Commentary on world events that relate to Bible prophecy and on Rapture Ready issues world events.

Sep 5, 2011

The Liberal Media Pulling Strings

I have always maintained that the liberal media is Satan's most effective tool for guiding and controlling society. It is the flesh and bone of spiritual forces that seek to guide and corrupt our society. In the past few years, the liberal media seems to have become more active in fulfilling the will of its master.

It is almost pointless to try to combat the social and political ills unless you take into consideration the liberal media. It has the power to set the rules. By putting its thumb on the scale, it can determine the winner of most public debates.

The finger of blame is rarely ever pointed at the liberal media for society's ills. This is because the press is in charge of fixing the blame. Letting the liberal media decide if it’s partly to blame for our country's moral decline is like putting tobacco companies in charge of finding out what causes lung cancer.

The liberal media is so powerful I would say the seats of power aren’t in Washington D.C. and the state capitals. The real power is in the media headquarters of New York and Hollywood. The enemy doesn't get a law passed that supports homosexuals by directly convincing politicians that it’s a good thing to have. The devil uses the liberal media to make society tolerant of the gay lifestyle, and the political process is just a reflection of the change.

One of the best examples of how the liberal media influences politics is the presidency of Obama. Back in 2008, the press was in ecstasy over Obama’s speaking skills. They couldn't decide if he was the reincarnation of Churchill, FDR, or Jesus Christ. Three years later, the Great Orator has turned into an absolute disaster. While Obama was still running for office, I knew that he would be a poor leader by the fact that he was indecisive, voting "present" nearly 130 times as state senator.

The liberal media also has the power to weed out candidates it doesn't like. Ron Paul is the best example for the 2012 presidential race. Last month, Ron Paul came in second in the Iowa straw poll. The press totally ignored him. CNN even joked on air about how worthless it would be to get footage of Paul making a speech. The liberal media is blocking his candidacy because he wants to abolish the Federal Reserve and limit the power of the government.

The liberal media's most cunning work is in the area of moral decay. It can blend its agenda (rat poison) into network programming, and most people can't even tell they are being fed liberal propaganda. Recently, I was flipping though channels, and I came across a show on the Food Network that was about the making of cakes. The cake I saw had two women on it, and I quickly realized it was for two lesbians who were planning on getting hitched. Since less than 1 percent of marriages involve same-sex couples, it was obvious that the producers of the show had chosen to use their time slot to present gay marriage as something normal.

Last week, ABC selected Chaz Bono to be part of the new season of Dancing with the Stars. Bono is the only child of entertainers Sonny and Cher. Being the daughter of celebrities doesn't mean you are a star. The fact that Chaz is now a dude is all the qualification he/she needs to hit the dance floor. Carson Kressley, another contestant, is openly gay--so maybe ABC is having a "queer and freak" theme for the new lineup. You would think the purpose of the show would be to seek out the best and most famous dancers. ABC is obviously following some other criteria.

The most diabolical role the liberal media plays is in the war against our civil liberties. During the past few years, the government has been relentlessly encroaching on our freedoms, all in the name of public safety. The press has simply looked the other way while Big Brother takes over. It should be obvious to any fool that there is something wrong about TSA agents molesting people at the airport. Since the liberal media never raised a stink about this new security measure, people have resigned themselves to think it's okay.

The liberal media will be a major player in end-time events. When the Antichrist finally does come to power, the press will be tripping over itself to report his every word.

The liberal media's final act will be to broadcast the hatred of the Jews and nonconforming Christians. Even today, these two groups are constantly reported about with a negative bias. As we draw closer to the Tribulation, the negative media coverage will only increase.

-- Todd

The Jerusalem Obsession

A perhaps not-so-shocking, but certainly attention-getting, news item points to the ugly head of anti-Semitism arising in not-so-jolly old England these days. The stark growth of Israel and Jew-hating is front and center in the person of the kin of a prominent British leader you will recognize.

Laura Booth, sister-in-law of Quartet envoy Tony Blair, has called on "Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt liberate Al-Quds [Jerusalem]." The former British prime minister’s family member has previously sailed illegally to Gaza on a flotilla boat…During last week’s demonstration, Booth went on another rant against Israel. "We say here today to you, Israel , we see your crimes and we loathe your crimes. And to us your nation does not exist, because it is a criminal injustice against humanity. We want to see Lebanon , Jordan and Egypt go to the borders and stop this now. Liberate Al Quds! March to Al Quds!" ("Blair’s Sister-in-Law Incites Muslims to ‘Liberate’ Jerusalem," http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/147264#.TlukeV3h98F)

Current issues and events that look to be harbingers of the biblically prophesied apocalypse bombard this generation of earth’s inhabitants. Jesus’ Olivet Discourse prophecies, foretelling things to come in the time of “great tribulation,” seem to leap from news reports that are becoming so routine that they no longer shock. No signal is more prophetically significant than present circumstances involving the city where Jesus was crucified nearly twenty centuries ago.

Jerusalem is at the center of satanic rage, and the rage is bursting forth at the center of supposedly civilized Europe, where Islam is in the process of taking over. This is as the Old and New Testament prophets said it will be just before Christ returns to a planet that is home to a world of rebels against God. That rebellion is scheduled, the prophets forewarn, to culminate in history’s final and most destructive war. Armageddon will be triggered because of both Satan and fallen mankind’s determination to install themselves upon the single spot on earth dearest to the heart of God.

MMt. Moriah sits at the southern end of the ancient city, crested by a golden dome that represents 1.5 billion people whose religion demands of its adherents blood-vowed opposition to God’s chosen nation, Israel. This is the place God picked to have His temple on earth constructed. It is the precise location where the Third Temple will sit–the Temple that will be desecrated by Antichrist, earth’s last and most beastly tyrant.

Even more importantly, the Temple Mount will be the home of Christ’s Millennial Temple. Moriah, then to be known as Zion, will be supernaturally elevated by the tremendous topographical changes caused when the Lord’s foot touches the Mount of Olives at His return.

Diplomats of the world have, for the past four decades, engaged in effort after effort to bring stability to the region, at whose heart the city of Jerusalem sits. We remember the many ettings to and from Washington D.C., Jerusalem, and other capitals of the Mideast. From Henry Kissinger, Zbigniew Brzezinski, James Baker, Madeleine Albright, Colin Powell, and Condoleezza Rice to, now, Hillary Clinton and even Barack Obama--America’s secretaries of state and a most strangely assertive president have burned mega-gallons of jet fuel in trying to find the formula for peace that would defuse the Armageddon bomb.

All of that diplomatic shuffling is mere prelude to the fretting that is about to take place over this, the most important, thus most volatile, city on planet earth. Zechariah the prophet foretold the end-time anxiety that we believe is, observably, now on the precipice of gripping the international community.

The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, saith the LORD, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth The spirit of man within him. Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem. And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it. (Zechariah 12:1-3)

There is good reason for the building anxiety. Israel’s terrorist-sponsoring neighbors to the north strive mightily to develop nuclear bombs and missiles that will deliver them. No one doubts in which direction these missiles will be pointed should Iran be successful in producing such weapons of mass destruction. Israel’s one, common declaration amidst all of the political infighting remains the core of its defense. “Never again!”

The following summary of atrocities to the Jewish race presents compelling evidence why “Never Again!” must be their passionate declaration, backed by nuclear strength.

Due to [Israel’s] disobedience the Jews have suffered terribly.

They were ruled by Rome in Christ's day but rebelled in A.D. 70 and 250,000 were killed. They rebelled again in A.D. 135 and again Rome smashed them, killing even more and scattering them throughout the empire. Since then they have been bitterly persecuted. Forcibly expelled from England in 1290 and from France 1306. In 1298 more than 100,000 were killed in Europe. From 1648 to 1658 some 400,000 were massacred. From 1939-45 Hitler's Nazis killed more than 4 million… In its history Egyptian pharaohs, Assyrian kings, Babylonian rulers, Persian satraps, Greek Hellenists, Roman Caesars, Holy Roman emperors, Roman Catholic pontiffs, Medieval monarchs, Christian crusaders, Spanish inquisitors, Nazi dictators, Communist commissars, Arab sheiks and United Nation delegates have all turned against the Jew yet they still survive. (Charles L. Monk, "A Look at Bible Covenants and Their Meanings," posted 2/22/03, Sugar Land Bible Church, Category: Bible Study, COVENANTS – 1987)

The Jewish people of Israel collectively declare they will never again let themselves be enslaved within regimes that want them erased from the earth. Never again will they allow the genocide they have suffered through the centuries. Their national vow is backed by the ominous “Samson Option.” This last-ditch military imperative is not lost on the leaders of the international community, which is headed by the G-8 nations.

These leaders of this enlightened age might not believe the Bible is the word of God, but, they know the story of Samson and what happened when he was finally put in a predicament in which he could no longer be free. The world’s diplomats–at least those of the western world—have no doubt that the Israeli Defense Force will bring the house down around them, if it comes to that as Israel’s only viable option. The international community –once termed “the new world order”-- has developed a systemic neurosis involving the bleak outlook for the future of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The “Roadmap to Peace” seems to be the nerves-soothing therapeutic course of action upon which the powers-that-be have chosen to eliminate the possibility of nuclear conflict being triggered over earth’s most coveted city.

World leaders are obsessed with Jerusalem. They consider Jerusalem the trigger to Armageddon; they will do whatever it takes to diffuse that trigger.