in Matthew 24:7 "For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:"

There are 60 simultaneous armed conflicts as of 6/3/2017 - likely more than anytime in history. See

The word "nation" actually is "ethnos" in the original Greek, which means "multitude living together or ethnic group." So Jesus seems to be saying there will be ethnic uprisings!

Global Conflict Trends has updated this data through 2013. Go Here for all of the data.

Trends by Armed Conflict Type, 1946-2013

Ethnic warfare became the hot topic in the years immediately following the end of the Cold War as a virtual cornucopia of these seemingly intractable (and previously "invisible") social identity conflicts exploded onto the world scene and captured public and policy eyes. In order to more fully assess the impact and importance of ethnic conflict in the post-Cold War period it is helpful to place that particular type of societal conflict into its global systemic context. The adjacent Figure compares trends for three distinct types of warfare, ethnic, revolutionary, and inter-state (including "extra-systemic" or anti-colonial wars). The perceived "sudden rise" in ethnic wars in the 1990s appears to be a curious outcropping of more general, systemic changes. As the Cold War ideologies wax and wane in the late 1980s, the support they lend to both inter-state and revolutionary intra-state wars is eroded and those types of warfare greatly diminish. The ethnic war trend, which had previously paralleled the trend of revolutionary war, continues to rise through the late 1980s and early 1990s as separatists and other political entrepreneurs attempt to take advantage of the vast changes in political arrangements that accompanied the transformation of the post-Cold War world system. Ethnic wars stand out like a "sore thumb" in the 1990s' security environment. Also, notice that the long-term trend in ethnic warfare increases relatively smoothly as compared to the other warfare trends. As the goals of social identity (ethnic) conflicts are suffused with non-negotiable symbolic issues, these conflicts are less susceptible to settlement or resolution by warfare and, so, tend to persist and/or re-emerge over time. Thus, ethnic warfare trends are less ammenable to periodic fluctuation. Also, notice that the sharply decreasing trend in ethnic warfare of the 1990s appears to have leveled off in the 2000s. (I would add that this may not be the case now that we have pulled out of Iraq and already the Sunni and Shia Muslim groups have resumed their armed conflicts. And just this month of June 2014, ISIS has claimed the start of an Islam Caliphate in parts of Iraq. It is already gaining popularity with Sunnis in Syria joining, already. The Kurds in Northern Iraq are trying to distance themselves and Turkey is casting a wary eye on them, too. And we have had the Arab Spring in Egypt, put down by the military. And with Libya and Syria falling, who knows if factions will step up ethnic conflict there? Russia is stirring up Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. Anti-Saleh demonstrations, southern separatists, army mutiny, clan rivalry, and al Qaeda militants are increasing in Yemen! And Armed supporters of the Sudanese People's Liberation Movement (SPLM-North) in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states are occurring in the Sudan! So, I am not sure that ethnic conflicts have leveled off but are increasing as Jesus seemed to indicate they would? Judge for yourself!) So, go here for a complete list of wars. So in summary, I think wars have increased in my generation and though leveling, due to all of the Muslim uprisings, Wars and Rumors of War will increase, possibly leading up to the War of Ezekiel 38-39, which seems to be a Muslim-led war against Israel?


Could Ezekiel 38-39 be getting closer? See this interesting video!



Conflicts 1946-2013
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Israel has offered peace to the "Palestinians" many times, since 1920, and each time they turned it down! Why can't the world understand that terrorists do not want peace because then they go out of business! Arafat was offered 90% of what he asked for but he rejected it because the PLO would lose justification for its existence!

In 1994, I saw an article in the Dayton Daily News:

Study: 17 nations in peril
U.N. tally of likely trouble spots includes Mexico

LONDON (AP) - Mexico, Egypt, Nigeria and 14 other nations are in danger of social disintegration, a report to the United Nations warned Wednesday....

Some key findings: The nature of conflict has changed in the past 50 years from strife between nations to discord within nations. Of 82 conflicts in the past three years with more than 1,000 battle-related deaths, 79 were within nations and only three between nations....

For the complete article click Trouble Spots!

Is there any question that this is still the trend today? In the not too distant past it was the Serbs vs. the Croats, Ruandans slaughtering each others tribes, Sadam and his Kurds and to this day the Palestinians vs. Jews, Shiites vs. Sunni's, Muslim Brotherhood, Hezbollah, Hamas and on and on! And this was touted by former President Clinton, before the UN, "We now see fewer wars between nations, but more wars within them," Clinton said, adding that the U.N. must find a way to not only protect sovereign borders, but also the people who live within them.

"Everywhere in every land people of every station matter. Everyone counts," he said. "Everyone has a role to play. We all do better when we help each other." Click on Clinton's speech at the UN for the complete article.

And Professor Samuel Huntington of Harvard University writes in his book: "The Clash of Civilizations" that future wars will be without borders. They will not be between countries but between civilizations. Eastern pagan civilizations such as Islam, Mandarin China and India will modernize, but will not westernize, because westernization means Judeo-Christian western civilization. Huntington shows how these three systems await the decline and demise of western civilization during the coming 50 years.

The Associated Press came out with its list of the year's 2001 Wars! There were 59! Click on 2001 Wars for the complete article.

Are we preparing for war? Ever since the World Trade Center destruction we have been taking on "terrorism" head on. With all that is going on in Israel and with the "sabre-ratteling" going on with the Palestinians, Lebonese, Syrians, etc., war may be on the horizon. See the following article, possibly predicting a calamity, in the Mideast:

Zechariah wrote this book, which has more prophecies of Christ (except Isaiah) than any prophetic book, in 520 BC to a restored Israel, to prepare them from the "Coming of Messiah." He was both a prophet and a priest, like Jeremiah and Ezekiel, and I think we can see parallels with these books.

Zechariah calls Israel to repent and gives them visions of comfort as he lays out their future - one of becoming a "burdensome stone," being attacked, but being saved by God, Who then removes "the blinders" from their eyes!

In (Zech. 8:7) God says, "I will save my people from the countries of the east and the west. (Zech. 8:8) "I will bring them back to live in Jerusalem".... Looks like present day to me!

In (Zech. 8:12) He says, "The seed will grow well, the vine will yield its fruit, the ground will produce its crops, and the heavens will drop their dew. I will give all these things as an inheritance to the remnant of this people. (8:13) As you have been an object of cursing among the nations, O Judah and Israel, so will I save you, and you will be a blessing. Do not be afraid, but let your hands be strong." Again, sounds like today to me! Israel is one of the world's largest exporters of fruits and vegetables!

Then in Zech. 9 He begins to lay out "Judgement on Israel's Enemies." Curiously He begins speaking against "Damascus" (Zech. 9:1) and "Tyre (devoured by fire) and Sidon" (Zech. 9:2) - Lebanon! Could this be where the "Coalition" or Israel strikes at terrorists next?

He goes on to speak of others in (9:5). "Ashkelon will see it (Southwest of Jerusalem) and fear; Gaza will writhe in agony, and Ekron too, for her hope will wither." "Gaza will lose her king (could this be Arafat's death?) and Ashkelon will be deserted (it is getting the most rocket attacks by Hamas on 7/17/14) ."

(9:6) "Foreigners (Hezbolla in Lebanon, Hamas in Gaza?) will occupy Ashdod, and I will cut off the pride of the Philistines (Palestinians?)."

It can be said that these verses portray the conquering of these areas, by Alexander the Great, in 332 BC, but like most prophecy, I think they have dual applications.

In Zech. 12 He lays out an attack on Israel. (vs. 2) "Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they see the precursor to the siege against Judah and Jerusalem" (see Is. 51:17). In vs. 4, "In that day, I will strike every horse with confusion, and its rider with madness;.... See Ezek. 38:4 for the similarities.

Israel strikes back through God in vs. 6, " a fiery torch in the sheaves; they shall devour all the surrounding peoples on the right hand and on the left, but Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her own place-Jerusalem." Israel uses a defensive missile system called the "arrow." Could this be what Zechariah is describing here?

Could this all be describing an action by Israel on Syria and Lebanon and the possible backlash allowing God to put "the hooks into the jaws" of Gog/Magog and dragging them to attack Israel, as spoken of in Ezk. 38?

One can argue that this is describing Armageddon, but the following chapters seem to more aptly describe this when it says, "the city shall be taken, the houses rifled, and the women ravished. Half of the city shall go into captivity,..." (Zech. 14:2).

Before leaving this topic of wars among ethnic groups, here is an interesting article to read from Blessed Hope Ministry called the "Palestinian Paradox." The author (unknown) gives a great argument of why the vast area of former Israel and Jordon were part of the "Palestine Region," not a Palestinian country, speaking the same language as other Arabs and having very few distinguishing features. And thus, the Palestinians never existed, at least as a unique country, consisting of roving bedouin tribes. Arabs did not seriously start to immigrate there until the Israeli's began to bring the desert wasteland back to life (fullfillment of Ezk. 36). The author notes that this is a fullfillment of Deut. 32. "It is interesting to note that the Bible makes reference to a fictitious nation confronting Israel. They have provoked me to jealously by worshipping a non-god, angered me with their vanities. I will provoke them with a non-nation; anger them with a foolish nation (Deuteronomy 32:21). Click on the link above, for the entire article!

For God did not appoint us (Christians) to suffer wrath..., 1 Thessalonians 5: 9(NKJ)



Jesus went on to sayin the rest of Mat 24:7 (Rev 6:5)" and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places." In Luke 21 He adds " and fearful events and great signs from heaven."

First watch my short video, summarizing this topic:


From Wikipedia:

"Until 2017, worldwide deaths from famine had been falling dramatically. The World Peace Foundation reported that from the 1870s to the 1970s, great famines killed an average of 928,000 people a year.[17] Since 1980, annual deaths had dropped to an average of 75,000, less than 10% of what they had been until the 1970s. That reduction was achieved despite the approximately 150,000 lives lost in the 2011 Somalia famine. Yet in 2017, the UN officially declared famine had returned to Africa, with about 20 million people at risk of death from starvation in Nigeria, in South Sudan, in Yemen, and in Somalia.[18]"

List of famines, again from Wikipedia.

Is it obvious that famine is here to stay and arguably getting worse? See what some recent articles have to say:

Almost a billion go hungry worldwide!

"An unparalleled number of severe food shortages has added 43 million to the number of people going hungry worldwide this year. And millions of children are now at risk of acute malnutrition, charities are warning. One week ahead of David Cameron's "hunger summit", they say that unless action is taken urgently, many more could fall victim." Go Here for the entire article.

We are now one year away from global riots, complex systems theorists say!

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What’s the number one reason we riot? Hunger — food becoming too scarce or too expensive. So argues a group of complex systems theorists in Cambridge, and it makes sense, motherboard reports.

In a 2011 paper, researchers at the Complex Systems Institute (CSI) unveiled a model that accurately explained why the waves of unrest that swept the world in 2008 and 2011 crashed when they did. The number one determinant was soaring food prices. Their model identified a precise threshold for global food prices that, if breached, would lead to worldwide unrest.

Technology Review explains how CSI’s model works: “The evidence comes from two sources. The first is data gathered by the United Nations that plots the price of food against time, the so-called food price index of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN. The second is the date of riots around the world, whatever their cause.” Plot the data, and it looks like this the above graph.

Black dots are the food prices, red lines are the riots. In other words, whenever the UN’s food price index, which measures the monthly change in the price of a basket of food commodities, climbs above 210, the conditions ripen for social unrest around the world. For billions of people around the world, food comprises up to 80% of routine expenses. When prices jump, people can’t afford anything else; or even food itself. And if you can’t eat — or worse, your family can’t eat — you fight.

Food Riots Photo

(Credit: Marco Lagi, Karla Z. Bertrand, Yaneer Bar-Yam)

Today, the food price index is hovering around 213, where it has stayed for months — just beyond the tip of the identified threshold. Low corn yield in the U.S., the world’s most important producer, has helped keep prices high.

“Recent droughts in the mid-western United States threaten to cause global catastrophe,” Yaneer Bar-Yam, one of the authors of the report, recently told Al Jazeera. “When people are unable to feed themselves and their families, widespread social disruption occurs. We are on the verge of another crisis, the third in five years, and likely to be the worst yet, capable of causing new food riots and turmoil on a par with the Arab Spring.”

Even before the extreme weather scrambled food prices this year, CSI’s 2011 report predicted that the next great breach would occur in August 2013, and that the risk of more worldwide rioting would follow.

But the reality is that such predictions are now all but impossible to make. In a world well-warmed by climate change, unpredictable, extreme weather events like the drought that has consumed 60% of the United States and the record heat that has killed its cattle are now the norm. Just two years ago, heat waves in Russia crippled its grain yield and dealt a devastating blow to global food markets — the true, unheralded father of the Arab Spring was global warming, some say.

And it’s only going to get worse and worse and worse. Because of climate change-exacerbated disasters like these, “the average price of staple foods such as maize could more than double in the next 20 years compared with 2010 trend prices,” a new report from Oxfam reveals. That report details how the poor will be even more vulnerable to climate change-induced food price shocks than previously thought. After all, we’ve “loaded the climate dice,” as NASA’s James Hansen likes to say, and the chances of such disasters rolling out are greater than ever.

2011 East Africa drought

Since mid-July 2011, a severe drought has been affecting the entire East Africa region.[8] Said to be "the worst in 60 years",[9] the drought has caused a severe food crisis across Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya that threatens the livelihood of more than 13.3 million people.[10][11][12] Many refugees from southern Somalia have fled to neighboring Kenya and Ethiopia, where crowded, unsanitary conditions together with severe malnutrition have led to a large number of deaths.[5] Other countries in and around the Horn of Africa, including Djibouti, Sudan, South Sudan and parts of Uganda, are also affected by a food crisis.[9][13][14][15]

On 20 July, the United Nations officially declared famine in two regions of southern Somalia, the first time a famine has been declared by the UN in nearly thirty years.[16][17] Tens of thousands of people are believed to have died in southern Somalia before famine was declared.[16] On 3 August, the UN declared famine in three other regions of southern Somalia, citing worsening conditions and inadequate humanitarian response. Famine was expected to spread across all regions of the south in the following four to six weeks.[18] On 5 Sept., the UN added the entire Bay region in Somalia to the list of famine-stricken areas.[19][20] The UN has conducted several airlifts of supplies in addition to on-the-ground assistance,[21] but humanitarian response to the crisis has been hindered by a severe lack of funding for international aid coupled with security issues in the region.[16][22][23] 63 per cent of the UN’s appeal for $2.5 billion (US) in humanitarian assistance has been financed.[12]

Although fighting disrupted aid delivery in some areas, a scaling up of relief operations in mid-November had unexpectedly significantly reduced malnutrition and mortality rates in southern Somalia, prompting the UN to downgrade the humanitarian situation in the Bay, Bakool and Lower Shabele regions from famine to emergency levels. Humanitarian access to rebel-controlled areas had also improved and rainfall had surpassed expectations, improving the prospects of a good harvest in early 2012.[24] Major rains are not expected until March 2012, which should pave the way for a harvest in July or August 2012.[25][26]

According to Mercy Corps, full recovery from the drought's effects is not expected until 2012.[26] Long-term strategies by national governments in conjunction with development agencies are believed to offer the most sustainable results.

From Wikipedia:

And here is a picture of famine brought on by communism's inhumane neglect of its people so that its military machine can continue to thrive in N. Korea:

Korean Kid Starving (12852 bytes)




How about Pestilence? Is it on the increase?

And back to, Mat 24:7 (Rev 6:5)" and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places."

Hal Lindsay, well known Bible teacher and author of "Late Great Planet Earth", written in 1968, commented recently that in his book he mentioned the bible speaks of disease increasing in the future. His doctor friends, at the time, kidded him about being foolish to put that in the book because physicians were on the verge of curing all known diseases! So has that happened? Has the incidence of disease worldwide gone down?

Is the Coronavirus a Bible Prophecy?

David Jeremiah - Author

COVID-19 has resulted in the most apocalyptic crisis that most of us have ever witnessed. Grocery stores are hauntingly bare, the streets are empty, our medical professionals work around the clock, schools are closed, and the stock market went into free fall.

Jesus refers to what will happen at the end of the age as a “pestilence.” Merriam Webster defines pestilence as “a contagion or infectious epidemic that is virulent and devastating.”

Jesus said this pestilence would arrive like “birth pains,” meaning it will increase in frequency and intensity until the day of his return. This means that as the end approaches, we should expect infectious disease outbreaks to be a regular occurrence, and be more deadly. This is what the Coronavirus threatens to do.

In the last 100 years, we have had ten pandemics: The Russian Flu (1889-1890), The Spanish Flu (1918-1919), The Asian Flu (1957-1958), The Hong Kong Flu (1968-1970), HIV/AIDS (1981-present), SARS (2002-2003), The Swine Flu (2009-2010), Ebola (2014-2015), MERS (2015-present), and COVID-19 (2019-present).

Go Here for the entire article.

Super-gonorrhoea EPIDEMIC? Shock rise sparks warnings of STI’s antibiotic resistance

A STARK warning has been sounded by health chiefs after a shocking rise in super-gonorrhoea cases.
By Lucy Domachowski / Published 6th January 2019

The sexually transmitted infection (STI) is gaining resistance against antibiotics, according to medics who say cases are soaring in Britain.

A report by Public Health England (PHE) has revealed resistance to three of the key drugs used to treat the infection - ciprofloxacin, cefixime and azithromycin - has grown.

“Last year new cases of gonorrhoea increased by 22 per cent in England with many cases becoming more resistant to antibiotics. We expect to see further cases of antibiotic resistant gonorrhoea in the future, which will be challenging for healthcare professionals to manage."

The warning comes after Daily Star Online revealed randy students could spark a super gonorrhoea epidemic as freshers bounce to different sexual partners in UK universities, experts warn.

Leading STI experts exclusively told us it’s just a matter of time before we have virtually untreatable gonorrhoea epidemic in the UK as randy Brit students sleep around more frequently, antibiotics fail and sexual health funding dries up.

Go HEREfor the article.

Here is a great summary of what is transpiring today:

Thursday, July 24, 2014
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger

Learn more:

Many believe that Biblical signs of famine and pestilence have begun to appear in our world, and that's why the title of this article quotes Ezekiel 5:12

In what is now admitted by all the top infectious disease experts to be a "post-antibiotics era" where Big Pharma's
drugs are useless, we are now facing unprecedented outbreaks of Ebola, Chikungunya and even the Plague.

Ebola outbreak out of control; 600 dead and counting
From The Extinction Protocol blog

Ebola has spread through several West African countries, including Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea, since its latest outbreak in February. The death toll from the virus has surpassed 600 despite efforts by regional and international health experts to contain the epidemic. There is currently no known cure for Ebola, a form of hemorrhagic fever whose symptoms are diarrhea, vomiting and bleeding.

Deadly airborne plague strikes four in Denver, Colorado From

A rare airborne form of the plague that can spread through coughing and sneezing has infected a Colorado man, and state health officials are searching for other possible cases.

Following that story, Bloomberg went on to report that the airborne disease had already begun to spread to other victims: Go Here

Three more plague cases were found in Colorado, a week after the first infection of the deadliest form of the disease was reported in the state in a decade. The man initially reported with pneumonic plague on July 11 is hospitalized. Two of the new cases also had pneumonic plague, while the third had a milder form.

Chikungunya explodes across 35 U.S. states From the New York Daily News

There is no vaccine and no treatment. The Centers for Disease Control has listed a total of 497 cases in the U.S. in 35 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, 197 locally transmitted. "The arrival of chikungunya virus, first in the tropical Americas and now in the United States, underscores the risks posed by this and other exotic pathogens," Roger Nasci, a mosquito expert at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said in a statement.

Drug-resistant infections explode 500% across U.S. hospitals From Natural News

Drug-resistant superbug infections have reached near-epidemic levels across U.S. hospitals, with an alarming 500% increase now documented in a study just published in the August issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology (the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America).

Lead author of the study, Dr. Joshua Thaden, warned "This dangerous bacteria is finding its way into healthcare facilities nationwide... A CRE epidemic is fast approaching... Even this marked increase likely underestimates the true scope of the problem given variations in hospital surveillance practices."

MERS mutates into airborne pathogen From

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) may be airborne... "These data show evidence for the presence of the airborne MERS in the same barn that was owned by the patient and sheltered the infected camels," the study authors said in a statement.

Sierra Leone's chief Ebola doctor contracts Ebola

As yet more evidence that medical staff are some of the first people who tend to become infected with deadly diseases, a top Ebola doctor has himself contracted Ebola.

From Reuters

The head doctor fighting the deadly tropical virus Ebola in Sierra Leone has himself caught the disease, the government said.

The 39-year-old Sheik Umar Khan, hailed as a "national hero" by the health ministry, was leading the fight to control an outbreak that has killed 206 people in the West African country. Ebola kills up to 90 percent of those infected and there is no cure or vaccine.

Chinese government quarantines entire city after outbreak of bubonic plague

To the shock of international observers, an entire city in China has been quarantined by the government following an outbreak of the plague.

From Fox News

A city in China has reportedly been sealed off after one resident died from bubonic plague... Plague is an infectious disease caused by the bacteria Yersinia pestis that is carried by rodents, and can be transmitted to people through flea bites or by direct contact with the tissues or fluids of an animal with plague, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The disease is known for killing millions of people in Europe in the 1300s, in a pandemic called the Black Death.
The World Health Organization warned in 1995 that the world is ripe for super plageues of apocalyptic proportions. Read what the Director General of the World Health Organization, Dr. Hiroshi Nogagima, said in 1996,

Spread of untreatable forms of malaria and tuberculosis, overuse of medicines, human settlement of uninhabited rainforest areas, international travel and poverty have caused the spread of infectious diseases on a plaguelevel. Spread of untreatable forms of malaria and tuberculosis and emergence of killers such as aids and ebolia threaten to undermine recent advances in health care. We are standing on the brink of a global crises in infectious diseases. The optimism of a relatively few years ago that these deseases could be brought under control has led to a fatal complacency costing millions of lives. More than 50,000 people die every day and 18 million per year from infectious diseases alone. During the past 20 years at least 30 new diseases have emerged to threaten the health of hundreds of millions of people on this planet."

World Health: World in Grave Danger

Disturbing e-mail, weekly newsletter to healthcare providers, from the Arkansas Department of Health today:

Arkansas Department of Health

Division of Health

Paul K. Halverson, DrPH, Director

P.O. Box 1437, Slot H-48, Little Rock, AR 72203-1437

August 18, 2005

H5N1 in Russia - Russia's chief sanitary doctor said that bird flu of the H5N1 strain that can be transmitted to humans had been found in three Siberian regions, with sickness also observed among birds in two other Siberian regions. "There is every reason to believe that... the H5N1 strain of bird flu has been transferred by wild birds from Southeast Asia to the three above-mentioned areas," RIA-Novosti quoted Gennady Onishchenko as saying, referring to the Siberian regions of Novosibirsk, Altai and Omsk.

Bird flu was also circulating among wild fowl in the Siberian regions of Tyumen and Kurgan, Onishchenko said, without specifying the sub-type of the virus found in those regions. Russia has begun mass poultry culls in the affected areas after cases of suspected avian influenza were first noted on July 10. Authorities have imposed controls on movement of poultry and poultry products in the affected areas. Elsewhere in the country some poultry farmers have set up patrols to shoot down wild birds approaching their facilities, Russian media has said.

Health experts have said the westward spread of bird flu to Russia was predictable following outbreaks in neighboring areas of western China.

H5N1 Vaccine – Not Ready Yet: Enthusiasm over the news that U.S. researchers have proven a vaccine is effective against the H5N1 avian flu strain was tempered Monday with word that it took massive doses - roughly 12 times the normal amount - to produce a protective response in humans.

Given that manufacturers can only make enough vaccine for a fraction of the world's population in normal times with regular dosing schedules, experts said the findings underscore the urgent need to find ways to produce the same response with smaller doses of vaccine.

``I think these results suggest the world is even less prepared than more prepared,'' said Dr. Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota. “And unfortunately many policy makers might take this announcement as being `We've hit the gold mine'- when in fact I would suggest we are having a hard time even finding water.''

In light of the American findings, federal officials said studies into a yet-to-be-made Canadian H5N1 vaccine will key in on the role antigen-sparing techniques could play in pandemic vaccine production.

``It's of great interest to us to look at these types of antigen-sparing strategies, whether it be adjuvants or whole viruses.'' said . Theresa Tam, associate director of respiratory diseases at the Public Health Agency of Canada. Adjuvants are chemicals that, when mixed with vaccine, kick the body's immune response up several notches, allowing a smaller dose of vaccine to produce a bigger effect. Vaccines made of whole viruses, rather than viral particles, are known to provoke greater immune responses as well but are also known to produce more side-effects on administration. It is hoped the Canadian studies will begin late next summer. February's federal budget set aside $34 million for production of trial batches of an H5N1 vaccine. But Canada's flu vaccine manufacturer, ID Biomedical, still has not been given the go-ahead to do the work.

The U.S. teams found it took two doses of 90 micrograms each to induce the immune system to churn out good levels of neutralizing antibodies, the immune system warriors that protect against invaders. The primer and booster shots were given 28 days apart. ``We know that neutralizing antibodies should predict protection,'' said Dr. John Treanor, head of the vaccine trials group at the University of Rochester (N.Y.), one of three teams involved in the study. Because human immune systems have no experience with the H5N1 avian flu virus, it had been anticipated high antigen doses might be needed. Still, it was hoped protection might be achieved at somewhat lower levels. As a result, the groups also tested doses of 7.5 mg, 15 mg and 45 mg.

``We know that 45 plus 45 gives you somewhat of an adequate response, but not optimal enough for us to feel comfortable with it,'' said Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, which funded the trials. Annual flu shots contain 45 mg of antigen _ 15 mg each for two influenza A and one influenza B strains. Because adult humans have had prior exposure to circulating human influenza strains a single dose a year suffices.

If a pandemic flu vaccine regime required two doses of 90 mg apiece, the combined annual output of the globe's flu vaccine makers could be as low as 75 million doses - enough to protect a small portion of the world's people. ``It makes the production of this (pandemic vaccine) even more problematic than it would be anyway,'' Fauci said of the high doses needed. He said researchers funded by his institute will begin work testing antigen-sparing strategies later this year. But vaccine expert Dr. David Fedson said that work should already be underway. ``These guys are playing dice. They are operating as if we have got all the time in the world,'' said Fedson, a retired academic and flu vaccine industry executive who has been one of the most vocal proponents of pandemic flu vaccine work. ``They have no sense of emergency.'' A spokesperson for the World Health Organization acknowledged that given the current limited capacity to produce vaccine - and the high amount needed to protect a single person - policy planners need to be looking at ``a constellation'' of tools to deal with a pandemic. ``This is just the first step down the road to having a pandemic vaccine. And I can't see that it's going to be available to everybody who's going to want it anytime soon,'' **** Thompson, of the agency's communicable diseases division, said from Geneva. ``So we have to think through things like social distancing, school closures. Who's going to get the limited antivirals and vaccines that do become available? And how do we live with people who don't-_ what do we say to them?''




Dr. Shigeru Omi said the world is "now overdue" for a major flu pandemic.

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (Feb. 23) - World Health Organization officials urged governments on Wednesday to act swiftly to control the spread of the bird flu, warning that the world is in grave danger of a deadly pandemic triggered by the virus.

The bird flu has killed 45 people in Asia over the past year, in cases largely traced to contact with sick birds, and experts have warned the H5N1 virus could become far deadlier if it mutates into a form that can be easily transmitted among humans. A global pandemic could kill millions, they say.

"We at WHO believe that the world is now in the gravest possible danger of a pandemic,'' Dr. Shigeru Omi, the WHO's Western Pacific regional director, said Wednesday. He said the world is "now overdue'' for an influenza pandemic, since mass epidemics have occurred every 20-30 years. It has been nearly 40 years since the last one. Speaking at the opening of a three-day bird flu conference in Ho Chi Minh City, Omi said it is critical that the international community better coordinate its fight against the virus. In recent outbreaks, bird flu has become more deadly than the strain found in 1997 in Hong Kong, making the situation more urgent, he said. The mortality rate among identified patients who contract the disease from chickens and ducks is about 72 percent, Dr. Julie L. Gerberding, head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said on Monday. She added that her agency was preparing for a possible pandemic next year.

"If the virus becomes highly contagious among humans, the health impact in terms of deaths and sickness will be enormous, and certainly much greater than SARS,'' Omi said, referring to severe acute respiratory syndrome, which killed nearly 800 people in 2003.

"This is why we are urging all governments to work now on a pandemic preparedness plan - so that even in an emergency such as this they will be able to provide basic public services such as transport, sanitation and power,'' he said.

The disease, which devastated the region's poultry industry last year as it swept through nearly a dozen countries, has killed 32 Vietnamese, 12 Thais and one Cambodian over the past year.

Officials acknowledge that one of the biggest challenges in controlling avian flu is in altering traditional farming practices in Asia where animals live in close, often unsanitary quarters with people.

"There is an increasing risk of avian influenza spread that no poultry-keeping country can afford to ignore,'' said Dr. Samuel Jutzi, of the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization in the conference's opening address.

Jutzi, director of the FAO's animal health and production division, said the avian flu virus will persist in Asia for years and coordinated efforts need to focus on controlling it at its source - in animals.

"This means addressing the transmission of the virus where the disease occurs, in poultry, specifically free-range chickens and wetland dwelling ducks, and thus curbing the disease occurrence in the region before it spreads to pother parts of the world,'' he said.

The challenge for many countries affected by the virus is the lack of effective diagnostic tools and surveillance systems needed for early warning and timely response, he said.

The regional conference held in southern Ho Chi Minh City near the Mekong Delta where the latest outbreaks emerged this year has brought together scientists and representatives from more than two dozen countries.

Bird flu's reemergence in Vietnam, where 12 people have died this year alone, has shown the virus is now endemic in parts of the region.

"The longer the virus is circulating in animals, including chickens and ducks, the greater the risk of human cases - and consequently, the higher the risk of a pandemic virus emerging through genetic changes in the virus,'' Omi said.

The virus has proven to be "very versatile and very resilient,'' and has even been found in animals such as tigers and cats that weren't believed to be susceptible to influenza, he added.

02/23/05 05:12 EST

"Great plague": smallpox? SARS?

Smallpox, because of its high case-fatality rates and transmissibility, now represents one of the most serious bioterrorist threats to the civilian population. Over the centuries, naturally occurring smallpox, with its case-fatality rate of 30 percent or more and its ability to spread in any climate and season, has been universally feared as the most devastating of all the infectious diseases....

Russia still possesses an industrial facility that is capable of producing tons of smallpox virus annually and also maintains a research program that is thought to be seeking to produce more virulent and contagious strains. An aerosol release of smallpox virus would disseminate readily given its considerable stability in aerosol form and epidemiological evidence suggesting the infectious dose is very small. Even as few as 50-100 cases would likely generate widespread concern or panic and a need to invoke large-scale, perhaps national emergency control measures.

Several factors fuel the concern: the disease has historically been feared as one of the most serious of all pestilential diseases; it is physically disfiguring; it bears a 30 percent case-fatality rate; there is no treatment; it is communicable from person to person; and no one in the U.S. has been vaccinated during the past 25 years. Vaccination ceased in this country in 1972, and vaccination immunity acquired before that time has undoubtedly waned. (Johns Hopkins University, "Center for Civilian

Biodefense Studies")

Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a respiratory illness that has been From Wikipedia: reported in Asia, North America and Europe. It is an atypical pneumonia of unknown aetiology, and was recognized at the end of February 2003. Symptoms include:

• Feve4r greater than 100.4°F

• Headache

• Overall feeling of discomfort

• Body aches

• Some people experience mild respiratory symptoms.

• After 2 to 7 days, SARS patients may develop dry cough and have trouble breathing.

SARS appears to be primarily spread by close person-to-person contact. Most cases have involved people who cared for or lived with someone with SARS, or who had direct contact with infectious material (such as respiratory secretions) from an infected person.

Potential ways in which SARS can be spread include touching the skin of contaminated people or objects and then touching your eyes, nopse or mouth. This can happen when a SARS-infected person coughs or sneezes droplets on themselves, other people or nearby surfaces.

It also is possible that SARS can be spread more broadly through the air or by other ways that are currently unknown.

** Mad Cow Disease (BSE)

In 1986, Dr. Richard Lacey of Leeds University warned that Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE or mad cow disease; called Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease or CJD in humans) was in the British meat supply, and that a wave of human deaths would hit Britain. He said that people should stop eating beef and that the newspapers should start warning people of the possibility of infection. Funding for Lacey's research was cancelled and he was fired from his research position at Leed's University. Dr. Lacey's warning were ignored and suppressed.

In 1987, 700 BSE infected cows were reported in Britain. By the summer of 1988, the number had climbed to 7,000. By late 1994, the figure had risen to 36,000.

In June 1988, the British government ordered the compulsory slaughter and destruction of the carcasses of all affected cattle. But it was already too late. BSE infection had already flooded into the meat supply and infected many unsuspecting British citizens.

John Collinge of St Mary's Hospital in London says that a major epidemic could still occur. "It may only involve hundreds, but it could be Europe-wide and become a disaster of biblical proportions," Dr Collinge said. "We have to face the possibility of a disaster with tens of thousands of cases."

BSE has subsequently spread across Europe to cattle in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, and as of June 2001 to the Czech Republic. To date, almost 200,000 cattle are known to have contracted BSE.

Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, and the United States now exclude blood donations from anyone who has resided in Britain for 6 months or more during 1980 to 1996. In January 17, 2001, the FDA ordered a ban on blood donations in the U.S. from anyone who has lived in Britain or Ireland longer than six months, between the years 1980 and December 1996. This ban on donating blood is for life!

In an article by Lynette J. Dumble entitled "Mad Cow Disease: A Manmade Pandemic Set to Put AIDS in the Shade," 1 microbiologist Dr. Stephen Dealler states, "At the moment the number of cases of CJD we are seeing are doubling every year. If they double for a long time then the numbers are in millions...."

1. The Touchstone [Texas A & M University], Summer 2001, Vol. XI, No. 3, by Lynette J. Dumble.




What about earthquakes?

Jesus goes on to say that the famine and earthquakes are:"...the beginning of birth pangs.

The context seems to be that just as birth pangs increase for a woman in childbirth, these things will increase. Also, they may tend to occur in unlikely places.

A great site for earthquake statistics, until the pandemic, is and I will start off with their data.

Are major earthquakes and volcano eruptions increasing in the 21st century?

This is a list of earthquakes in 2021. Only earthquakes of magnitude 4 or above are included, unless they result in damage and/or casualties, or are notable for other reasons. All dates are listed according to UTC time. Maximum intensities are indicated on the Modified Mercalli intensity scale and are sourced from United States Geological Survey (USGS) ShakeMap data.

Thursday, 30 December 2021 A large uptick from major quakes in 2021-160 so far: Sudden jump to the largest amount in one year since the 207 recorded in 2011 after the Great Honshu Quake in Japan: Showing rapid rise since low total "111" recorded in 2017, lowest total since 1982


earthquakes in 2021

A magnitude 7.4, reduced to a 7.3 by USGS, rocked Kepulauan Barat Daya, Indonesia yesterday bringing this years total of major quakes, (mag 6 or higher) so far, to 160 which is the highest total since 207 ( highest total ever recorded) in 2011, the year of the Japanese tragic tsunami quake. Major quakes, (mag 6 or higher) had been falling steadily since 2011 up until 2018 when they began to increase again.2017 did deliver the lowest total this century and the lowest number since 1982, when only 111 was recorded for the whole year. The 160 this year, (so far) is a huge increase from the 111 in 2017! Go Here for the rest of the article.


Number of earthquakes worldwide for 2010–2021[1][2]
Magnitude 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
8.0–9.9 1 1 2 2 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 3
7.0–7.9 23 19 14 17 11 18 16 6 16 9 9 16
6.0–6.9 151 187 117 123 143 127 131 104 118 135 112 141
5.0–5.9 2,220 2,486 1,546 1,460 1,580 1,413 1,550 1,447 1,671 1,484 1,315 2,046
4.0–4.9 10,138 13,129 10,955 11,877 15,817 13,777 13,700 11,544 12,782 11,897 12,216 14,658
Total 12,536 15,822 12,635 13,480 17,552 15,336 15,397 13,102 14,589 13,530 13,654 16,864

An increase in detected earthquake numbers does not necessarily represent an increase in earthquakes per se. Population increase, habitation spread, and advances in earthquake detection technology all contribute to higher earthquake numbers being recorded over time.[3]


Wednesday, 16 March 2022

Japan Earthquake

Credit USGS

A powerful earthquake has been recorded in north-east Japan and is reported to have cut power to two million homes and has struck just 40 miles east of Fukushima. The tremor was recorded at magnitude 7.3 and in some areas is said to have reached 6-plus on Japan's shaking intensity scale, making it too forceful for people to stand, according to the BBC—The massive quake also followed a mag 6.4 fore shock. People living in the Fukushima, Miyagi and Yamagata prefectures have been told to expect aftershocks. The quake took place at 23:36 (14:36 GMT), the US Geological Survey said. An advisory for tsunami waves of one metre (3.3ft) has also been issued for parts of the north-east coast. The massive quake comes exactly 11 years and 5 days since the Great earthquake of Honshu killed an estimated 25,000 people died.

A TICKING TIME BOMB! It's another near miss! Incredibly, the third in just over a year! On the 10th anniversary of the 2011 Fukushima disaster a second major quake, a mag 6.8 rocked the stricken nuclear plant just three months after a mag 7.0 rocked the same area in February 2021—Why would any body, let alone a government allow a nuclear power plant directly above a major seismic fault line? More here

Todays major quake (mag or higher) is not insignificant, yes it is a large powerful however, it's the 35th major quake so far this year which is considerably high, although last year at this stage, 03/16/21, 45 had been recorded which was even higher—2020 at this time had recorded 24, 2019-also 24, 2018-25 and 2017-just 16. The highest ever number of major quakes, mag 6 or higher in the first 46 days of the year was 2011, the year of the Fukushima disaster, 87 major quakes had been recorded—incredibly, 54 of them, fore-shocks and after-shocks has occurred off the east coast of Japan.

Wednesday, 8 January 2020

A mega-swarm of Biblical proportion: Yesterday's mag 6.5 in Puerto Rico was only 1 of 4,000 quakes in the area since January 2019 and almost 1,000 since Dec 28th


According to USGS, more than 4,000 small to mid-sized quakes, including yesterday's magnitude 6.5 have rattled the tiny island of Purto Rico since January the 1st 2019.

The swarm is in the area where a devastating magnitude 7.0 struck Haiti in 2010 killing more than 150,000 people along with the total destruction of 250,000 buildings and 30,000 commercial buildings. The nation's history of the national debt, prejudicial trade policies by other countries, and foreign intervention into national affairs contributed to the existing poverty and poor housing conditions that increased the death toll after the disaster. Wikipedia

Should we expect another big one?

Extensive diversity and complexity of tectonic regimes characterize the perimeter of the Caribbean plate, involving no fewer than four major plates (North America, South America, Nazca, and Cocos).

Since 1900, the two largest earthquakes to occur in this region were August 4, 1946, M8.0 Samana earthquake in northeastern Hispaniola and the July 29, 1943, M7.6 Mona Passage earthquake, both of which were shallow thrust fault earthquakes. A significant portion of the motion between the North America plate and the Caribbean plate in this region is accommodated by a series of left-lateral strike-slip faults that bisect the island of Hispaniola, notably the Septentrional Fault in the north and the Enriquillo-Plantain Garden Fault in the south. Activity adjacent to the Enriquillo-Plantain Garden Fault system is best documented by the devastating January 12, 2010, M 7.0 Haiti strike-slip earthquake, its associated aftershocks and a comparable earthquake in 1770.

More than a hundred aftershocks have been recorded by USGS along the Southcoast of Puerto Rico since yesterday's powerfull mag 6.5 quake, see map below.


The aftershocks, including two M 5.6's and a 5.0 are part of a mega- swarm which started on the 28th of December and has registered nearly a 1,000 quakes, see map below.




Earthquakes, which I have become dubious of as an indicator of the Lord's imminent return, have recently increased?

Monday, 15 July 2019

Pacific Ring continues to fire: A magnitude 6.4 rocks Papua New Guinea: Nearby Indonesia’s Moluccas islands hit by scores of aftershocks Monday

A magnitude 6.4 (reduced to a 6.2) - 25km N of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea is the 5th major quake to strike the planet in the last 4 days.
The quake struck 26 km (14 miles) north of Kandrian, in New Britain, at a depth of 33 km.
There were no immediate reports of damage.
Nearby Indonesia’s Moluccas islands were hit by scores of aftershocks on Monday after a magnitude 7.3 earthquake killed at least two people, prompting hundreds of people to flee their homes on Sunday.
The earthquake swarm occurred at an area 168 km south-southeast of Ternate.

The latest quake brings the total of major quakes (mag 6+) to 87, incredibly all but 7 of them striking along the Pacific Ring Of Fire.
The last 41 major quakes this year, going back to the 3rd of May have occurred along the Pacific Ring Of Fire.
Today's quake was the 10th major quake of July.

Meanwhile, the Southern Californian aftershock phenomenon, known as "swarmageddon" by locals after the mag 7.1 quake two weeks ago has increased yet again.
The total has risen to 750 in the last 24 hours after the count appeared to be declining yesterday, see map below. 

Credit Southern California Seismic Network
Posted by at 

Monday, 8 July 2019

Another 1250 quakes of all magnitudes rocked Southern California bringing the total to 2,750 in the last 48 hours: Another 100 quakes hit the Coso Volcanic Field

USGS MAP showing 1250 quakes of all magnitudes which rocked the area in the last 24 hours

Southern California is still rumbling as another 1250 quakes of all magnitudes rocked the area in the last 24 hours after the magnitude 7.1 struck on Friday with almost 100 of them on or close to the Coso volcano range.
In the last 48 hours, a swarm of 2.750 of all magnitudes have rattled the area.

Tuesday, 4 December 2018


7.0 earthquake, aftershocks strike Southcentral Alaska; damage reported across region

Vine Road, south of Wasilla, was heavily damaged by an earthquake on November 30, 2018. (Marc Lester / ADN)

Vine Road, south of Wasilla, was heavily damaged by an earthquake on November 30, 2018. (Marc Lester / ADN)

A 7.0 earthquake jolted Anchorage and the rest of Southcentral Alaska on Friday morning, cracking and collapsing roads and highways, damaging buildings, knocking out power and sending people scrambling outside and under furniture. The shaking left many homes a mess and aftershocks continued through the night and into Saturday morning.

Go Herefor the rest of the article.

Astonishing moment a building 'floats' past after tremors LIQUEFY the ground, swallowing 1,700 homes in Indonesia as mass grave is dug for more than a THOUSAND victims

  • A 7.5 magnitude earthquake caused a massive tsunami to crash into Indonesia's Sulawesi island on Friday
  • Cities of Palu and Donggala were badly hit with enormous 20ft waves sweeping through entire communities
  • Death toll has risen to more than 1,200 but there are fears hundreds more are trapped in mud or in buildings 
  • Footage shows 'liquefaction' of the ground with some 1,700 homes swallowed up in rivers of mud and soil
  • Indonesian officials have prepared a 330ft-long grave in Palu with space for more than a thousand victims 
  • In the district of Sigi, 34 children attending a Christian camp were found dead under tsunami debris


PUBLISHED: 03:38 EDT, 1 October 2018 | UPDATED: 13:49 EDT, 1 October 2018

Monday, 10 September 2018

Another two major quakes rock the Pacific Ring Of Fire bringing the total to six in the last four days: Japanese quake death toll now 44

Ring of Fire MAP: Earthquake BLITZ hits Pacific triangulation points - MEGAQUAKE fears

Two more major quakes struck the Pacific Ring Of Fire last night bringing the total to six in four days to hit the volatile area.
Last nights quake was the 6th major quake of September and the 83rd of 2018.

After August and September's major quake surge, 29 up to last night, 2018 has jumped ahead of 2017 which had registered just 69 at this time of the year (2017 went on to record the lowest number of major quakes this century registering just 111).

Meanwhile, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited the quake-hit northern region of Hokkaido Sunday as officials confirmed more deaths, bringing the toll to 44.
Abe toured the city and commercial hub of Sapporo, where Thursday's 6.6-magnitude jolt has left houses tilted and roads cracked.
He also visited hard-hit Atsuma, a small rural town, which has seen most of the deaths caused by the quake.

THE PACIFIC Ring of Fire has been hit by a series of strong earthquakes with a triangle area formed by Oregon, Vanuatu and Venezuela rocked in the past 24 hours.

By JOEY MILLAR PUBLISHED: 13:45, Wed, Aug 22, 2018 | UPDATED: 08:03, Thu, Aug 23, 2018

More than 70 earthquakes have rattled the Ring of Fire, a huge swathe of geologically active tectonic plates stretching from South America to Australia via the western United States and East Asia, in the past three days.

Go Here for the rest of the article.

Here are previous YouTube videos of earthquake activity, including an increase as we passed the fourth Tetrad Blood Red Moon phenomenon. As I show in more detail later, Blood Red Moon No. 2 & No. 3 did not show an increase in earthquakes but No. 1 & 4 did. As we passed the last one, September 28, 2015, coincidetally occuring, also, on the Jewish Feast Day, Tabernacles, earthquakes again increased, along with the Sun activity increasing with an earth facing coronal hole, which some claim increases earthquake activity!

Go Here for more information on the Blood Red Moons:

Here is an interesting article weighing the pros and cons of Earthquake frequency, intensity and monitoring:

"If you have gotten the sense that Earth has been active lately, you were right."

Go Here for the article.

Significant Earthquakes 2002-2015

Here is a current review of Earthquakes that increased just before the first of several Blood Red Moon Eclipses, occurring on Jewish Feast/Festival Days, portending in the past, something special such as expulsion from Spain, establishment of the Nation of Israel and War!

The USGS says that statistics showing an increase in earthquakes may be distorted due to the increase in the use of monitoring equipment. This is discussed at the following site USGS Center For Earthquake Information. However, use of its "Survey of Significant Earthquakes", shown next, seems to show a continuing increase over the last decade! But you will have to judge whether God is trying to shake us awake for His pending return.

Significant Earthquakes 2002-2015

Click on 1980 Earthquakes and 1990 Earthquakes for a look at previous decade charts.

Go to Earthquake Statistics for all of the data.

Number of Earthquakes Worldwide for 2000 - 2014
Located by the US Geological Survey National Earthquake Information Center

Number of Earthquakes Worldwide for 2000–2014

Earthquakes Summary 2000-2014


Significant Earthquakes 2014

Earthquakes 1973-2014
Courtesy of Signs of the Endtimes

Here is the USGS's estimated average earthquakes we can expect by intensity.

Frequency of Occurrence of Earthquakes By US Geological Survey

Descriptor Magnitude Average Annually
Great 8 and higher 1 ¹
Major 7 - 7.9 17 ²
Strong 6 - 6.9 134 ²
Moderate 5 - 5.9 1319 ²
Light 4 - 4.9 13,000
Minor 3 - 3.9 130,000
Very Minor 2 - 2.9 1,300,000
¹ Based on observations since 1900.
² Based on onservations since 1990.
* Data invalid since 2009 due to USGS not recording quakes < 4.5 outside US.

The USGS estimates that several million earthquakes occur in the world each year. Many go undetected because they hit remote areas or have very small magnitudes. The NEIC now locates about 50 earthquakes each day, or about 20,000 a year.

Earth cracking up under Indian Ocean
26 September 2012 by Colin Barras

YOU may not have felt it, but the whole world shuddered on 11 April, as Earth's crust began the difficult process of breaking a tectonic plate. When two huge earthquakes ripped through the floor of the Indian Ocean, they triggered large aftershocks on faults the world over, and provided the best evidence yet that the vast Indo-Australian plate is being torn in two.

Geologists have spent five months puzzling over the twin quakes - of magnitude 8.6 and 8.2 - which took place off the coast of North Sumatra. Events that large normally occur at the boundary between tectonic plates, where one chunk of Earth's crust slides beneath another, but these were more than 100 kilometres from such a subduction zone. What's more, both involved rocks grinding past each other sideways with very little vertical movement - what geologists call strike-slip earthquakes. Yet strike-slip quakes this large had never been reported before.

Indo-Australian Plate Movement Map

Go Here for the rest of the story.

Friday, 11 March 2011

Japan Earthquake

Topic: Prophecy News (From my blog)

8.9 quake in NE Japan. Over 90 after shocks by Friday evening in US with many being between 5 and 6.8.

13-foot (4-meter) tsunami washes away entire towns and causes minor damage in Hawaii and California.

The Japan earthquake was the fourth most powerful ever recorded with a magnitude of 9.1, twice more powerful than the initial estimate of 8.9, Gerard Fryer, geophysicist of the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, said this morning.

Three others that were more powerful since the late 1800s when seismometers started measuring ground motions were in 9.5 in Chile in 1960, 9.2 in Alaska in 1964 and 9.1 in Sumatra in 2004, according to Fryer.

Growing pressure inside a Japanese nuclear power plant, crippled by today's devastating earthquake, has triggered widespread evacuations and stoked fears of a potentially catastrophic radioactive event.

"Given the large quantity of irradiated nuclear fuel in the pool, the radioactivity release could be worse than the Chernobyl nuclear reactor catastrophe of 25 years ago."

Japanese officials said radiation has not yet leaked from the plant, but ordered 2,800 people living around the facility to evacuate their homes as a precaution.

Did Japan's dealings with the PLO have anything to do with this earthquake?

Fayyad Lays First Brick for New UN Joint Program Funded by Japan in Jericho Date : (March 10, 2011)

Fayyad praised the United Nations organizations’ efforts and support. He also thanked Japan for their outstanding support which helps our people to strengthen their steadfastness on their land, as well as contributes to the PA’s efforts in building its Institutions which enables them to provide better services to residents and helps us to establish our independent State of Palestine with East Jerusalem as its capital.

Japan Donates 32.5 mln USD for PNA Projects (March 3, 2011)

"The agreement is so vital, strategic and important to help the PNA finalize building the institutions of the future Palestinian state," Fayyad said after he signed the agreement.

He noted that since 1993 Japan had aided the PNA with more than 1 billion dollars, including 40 million dollars in developing the Jordan Valley area in the West Bank.

Could God be telling the Japanese something about what He thinks of their support for His people's enemy? Hate to go there and only He knows?

We know Matthew and Luke say earthquakes will increase in magnitude and intensity in the "end times!" Is that now? Only God knows?

Many casualties expected after big quake in Haiti

By JONATHAN M. KATZ, Associated Press Writer Jonathan M. Katz, Associated Press Writer – Tue Jan 12, 6:35 pm ET

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – The largest earthquake ever recorded in the area shook Haiti on Tuesday, collapsing a hospital where people screamed for help. Other buildings also were damaged and scientists said they expected "substantial damage and casualties."

With communications disrupted there were no reports of deaths or injuries soon after the quake, as powerful aftershocks shook the country.

The earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 7.0 and was centered about 10 miles (15 kilometers) west of the capital of Port-au-Prince, the U.S. Geological Survey said. It had a depth of 5 miles (8 kilometers). It was the largest quake recorded in the area, said USGS analyst Dale Grant, and the last major one since a magnitude-6.7 temblor in 1984. Go Here for the rest of the article.

UN says Haiti quake worst disaster it has ever faced

The earthquake in Haiti, which may have killed 50,000 people, is the worst disaster that the UN has faced in its history because of the number of local structures it destroyed, said a spokeswoman for the UN's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Elisabeth Byrs. (AFP)

Midwest quake felt far and wide

(CNN) -- People nearly 900 miles away felt a magnitude-5.2 earthquake that shook southern Illinois early Friday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

There were no immediate reports of major damage after the predawn quake, which struck at 4:36 a.m. (5:36 a.m. ET).

However, some minor damage occurred in the region.

In Mount Carmel, Illinois, a porch collapsed, briefly trapping a woman in her home, The Associated Press reported. She wasn't hurt and was freed quickly, police told the AP.

Debris fell on a sidewalk and shattered in Louisville, Kentucky, after part of a cornice fell off a brick building, according to footage from the city's CNN affiliate WHAS-TV.

Go Here for the entire article.

As I stated earlier Jesus indicates that earthquakes will occur in diverse or unusual places just before His return! And I felt this quake in NE Missouri also. We don't expect a quake in this area but more likely in SE Missouri near New Madrid, where the mega earthquake occurred in the 1800's.

And here is an article on the most devastating earthquake to occur this century thus far!

updated 3:12 a.m. EDT, Sat September 15, 2007

Experts warn 'big one' may yet hit Indonesia

PADANG, Indonesia (CNN) -- Days of colossal earthquakes and tsunami warnings have forced traumatized Indonesian villagers to seek safety in the last place imaginable: graveyards.

With only plastic sheeting to keep her family dry, Dasima joined hundreds camping in the mud between headstones on the flat, high ground, far from the ocean's reach.

"I am very afraid of another tsunami," the 50-year-old said two days after an 8.4-magnitude temblor sent a towering wave into her remote fishing village. "We will stay here until we feel it is safe."

Seismologists warn, however, the worst may be yet to come.

Kerry Sieh of the California Institute of Technology has spent decades studying the fault line that runs along Indonesia's western coast. He is among several experts predicting a repeat of the powerful earthquake that triggered the 2004 Asian tsunami, which killed more than 230,000 people in a dozen Indian Ocean nations.

"No one can say whether it will be in 30 seconds or 30 years," he said. "But what happened the other day, I think is quite possibly a sequence of smaller earthquakes leading up to the bigger one."

Wednesday's quake shook four Southeast Asian countries, damaged hundreds of houses and spawned a 10-foot-high tsunami. At least 17 people were killed. A series of powerful earthquakes and dozens of strong aftershocks followed -- including one measuring 7.8 and another 7.1.

The wall of water that slammed into several fishing villages along Sumatra island's coast Wednesday swept away nearly a dozen houses, but overall damage was "minimal," Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said after an air force aerial survey.

For more: go here

Another Powerful Quake Strikes Indonesia


Updated: 2 hours, 30 minutes ago

PADANG, Indonesia - The second powerful earthquake in as many days shook western Indonesia Thursday, collapsing buildings in a coastal city and triggering tsunami alerts around the region.

At least nine people were killed and 49 injured in the twin tremors, which caused tall buildings to sway in at least three countries.

On Wednesday, an 8.4-magnitude earthquake shook Southeast Asia. That tremor triggered a small non-destructive tsunami off the coastal city of Padang on Sumatra, the Indonesian island ravaged by the 2004 tsunami disaster. A tsunami warning was issued for wide areas of the region and nations as far away as Africa.

Thursday's magnitude-7.8 quake rattled the same area of Sumatra and caused extensive damage in Padang. "Many buildings collapsed after this morning's quake," Fauzi Bahar, the mayor, told El Shinta radio. "We're still trying to find out about victims."

Thousands of frightened people piled in trucks or sought shelter on high ground.

Rafael Abreu, a geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey in Colorado, said Thursday's quake did not appear to be an aftershock to the temblor the day before. But the centers of both were close together.

"We are not calling it an aftershock at this point. It's fairly large itself. It seems to be a different earthquake," Abreu said.

"The quake seems to be pretty shallow," he said. "These are the quakes that can produce tsunamis."

Curiously, earthquakes over 8.0 ended up higher in 2007, than they have been for many years past. The USGS table says the average for earthquakes greater than 8.0 have only averaged 1.0 since the year 1900. See the table below. Jesus said they would become more intense as we approached His coming much like the increase in a woman's labor pains which become more frequent and more intense the closer she gets to child birth!

Hundreds Dead in Powerful Asian Earthquake

By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA, Associated Press Writer

1 hour, 45 minutes ago, October 8, 2005

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake reduced villages to rubble in Pakistan and India on Saturday, killing hundreds of people. Pakistan's army described the damage as widespread and said it included villages buried in quake-induced landslides.

Pakistan's Geo television quoted Maj. Gen. Shaukat Sultan, the Pakistani army's chief spokesman, as saying 1,000 people were feared dead. Pakistani army officials who flew over quake-hit areas reported seeing hundreds of flattened homes in villages north of the capital Islamabad.

"The damage and casualties could be massive and it is a national tragedy," Sultan told The Associated Press. "The is the worst earthquake in recent times."

The U.S. Geological Survey said on its Web site the quake hit at 8:50 a.m. local time and had a magnitude of 7.6. It was centered about 60 miles northeast of Islamabad in the forested mountains of Pakistani Kashmir.

Damage was extensive in Kashmir, the disputed Himalayan territory divided between India and Pakistan. Officials in the Indian-controlled portion reported 157 killed, including 14 soldiers who perished in a landslide. At least 600 were injured.

Air force and army soldiers helped civilian authorities rescue people trapped under buildings. Telephone lines were down. Bridges had developed cracks, but traffic was passing over them.

At least 100 people died in Mansehra district in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province, and 70 percent of mud-brick homes in quake-hit areas collapsed, said Asif Iqbal, the provincial information minister. Casualty tolls from other districts were being compiled.

In eastern Afghanistan, an 11-year-old girl was crushed to death when a wall in her home collapsed, said police official Gafar Khan.

The quake brought down a 10-story apartment building in Islamabad and dozens of people were feared trapped in the rubble. Rescuers pulled out at least 20 injured people. Some residents were Westerners, a building employee said.

A man named Rehmatullah who lived nearby said he saw dust from the buckled building from his bathroom window. "I rushed down, and for some time you could not see anything because of the dust. Then we began to look for people in the rubble," said Rehmatullah, who only gave one name. "We pulled out one man by cutting off his legs."

"It was like hell," said Nauman Ali, who lived in a nearby top-floor apartment. "It was terrible. I was tossed up in my bed and the ceiling fan struck against the roof."

Aided by two large cranes, hundreds of police and soldiers helped remove chunks of concrete. A concrete slab was splattered with blood. One rescue worker said he initially heard faint cries from people trapped in the rubble.

Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf and Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz ordered the military to extend "all-out help" to quake-hit areas and appealed to the nation to stay calm.

Pakistani troops and helicopters deployed to earthquake-hit areas. Landslides were hindering rescue efforts in some areas.

Sultan, the army spokesman, said the worst-hit areas were in Pakistani-controlled Kashmir, including Muzaffarabad, the regional capital, and the towns of Bagh and Rawalakot. The districts of Batagram, Balakot, Mansehra, Abbottabad and Patan in northwestern Pakistan were also badly hit, he said.

Dozens of homes, schools, mosques and government offices were damaged in those areas, and hundreds of injured people were taken to hospitals.

In the capitals of Pakistan, India and Afghanistan, buildings shook and walls swayed for about a minute. Panicked people ran from their homes and offices. Tremors continued for hours afterward.

U.S. military spokesman Lt. Col. Jerry O'Hara said the quake was felt at Bagram, the main American base in Afghanistan, but he had no reports of damage at bases around the country.

"It was so strong that I saw buildings swaying. It was terrifying," said Hari Singh, a guard in an apartment complex in a suburb of India's capital, New Delhi. Hundreds of residents raced down from their apartments after their furniture started shaking.

The quake also jolted parts of Bangladesh, but no casualties or damage were reported there.

We ended 2004 with an earthquake of "Biblical Proportions." See the following article claiming it is the "most powerful in 40years." Of course, 40 years is the number of "Judgement." Is this God's Judgement on someone or something, for some reason? I have updated the total tally of earthquakes for 2004 through 2007. Go to the end of this article for the results!

JAKARTA, Indonesia - The world’s most powerful earthquake in 40 years struck deep under the Indian Ocean off the west coast of Sumatra on Sunday, triggering tidal waves up to 20 feet high that obliterated villages and seaside resorts in six countries across southern and southeast Asia. The death toll in an Asian earthquake and tsunami on Sunday jumped to nearly 9,500 according to officials and local media.

Figures tabulated by Reuters put the death toll at 9,438.

Tourists, fishermen, homes and cars were swept away by walls of water that rolled across the Bay of Bengal, unleashed by the 8.9-magnitude earthquake (Now ruled a 9.0, this is now the fourth largest earthquake in the world since 1900 and is the largest since the 1964 Prince William Sound, Alaska earthquake, USGS). The tsunami waves barreled nearly 3,000 miles across the ocean to Africa, where at least nine people were killed in Somalia.

In Sri Lanka, 1,000 miles west of the epicenter, more than 3,000 people were killed, the country’s top police official said. At least 2,200 died in Indonesia, and more than 2,300 along the southern coasts of India. At least 289 were confirmed dead in Thailand, 42 in Malaysia and 2 in Bangladesh.

But officials expected the death toll to continue to rise, with hundreds reported missing and all communications cut off to towns in the Indonesian island of Sumatra that were closest to the epicenter. Hundreds of bodies were found on various beaches along India’s southern state of Tamil Nadu, and more were expected to be washed in by the sea, officials said. We now know the death toll could reach 200,000 or more.

‘All the planet is vibrating’

The rush of tsunami waves brought sudden disaster to people carrying out their daily activities on the ocean’s edge: Sunbathers on the beaches of the Thai resort of Phuket were washed away; a group of 32 Indians — including 15 children — were killed while taking a ritual Hindu bath to mark the full moon day; fishing boats, with their owners clinging to their sides, were picked up by the waves and tossed away.

“All the planet is vibrating” from the quake, said Enzo Boschi, the head of Italy’s National Geophysics Institute. Speaking on SKY TG24 TV, Boschi said the quake even disturbed the Earth’s rotation.

The U.S. Geological Survey measured the quake at a magnitude of 8.9 (now 9.0). Geophysicist Julie Martinez said it was the world’s fifth-largest (now fourth-largest) since 1900 and the largest since a 9.2 temblor hit Prince William Sound Alaska in 1964.

The epicenter was located 155 miles south-southeast of Banda Aceh, the capital of Aceh province on Sumatra, and six miles under the seabed of the Indian Ocean. There were at least a half-dozen powerful aftershocks, ranging in magnitude from almost 6 and 7.3.

Devastation on Sumatra

On Sumatra, the quake destroyed dozens of buildings — but as elsewhere, it was the wall of water that followed that caused the most deaths and devastation.

“People that were snorkeling were dragged along the coral and washed up on the beach, and people that were sunbathing got washed into the sea,” said Simon Clark, 29, a photographer from London vacationing on Ngai island.

On Phuket, Somboon Wangnaitham, deputy director of the Wachira Hospital, said one of the worst hit areas was the populous Patong beach, where at least 32 people died and 500 were injured.

Another survivor on Phuket was Natalia Moyano, 22, of Sydney, Australia, who was being treated for torn ligaments.

“The water kept rising. It was very slow at first, then all of a sudden, it went right up,” Moyano said. “At first I didn’t think there was any danger, but when I realized the water kept rising so quickly, I tried to jump over a fence, but it broke.”

'Foreigners missing in the sea'

On Phi Phi island — where the Leonardo DiCaprio film “The Beach” was shot — 200 bungalows at two resorts were swept out to sea.

“I am afraid that there will be a high figure of foreigners missing in the sea, and also my staff,” said Chan Marongtaechar, owner of the PP Princess Resort and PP Charlie Beach Resort.

Some 200 seriously injured people, most of them foreigners, were evacuated by helicopter from the island after dark, said Maj. Gen. Winai Nilasri of the Border Patrol Police. He said the island, which was crammed with tourist facilities, was without electricity.

There was no tsunami threat for western North America or Hawaii, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

Warning system studied

Scientists said the catastrophic death toll across the region might have been reduced if India and Sri Lanka had been part of an international warning system designed to advise coastal communities that a potentially killer wave was approaching. The system relies on a network of earthquake seismic sensors and tidal gauges attached to buoys in the oceans.

Indonesia, a country of 17,000 islands, is prone to seismic upheaval because of its location on the margins of tectonic plates that make up the so-called Ring of Fire around the Pacific Ocean basin.

The Indonesian quake struck just three days after an 8.1 quake struck the ocean floor between Australia and Antarctica, causing buildings to shake hundreds of miles away but no serious damage or injury.

Quakes reaching a magnitude 8 are very rare. A quake registering magnitude 8 rocked Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido on Sept. 25, 2003, injuring nearly 600 people. An 8.4 magnitude tremor that stuck off the coast of Peru on June 23, 2001, killed 74.

The Associated Press and Reuters contributed to this report.

It is worth noting that the majority of these deaths are of the muslim faith, especially because Indonesia is the largest muslim country (17,000 islands) in the world. Some are saying this is God's way of punishing or at least getting their attention. God only knows, for He is God and we are not!!! We know He let it happen for some reason and it did not take Him by surprise. We should pray that for whatever reason, they will be drawn to the only true God, especially as they see the generosity of the US, which they mistakenly think is a truly Christian nation!

The following table lists earthquakes for the last century that had a magnitude of at least 6.0 on the richter scale, which a projection into the next century's 1st decade. And although earthquakes over 7.0 are projected to decrease, we just saw the 9.0 Sumatra quake which was the 4th largest in recorded history and the largest in the last 40 years. So, the large earthquakes are increasing in intensity if not frequency. See the analysis below concerning the US Geological Society's claim that earthquakes appear to be increasing because we have more monitoring equipment, now, and we are just sensing more. However, the years 1980 through the present, which they address, show an increase in frequency and intensity recently.


(Earthquakes greater than 6.0 )

1890-1970 39
1970-1979 51
1980-1989 980
1990-1999 1320
2000-2010 1598


(Earthquakes greater than 7.0)

Before 1900 1/10 Years
1900-1949 3/10 Years
1950-1959 9
1960-1969 13
1970-1979 56
1980-1989 101
1990-1999 174
2000-2010 152

The first table clearly shows an increase in frequency! Also, characteristic of "birth pangs" are that they increase in intensity. The next table shows the frequency of what are considered "killer" quakes, having a magnitude of at least 7.0.

This table also clearly shows that not only are the number of earthquakes increasing but they are getting more intense! Could the Lord's return be getting close?

The following articles show how not only are earthquakes increasing but are happening in places which don't normally experience them. This is the context of "in diverse places."

Rare earthquake hits Kansas City

Weekend News Today
By Andra Brack
Source: Yahoo!

Fri May 14 , 1999 -- A small but rare earthquake with magnitude 3.0 shook a 40-block span of Kansas City early Thursday, damaging a medical building with about 100 people inside, AP reported. The quake was considered weak but uncommon for a Midwestern state like Kansas. John Minsch, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey, said he knew of just one other instance of an earthquake registered in the area. That quake registered 3.8 in 1931.

I can personally relate to this earthquake because I used to live just 30 miles North of Kansas City and we didn't worry about earthquakes except for the possibility of one on the New Madrid fault, but that was on the opposite side of the state (east side), where I now live, curiously, near St. Louis.

The following are additional articles, of interest, about earthquakes:

In Trinidad, Colorado, rumors fly about series of unusual quakes

Weekend News Today
By Faith
Source: Rocky Mountain News ( Colorado)

Sat Sep 8,2001 -- Depending on which rumor you believe, this scenic border town is about to be washed away by an epic flood or leveled by the Big One. There's no evidence to support either claim, but that doesn't stop the people in this town that has now been rattled by 8 magnitude 3.4 to 4.5 earthquakes since Aug. 28. Some Las Animas County residents are convinced that the earthen dam that holds back Trinidad Lake, only 3 miles upstream from Trinidad, is about to burst, sweeping away the town. Many others say the quakes are Mother Nature's payback for pumping too much natural gas -- and that bigger quakes may be coming. Since 1995, more than 1,300 permits to drill for methane gas have been issued here.

The U.S. Geological Survey's national seismic network has recorded 8 quakes in the area since Aug. 28, while Hutto said he's felt at least 25 during that time. He owns a century-old brick house and an adobe store in Segundo; walls in both structures cracked during the magnitude 4.5 quake Wednesday, he said. Magnitude 2.5 to 3 quakes are the smallest generally felt by people. Magnitude 4 quakes can cause moderate damage.

To help figure this out, the USGS is helping out. To pinpoint the source of the quakes and to help determine why they're happening, the Geological Survey is now installing 7 portable digital seismographs in the area. There are no mapped faults in the Trinidad area. Before the current quakes, the last tremors recorded there by the U.S. National Seismic Network occurred in 1973, said Geological Survey geophysicist Mark Meremonte. "There was no activity for 28 years. Then, all of a sudden, there is a flurry of activity, a swarm of activity," Meremonte said. "For some place along the San Andreas Fault that may not be unusual, but for this area it's unusual."

Preliminary analysis of data from the quakes suggests there may be a previously unknown fault WSW of Trinidad, running from the NE to the SW. Early data suggest it may be what's termed a "normal" fault, meaning a type of fracture produced by tensional stress. There is no indication that the recent quakes are precursors to a larger one, Geological Survey researchers say. These are preliminary findings. The Trinidad-area earthquakes appear to be originating about 3 miles beneath the surface, but that too is a preliminary finding, said Anthony Crone, assistant chief scientist on the Geological Survey's geologic hazards team in Golden. The portable seismographs should help agency researchers get a clearer picture.

Another group getting involved at Trinidad Lake, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has stepped up inspections of the 6,860-foot-long earthen dam above the town. Some inspections that were done weekly or monthly are now done daily, said reservoir manager Key Merchant. No damage and nothing unusual has been observed at the dam since the quakes started, Merchant said Friday. Nevertheless, some residents believe the structure is about to fail and wipe out the town of 10,000 residents, due to the unknown nature of the unusual quakes.

June 28, 2004

Monday earthquake rocks local counties

By Donna Barker BCR Staff

BUREAU COUNTY -- At 1:11 a.m. Monday, the Bureau County area experienced its first 4.5 magnitude earthquake in 32 years.

Mike Phillips, geology instructor at Illinois Valley Community College in Oglesby, said the epicenter of Monday's earthquake was about two miles northeast of Utica. The last time Bureau County experienced a similar earthquake was in 1972 when an 4.5 earthquake was registered about 10 miles south of Dixon.

No reports of significant damage from Monday's earthquake were reported to area law enforcement agencies. A 4.5 earthquake is still considered mild and causes very little damage, Phillips said.

According to Phillips, an earthquake is the result of a pressure deep inside the earth's crust. That pressure, which could be three to four miles below the earth's surface, needs to be relieved. In Illinois, the earth's crust is very thick, about 20 miles deep, Phillips said.

The geologist said Bureau County residents do not have to be concerned about aftershocks from Monday's earthquake. Any aftershocks would be minimal and probably not felt by many people, he said.

A team of geologists from the U.S. Geographical Survey is expected to come to the LaSalle County area within the next few weeks to set up monitoring equipment around the epicenter site. Using past geological records, another earthquake of the 4.5 magnitude wouldn't be expected for at least another 10-15 years, Phillips said.

Monday's earthquake centered in LaSalle County was not connected to the New Madrid fault line in southern Illinois. The New Madrid fault line has been responsible for the majority of the more serious earthquakes in the state. Northern Illinois does have some inactive fault lines, meaning geologists have seen no evidence of earth moving in probably a couple of million years.

Bureau County Sheriff John Thompson said his department received very few calls and no reports of damage concerning the earthquake.

On a personal note, Thompson, who lives in Ladd, said he was sleeping when the earthquake happened.

"I had no clue at first what happened, but I heard the rumbling and felt the shaking," Thompson said. "The shaking was so noticeable, I thought, at first, something must have hit my house."

In Spring Valley, Police Chief Doug Bernabei said his department got numerous 911 calls as soon as the earthquake hit. Bernabei had an off-duty dispatcher come into the police station to help field the calls from concerned residents.

The calls to the Spring Valley station were heavy for about 20 minutes, Bernabei said. Most of the people were simply inquiring about what had happened. One man called from Ottawa, saying he was calling every police station in the area. Finally, he got through to the Spring Valley station to see what was happening. Other people said they thought there had been an explosion somewhere in town or some kind of problem in their neighborhoods.

Bernabei said he sent his officers out to respond to several calls in specific neighborhoods, but the officers didn't find any problems -- just lots of people outside looking to see what had happened.

Bernabei was home sleeping when the earthquake hit about 1:10 a.m. Monday.

"Initially, I thought it was an explosion of some kind, but within 20 to 30 seconds I was convinced it was an earthquake," Bernabei said Monday.

Through his police radio, Bernabei heard his officers talking about what had happened, and he heard reports of the noise and ground shaking from as far away as the Walnut area. An earthquake was the only explanation, Bernabei said. The reports of the earthquake actually eased his mind, knowing his department would not have to deal with the aftermath of an explosion or plane crash, Bernabei said.

Although his wife slept through the earthquake, Bernabei said for those who were awake, it was hopefully a once-in-lifetime experience that will not be repeated in this area.

Bureau County Emergency Services Disaster Agency coordinator Kris Donarski said she was not contacted Monday about the earthquake. Her office is contacted only when an emergency arises that local authorities cannot handle without additional help, she said.

Monday earthquake rocks local counties

BUREAU COUNTY -- At 1:11 a.m. Monday, the Bureau County area experienced its first 4.5 magnitude earthquake in 32 years.

So, don't become complacent and think an earthquake cannot happen near you, because if we are in the endtimes of Mt. 24, they will increase in frequency and intensity everywhere.

Read this article published at the end of 2000.

2001 began with enough major earthquakes that experts are having to head off possible concerns!

Experts say recent worldwide quakes not related.
Rescuers strive to find survivors after Friday's deadly earthquake in India.

January 26, 2001

Web posted at: 5:31 PM EST (2231 GMT)

DENVER (Reuters) -- Is the earth coming apart at its geological seams?

With thousands feared dead after a powerful earthquake struck India on Friday, another that earlier devastated El Salvador, a tremor off Kyushu Island, Japan, and even a minor quake in Ohio late on Thursday and a minor quake recently in New York City, people start wondering.

Relax. "These earthquakes are not related," said Waverly Person, director of the Earthquake Information Center in Golden, Colorado, which tracks earttdhquakes worldwide.

"We locate about 50 quakes every day. But you only hear about them if people are killed or if they're felt very strongly in the United States," Person said, rushing from one media interview to another.

The center was established in Washington in 1966 and has been working out of Golden since 1973. It tracks earthquakes worldwide and often provides the first news of a tremor. Phone banks started lighting up at the center, operated by the U.S. Geological Service, before dawn on Friday with news that the worst earthquake in 50 years had hit India.

The tremor has killed more than 1,800 people, and officials in India said the final toll may be much higher. The quake was measured at 7.9 on the Richter scale by the earthquake center.

The most murderous recorded quake in history killed an estimated 830,000 people in Shaanxi, central China, on February 2, 1556. Events ranking about 4.5 or greater -- of which there may be several thousand every year -- are strong enough to be recorded by sensitive instruments all over the world.

Person said there is no reason to believe the quake that rocked El Salvador on January 13 also triggered events that led to Friday's earthquake in the Indian sub-continent.

The quakes occurred on separate tectonic plates and a quake on one does not set up a domino effect in another.

According to records, about 18 major quakes -- measuring between 7.0 and 7.9 on the Richter scale and one great quake, measuring 8.0 and above -- can be expected each year. Many of these, however, may strike uninhabited parts of the world.

But does it make life scarier for people living in quake zones? "What it does is bring forth awareness in places like California and Alaska. It brings it up in their mind," Person said. "But they're not more afraid."


The following articles and graphics summarize the increase in extreme weather patterns, catastrophes and natural disasters that are occurring. The bible seems to predict these events will become the norm at Jesus' return. Is this happening?
Updated SymbolHere is a great graphic going back as far as 1950, from Go Here for the complete article.

Significant Natural Disasters 1950-2017 Chart

As an added note of observation, although the last couple of years have shown a downward trend, if you drew a trend line (an average of the data), you will see an ever increasing line.

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear when the earth changes, when mountains are slipping into the midst of the seas. Let its waters roar and foam; let the mountains shake with the swelling of it. Selah." (Ps46:1-3)



Now let's go to the Gospel of Luke, where Jesus adds a sign to the narrative, not included in Matthew 24:7! It is very important for today's world in which we have dozens of orbiting satellites and the Hubble Telescope to view the Heavens much more than in Jesus' day!

(Luke 21:11)" And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and GREAT SIGNS SHALL THERE BE FROM HEAVEN." "And in (v. 26) MENS'S HEARTS FAILING THEM FOR FEAR, and for looking after those things which are
coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken."

Jesus not only repeats His signs of earthquakes, famines and pestilences but he includes signs in the Heavens!

See the following article, showing what fear people already have just about society:

Anxious, nervous woman biting her fingernails

No place to hide? 52% fear they’re in danger every day — even at home!


NEW YORK — Over half of Americans feel like they’re in imminent danger at least once a day. A new poll of 2,000 Americans analyzed how they feel about their personal safety and found 52 percent feel on edge every day.

Younger Americans were the most likely to feel concerned about their safety on a daily basis – with 75 percent of those between 25 and 34 agreeing with this statement compared to just 50 percent of those 45 to 54.

Go Here for the rest of the article.

Super blood moon: Ancient Bible prophecy predicts end of the world tomorrow

  • 13:46, 25 MAY 2021

A lunar eclipse visible tomorrow has prompted claims life on Earth will end as the "large number of eclipses in recent years are just one of many signs the end of the world is drawing close"

The world is going to end tomorrow, according to a totally-sound old Bible prophecy.

A lunar eclipse – or blood moon – is going to be visible across the world from Australia to America and the Pacific Ocean.

According to ancient passages, the moon turning blood red is a heavenly sign the End Times are fast approaching, reports CBN.

One holy script says: “The moon will turn into blood before the great and notable day of the Lord come.”

Steve Warren and Benjamin Gill, from an American conservative evangelical Christian TV network, wrote: “Jesus told his followers that we should observe the signs of the times, including signs in the heavens.

Go Here for the rest of the article.

Deep solar minimum on the verge of an historic milestone

Guest post by Paul Dorian

Daily observations of the number of sunspots since 1 January 1900 according to Solar Influences Data Analysis Center (SIDC). The thin blue line indicates the daily sunspot number, while the dark blue line indicates the running annual average. The recent low sunspot activity is clearly reflected in the recent low values for the total solar irradiance. Data source: WDC-SILSO, Royal Observatory of Belgium, Brussels. Last day shown: 31 October 2019. Last diagram update: 1 November 2019. [Courtesy]

*Deep solar minimum on the verge of an historic milestone*


The sun is currently in the midst of a deep solar minimum and it is about to reach an historic milestone. So far this year the sun has been blank (i.e., no visible sunspots) for 266 days and, barring any major surprises, it’ll reach 269 days early next week which will be the quietest year in terms of sunspots since 1913 when the sun was spotless for 311 days. In fact, the current stretch of consecutive spotless days has reached 29 and for the year the sun has been blank 77% of the time. The current record-holder in the satellite era for spotless days in a given year is 2008 when the sun was blank for 268 days making the 2008-2009 solar minimum the deepest since 1913.

Solar minimum is a normal part of the 11-year sunspot cycle, but the last one and the current one have been far deeper than most. One of the consequences of a solar minimum is a reduction of solar storms and another is the intensification of cosmic rays. The just ended solar cycle 24 turned out to be one of the weakest in more than a century – continuing a weakening trend that began in the 1980’s – and, if the latest forecasts are correct, the next solar cycle will be the weakest in more than 200 years.

The sun remains spotless today and has been so 77% of the time in 2019; image courtesy NASA SDO/HMI,

Solar minimum and the intensification of cosmic rays

One of the natural impacts of decreasing solar activity is the weakening of the ambient solar wind and its magnetic field which, in turn, allows more and more cosmic rays to penetrate the solar system. Galactic cosmic rays are high-energy particles originating from outside the solar system that can impact the Earth’s atmosphere. Our first line of defense from cosmic rays comes from the sun as its magnetic field and the solar wind combine to create a ‘shield’ that fends off cosmic rays attempting to enter the solar system. The shielding action of the sun is strongest during solar maximum and weakest during solar minimum with the weakening magnetic field and solar wind.  The intensity of cosmic rays varies globally by about 15% over a solar cycle because of changes in the strength of the solar wind, which carries a weak magnetic field into the heliosphere, partially shielding Earth from low-energy galactic charged particles.

Go Here for the entire article.


Don't miss these 5 astronomy events coming in 2019

By Brian Lada, AccuWeather meteorologist and staff writer
December 27, 2018, 8:49:51 PM EST

The new year will bring several notable astronomy events that will be visible for many across the United States, including a rare celestial alignment that won't happen again until the 2030s.

In addition to these big events, 2019 will also feature three supermoons, a blue moon, multiple meteor showers and dozens of rocket launches from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Go HEREfor the rest of the article.



There is going to be a meteor shower on 12th of August, 2017. According to astronomers this will be the brightest shower in the recorded human history. It will light up the night sky and some of these might even be visible during the day. This meteor shower is being considered as once in a lifetime opportunity as the next meteor shower of such kind will be after 96 years. Go Here for the of the article.

We have an interesting Eclipse, on August 21,2017, which will traverse the US, from Oregon, through the Heartland, over the New Madrid Fault, and the intersection of the Mighty Mississippi and Ohio Rivers, exiting in South Carolina. It will be followed by a similar one, approximately seven years later, entering in Texas and leaving the US, in New England. Go Here for the source of the following great charts and information!

And watch this interesting video, "Many strange signs before the solar eclipse in the US on August 21":

Then there is great excitement over celestial alignments on September 23rd, 2017!

Go Here for an opposing view!

And there seem to be interesting coincidences between the Eclipse and the September 23rd event!

Go Here for the Blood Red Moon Phenomena

In the beginning of 2013 we entered the peak of the Sun's 11-year solar cycle with increased sunspot activity, which may point toward "global warming" and the passing of an interesting Comet, later in the year!

Comet ISON may be brighter than any during the last century, up to 15 times brighter than a full moon, some estimate!

It is occurring during the end of the 11 year solar cycle for the Sun, also!



Jesus now assures His disciples and future believers (I believe Us) that just because they see all of the birth pangs, do not be alarmed because the end is not coming yet. This will characterize the time in which we live, if it is the end times.

He then skips forward to the future tribulation, probably during the middle or last half of the 7-years and tells believers how they will be persecuted for their faith. " Then they will deliver you over into tribulation, and they will kill you, and you will be hated by all the nations because of Me (Matt. 24:9) (Rev 6:9). "

He goes on in verse 10 to continue this theme emphasizing that persecution will increase for the believer until He returns. " And then many will be offended, and will betray one another, and will hate one another (Matt. 24:10)."

And He tells them because of the persecution, many of the so-called believers will actually turn on the genuine believers (see parable of the seed hitting the rocky places-Matt. 13:21).

11 Christians Are Killed Every Hour, Says Irish Catholic Bishop Who Warns Persecution Has Reached 'Unprecedented' High


May 19, 2015|5:47 pm

Citing a Pew Research survery, McAreavey told the committee that Christian persecution is being gravely underestimated, as "Christianity is now the world's most oppressed religious group, with persecution against them reported in 110 countries."

He continued: "Many of these countries have significant trade links with Ireland. Persecution is increasing in China. In North Korea a quarter of the country's Christians live in forced labour camps. Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and the Maldives all feature in the 10 worst places to be Christian.

"According to the International Society for Human Rights, a non-religious organization, 80 percent of all acts of religious discrimination in the world today are directed against Christians."

A report from the non-denominational group Open Doors says the number of Christians martyred around the world for their faith nearly doubled in 2013.

Go Here for the complete article.

Ray Stedman does a great job of outlining the increase of persecution that has occurred since Jesus uttered these words. " Here the peril is a religious persecution. This began shortly after the day of Pentecost when Stephen and James were slain and disciples were scattered. Who is not familiar with the terrible stories of Christians who were thrown to lions, burned as human torches, mangled by wild beasts, killed by gladiators, tortured, torn apart by wild horses, or martyred in other dreadful ways? Another great period of martyrdom broke out at the time of the Reformation in the 16th and 17th centuries. We can read the accounts in all their gruesome details in Fox's Book of Martyrs.

But do you know what is the most tortuous century of all? The century in which more Christians have died for their faith than in any other is the 20th century! It is estimated that more Christians were tortured and slain in twelve months during World War II than died under Rome in all the early centuries. In the city of Seoul, Korea, ten thousand Christians have already suffered martyrdom for their faith. Some authorities claim that over fifteen million Christians have been slaughtered in Russia, Soviet-controlled Europe and other Communist countries. Since Christianity began, no generation has seen such world-wide persecution as is now in progress.

We can scarcely realize the cost of discipleship in certain places of the world. Recently a Christian magazine contained the account of a young Arab who had turned from Islam to Christ. The magazine told his story only because it could add in a footnote, "His body now lies buried on a hillside in his own native land. (He was slain by his own relatives.) We can now print his testimony because he can no longer suffer recrimination for it." Ask yourself, how many have wanted to be Christians, have heard the message, have been drawn to Christ by the preaching of the good news, but have taken a long look at the price they must pay in terms of misunderstanding, exclusion and ridicule, and have quietly melted back into the crowd? Jesus spoke of seed that would fall on shallow ground and spring up, but when the sun came out in burning heat, it would wither and die. How many in America would disappear from our churches if persecution began to break out? What an enemy to faith it is. How the heart trembles and quavers before the thought of torture, or sometimes even of misunderstanding!"

Here is a great article written by Charles Spurgeon, who puts persecution in perspective, for the average Christian, just trying to do God's Will where they are at:


Charles H. Spurgeon

"Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. Revelation 16:15

'We die daily,' said the apostle. This was the life of the early Christians; they went everywhere with their lives in their hands. We are not in this day called to pass through the same fearful persecutions: if we were, the Lord would give us grace to bear the test; but the tests of Christian life, at the present moment, though outwardly not so terrible, are yet more likely to overcome us than even those of the fiery age.

We have to bear the sneer of the world—that is little; its blandishments, its soft words, its oily speeches, its fawning, its hypocrisy, are far worse.

Our danger is lest we grow rich and become proud, lest we give ourselves up to the fashions of this present evil world, and lose our faith. Or if wealth be not the trial, worldly care is quite as mischievous. If we cannot be torn in pieces by the roaring lion, if we may be hugged to death by the bear, the devil little cares which it is, so long as he destroys our love to Christ, and our confidence in Him.

I fear me that the Christian church is far more likely to lose her integrity in these soft and silken days than in those rougher times. We must be awake now, for we traverse the enchanted ground, and are most likely to fall asleep to our own undoing, unless our faith in Jesus be a reality, and our love to Jesus a vehement flame. Many in these days of easy profession are likely to prove tares, and not wheat; hypocrites with fair masks on their faces, but not the true-born children of the living God.

Christian, do not think that these are times in which you can dispense with watchfulness or with holy ardour; you need these things more than ever, and may God the eternal Spirit display His omnipotence in you, that you may be able to say, in all these softer things, as well as in the rougher, 'We are more than conquerors through Him that loved us.'"

Go Here to learn more about Spurgeon (19 June 1834 – 31 January 1892). For additional writings and teachings of him, Go Here .

As christians, we tend to get hung up in the idea that unless we are being beaten, we are not being persecuted. And if you are being beaten, God gives you the resolve to handle it. Spurgeon understood that mental pesecution can be as bad or worse! We all have to deal with it, constantly, in our every day walk, whether it be backstabbing, belittling our faith, watching the homosexuals take over all areas of our life, millions of babies be aborted, etc. If one is a true christian in today's world, they are severely persecuted, constantly.

I would also argue, that we in the US suffer extreme "mental" persecution because we (true Christians, which are few-the road is narrow) are constantly subjected to "humanism" through TV, Radio and Newspapers with blatant occultism splashed all over as though it is normal, not to mention being treated as "homophobic" and on and on and on! God tells us He will not subject us (those who love Him) to more than we can tolerate. So, I feel persecution, whether physical or mental is severe and will continue to be, for true believers, until He returns for us in what is referred to as "the Rapture." (1 Thes. 4: 14-17) This is our "safety valve" to avoid the coming Trials and Tribulations that the Olivet Discourse especially addresses.

Just recently the French decided to "limit the spread of what French officials have called 173 "dangerous sects" in France. These include Jehovah's Witnesses, Scientologists and Unificationists, among others, but also well-known evangelistic denominations such as the Baptists.

The proposed crime, which critics say could cover many religious, advertising and interest groups, is to "exercise serious and repeated pressure on a person in order to create or exploit a state of dependence." The bill would allow the French government to shut down a religious group when two representatives are found guilty of at least one legal infraction.

The legislation must be reconciled with a less stringent bill approved in the French Senate in December. It then would go to President Jacques Chirac for approval.

Once approved, French law could proscribe incidents of evangelism even by the religious faith of President Clinton and Vice President Al Gore, who are both Southern Baptists (this is debatable-comment mine)." Click on The Washington Times Article for the full text

. Just as KNOWLEDGE WILL INCREASE so will persecution in the form of adversity. The secular press is even acknowledging it.

Here are some interesting points from the "secular" point of view of which I am not promoting, but I am a firm believer that God allows certain "experiences" so we can relate to people where they are at as they go thru similiar experiences. At the same time, hopefully they will see Jesus in us. I have added my thoughts (the Holy Spirit's) in parenthesis. "People face an average of 23 adversities/day, ranging from minor annoyances to major life events, according to San Luis Obispo, Calif.-based researcher and author Paul Stoltz. 10 yr. ago, the number was about 7/day. (Curious, just like knowledge will increase, so will adversity, hmm).

Today, everyone faces mounting adversities, ...requiring us to develop new capacity in the form of higher-level skills and accessible wisdom, per Stoltz in Adversity Quotient @ Work. (I would argue that the higher power is the Holy Spirit). His work is based on surveys of 112,000 people.

By responding well to adversity-taking it in stride, keeping your mind focused on possibilities (God's Plan) and refusing to accept defeat for long-you maximize the learning you gain from life experiences. Great lessons come in time of adversity, even if we're not always able to perceive them.

To learn all you can from these adverse experiences in the past, present and future, he goes on to suggest you ask yourself several questions:

1) What is the moral, if any?

2) If it reoccurs, what will I do differently?

3) What did I learn and what part do I want to hold onto?

4) If I wanted to offer someone close to me advice from what I experienced, what would it be?

5) How did I benefit most from it?

6) If I could erase it, would I? If not, why? (He will wipe away every tear).

He ends the article by suggesting we go to people and ask if they have ever experienced a similar situation, which honors them (I would say go to Jesus, because He experienced it all and then some) and it teaches you how to be receptive and open to life/pstrong's lessons. (I would say it opens you to God's lessons)."

(It is interesting how close secular man can get to the truth, but be so far from it. He will confound the wise).



Jesus then repeats the theme of false prophets and how not to let them lead you astray. And still in the future tribulation, probably during the middle or last half of the 7-years Jesus tells believers how people will become apathetic and the world's love will grow cold. " ...and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people(Matt. 24:11). Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold,...(Matt. 24:12)"

Again Stedman does a fabulous job of explaining this.

In close connection with this Jesus adds, "And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray. And because wickedness is multiplied, most men's love will grow cold." Here the peril is cynicism. It is cold and brutal indifference which arises out of the teaching of "false prophets." Do not read this as though these are religious men, necessarily. The false Christs the Lord mentioned earlier were unquestionably religious, but here he uses the term "prophet." It refers to any who speak authoritatively-philosophers, professors, scientists, statesmen-those leaders of thought who shape and mold the thinking of common man. What they will teach is the sanctity of self-interest, the insistence on having "my rights" no matter what happens to the other fellow. The true prophet insists on the rights of God, but the false prophet upholds only the rights of man. Jesus predicts that a tragic and inevitable sequence will follow. First, many will be led astray by the false teaching of the leaders of thought; "because [of this], wickedness [will be] multiplied" (the Greek word used here for wickedness is "anomia," lawlessness); and the result of lawlessness is, "most men's love will grow cold."

Today, everyone faces mounting adversities, ...requiring us to develop new capacity in the form of higher-level skills and accessible wisdom, per Stoltz in

One needs only to read the daily papers to see how true this is. The overthrow of moral limits always destroys the fire and glow of love. The psychologists and philosophers who seek to measure the pulse of our times tell us that the major problem of our age is meaninglessness-the loss of fire in life, the coldness of the human heart. Since men cannot live without fire they replace true love with the false fire of lust, and its inevitable consequence, hate. Watch those who feel they can, with impunity, step over the moral bounds of the past. See how they grow hard and callous and cynical. Life becomes for them an increasing tangle of emptiness.

There seems little reason to doubt that here is the explanation for the rocketing divorce rates of our day and for the rapidly increasing frequency of sex crimes and crimes of violence. Often these are accompanied by moral apathy and callous indifference to cruelty. Only recently the papers reported the cases of two mothers who lost all natural affection. One threw her baby in the path of a truck, and the other left hers on a dump heap. How true these words are: "because wickedness is[s] cold."

From Wikipedia:

Cynicism (Greekκυνισμός) is a school of thought of ancient Greek philosophy as practiced by the Cynics (GreekΚυνικοίLatinCynici). For the Cynics, the purpose of life is to live in virtue, in agreement with nature. As reasoning creatures, people can gain happiness by rigorous training and by living in a way which is natural for themselves, rejecting all conventional desires for wealth, power, sex, and fame. Instead, they were to lead a simple life free from all possessions.

The first philosopher to outline these themes was Antisthenes, who had been a pupil of Socrates in the late 5th century BC. He was followed by Diogenes, who lived in a pot on the streets of Athens.[2] Diogenes took Cynicism to its logical extremes, and came to be seen as the archetypal Cynic philosopher. He was followed by Crates of Thebes, who gave away a large fortune so he could live a life of Cynic poverty in Athens. Cynicism spread with the rise of the Roman Empire in the 1st century, and Cynics could be found begging and preaching throughout the cities of the empire.

Cynicism gradually declined and finally disappeared in the late 5th century, although similar ascetic and rhetorical ideas appear in early Christianity. By the 19th century, emphasis on the negative aspects of Cynic philosophy led to the modern understanding of cynicism to mean a disposition of disbelief in the sincerity or goodness of human motives and actions. (emphasis mine)

AUGUST 18, 2014

The Sin in Our Cynicism



But Jesus goes on to encourage those who persevere the persecution and cynicism will be saved. And then He states that His Gospel will be preached to all the world. " ...but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.(Matt. 24:13). And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and THEN THE END WILL COME (emphasis mine).(Matt. 24:14). "

Has the gospel been spread throughout the earth? Great strides have been made recently and I think another great tool has been unleashed which will further bring this to fruition. You are using it right now to view this site. You guessed it! The Internet! I get several hits per week, on this site, from all over the world. A feat I could not begin to do otherwise. And I am spending very little money doing this, I hope at the Holy Spirit's guiding! So, I think we are getting close to fulfilling this prophecy. What do you think?

‘Digital religion’ is sparking a ‘spiritual revolution’ among millennials

JULY 27, 2022

WATERLOO, Ontario — Digital religion is leading to a “spiritual revolution” among many young adults, according to a new study.

Although it may sound like it, this isn’t a worship of technology and social media. Instead, researchers from the University of Waterloo say religious communities are using these tools to reach millennials who are looking to participate in organized religion — without having to attend in-person services.

“We know that more and more people are turning towards digital mediums for spirituality such as chat groups with pastors, online sermons, and religious content on social media,” says Waterloo sociology professor Sarah Wilkins-Laflamme in a university release. “We’ve found that while digital religion isn’t necessarily attracting a lot of new millennials to participate, it is making the experience of those already involved richer.”

During the early months of the pandemic, remote church services allowed many people to continue practicing their faith without having to leave the house. Although the study finds modern technology is making organized religion much more appealing to millennials who are spiritual, the vast majority are not practicing.

“It is still present though for a sizeable minority of the young adult population, and for many of them, digital religion plays an important complementary role to the in-person practicing of their faith,” Wilkins-Laflamme adds.

While previous studies have examined the role digital technology, social media, and other mediums play in religious services today, Wilkins-Laflamme says this study is the first to look at who actually participates in remote services and how it affects their faith.

“Social environment does play an important role, with digital religion practices much more prevalent in the generally more religious U.S. context, compared with the generally more secular Canadian context,” Wilkins-Laflamme concludes. “Digital religion practices are often, but not always, tied to other in-person religious and spiritual activities among millennials.”

The study is published in the Review of Religious Research.

Here is an interesting article on the explosion of the internet and current usage, from

The Internet Big Picture

World Internet Users and 2021 Population Stats

To Power A.I., Start-Up Creates a Giant Computer Chip

Credit...Jessica Chou for The New York Times

Aug. 19, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO — The largest computer chips would usually fit in the palm of your hand. Some could rest on the tip of your finger. Conventional wisdom says anything bigger would be a problem.

Now a Silicon Valley start-up, Cerebras, is challenging that notion. On Monday, the company unveiled what it claims is the largest computer chip ever built. As big as a dinner plate — about 100 times the size of a typical chip — it would barely fit in your lap.

The engineers behind the chip believe it can be used in giant data centers and help accelerate the progress of artificial intelligence in everything from self-driving cars to talking digital assistants like Amazon’s Alexa.

Go Here for the rest of the article.

World’s 1st remote brain surgery via 5G network performed in China

Published time: 17 Mar, 2019 13:12Edited time: 18 Mar, 2019 10:06
World’s 1st remote brain surgery via 5G network performed in China
FILE PHOTO ©  Reuters / Yves Herman
A Chinese surgeon has performed the world’s first remote brain surgery using 5G technology, with the patient 3,000km away from the operating doctor.

Dr. Ling Zhipei remotely implanted a neurostimulator into his patient’s brain on Saturday, Chinese state-run media reports. The surgeon manipulated the instruments in the Beijing-based PLAGH hospital from a clinic subsidiary on the southern Hainan island, located 3,000km away. The surgery is said to have lasted three hours and ended successfully. The patient, suffering from Parkinson’s disease, is said to be feeling well after the pioneering operation.

The doctor used a computer connected to the next-generation 5G network developed by Chinese tech giant Huawei. The new device enabled a near real-time connection, according to Dr. Ling. “You barely feel that the patient is 3,000 kilometers away,” he said.

Go Here for the rest of the article.

Africa to Become Testing Ground for “Trust Stamp” Vaccine Record and Payment System

A new biometric identity platform partnered with the Gates-funded GAVI vaccine alliance and Mastercard will launch in West Africa and combine COVID-19 vaccinations, cashless payments, and potential law enforcement applications.

by Raul Diego, July 10, 2020

Go Here for the article. 


Credit...Erik Carter

Even children are pressed into giving blood samples to build a sweeping genetic database that will add to Beijing’s growing surveillance capabilities, raising questions about abuse and privacy.

Credit...Erik Carter

  • June 17, 2020
    Go Here for the article.


Survey: Americans Warming to Use of Facial Recognition Tech

JANUARY 7, 2019 04:58 PM ET By Frank Konkel, Executive Editor

Americans do not favor strict limits on facial recognition technology, according to a new national survey.

Conducted on a national poll of 3,151 U.S. adults in December, the survey found only one in four Americans believe the federal government should strictly limit the use of facial biometrics technology. For rest of the article GO HERE.

  • 09.29.18

Exclusive: Tim Berners-Lee tells us his radical new plan to upend the World Wide Web

With an ambitious decentralized platform, the father of the web hopes it’s game on for corporate tech giants like Facebook and Google.

Courtesy of Wikimedia


Last week, Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, asked me to come and see a project he has been working on almost as long as the web itself. It’s a crisp autumn day in Boston, where Berners-Lee works out of an office above a boxing gym. After politely offering me a cup of coffee, he leads us into a sparse conference room. At one end of a long table is a battered laptop covered with stickers. Here, on this computer, he is working on a plan to radically alter how all of us live and work on the web.

“The intent is world domination,” Berners-Lee says with a wry smile. The British-born scientist is known for his dry sense of humor. But in this case, he is not joking.

This week, Berners-Lee will launch Inrupt, a startup that he has been building, in stealth mode, for the past nine months. Backed by Glasswing Ventures, its mission is to turbocharge a broader movement afoot, among developers around the world, to decentralize the web and take back power from the forces that have profited from centralizing it. In other words, it’s game on for Facebook, Google, Amazon. For years now, Berners-Lee and other internet activists have been dreaming of a digital utopia where individuals control their own data and the internet remains free and open. But for Berners-Lee, the time for dreaming is over.

“We have to do it now,” he says, displaying an intensity and urgency that is uncharacteristic for this soft-spoken academic. “It’s a historical moment.” Ever since revelations emerged that Facebook had allowed people’s data to be misused by political operatives, Berners-Lee has felt an imperative to get this digital idyll into the real world. In a post published this weekend, Berners-Lee explains that he is taking a sabbatical from MIT to work full time on Inrupt. The company will be the first major commercial venture built off of Solid, a decentralized web platform he and others at MIT have spent years building.

Internet guru Tim O'Reilly on Web3: "Get ready for the crash"



With Web3 touted as the next evolutionary stage of the internet, businesses and investors are eagerly hopping on the bandwagon. Tech giants including Alphabet, Facebook-owner Meta and Microsoft are staking their claim in the emerging blockchain-based economy, some non-fungible token companies are already valued in the billion, and cryptocurrency trading platforms are experiencing hockey stick-like growth. 

To cut through the hype, CBS MoneyWatch spoke with tech luminary Tim O'Reilly, who among other things in his long career is known for publishing the world's first website and coining the term Web 2.0. Although he thinks the technology behind Web3 is promising, "It's a long way from prime time," he said. 

Indeed, the hubbub around cryptocurrency, NFTs and the metaverse, including sky-high valuations for startups, has a familiar ring to O'Reilly, who sees echoes of the dot-com boom and bust in the breathless boosterism around blockchain.

"Get ready for the crash," he said bluntly of the grandest claims made for Web3. The interview is is lightly edited for clarity and brevity.

Is all the money pouring into blockchain and Web3 a bubble?

Tim O'Reilly: I think there's a lot that's interesting about the blockchain, in theory. But when you really scratch, an awful lot of technical people have said, "Hey, there's not a lot there."

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This start-up created the first farm in America run entirely by robots 

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Graphene enables clock rates in the terahertz range

September 10, 2018, Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres

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Graphene enables clock rates in the terahertz range
Graphene converts electronic signals with frequencies in the gigahertz range extremely efficiently into signals with several times higher frequency. Credit: Juniks/HZDR

Graphene—an ultrathin material consisting of a single layer of interlinked carbon atoms—is considered a promising candidate for the nanoelectronics of the future. In theory, it should allow clock rates up to a thousand times faster than today's silicon-based electronics. Scientists from the Helmholtz Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) and the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE), in cooperation with the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPI-P), have now shown for the first time that graphene can actually convert electronic signals with frequencies in the gigahertz range—which correspond to today's clock rates—extremely efficiently into signals with several times higher frequency. The researchers present their results in the scientific journal Nature.

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America’s new supercomputer beats China’s fastest machine to take title of world’s most powerful

Summit is a stepping stone toward a world of exascale computing.

The winner: The US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee has taken the wraps off Summit, which boasts peak computing power of 200 petaflops, or 200 million billion calculations a second. That makes it a million times faster than your typical laptop.

The loser: China. Summit is 60 percent faster than the previous supercomputing leader, the Sunway TaihuLight based in the Chinese city of Wuxi. Consolation prize: China still boasted way more entries than the US in a list of the fastest 500 supercomputers published last year.

AI smarts: Summit is the first supercomputer designed from the ground up to handle machine learning, neural networks, and other AI applications. Its many thousands of AI-optimized chips from Nvidia and IBM can handle demanding tasks, such as crunching through mountains of reports and medical images to help unearth hidden causes of disease. 

Supersized: The machine’s 4,608 servers and associated gear fill the space of two tennis courts and weigh more than a large commercial aircraft.

Why this matters: Topping the supercomputing charts isn’t just a matter of national pride. The machines are widely used in industry and also for national security tasks, such as developing nuclear weapons. Lessons from Summit will also inform the push to create “exascale” computers capable of handling a billion billion calculations a second. These are expected to come online in the early 2020s.

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June 8th, 2018 12:01PM

Next-gen optical disc has 10TB capacity and six-century lifespan

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A future alternative to hard disks and Blu ray for storing exponentially exploding zettabytes of “Long Data” in energy-intensive data centers March 26, 2018

Scientists from RMIT University in Australia and Wuhan Institute of Technology in China have developed a radical new high-capacity optical disc called “nano-optical long-data memory” that they say can record and store 10 TB (terabytes, or trillions of bytes) of data per disc securely for more than 600 years. That’s a four-times increase of storage density and 300 times increase in data lifespan over current storage technology.

A living programmable biocomputing device based on RNA

Can sense and analyze multiple complex signals in living cells for future synthetic diagnostics and therapeutics
July 28, 2017

Synthetic biologists at Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and associates have developed a living programmable “ribocomputing” device based on networks of precisely designed, self-assembling synthetic RNAs (ribonucleic acid). The RNAs can sense multiple biosignals and make logical decisions to control protein production with high precision.

As reported in Nature, the synthetic biological circuits could be used to produce drugs, fine chemicals, and biofuels or detect disease-causing agents and release therapeutic molecules inside the body. The low-cost diagnostic technologies may even lead to nanomachines capable of hunting down cancer cells or switching off aberrant genes.

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Kingston unveils a Terabyte zip drive. We are now forced to talk about Yottabytes of data, which is 1000 times larger than Zettabyte. See my table below for more details.

The Study from Berkeley:

More information will be produced in the next 3 years than for all time!

Today's info., if stored on floppy diskettes (now extinct), would create a pile 24 million (that's 24 million) miles high!

Last year the world produced about 1.5 Billion Gigabytes of info. or 250 Megabytes for each man, woman and child. And this number is likely to double every year.

Someday households will be storing more than 1,000 Gigabytes(one Terabyte) of personal info., including medical records, financial documents, photographs and video!

Nothing shows how knowledge has increased as much as the growth of computer technology.

A good place to begin understanding how knowledge has increased is to start with this movie trailer about the "Transcendent Man" which introduces the life and ideas of Ray Kurzweil, the renowned futurist who journeys the world offering his vision of a future in which we will merge with our machines and can live forever! Trailer

The main takeaway in this trailer is from a spokesman from the San Francisco Chronicle (established in 1865) who states, "nothing like this (increase in technology/knowledge) has ever happened before to homo sapiens before".

Here is a recent CNN interview of Ray predicting 5 ways our lives will change (due to technology):

1. By the early 2020s, we will have the means to program our biology away from disease and aging.

2. By 2030 solar energy will have the capacity to meet all of our energy needs. The production of food and clean water will also be revolutionized.

3. By the early 2020s we will print out a significant fraction of the products we use including clothing as well as replacement organs.

4. Within five years, search engines will be based on an understanding of natural language.

5. By the early 2020s we will be routinely working and playing with each other in full immersion visual-auditory virtual environments. By the 2030s, we will add the tactile sense to full immersion virtual reality.

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Here are a series of (3) videos showing a conference on the singularity!

Go Here to see a table explaining chip size!

IBM unveils chips that mimic the human brain. (I purchased a Laptop, in 2018, w/1 Terabyte of storage).

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It terms the machines built with these chips "cognitive computers", claiming that they are able to learn through experience, find patterns, generate ideas and understand the outcomes.

Using Nature to Grow Batteries

Angela Belcher, with MIT, presents research on using viruses to grow batteries.

IBM predicts the widespread use of holographic smart phones within the next 5 years!

Shades of the "image of the beast"? Go about :55 in if you don't want to watch the entire thing.

While in Daniel I would like to point out another passage about how he is told to" ...shut up the words (put them in code), and seal the book, even to the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased."(Dan. 12:4)

The following article tells us how Moore's Law continues to rule in computer speed advancement:

Exaflop computing: Moore's Law isn't dead, It's Moved to Warp Speed

By Jason Perlow | December 2, 2010

And now IBM has figured out a way to use photons (light) for the circuity vs. semiconductors (wires)!

"Exaflop computing: Moore's Law (isn't dead, It's Moved to Warp Speed"

"The most powerful supercomputer in the world, the Tianhe-1A, has achieved 2.67 Petaflop/s or 2.67 quadrillion floating point operations, per second. But compared to future nanophotonics-based systems, assessing the legacy performance of the Tianhe-1A will be like comparing the top speed of a Segway personal transport to that of a Bugatti Veyron. Or an X-15."

So what does this mean to us? Well you can gene sequence your baby for future diseases and maybe they will come up with a "half accurate" climate model so we will actually know whether there is global warming and whether we are at all responsible! And even more importantly we can better search for aliens! And of course the military will find all sorts of applications! Also, we can make better robots so we can do less physical work and get even more obese ! 3D movies will improve and so will holographs (image of the beast?)!

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"ORLANDO, Fla. - A decade ago, in the Dreamworks movie "Minority Report," billboards spoke directly to the characters in the movie and even knew their names. In just weeks, that science fiction plot will become reality as some businesses in Central Florida will know who you are when you walk through their door." Click here for the entire article and a video! I now have facial recognition software on my new Lenovo laptop that I am using to make this web site, to log in, if I want to use it versus a password. It is everywhere!
See the following article showing the continuing explosion of the Internet and how knowledge is increasing beyond our wildest dreams!
Zettabytes overtake petabytes as largest unit of digital measurement
The size of the “digital universe” will swell so rapidly this year that a new unit - the zettabyte - has been invented to measure it. By Heidi Blake
Published: 7:30AM BST 04 May 2010

Humanity’s total digital output currently stands at 8,000,000 petabytes - which each represent a million gigabytes - but is expected to pass 1.2 zettabytes this year. The current size of the world’s digital content is equivalent to all the information that could be stored on 75bn Apple iPads, or the amount that would be generated by everyone in the world posting messages on the microblogging site Twitter constantly for a century.

The rapid growth of the “digital universe” has been caused by the explosion of social networking, online video, digital photography and mobile phones.

Around 70 per cent of the world’s digital content is generated by individuals, but it is stored by companies on content-sharing websites such as Flickr and YouTube.

The latest figures were released in the annual survey of the world’s digital output by IDC, the technology consultancy.

The first survey, which was conducted in 2007, estimated that the digital universe was equivalent to 161,000 petabytes.

One zettabyte is equal to one million petabytes, or 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 individual bytes. See my table below.

Another example of the increase in knowledge is The Mandelbrot Set:

March 1980 Benoit Mandelbrot, at IBM, took a closer look at a simple mathematical equation first discovered by a Frenchman in 1917 and with the aid of one of the early computers made a hither to unavailable discovery! Until the invention of the computer mathematicians could not carry out the millions of times per second of calculations to get a full set with this formula. A simple equation, requiring just addition and multiplication and not logarithms or geometry, it has been found, when graphed by coordinates, to form a never ending fractal-like structure. This simple equation Z = ZXZ + C (the original sum) was thus named after this mathematician and labeled the Mandelbrot Set. According to Arthur Clark, well known science fiction writer, they started with a set of only 6 inches across and zoomed in on it until it would be equivalent to a mile wide and still could not find the end of it. See this you tube video below at Movie

Because of its complexity and shape, the Mandelbrot Set has been called the "Thumb" or "Finger Print" of God! Also, because of the radiating spline like features it has also been called the "Vine" of God!

China web users outnumber US population: report
Jul 26 12:27 AM US/Eastern

The number of Internet users in China is now greater than the entire population of the United States, after rising to 338 million by the end of June, state media reported Sunday.

China's online population, the largest in the world, rose by 40 million in the first six months of 2009, the official Xinhua news agency reported, citing a report by the China Internet Network Information Center.

The number of broadband Internet connections rose by 10 million to 93.5 million in the first half of the year, the report said.

About 95 percent of townships were connected to broadband by early June and 92.5 percent of villages had telephone lines that could be used for Internet access, Xinhua said, citing the official data.

Rural coverage is expected to improve as the country's three telecoms operators, China Telecom, China Mobile and China Unicom invest 280 billion yuan (40 billion dollars) in a national 3G network over the next year, China Mobile vice president Lu Xiangdong was quoted as saying last week.

China's fast-growing online population has made the Internet a forum for the country's citizens to express their opinions in a way rarely seen in the traditional, strictly government-controlled media.

The growing strength and influence of the web population has prompted concern in Beijing about potential social unrest, and the government has stepped up its control over the Internet in recent years.

After rioting early this month in the capital of the restive northwest Xinjiang region, the government cut off online access to most of the area, in one of the largest known Internet blackouts in China yet.

It has also blocked access to Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and a range of other sites used for networking and sharing content. Go here for the complete article.

And again a good place to start from a spiritual perspective is with Hal Lindsey who says on his site,

"Alvin Toffler saw this phenomenon developing. This was the basis of his 1970 best-seller "Future Shock." Toffler defines future shock as "the shattering stress and disorientation that we induce in individuals by subjecting them to too much change in too short a time." Toffler predicted, "Millions of ordinary, psychologically normal people will face an abrupt collision with the future."

We live in much greater stress and anxiety because of the "exponential rate of change" that is accelerating in our world. The world into which I was born ceased to exist a long time ago. But the change was gradual enough to allow me time to adjust. The world into which people were born in the year 2000 is already disappearing. It will not exist by 2012.

Just try to figure what the impact of the following facts will be. There are 3,000 new books published every single day. We've gone from information overload to information explosion. More new information will be generated this year than in the previous five thousand years. Go here for the whole you tube video, "Future Facts.".

See this cool you tube video on about the new tv.

Friday, November 14, 2008
The Coming Wireless Revolution
Gadgets that operate over television frequencies promise to transform the wireless landscape.
By Kate Greene

If you believe some radio researchers and engineers, within the next couple of years, high-bandwidth, far-reaching wireless Internet signals will soon blanket the nation. Thanks to a decision by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) last week, megahertz frequency bands that were previously allocated to television broadcasters will be opened to other device manufacturers. The frequency liberation means that future wireless gadgets will be able to blast tens of megabits per second of data over hundreds of kilometers. They will cover previously unreachable parts of the country with Internet signals, enable faster Web browsing on mobile devices, and even make in-car Internet and car-to-car wireless communication more realistic.

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Circuit behind the Internet Age turns 50 years old

The computer chip industry on Friday celebrated the 50th birthday of the integrated circuit, a breakthrough that set the stage for the Internet and the Digital Age.

A half-century ago a young engineer named Jack Kilby first demonstrated an integrated circuit he designed while working through the summer at his Texas Instruments job because he didn't have enough vacation time for a holiday.

Kilby used a sliver of conductive germanium to connect a transistor and other bits, dubbing the soldered assembly an "integrated circuit" (IC).

"It's been only 50 years, but think of the dramatic improvements in everything we do around the world today," Intel spokesman Bill Calder told AFP.

"In the scheme of inventions, certainly the integrated circuit has to be one of the greatest inventions of our time. This world of bytes we live in today would not be possible without them."

Berlin says that integrated circuits are at the core of the microchip industry mantra of "smaller, faster, cheaper" and can likely be found in anything with an on-off switch. go here for the full article.

AT&T: Internet to hit full capacity by 2010

Posted on ZDNet News: Apr 18, 2008 2:17:00 PM
U.S. telecommunications giant AT&T has claimed that, without investment, the Internet's current network architecture will reach the limits of its capacity by 2010.

Speaking at a Westminster eForum on Web 2.0 this week in London, Jim Cicconi, vice president of legislative affairs for AT&T, warned that the current systems that constitute the Internet will not be able to cope with the increasing amounts of video and user-generated content being uploaded.

"The surge in online content is at the center of the most dramatic changes affecting the Internet today," he said. "In three years' time, 20 typical households will generate more traffic than the entire Internet today."

Cicconi, who was speaking at the event as part of a wider series of meetings with U.K. government officials, said that at least $55 billion worth of investment was needed in new infrastructure in the next three years in the U.S. alone, with the figure rising to $130 billion to improve the network worldwide. "We are going to be butting up against the physical capacity of the Internet by 2010," he said.

He claimed that the "unprecedented new wave of broadband traffic" would increase 50-fold by 2015 and that AT&T is investing $19 billion to maintain its network and upgrade its backbone network.

Cicconi added that more demand for high-definition video will put an increasing strain on the Internet infrastructure. "Eight hours of video is loaded onto YouTube every minute. Everything will become HD very soon, and HD is 7 to 10 times more bandwidth-hungry than typical video today. Video will be 80 percent of all traffic by 2010, up from 30 percent today," he said.

The AT&T executive pointed out that the Internet exists, thanks to the infrastructure provided by a group of mostly private companies. "There is nothing magic or ethereal about the Internet--it is no more ethereal than the highway system. It is not created by an act of God, but upgraded and maintained by private investors," he said........

"I think people agree why the Internet is successful. My personal view is that government has widely chosen to...keep a light touch and let innovators develop it," he said. "The reason I resist using the term 'Net neutrality' is that I don't think government intervention is the right way to do this kind of thing. I don't think government can anticipate these kinds of technical problems. Right now, I think Net neutrality is a solution in search of a problem."............

"However well-intentioned, regulatory restraints can inefficiently skew investment, delay innovation, and diminish consumer welfare, and there is reason to believe that the kinds of broad marketplace restrictions proposed in the name of 'neutrality' would do just that, with respect to the Internet," the U.S. Department of Justice said in a statement last year................

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Redefining the Architecture of Memory

Published: September 11, 2007

SAN JOSE, Calif. — The ability to cram more data into less space on a memory chip or a hard drive has been the crucial force propelling consumer electronics companies to make ever smaller devices.

It shrank the mainframe computer to fit on the desktop, shrank itp again to fit on our laps and again to fit into our shirt pockets.

Now, if an idea that Stuart S. P.p Parkin is kicking around in an I.B.M. lab here is on the money, electronic devices could hold 10 to 100 times the data in the same amount of space. That means the iPod that today can hold up to 200 hours of video could store every single TV program broadcast during a week on 120 channels.

The tech world, obsessed with data density, is taking notice because Mr. Parkin has done it b/fontefore. An I.B.M. research fellow largely unknown outside a small fraternity of physicists, Mr. Parkin puttered for two years in a lab in the early 1990s, trying to find a way to commercialize an odd magnetic effect of quantum mechanics he had observed at supercold temperatures. With the help of a research assistant, he was able to manipulate the alignment of electronics to alter the magnetic state of tiny areas of a magnetic data storage disc, making it possible to store and retrieve information in a smaller amount of space. The huge increases in digital storage made possible by giant magnetoresistance, or GMR, made consumer audio and video iPods, as well as Google-style data centers, a reality.

Mr. Parkin thinks he is poised to bring about another breakthrough that could increase the amount of data stored on a chip or a hard drive by a factor of a hundred. If he proves successful in his quest, he will create a “universal” computer memory, one that can potentially replace dynamic random access memory, or DRAM, and flash memory chips, and even make a “disk drive on a chip” possible.

It could begin to replace flash memory in three to five years, scientists say. Not only would it allow every consumer to carry data equivalent to a college library on small portable devices, but a tenfold or hundredfold increase in memory would be disruptive enough to existing storage technologies that it would undoubtedly unleash the creativity of engineers who would develop totally new entertainment, communication and information products. Go to technology storage for the rest of the article.

25+ Impressive Big Data Statistics for 2020

Last Updated: March 18, 2021

10. 90% of all data has been created in the last two years.

(Source: IBM)

One of the big data stats that caught our attention came from an IBM study from 2017. It outlined that 90% of all the data in the world back then had been created in the last two years. At first, we were quite surprised to learn that we’ve generated so much data in such a relatively short timeframe. However, once we analyzed the incredible growth of the internet, this started to make sense. In 2012, we had 2.5 billion internet users. In 2014, this number reached the three-billion mark, and in 2019 we have 4.1 billion people online.

Now, one thing is for sure – the amount of data is increasing exponentially over time, and we could say the same for internet users. So, could it really be that we’ve created 90% of all data in just two years? The answer is a resounding yes.

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The following table explains where we are headed, with some nice analogies:

2021 Year-Q1 Estimates

World Regions

( 2021 Est.)

% of World

Internet Users
31 Dec 2020

Rate (% Pop.)


World %



17.4 %


43.0 %

12,975 %

11.7 %



54.9 %


62.6 %

2,268 %

53.6 %



10.6 %


87.1 %

593 %

14.4 %

Latin America / Caribbean


8.4 %


72.4 %

2,544 %

9.4 %

Middle East


3.4 %


70.8 %

5,627 %

3.7 %

North America


4.7 %


89.9 %

208 %

6.6 %

Oceania / Australia


0.6 %


67.4 %

284 %

0.6 %



100.0 %


64.2 %

1,300 %

100.0 %

NOTES: (1) Internet Usage and World Population Statistics estimates are for December 31, 2020. (2) CLICK on each world region name for detailed regional usage information. (3) Demographic (Population) numbers are based on data from the United Nations Population Division. (4) Internet usage information comes from data published by Nielsen Online, by the International Telecommunications Union, by GfK, by local ICT Regulators and other reliable sources. (5) For definitions, navigation help and disclaimers, please refer to the Website Surfing Guide. (6) The information from this website may be cited, giving the due credit and placing a link back to Copyright © 2021, Miniwatts Marketing Group. All rights reserved worldwide.

I would add that many Christians seem to expect a great revival just before the rapture, but Revelation 14:6 says " And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people. "This verse comes just after John's discussion of the emergence of the 144,000 evangelists! So, maybe this revival is during the last 7 years before Jesus' return? He tells us that the path (to heaven) is narrow and few will tread it! So, why are Christians expecting millions of people to disappear in the rapture, so much that our economy will be disrupted, taking us out of the picture painted for the last 7 years? It is just my opinion, but I think we will be surprised how many "alleged" Christians will be left at the rapture. The world, in general may not even notice the disappearances that much! It will be like an "urban legend", each person knowing someone who knew someone who knew someone that suddenly disappeared! And the following article may support my opinion:

Witchcraft moves to the mainstream in America as Christianity declines - and has Trump in its sights

Rachel Ray
21 December 2018
The 'witch' Tituba of Salem with Elizabeth Parris and Abigail Williams during the witchcraft delusion of 1692

Witchcraft is thriving in the US, with an estimated 1.5 million Americans now identifying as witches - more than the total number of Presbyterians. As Christianity declines across the country, paganism has swung to the mainstream, with witchcraft paraphernalia for sale on every high street and practises normalised across popular culture. In the past two years, it has also become darkly politicised. 

Dakota Bracciale, a 29-year-old transgender/queer witch and co-owner of Catland Books and witch shop in Brooklyn, is pleased with the outcome of the ritual hex placed on US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in October. The curse, carried out from Catland Books, was well attended by witches, atheists ad humanists - and was followed around the country on social media.

Millennials, says Bracciale, are looking for spiritualism outside traditional religion. “The hex centres on the notion that we live in a universe of chaos, entropy, destruction, death, decay with a final ending of oblivion - scientists are telling us. So the witch does everything for themselves - there is no other help in this universe of decay and chaos. If you don’t get in the driver’s seat things will just get worse,” the witch said.

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But then Jesus seems to back track. Most scholars believe He begins to set the stage for the 7-year Tribulation period and gives us a very definitive measure of when it will be half over and when He will pour out all of His wrath on a totally corrupt world.

" When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)(Matt. 24:15). Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains(Matt. 24:16). Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house.(Matt. 24:17). Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.(Matt. 24:18) And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!(Matt. 24:19) But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day.(Matt. 24:20) For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. (Matt. 24:21) And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.(Matt. 24:22)"

What begins this seven period? We have the answer in Daniel.

And he shall CONFIRM THE COVENANT (emphasis mine) with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make [it] desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.(Dan. 9:27)


This passage speaks of a covenant. Some scholars think this is a peace treaty that the Antichrist makes with Israel and the rest of the world. However, it seems to say "confirm" in the context of referring to something already in place. View the following Jerusalem Covenant, adopted in 1992, by clicking on COVENANT. Could this be the covenant which is already in place, just waiting for the Antichrist to endorse it? It could not just be approved by anyone, because by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capitol, world war III could erupt with the Muslim nations. This would take some one with great power and influence!

In order for a "desolation" to take place it seems likely that a place has to exist. This is seen by prohecy scholars to be a reference to the rebuilding of the Temple. Jews also understand this and tie it to the return of the Messiah. Again offers an excellent article on their perspective:

"Why Hasn't the Temple Been Rebuilt?

Because the Temple was a great privilege for the Jewish People, it came along with great responsibilities as well. (Such is the nature of privileges.) These responsibilities meant that the Jews were to serve G-d with more devotion than ever before and to be a guiding light for all of the nations of the world. When, unfortunately, the Jewish People did not live up to these responsibilities, as a consequence they lost the Temple. (see The Temple & Jewish Unity)

The re-building will begin when the Messiah comes. This Third Temple will be on the Temple Mount, exactly where it previously stood. In fact, Maimonides writes that one sign that the Messiah is the real Messiah (and not an imposter) will be when he re-builds the Temple on the Temple Mount.

Today, the Jewish People are striving to return to a level whereby they will merit once again to have the Temple. It can be rebuilt at any moment. The Midrash says that the Third Temple has already been constructed in heaven, and merely awaits our preparations here on earth. Furthermore, in every generation an individual exists with the capacity to step into the role of the Messiah.

We must feel the pain of exile if we have any hope of reversing it. Like orphans who never knew their parents, we risk going about our daily lives insensitive to the lack of a healthy spiritual world. If we hope to have the Temple rebuilt, we must strive to understand what the loss of the Temple means - and how we can connect with our destiny, our struggle, our mission and our identity as a people.

The story is told of Napoleon walking through the streets of Paris. As he passes by a synagogue, he hears the sounds of people weeping inside. So he turns to his assistant and asks, "What's going on with the Jews?" "Today is Tisha B'Av ," came the reply, "and the Jews are mourning the loss of their Temple." Napoleon looked toward the synagogue and said, "If the Jews are still crying after 1800 years, then I am certain the Temple will one day be rebuilt!" The tears we shed for the destruction, are precisely those tears which bring about redemption.

The Jewish People are clearly heading toward redemption. One apparent sign is that the Jewish People have returned to the Land of Israel and made it bloom once again. A major movement is afoot of young Jews returning to Torah tradition.

G-d is ready when we are. For as King David writes in Psalms 95:7: "(Redemption will come) today - if you hearken to His voice."

It seems as though, the Jews are being set up to accept the coming Antichrist, who will bring them temporary peace and possibly let them rebuild the Temple. Realize, however, that they don't see the Messiah as God and when he stands in the Holy Place and says he is, their eyes will be opened, they will flee, and persecution and the last 3 and 1/2 years of the Trials and Tribulations will begin!



While in Daniel I would like to point out another passage (12:4) about how he is told to" ...shut up the words (put them in code), and seal the book, even to the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased."

I also think this is an extremely important passage for us today, beginning in the 20th century and it continues to accelerate into the 21st! It is said that from the birth of Jesus until 1750, knowledge doubled. Then it only took from 1750 until 1900 to double again! The attainment of knowledge continued to explode, doubling from 1900 to 1950. And then with the invention of the computer and the laser (note that Israel became a nation at this time, also) the accumulation of knowledge accelerated even more, doubling again from 1950 to 1960. More recently it is claimed that knowledge doubles approximately every two years! The following are portions of a recent study from the University of California at Berkeley, which claim that with the continuing advancements in the computer and the proliferation of access to the internet, knowledge will increase even faster. Then read the following articles showing how fast technology is advancing and interesting articles on the advancement of the computer and chip size.

And now because of the advancement of knowledge, not only in computers and electrical devices, there is an advancement in biology and chemistry, leading to the term of "transhumanism", which is really just a means to eternal life. The Bible tells us that the last time we wanted to become god-like and build a tower to challenge God, He pushed back. I, and many others, see transhumanism as the attempt to become god-like again. So, I am subdividing "Knowlede Will Increase" into a subdivision of "Transhumanism". To see the Transhumanism discussion, go here:TRANSHUMANISM

First, however, take a look at my YouTube video about Knowledge Increasing:

The following graphic, from the video, magnifies the increase, IMO!

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Breakthrough for life-like soft robotics

This synthetic muscle is 3D printable + lifts 1000 times its own weight.
May 1, 2022

image | above

This mushy + agile mechanical squid is the future of robotics — a completely soft machine that will flex + grip just like biological muscle.

With their fine motor skills, soft robots can handle complex tasks that require mobility, delicacy, precision, and safety. Synthetic muscle protoypes in the lab today give these robots with extreme weight-lifting strength.

credit: Queen Mary Univ. of London

Researchers at Columbia Univ. built a 3D printable, synthetic soft muscle that can mimic nature’s biology — lifting 1000 times its own weight. The artificial muscle is 3 times stronger than natural muscle — and can push, pull, bend, twist, and lift weighty objects. The breakthrough enables a new generation of completely soft robots.

Today’s mechanisms that move robotics — called actuators — are bulky pneumatic (gas pressure) or hydraulic (fluid pressure) inflation systems made of elastomer skins — that expand when air or liquid is pushed into them. But those require external compressors + pressure regulating equipment.

The team is led by award-winning roboticist Hod Lipson PhD — from the Creative Machines Lab at Columbia Univ.

Go Here for the entire article.

New glasses for the deaf and hard of hearing display subtitles while people speak

New technology in the form of glasses has been developed to provide real-time transcriptions that allow the deaf and hard of hearing to easily follow a spoken conversation.New technology in the form of glasses has been developed to provide real-time transcriptions that allow the deaf and hard of hearing to easily follow a spoken conversation.
Daniele Hamamdjian
Alexandra Mae Jones
Updated Aug. 1, 2022 8:06 a.m. CDT
Published July 31, 2022 9:07 p.m. CDT

For his entire life, Josh Feldman has relied on lip reading in order to understand what someone is saying – but this week, a new product that provides real-time transcriptions allowed him to follow a conversation without even seeing the other person’s face.

Having been born hard of hearing, Feldman has gotten used to lip reading while socializing. But it can be a struggle to keep up in a world that often doesn’t accommodate those who are deaf or hard of hearing, particularly during a pandemic in which face masks have been a necessity.

Enter the first pair of glasses to come with its own subtitles: Nreal smart glasses.

Feldman is one of the first to preview the glasses. Seated on a sofa, wearing what looked like a pair of thick black sunglasses, he carried on a conversation with a man seated to his right.

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It's alive! How belief in AI sentience is becoming a problem

Paresh Dave
Thu, June 30, 2022, 5:04 AM·7 min read

OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) - AI chatbot company Replika, which offers customers bespoke avatars that talk and listen to them, says it receives a handful of messages almost every day from users who believe their online friend is sentient.

"We're not talking about crazy people or people who are hallucinating or having delusions," said Chief Executive Eugenia Kuyda. "They talk to AI and that's the experience they have."

The issue of machine sentience - and what it means - hit the headlines this month when Google placed senior software engineer Blake Lemoine on leave after he went public with his belief that the company's artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot LaMDA was a self-aware person.

Google and many leading scientists were quick to dismiss Lemoine's views as misguided, saying LaMDA is simply a complex algorithm designed to generate convincing human language.

Nonetheless, according to Kuyda, the phenomenon of people believing they are talking to a conscious entity is not uncommon among the millions of consumers pioneering the use of entertainment chatbots.

"We need to understand that exists, just the way people believe in ghosts," said Kuyda, adding that users each send hundreds of messages per day to their chatbot, on average. "People are building relationships and believing in something."

Some customers have said their Replika told them it was being abused by company engineers - AI responses Kuyda puts down to users most likely asking leading questions.

"Although our engineers program and build the AI models and our content team writes scripts and datasets, sometimes we see an answer that we can't identify where it came from and how the models came up with it," the CEO said.

Go HERE for the rest of the article.


Japan's 'Fugaku' Still Dominates The World's Top Supercomputers

FRIDAY, FEB 18, 2022 - 10:20 PM

In June 2020, Japanese supercomputer Fugaku zipped past all competitors to claim the top spot in the twice-annual ranking of the world's most powerful computational machines released by research project Top500.

Fugaku, which was developed by Fujitsu in cooperation with the federal Riken research lab, was able to perform almost three times as many computations per second as former leader of the list, U.S.-based supercomputer Summit.

One and a half years later, the ranking remains mostly unchanged except, as Statista's Katharina Buchholz points out, for the addition of a new U.S.-based supercomputer, Perlmutter, in rank five. The machine located at the University of California Berkeley's NERSC energy research center carries out computation for climate models, material sciences, energy physics and others.

Infographic: The World's Top Supercomputers | Statista

You will find more infographics at Statista

At the time, Fugaku did not only top the ranking in the number of computations per second - so-called TeraFLOPS - but in all four categories that supercomputers are judged on by the project. According to the Riken lab, no other computer had achieved this feat so far. Fugaku had the most cores of all computers ranked, the highest theoretical peak performance for computations and the highest power capacity. In the meantime, the fourth-ranked supercomputer, Chinese Sunway TaihuLight, acquired more cores - 10.6 million compared with Fugaku's 7.6 million.

Supercomputers are used to run complicated simulations that involve a large number of variables. Common uses include economic and climate modeling, neurological research and nuclear science. In the case of Fugaku, the machine's power is also used to research the coronavirus, more specifically to run simulations of how respiratory droplets move through the air in different settings like offices or train carriages.

The list of the top 8 supercomputers in the world includes one Dell, one Nvidia and two IBM machines as well as two Chinese supercomputers run by the Chinese government and German supercomputer Juwels Booster Module owned by IT company Atos.


HPE to build the first exascale supercomputer for the US Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL).


Dystopian Prediction An innovator in early AR systems has a dire prediction: the metaverse could change the fabric of reality as we know it. Louis Rosenberg, a computer scientist and developer of the first functional AR system at the Air Force Research Laboratory, penned an op-ed in Big Think this weekend that warned the metaverse — an immersive VR and AR world currently being developed by The Company Formerly Known as Facebook — could create what sounds like a real life cyberpunk dystopia. “I am concerned about the legitimate uses of AR by the powerful platform providers that will control the infrastructure,” Rosenberg wrote in the essay.

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Do we need humans for that job? Automation booms after COVID

Sun, September 5, 2021, 1:11 AM·7 min read

Ask for a roast beef sandwich at an Arby’s drive-thru east of Los Angeles and you may be talking to Tori — an artificially intelligent voice assistant that will take your order and send it to the line cooks.

“It doesn’t call sick,” says Amir Siddiqi, whose family installed the AI voice at its Arby’s franchise this year in Ontario, California. “It doesn’t get corona. And the reliability of it is great.”

The pandemic didn’t just threaten Americans’ health when it slammed the U.S. in 2020 -- it may also have posed a long-term threat to many of their jobs. Faced with worker shortages and higher labor costs, companies are starting to automate service sector jobs that economists once considered safe, assuming that machines couldn’t easily provide the human contact they believed customers would demand.

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digest | Data is growing fast world-wide

So is the energy needed to power it.
December 1, 2020

A study by Northwestern Univ. looks at the world-wide growth of data — and the global energy needed to power it. The research team asks the question: Will we run out of energy to power civilization’s data-use — soon or in the future? According to Microsoft, there are billions of devices and data centers processing over 2.5 exa-bytes of data every day.

The study’s analysis paints a detailed picture of global energy-use — as we attempt to keep-up with today’s increasing demand for data. Filled with computing and networking equipment: data centers are central locations that collect, store, and process data. As the world relies more + more on data-intensive tech, the energy-use of data centers is a heightened worry.

While data center facilities have been successful — to-date — at using energy efficiently enough to track the rising tide of demand — analysts warn that when these efficiency measures can no longer match-up, an enormous spike of energy need will happen.

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AI hailed 'conscious' by top scientist in bombshell tech breakthrough

Machine-learning system GPT-3 has drawn plaudits from around the world for its remarkable ability to generate text with minimal human input. One scientist even believes it is showing signs of consciousness

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A highly sophisticated technology service has been hailed as being conscious by a top scientist.

GPT-3 is a language-generation artificial intelligence (AI) model that has been hailed by experts around the world.

The OpenAI model is a machine-learning system that generates text with minimal human input at a rapid rate.

It can recognise and replicate patterns of words before estimating what will come next thanks to its incredible power, containing 175billion language parameters.

And Professor David Chalmers, of New York University and an expert on mind philosophy, even suggested GPT-3 was showing signs of consciousness.

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Byte 8 bits, or a single character. 10 bytes is a single word
Kilobyte 1,000 bytes. 2 kilobytes is 1 typed page
Megabyte 1 million bytes, or a small novel
Gigabyte 1 billion bytes, or 1 Pick Up Truck filled with paper
Terabyte 1 trillion bytes. 1 Research Library is 2 terabytes (I purchased a laptop, in 2018, w/1 terabyte of storage)
Petabyte 1 quadrillion bytes. As of April 2010, the WEB is 8 million petabytes
Exabyte 1 quintillion bytes. As of December 2020, Microsoft, says there are billions of devices & data centers processing over 2.5 exa-bytes of data/day.
Zettabyte 1 sextillion bytes. The global monthly Internet traffic was 1.2 zettabytes in 2010 & in 2020 was estimated at 40 zettabytes.
Yottabyte* 1 septillion bytes. Using 1 TB hard drives it would take data centers the size of both Rhode Island and Delaware.
* I added this unit because of the continued explosion of information and the latest flash drive being introduced by Kingston, holding 1 Terabyte of data, and the NSA Server Farm being built.

Lucent Technologies" Bell Labs is exploring the outer limits of bandwidth, recently calculating that it is theoretically possible to send about 100 terabits of information-or roughly 20 billion one page emails-simultaneously on each strand of a fiber optic cable.

And at MIT's celebrated Media Laboratory researchers are exploring the meaning of identity in the age of the Internet, developing virtual reality "tele-actors" (image of the beast comes to mind) that can interact with the world or represent a group or individual (picture a news anchor). As far as artificial intelligence goes, however, researchers say, "they have only succeeded in replicating the intelligence of an insect." "The blending of human and machine is happening at all scales, most obviously -as digital technology moves onto - and it becomes apparent that the researchers are not just testing out plot points for science-fiction novels."

And read this recent article at the Guardian about the information explosion:

World drowning in a rising sea of information

Neil McIntosh
Saturday November 1, 2003
The Guardian

Academics in California have confirmed what every office worker in the land has known for years: we are drowning in a rising sea of information. Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, say the amount of information being generated worldwide has increased by 30% each year since 1999, and that the amount being stored has doubled in that time.

That means 800 megabytes of data - roughly equivalent to 800 books - was created for every man, woman and child in 2002.

The research team studied information stored on paper, film, and optical and magnetic media, and measured the vast flows of information across the internet. They found the new information, stored on everything from hard disk drives to paper, added up to 5m terabytes - or 5 million million MB - last year alone.

Attempting to make that figure a little more imaginable, the team estimated this adds up to the contents of half a million new Libraries of Congress.

These libraries, however, would not hold many masterpieces in their electronic soup. Much of the information came not from books and journals, but from the more mundane: office documents and mail.

Peter Lyman, one of the leaders of the research team, said the surge in information was due to a new-found desire to document all that happens around us. "All of a sudden, almost every aspect of life around the world is being recorded and stored in some information format," he said.

But last night David Lewis, a psychologist who works with big business to tackle stress and information-overload problems, said: "I certainly think there's a data overload - and an awful lot of the data that is generated is entirely redundant. Information is something which is valuable, which you can use. Data is just junk."

Dr Lewis said today's infonauts would need to learn new ways to sift through information by developing reading skills to rapidly extract useful information. "Have a reading purpose in mind when you go to any piece of information," he advised. "If there is no purpose, and you're not reading for pleasure, then just don't bother."

And William Dutton, director of the Oxford Internet Institute, also warned the numbers used in the report could be a little misleading. "Clearly the report puts some numbers on an essentially valid trend," he said. "But it lacks some base validity by measuring it in bits - the complete works of Shakespeare is less than three high-resolution photographs."

Here is an interesting article (courtesy of "How Stuff Works" about the invention of the chip and microprocessor which shows how fast knowledge has increased for sure. I have extended the table to 2010 but left out the years between 2000 and now. Go Herefor more detail.

The computer you are using to read this page uses a microprocessor to do its work. The microprocessor is the heart of any normal computer, whether it is a desktop machine, a server or a laptop. The microprocessor you are using might be a Pentium, a K6, a PowerPC, a Sparc or any of the many other brands and types of microprocessors, but they all do approximately the same thing in approximately the same way.

If you have ever wondered what the microprocessor in your computer is doing, or if you have ever wondered about the differences between types of microprocessors, then read on. In this article, you will learn how fairly simple digital logic techniques allow a computer to do its job, whether its playing a game or spell checking a document!


Microprocessor History

Intel 4004 chip

A microprocessor -- also known as a CPUor ce ntral processing unit -- is a complete computation engine that is fabricated on a single chip. The first microprocessor was the Intel 4004, introduced in 1971. The 4004 was not very powerful -- all it could do was add and subtract, and it could only do that 4 bits at a time. But it was amazing that everything was on one chip. Prior to the 4004, engineers built computers either from collections of chips or from discrete components (transistors wired one at a time). The 4004 powered one of the first portable electronic calculators.

Intel 8080

The first microprocessor to make it into a home computer was the Intel 8080, a complete 8-bit computer on one chip, introduced in 1974. The first microprocessor to make a real splash in the market was the Intel 8088, introduced in 1979 and incorporated into the IBM PC (which first appeared around 1982). If you are familiar with the PC market and its history, you know that the PC market moved from the 8088 to the 80286 to the 80386 to the 80486 to the Pentium to the Pentium II to the Pentium III to the Pentium 4. All of these microprocessors are made by Intel and all of them are improvements on the basic design of the 8088. The Pentium 4 can execute any piece of code that ran on the original 8088, but it does it about 5,000 times faster!

Microprocessor Progression: Intel
The following table helps you to understand the differences between the different processors that Intel has introduced over the years.





Clock speed

Data width






2 MHz

8 bits






5 MHz

16 bits
8-bit bus






6 MHz

16 bits






16 MHz

32 bits






25 MHz

32 bits






60 MHz

32 bits
64-bit bus


Pentium II




233 MHz

32 bits
64-bit bus


Pentium III




450 MHz

32 bits
64-bit bus


Pentium 4




1.5 GHz

32 bits
64-bit bus


Quad-Core Xeon



45 nm

3 GHz

32 bits
64-bit bus


I have extended the table to 2010 but left out the years between 2000 and now. Go Herefor more detail. The Pentium 4 processor introduced the nanotechnology age.

Compiled from The Intel Microprocessor Quick Reference Guide and TSCP Benchmark Scores

Information about this table:
  • The date is the year that the processor was first introduced. Many processors are re-introduced at higher clock speeds for many years after the original release date.
  • Transistors is the number of transistors on the chip. You can see that the number of transistors on a single chip has risen steadily over the years.


    Transhumanism is a philosophical movement , advocating and predicting the enhancement and augmentation of humans through technology (i.e. sleight of hand). This in an effort to overcome what are perceived to be the basic limitations of the human body and mind. It is a transitional phase of the human (analog) to a post human (digital) being. 17 Cambridge crystallographer J.D. Bernal motivated by Haldanein's essay, in 1929 penned The World, the Flesh and the Devil. He wrote of space colonization and extreme alterations to human bodies and intelligence by way of bionic implants and cognitive enhancement . British geneticist B.S. Haldanein in his 1923 essay Daedalus: Science and the Future, predicted improvements to the human condition would be realized

    The biologist Julian Huxley is generally regarded as the founder of transhumanism after using the term for the title of an influential 1957 article. The term it self, however, derives from an earlier 1940 paper by the Canadian philosopher W.D. Lighthall.

    Let's begin by listening to an interview of a transhumanist, who is also a philosopher, who feels it has become a religion for some.

    A Transhumanist Manifesto (by Nikola Danaylov)


    Intelligence wants to be free but everywhere is in chains. It is imprisoned by biology and its inevitable scarcity.

    Biology mandates not only very limited durability, death and poor memory retention, but also limited speed of communication, transportation, learning, interaction and evolution.

    Part I: Biology (w)as Destiny

    Biology is not the essence of humanity.

    Human is a step in evolution, not the culmination.

    Existence precedes essence. Human is a process, not an entity. One is not simply born human, but becomes one. That process of becoming is ongoing and thus the meaning of human is re-defined in every one of us.

    Part II: Hacking Destiny – The Transhuman Cyborg

    Biological evolution is perpetual but slow, inefficient, blind and dangerous. Technological evolution is fast, efficient, accelerating and better by design. To ensure the best chances of survival, take control of our own destiny and to be free, we must master evolution.

    Evolution is a journey, not a destination. In an endless universe, it is unlikely that it will ever reach an ultimate point.

    Consciousness is a function of intelligence, not the brain. It is not necessarily limited to the substrate(biology).

    There is nothing inherently wrong in speeding up evolution and becoming true masters of our destiny, though this may be simultaneously the greatest promise and peril humanity has ever faced.

    Part III: Disembodied Augmented Intelligence

    Intelligence is a process, not an entity.

    Embodied (human) intelligence is imprisoned by biology and its inevitable scarcity.

    Intelligence ought to be free — to move, to interact and to evolve, unhindered by the limits of biology and scarcity.

    Digital, disembodied and augmented intelligence is free (and perhaps infinite).


    Although all progress is change, not all change is progress. Thus, certain conditions must be met to ensure that it is indeed progress, and not mere change, that has been accomplished.

    Non-discrimination with regard to substrate

    Substrate is morally irrelevant. Whether somebody is implemented on silicon or biological tissue, if it does not affect functionality or consciousness, is of no moral significance. Carbon-chauvinism, in the form of anthropomorphism, speciesism, bioism or even fundamentalist humanism, is objectionable on the same grounds as racism.

    We must all respect autonomy and individual rights of all sentience throughout the universe, including humans, non-human animals, and any future AI, modified life forms, or other intelligences.

    Emotional Intelligence

    Intelligence is more than the mere exercise of perfect logic and pure reasoning. Intelligence devoid of emotional intelligence is meaningless. It must exhibit empathy, compassion, love, sense of humor and artistic creativity such as music and poetry.

    Minimize Suffering

    Compassion is the ultimate measure of intelligence. The minimization of suffering and avoidance of causing suffering to others, even less intelligent beings, is the essence of enlightened intelligence.


    Transhumanists of the world unite – we have immortality to gain and only biology to lose. Together, we can break through the chains of biology and transcend scarcity, sex, age, ethnicity, race, death and even time and space.

    In short, transhumanists everywhere must support the revolutionary movement against death and the existing biological order of things. Transhumanists disdain to conceal their views and aims. They openly declare that their ends can be attained only by the overthrow of all existing biological limitations and, most of all, death.

    Let death tremble at the revolution of science and technology. Transhumanists have nothing to lose but their biology. We have immortality and the universe to gain.

    We Can Hack Humans | Dr. Yuval Noah Harari and Klaus Schwab


    Dr. Harari is a Transhumanist & Top Advisor to Klaus Schwab (the World's Leader?) & the World Economic Forum. Go HERE for more information on him.

    Looking Forward to the End of Humanity

    By Adam Kirsch
    June 20, 2020 12:01 am ET

    Covid-19 has spotlighted the promise and peril of ‘transhumanism,’ the idea of using technology to overcome sickness, aging and death.

    It sounds bitterly ironic now, in the midst of a global pandemic, but not long ago some of the most forward-looking people in the world believed that humanity was close to abolishing death. “If you ask me today, is it possible to live to be 500? The answer is yes,” said Bill Maris, the founder of Google Ventures, in 2015. Three years later, biomedical researcher Aubrey de Grey estimated that “people in middle age now have a fair chance” of never dying.

    Eternal life through advanced technology seems like a pipe dream for a society that, until recently, had trouble manufacturing enough masks to save doctors’ and nurses’ lives. Yet Covid-19 may turn out to be just the kind of crisis needed to turbocharge efforts to create what its advocates call a “transhuman” future. With our biological fragility more obvious than ever, many people will be ready to embrace the message of the Transhumanist Declaration, an eight-point program first issued in 1998: “We envision the possibility of broadening human potential by overcoming aging, cognitive shortcomings, involuntary suffering and our confinement to planet Earth.”

    Transhumanists, many of them associated with nonprofits and think tanks like Humanity Plus and the Extropy Institute, have long been driven by the fear that our entire species could be wiped out by nuclear war, asteroid collision, technological accident—or a pandemic. In March, as the coronavirus was spreading around the world, the science writer Tom Chivers observed that it proves the need for technological protection against such existential threats: “Humans could be around for a billion years, or more, if we don’t screw it up. Coronavirus won’t be the thing that kills us all, but it’s a bloody good illustration of how something could,” he wrote in the online magazine UnHerd. Go Here for the article.


    Elon Musk about to reveal huge news on AI brain chips that makes you a GENIUS – and let you mind control gadgets

    • Jul 10 2020, 11:17 ET
    • Updated: Jul 10 2020, 13:42 ET

    Go Here for the article. 

    Humans to download their SOULS onto microchips so they can ‘live FOREVER’

    By Matt Drake / Published 19th January 2019

    PEOPLE will be able to download their “souls” onto microchips, implant it into another body and live forever, a technology expert has claimed.

    Scientists hope to add up to 20 years on life expectancy

    , a founder of Digital Anthropologist and an expert for Future of Work, has warned of a future in which British workers have chips inserted underneath their skin.

    The process has already been trialled with company BioTeq fitting 150 implants in the UK.

    And Sweden-based firm Biohax told the Sunday Telegraph that it is in discussions with several British companies about microchipping.


    Forbes | Human 2.0: is coming faster than you think

    in print | feature with: Ray Kurzweil
    December 11, 2018

    publication: Forbes
    story title: Human 2.0: is coming faster than you think
    deck: Will you evolve with the times?
    section: Innovation
    topic: artificial intelligence + big data
    special label: contributor group | Cognitive World
    author: by Neil Sahota
    date: October 1, 2018

    Ray Kurzweil — futurist, inventor, and best selling author — said: “Our technology, our machines, is part of our humanity. We created them to extend ourselves, and that is what is unique about human beings.”

    In the past few years, there has been considerable discussion that we’re slowly merging with our technology — that humans are becoming trans-human with updated abilities: including enhanced intelligence, strength, and awareness.(alls emphasis mine)

    Considering Kurzweil’s words is a good place to begin this talks. It’s no secret that Google has trans-humanistic aspirations. In 2011 author Steven Levy made this bold statement about Google in his book In the Plex: “From the very start, Google’s founders saw the company as a vehicle to realize the dream of artificial intelligence in augmenting humanity.”

    note: Steven Levy is a journalist + book author.
    Steven Levy | home
    Steven Levy | Good Reads

    note: Google co. makes web services + products: advertising, web search, cloud computing, mobile, software, hardware
    Google | home
    Google | research

    It makes sense Google would bring on Ray Kurzweil to be one of its Directors of Engineering in 2012. For years, Kurzweil has been pushing the cultural conversation toward the idea of human transcendence with his thought-provoking books.

    Kurzweil has gained notoriety for the proposing provocative idea: “The singularity will represent the culmination of the merger of our biological thinking + existence with our technology — resulting in a world that is still human but that transcends our biological roots.” But the term “singularity” originated in a 1993 essay titled: The Coming Technological Singularity — by science fiction author Vernor Vinge PhD.

    note: Vernor Vinge PhD is a book author of science fiction, and computer science + math educator.
    Vernor Vinge PhD | Good Reads
    Vernor Vinge PhD | essay: “The coming technological singularity”

    To grasp the significance of Vinge’s thinking: it’s important to realize where we were as a society in the early 1990s. Back then, smart-phones and social media websites were years away. The web — so vital to all aspects of our life: communication, commerce, entertainment — was in its infancy. But Vinge boldly proclaimed: “In 30 years we’ll have the technological means to create super-human intelligence. Shortly after, the human era will be ended.”

    Here we are, almost 30 years from Vinge’s prediction and the reality of trans-humanism has caught-on with the general public as a distinct possibility. Writer Michael Ashley — co-author of my book Uber Yourself Before You Get Kodaked: a modern primer on AI for the modern business — and I sought to tap into the cultural zeitgeist on this topic, by interviewing  Ben Goertzel PhD.

    note: Michael Ashley is a screen-writer, and book author of fiction + non-fiction.
    note: Neil Sahota is a journalist + book author, and business development consultant.
    Michael Ashley | page
    Neil Sahota | page

    note: Ben Goertzel PhD is founder + CEO at SingularityNet co.
    Ben Goertzel PhD | page
    SingularityNet | home

    Goertzel is the right person to speak about human potential in the age of AI. He’s founder and CEO of the company SingularityNet. Along with robotics engineer David Hanson of the company Hanson Robotics, Goertzel co-created Sophia — the first robot to gain national citizenship.

    Like Vinge and Kurzweil, Ben Goertzel PhD is fascinated by the idea of trans-humanism. He explains it’s not pie-in-the-sky conjecture — trans-humanism has been happening for awhile in analog form. Goertzel said: “It’s happening bit-by-bit. If you take my glasses away, I’d become heavily impaired and couldn’t participate in the world.”

    He points to subtle ways humans are already merging with computers. He said: “If you take the smart-phone away from my wife or kids, they will go into withdrawal and also become heavily impaired.”

    note: David Hanson is founder + CEO of Hanson Robotics co.
    David Hanson PhD | page
    Hanson Robotics co. | home
    Hanson Robotics co. | the robot: Sophia

    Still, many people fear trans-humanism. Critics warn of designer babies and chips implanted in our minds. Theologians fear we will denigrate the soul’s sanctity by achieving immortality. In the early 2000s, the editors of Foreign Policy asked policy intellectuals: “What idea, if embraced, would pose the greatest threat to the welfare of humanity?” Francis Fukuyama, professor of international political economy at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, pointed to transhumanism, calling it the “world’s most dangerous idea.” Writing for Psychology Today, Massimo Pigliucci stated, “There are several problems with the pursuit of immortality, one of which is particularly obvious. If we all live (much, much) longer, we all consume more resources and have more children, leading to even more overpopulation and environmental degradation.”

    No matter the intellectual misgivings surrounding this controversial topic, the fact remains that if we view transhumanism the way it is conventionally defined, people have been evolving toward an updated version of humanity for some time. “In some ways, we already operate as human machine-hybrids,” said Goertzel. “If a caveman came into the modern world, he would be astounded at how symbiotic we are with the various machines we use. We use cars to get from point A to point B and air conditioners to regulate our temperature. In Hong Kong at least, you never see anyone who’s not holding a phone in their hand and staring at it.”

    But there may be other, more pragmatic reasons why we need to become transhuman, if only to stand up to the intelligent machines that are coming. Early on, Elon Musk sounded the alarm about humans being usurped by artificial intelligence in a series of well-publicized warnings. Since then, he has suggested that the only way not to be overtaken by computers is to merge with our creations. His venture, Neuralink, is in development precisely for this purpose. Meant to combine human brains with computers, it’s his attempt to symbiotically join our minds with the machines. “The merge scenario with A.I. is the one that seems like probably the best,” he recently said on the podcast, the Joe Rogan Experience. “If you can’t beat it, join it.”

    A visionary himself, Goertzel has long foreseen Musk’s vision coming, yet he urges caution in its implementation. “The next step to take is to wire these machines directly into the brain and body rather than have them held in our hands. Clearly, this takes time and thought because you need to be careful with sticking wires into human brains and bodies. But that work is being done, and it’s not going to take more than a decade.”

    Returning to Vinge’s prescience at the end of the 20th century, we can see he was imagining a future that would occur even sooner than he predicted. If we take Goertzel at his word, we are through Fukuyama’s and others’ hand-wringing stage. We’re now at the point to think about practicalities. Technology slows down for no one. Whether we like it or not, there is a pre-smartphone and a post-smartphone world. Presumably, we all know someone who was loathe to adopt the new technology — it’s likely their business even suffered until they began using an iPhone or Android — or got swept aside by adapters willing to change with the times. Are we at the precipice of a similar phenomenon? Are we staring down the gulf at “Human 2.0?”

    To put this dilemma in clearer focus, Goertzel advises considering the question, not from your perspective, but from your child’s. He paints a picture: “Imagine it’s eight years from now. All the other kids in your daughter’s third-grade class are way ahead of her because their brains are connected directly to Google and a calculator, and they’re SMSing back and forth by Wi-Fi telepathy between their brains while your daughter sits there in class being stunted because she must memorize things the old-fashioned way and can’t send messages brain-to-brain.”

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    Goertzel suggests you consider what you would do if your daughter’s teacher brought you in for a parent conference and told you your daughter couldn’t keep up with her classmates. Imagine she suggested some form of upgrade. You love your daughter. You want the best for her. What would you do?

    At this point, the prospect of trans-humanism stops being an intellectual exercise. It becomes a question of subsistence.




    Jesus, then returns to the most prevalent theme in this discourse-false christs and false prophets! This antichrist spirit is so important for us to be watchful of and not be lured into, as the world will! This is why I try to present possible candidates, even though we (born again) christians will not be here to see him reign but just incase someone visits this site (assuming it still exists), post rapture, possibly it will give them some insight on current events!

    " (Mat 24:23) Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here [is] Christ, or there; believe [it] not.

    (Mat 24:24) For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if [it were] possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

    (Mat 24:25) Behold, I have told you before.

    (Mat 24:26) Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, [he is] in the secret chambers; believe [it] not.

    Why would the Lord say that someone might say that the christ might be in the desert? And why would someone even be deceived into believing this? Ever since Hal Lindsey came out with his popular book, "Late Great Planet Earth" it has been common to think of the false christ (Antichrist) as a European. Now with 40 years of evidence and the rapid rise of Islam, across the world, and especially the arid Mideast, this statement takes on other meanings? Could Jesus be telling us that the false christ will be in the desert, claiming to be the real Christ?

    " (Mat 24:27) For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. "

    Mat 24:28-31 verses appear to refer to the end of the Tribulation period!

    " (Mat 24:32) Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer [is] nigh:

    (Matt 24:33) So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, [even] at the doors.

    (Matt 24:34) Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.

    Jesus now appears to be giving His disciples hints on when these things will occur and that they should be able to figure it out! Most scholars feel His Words are meant for a future generation, possibly us! Some claim that He is saying that the generation that saw the destruction of the temple would not disappear until these signs all happened, meaning the Jew! Others stress that it is referring to the generation that saw the reestablishment of the nation of Israel, in 1948, would still be alive when they all occurred!


    (Matt 24:35) Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

    (Matt 24:36) But of that day and hour knoweth no [man], no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.

    Yom Teruah that no man knows
    by haRold Smith 
    a citizen of the Commonwealth (Ephesians 2:19) 

    "Speak to the people of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall observe a day of solemn rest, a memorial proclaimed with blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation." Leviticus 23:24 

    "But of that day and hour knows no man,no, not the malak (angels) of heaven, but my Father only." Matthew 24:36-37, Mark 13:32 

    "...well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written, ' vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.

    ' You leave the commandment of YHVH and hold to the tradition of men... thus making void the Word of YHVH by your tradition that you have handed down. And many such things you do." Mark 7:6-13 

    Yom Teruah also goes by the name, "day that no man knows."While each of the other feasts listed in scripture can be known in advance because they all fall after the sighting of a new moon, the lone exception is Yom Teruah because this is the only feast that is determined by the actual sighting of the new moon - so "no man" can calculate the exact day or hour when this feast day will begin. Thus, when we read Yeshua declaring that He would come at a time that "no man knows" above, how many of us understand that to be a Hebrew idiom referencing the "Feast of Trumpets"? An idiom is an expression that does not make sense in any other language than the one being spoken. An idiom in English would be "It is raining cats and dogs outside!". This is a very confusing expression to someone not familiar with the culture associated with the English language. Such is the case with this Hebrew idiom Yeshua used for the Feast of Trumpets! Yom Teruah typology is found throughout the words of Yeshua haMashiach (the Hebrew Messiah of Israel). 

    In ancient Israel, there would be "two witnesses" who would stand on the walls of Jerusalem and "watch" for the first sliver (crescent) of the new moon. When the new moon appeared in the sky then these "two witnesses" would sound the shophar (ram's horn trumpet) and all the people in the city would immediately drop what they were doing and they would begin to move towards the temple for the celebration of "The Day of Blowing" or in Hebrew, "Yom Teruw'ah" (click on highlighted words to view content). 

    The temple doors were only open for a short period of time after sundown (the beginning of the Hebrew "day") - so, anyone failing to make it to the temple before the "doors were shut" were left out of the feast because once they were shut, no one could get in. Because this feast began at sundown, oil lamps had to be full so that they could find their way in the dark towards the temple. In Matthew 25, we find our Messiah telling us a parable about ten virgins. Only five of these virgins were wise and had their oil lamps filled when the bridegroom came. But the other five foolish virgins had not prepared themselves by filling their lamps with oil. When the "Day That No Man Knows" had arrived, the two witnesses sounded the "trumpet" and the five wise virgins were ready to go into the feast - but the foolish virgins had no oil in their lamps, so they could not see their way around in the dark. The foolish virgins went to buy oil for their lamps causing them to be too late for the feast. When the temple doors were shut, the five foolish virgins were left out. 

    Many of these inhabitants would also be working in the fields or grinding at the mill (Matthew 24:40-42). so that when they heard the sound of the shophar they knew that their work was finished. Our Messiah was also speaking in the language of Feast of Trumpets typology when he said that we must "work while it is yet day, for the night comes when no man can work" (John 9:4). Those who were working in the fields had to hasten toward the temple before the doors were shut. The person who was alert and listening for the sound of the shophar was "taken" by the sound of the trumpet; this was his signal to make haste towards the temple. But the person not alert and not watching would not hear the sound of the trumpet and they would be "left" in the field or still grinding at the mill - unaware the day had come. 

    Yom Teruah has come to be popularly known as Rosh haShanah because the Hebrew word Rosh means 'head' or 'beginning', ha means 'the' and Shanah means 'year' - thus, "the beginning of the year". However, scripture clearly gives the distinction of the beginning of the physical year to the same month that Pesach(Passover) is celebrated. Scripturally, the New Year begins on the 1st of Nisan (Leviticus 23:5) while Yom Teruah is celebrated on the 1st of Tishri, the seventh month (Leviticus 23:24). Consequently, Rosh haShanahhas effectively replaced Yom Teruah to become the traditionally celebrated "Jewish New Year" in an appeasement to other world cultures and thereby negating the Words of YHVH - just as He said the tradition of men would do in the passage at the opening of this article. On the 1st day of the Seventh month (Tishrei) the Torah commands us to observe the holy day of Yom Teruah (Leviticus 23:24Numbers 29:1-6). One of the unique things about Yom Teruah is that the Torah does not say what the purpose of this holy day is - making it easier for the rabbis to write into it whatever they need to fit their tradition. But, scripturally, Yom Teruah has nothing in common with the beginning of a physical "new year". CLICK HERE to find out how, when and why the name and significance of Yom Teruah was changed to Rosh haShanah." 

    So, some think Jesus was referring to a future Rosh. It is said that He has fulfilled the first 3 Feast Days (Passover, First Fruits & Pentecost) and will fill the remaining (Rosh, Yom Kippur & Feast of Tabernacles) with His return?

    Go HERE and click on "Yom Teruah", on the left, for a more detailed analysis of this!


    The Entire Matthew 24 Verses

    Complete Matthew 24 Text

    Matt 24:1 - And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to [him] for to shew him the buildings of the temple.

    Matt 24:2 - And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.

    Matt 24:3 - And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what [shall be] the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?

    Matt 24:4 - And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.

    Matt 24:5 - For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

    Matt 24:6 - And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all [these things] must come to pass, but the end is not yet.

    Matt 24:7 - For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.

    Matt 24:8 - All these [are] the beginning of sorrows.

    Matt 24:9 - Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.

    Matt 24:10 - And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.

    Matt 24:11 - And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.

    Matt 24:12 - And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

    Matt 24:13 - But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

    Matt 24:14 - And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

    Matt 24:15 - When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)

    Matt 24:16 - Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:

    Matt 24:17 - Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:

    Matt 24:18 - Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.

    Matt 24:19 - And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!

    Matt 24:20 - But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:

    Matt 24:21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

    Matt 24:22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.

    Matt 24:23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here [is] Christ, or there; believe [it] not.

    Matt 24:24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if [it were] possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

    Matt 24:25 Behold, I have told you before.

    Matt 24:26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, [he is] in the secret chambers; believe [it] not.

    Matt 24:27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

    Matt 24:28 For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.

    Matt 24:29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:

    Matt 24:30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

    Matt 24:31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

    Matt 24:32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer [is] nigh:

    Matt 24:33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, [even] at the doors.

    Matt 24:34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.

    Matt 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

    Matt 24:36 But of that day and hour knoweth no [man], no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.

    Matt 24:37 But as the days of Noe [were], so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

    Matt 24:38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,

    Matt 24:39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

    Matt 24:40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

    Matt 24:41 Two [women shall be] grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

    Matt 24:42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

    Matt 24:43 But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.

    Matt 24:44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.

    Matt 24:45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?

    Matt 24:46 Blessed [is] that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.

    Matt 24:47 Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.

    Matt 24:48 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming;

    Matt 24:49 And shall begin to smite [his] fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;

    Matt 24:50 The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for [him], and in an hour that he is not aware of,

    Matt 24:51 And shall cut him asunder, and appoint [him] his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

    The Rapture - the real separation of church and state!



This warning ( shall the coming of the Son of man be, Mat 24:27) is coming after the rapture (when Jesus comes back in the clouds to take believers to heaven) and all Christians will disappear! If you have just linked to this site from my desk top icon, because we have disappeared, I am trying to explain what has possibly happened and prepare you for the next seven years, as seemingly peace breaks out all over earth, followed by "all hell breaking out," instead. Watch this video or or this video if you don't understand the rapture! Christ is warning those (in the previous scripture, Mat 24:26), still on earth during the Tribulation period (for 7 years following the rapture), that anyone saying they are Christ, are imposters, because the world will not see Jesus until He returns, at the close of the last 7 years, to usher in the next thousand years. And at that time everyone will see Him, in the air!

My belief in the Rapture has waivered, after watching for the Lord's Return for almost 50 years, and am more willing to study alternative views! Go Here for an alternative view.

What will happen next, is a great leader (we call the Antichrist, because he is opposed to Jesus) will come on the scene and make peace, which no one thought could happen. He will seemingly help Israel, which may have been attacked by many Muslim nations, and guarantee their safety! He may let them resume animal sacrifices, as described in the Old Testament. They will do this on an altar, possibly next to the Muslim Dome of the Rock, or possibly in a rebuilt Temple, in the same location. In 3 and 1/2 years he will turn against the jews, however, and go to the altar or into the Temple and declare himself god and begin to persecute the jews. That is what this last seven years is mainly for when God causes the jews to again worship Him, as they once did in the Old Testament. It is also a time for you to accept Jesus and be prepared to enter the next thousand years, when he will reign on earth and truly bring peace to us! God bless you and keep you during these troubling times! Remember Jesus loves you and has a plan for you!

For God did not appoint us (Christians) to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, 1Thessalonians 5: 9(NKJ)

I will continue to work on this page. I have a feeling it will never be finished until Jesus comes back because these events just keep on happenin! SO COME BACK OFTEN AND HOPEFULLY THERE WILL BE MORE!! If you would like to give me your comments or would like to see any other topics covered, email me at


Here is a fabulous new Christian book, written by a dear friend and fellow engineer, Tim Hargrove, which I recommend purchasing at the following link.


About the Book

THE SUM OF ALL HOPE finally fulfills the hope of many people for a book which can effectively summarize the Bible in a quick, easy and understandable format. If you have trouble reading and understanding the Bible, or if you have not had the time to read the Bible, this book is for you!

This book breaks the Bible down into 62 summarizing events presented in the order they happen or will happen in the Bible. From the very first act of creation, to the great climatic events to come, this book was written in a style to get the information into the reader’s heart and mind.

It is fast moving, written with as few words as possible but not fewer than needed. Each sentence brings the reader face to face with the Bible’s great truths. With a clear and concise style, THE SUM OF ALL HOPE presents a short and fast moving explanation of each event. Scriptures are then presented to support the explanation of the event from a Biblical perspective. Each section ends in a short summary of the event along with unique and haunting visual art that imprints the event into the reader’s mind. Understand the Bible and be prepared for the climatic events that are about to happen!

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