Ides Of March Part IV: As the Crow Flies

Cynthia Nuara

What’s with all the crows?  Their numbers are on the rise and moving closer to more populated areas.  The American crow is highly susceptible to the North American strain of West Nile virus.  So why has their population increased so dramatically all of a sudden.  From mid-February to the end of March I noticed larger flocks than ever before, and everyone I mentioned this to said the same thing.  I’ll have more to say about this shortly. 

But anyway, they seem to have finally gone off in pairs for the nesting season.  Mind you, I don’t dislike crows.  As a matter of fact, crows show remarkable intelligence.  Anatomically, birds have relatively large brains compared to their head size.  Derogatory terms such as “bird brains” have been used colloquially in some cultures; however, such perceptions are no longer considered scientifically valid.

Mar. 5, 2013 “Thousands of Crows Invade University of Washington”

Feb. 5, 2013  “Crows Invade Springfield”

Jan. 7, 2013  “Winter Brings Thousands Of Crows To Minnesota”

Oct. 12, 2012 “Crows, Crows Everywhere!”

Feb. 14, 2012 “Birds Invade:  Thousands Of Crows Descend On Pennsylvania College Town”

Scientists speculate that crows are moving closer to more populated areas because they’ve found them to be an increased source of food and to have less predators.  If only mankind knew where the best food for the soul is to be found – in the true Word of God.  If you don’t know God’s Word, Satan is the predator who won’t have to work very hard at capturing you.  He deceives the whole world through the occult, false religion, false education, and through a social system that seeks immoral pleasure rather than God.  God has given us all the evidence we need to know the truth, so those who reject Him are foolish without excuse.

Romans 1: 18-22  “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools…”

2 Peter 1:16 “For we have not followed cunningly devised fables when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of His Majesty.”

Why We Can Trust The Bible

How We Can Know The Bible Is The Word Of God

Can / Should we interpret the Bible as literal?

What Does It Mean That The Bible Is God-Breathed?

We could definitely learn a lesson from the birds.  Let’s explore more about them, keeping in mind how they follow the intuition God has given them. If only mankind, whom he cares for even more, would do the same. 

Luke 12:24  “Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap, which have neither storehouse nor barn; and God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds?”

Over 90% of birds are known to mate for life.  Geese are known to be especially fastidious when it comes to loyalty and family values.  Both parents share the responsibility of protecting and caring for the young.  Older, experienced geese have been known to take goslings away from inattentive parents and raise them with their own.  The original parents will stay back and follow the group, but not be allowed to take their goslings back.  Black vultures have been known to attack others who are caught cheating on their mates.  Bald eagles soar much higher than the country they symbolize, when it comes to maintaining relationships.  They typically mate for life. 

It’s obvious how badly humans have failed in this area.  I realize there are cases in which divorce is certainly justified, such as instances of domestic abuse.

Birds protect their unborn.  40-50 million human babies in the womb are killed by abortions each year worldwide.  Over 95 percent of the abortions performed today involve women who simply do not want to have a baby. Less than 5 percent of abortions are for the reasons of rape, incest, or the mother's health at risk.  For those who have had an abortion and later regretted it, remember that the sin of abortion is no less forgivable than any other sin. Through faith in Christ, all sins can be forgiven. 

Here’s what the bible says about unborn babies.

Jeremiah 1:5  “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you.  Before you were born I set you apart…”

Psalm 139: 13-16  “For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb… My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven… Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.” 

It always amazes me when I see migrating birds flying in formation.  Studies of several species have shown that a true V-shaped echelon is, in fact, less common than a J formation is. This helps them conserve energy as they fly through the air currents and helps facilitate orientation and communication.

I like to think of it as the birds proclaiming all over the world “Victory in Jesus.”

1 Corinthians 15:57  “But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Geese are particularly vocal.  You can hear their unmistakable communication with each other as they’re flying overhead.  When the leader or one of the geese towards the front gets tired and needs to fall back in the formation, another takes over.  When one gets wounded or sick and falls from the sky, it is not abandoned.  Two others fly down with the injured goose and stay with it and guard it, until it is healed or has died.   Too often I’ve heard people say that, when they are dealing with a serious problem/illness, friends tend to fall away.  

Matthew 25: 37-40   “Then the righteous will answer Him, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You something to drink? And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You? When did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’”

Many bird populations migrate long distances along a “flyway.”  They know the path to follow as they migrate through the season’s change.  The bible warns mankind to follow the narrow way, but many do not.

Matthew 7:13  “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it.”

Most birds migrate in flocks with other birds of their same kind.  “Birds of a feather flock together.”  In earlier centuries the more common phrase was “Birds of feather will fly together.” 


2 Timothy 3:5  “…holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these.”

2 Corinthians 11: 13-15  “For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ.  No wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. Therefore it is not surprising if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness, whose end will be according to their deeds.”

There are so-called Christian pastors and organizations leading their flocks in a “no fly zone” where God is concerned.  They are perverting the Gospel of Christ and heading right smack into the one-world false religious system of the last days.  They are worshipping and praying with those from non-Christian religions, putting their bibles together on the pulpit to compare similarities, saying we all worship the same God, and that all paths lead to God - which can’t be farther from the truth.  You will hear these pastors tout the deceptively nice-sounding word “tolerance.”  The Bible is clear that we are to avoid participating in non-Christian religious ceremonies.

2 Corinthians 6:14  “Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness?  And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever?  And what agreement has the temple of God with idols?  For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said:  “I will dwell in them and walk among them.  I will be their God, and they shall be My people. Therefore “Come out from among them and be separate,” says the Lord.  “Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you. I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters,” says the Lord Almighty”.

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How to Spot The Emergent Church

The Purpose“Porpoise” Driven Life

What is Chrislam?

The Danger of Chrislam



Ø      1 John 2:23 “Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father either;”

Ø      John 14:6 “Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”                       

Ø      Acts 4:11-12  “This (Jesus Christ) is the ‘stone which was rejected by you builders, which has become the chief cornerstone.’  Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

Ø      Isaiah 53



As Christians we are to “reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with great patience and instruction.”  That can be a hard thing to do, especially when it comes to Muslims because of the terrorists.  But we have to remember that they’re not all terrorists.  Righteous anger is understandable, but doing things like burning the Qur’an only endangers the lives of Christian missionaries in Muslim countries because of the Muslim extremists.  I was listening to a speaker tonight who has been a missionary for many years in Muslim countries.  He said that more Muslims are coming to Christ now than at any other time in modern history.  Satan would love for Christians to stop witnessing to them, because that means more souls lost.

Righteous Anger (Ephesians 4:26-27)

2 Timothy 4: 1-8  “I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing and His kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires, and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths. But you, be sober in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.”

1 Peter 5:8–9  "Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world."

Quote from Dr. Harry Ironside (1876-1951), a godly fundamentalist author and teacher for many years:  “Truth mixed with error is equivalent to all error, except that it is more innocent looking and, therefore, more dangerous.  Exposing error is most unpopular work. But from every true standpoint it is worthwhile work. To our Savior, it means that He receives from us, His blood-bought ones, the loyalty that is His due.”

Exposing Error: Is It Worthwhile?

False Prophets:  God’s Word is Not Their Guide

Replacement Theology Leads to Replacement Reality



Matthew 15: 8-9  ‘These people draw near to Me with their mouth, and honor Me with their lips,

but their heart is far from Me.  And in vain they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.”

Tidal Wave of Apostasy

Apostasy in the Church

Flashes of Falling Away

What Is Apostasy And How Can I Recognize It?

What’s Happening With the World Council of Churches?

Where Are the Champions of the Faith? By Todd Strandberg of Rapture Ready

The End Times Are Screaming at Us

Galatians 1: 8-12  “But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to what we have preached to you, he is to be accursed!  As we have said before, so I say again now, if any man is preaching to you a gospel contrary to what you received, he is to be accursed!  For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God?  Or am I striving to please men?  If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ.  For I would have you know, brethren, that the gospel which was preached by me is not according to man. For I neither received it from man, nor was I taught it, but I received it through a revelation of Jesus Christ.”



Certain flocks claim to be Christian or compatible with Christianity, but they deny the Holy Trinity.  They don’t believe that Jesus is the Son of God and God in the flesh.  They make false claims about who God and Jesus are.  Their false prophets make up their own testaments, distorting the Word of God.  Before I list some of these cults, I’d like to first point out what God’s Word says about the Holy Trinity.


Ø      1 John 5:7 " For there are three that bear record in heaven, the FATHER, the WORD, and the HOLY GHOST: and THESE THREE ARE ONE."

Ø      Revelation 1:8  “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,” says the Lord, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”

Ø      John 1:1 "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."

Ø      John 1:14 - "And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth."

Ø      John 8:58 - "Jesus said to them, 'Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am.’”

Ø      John 10:30  "I and My Father are one."

Ø      Col. 2:9 - "For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form."

Ø      Heb. 1:8 - "But of the Son He says, "Thy throne, O God, is forever and ever, and the righteous scepter is the scepter of His kingdom."

Ø      John 20:28  “And Thomas answered and said to Him (Jesus), “My Lord and my God!”

Ø      Phil. 2:5-8 - "Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.  Therefore also God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those who are in heaven, and on earth, and under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."

Definition of a Cult

The Cults and What They Believe About Jesus

Revelation 22: 18-19  “For I (Jesus) testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book;  And if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.”

God said, “These prophets prophesy lies in My Name.  I have not sent them.” Jeremiah 14:4; Jeremiah 23: 21-22; Jeremiah 27:15.

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What is Gnosticism?

Are Mormons Christians?

How should Christians view the Book of Mormon?

What Every Latter-day Saint Should Know:  Occult Symbols Explained

Are the Teachings of the Jehovah’s Witnesses "Christian"?

Is the Jehovah’s Witnesses New World Translation a valid version of the Bible?

2 John 1: 7-11  “For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. This is the deceiver and the antichrist. Watch yourselves that you do not lose what we have accomplished, but that you may receive a full reward. Anyone who goes too far and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God; the one who abides in the teaching, he has both the Father and the Son. If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house, and do not give him a greeting (welcome or blessing); for the one who gives him a greeting participates in his evil deeds.”

As Christians, our hope and prayer must be that people involved in the cults will see through the lies and will be drawn to the truth of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ alone, who is God in the flesh - not a lesser god, not Michael the Archangel, not Lucifer’s brother, etc.  If they knock at our door, wanting to bring us their teaching, we can choose to witness to them at the door only if we are equipped to do so.  If not, leave them alone.  Matthew 15:14   Let them alone; they are blind guides of the blind. And if a blind man guides a blind man, both will fall into a pit.” Never invite them in for a bible study.  Rather than welcome these false teachers or give them our blessing, we could say something like, “I pray that you will be drawn to the true Gospel of Christ.”  


James 5:12  “But above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath; but your yes is to be yes, and your no, no, so that you may not fall under judgment.”

I’ve already discussed the secretive Jesuits and their agenda in part III.  As most of you know, the Masons are considered to be a secret society as well.  There are those in the Masons who are supposedly Christians, but it is estimated that 97% of them don’t know what Masonry is really all about.  Here is an excerpt from the testimony of a former worshipful master, Duane Washum:

“…I was following false teachings of an organization where something called the Great Architect of the Universe is prayed to.  GAOTU, as he is called, is not the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, but rather some sort of a composite "deity" that Moslems, Buddhists and other non-Christians are equally comfortable praying to. He (the Lord) began showing me that instead of receiving the Truth of His Holy Word, I was receiving skillfully, sometimes not so skillfully, crafted distortions of it.”

Ex-Masons for Jesus

What is Free Masonry and what do Free Masons believe?

Initiation Rite of Masonry

Who are the Shriners?

What is the Illuminati conspiracy?


When birds see danger ahead, they warn other birds about it.  One researcher who studies birds, particularly geese, has noted that geese can sleep with one eye open, and one eye shut, so they can watch for predators.

Jesus said in Matthew 7: 15-16, “Beware of false prophets which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.  By their fruits you will know them.”

Titus 1: 10a-11, 16a  “For there are many rebellious men, empty talkers and deceivers… who must be silenced because they are upsetting whole families, teaching things they should not teach for the sake of sordid gain… They profess to know God, but by their deeds they deny Him…”

Seed Faith Ministries: Their Greed; Your Seed

You’ve Probably Never Heard Of This Man

Heresy Hunters

Seed Faith:  Is it Heresy?

2 Timothy 4:3-4  “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires,  and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths.”


Possibility Thinking

Arrogance and the Love Yourself Gospel

Is The Word Of Faith Movement Biblical?

The Word of Faith Prosperity Gospel

Romans 1:25  “They traded the truth about God for a lie. So they worshiped and served the things God created instead of the Creator himself..”

The False Green Movement

The Green Religion

What Does “New Age” Mean?

The New Age Movement




These links may surprise some of you, but false is false despite any good intentions.  Only God’s Truth can set you free.


New Bible Yanks 'Father,' Jesus As 'Son Of God'

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False God of The Shack Is A.A.'s Higher Power

Is Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) a Christian program?



Deuteronomy 10b-12a  “And do not let your people practice fortune-telling, or use sorcery, or interpret omens, or engage in witchcraft, or cast spells, or function as mediums or psychics, or call forth the spirits of the dead. Anyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord.”

What is the Occult?

The Occult—What Does The Bible Say About It?

What Is The Christian View Of Psychics?

Is It Acceptable For A Christian To Visit A Psychic And To Study Astrology?

As Occult Fires Burn, Christianity Fades From Memory



1 Timothy 4:1 “But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons…”

What Is Dominion Theology / Theonomy / Christian Reconstructionism?

What Is Contemplative Prayer?

What Is Soaking Prayer?

What Is A Prayer Labyrinth? Are Prayer Labyrinths Biblical?

What Is Theosophy?

What Is Kingdom Now Teaching?

Should Christians Wear Tattoos?

The late Ron Graham, respected writer for Rapture Ready, said,

{“We must look, listen, and be aware of false teachings even in our own Churches. This great falling away that is spoken of by Paul the Apostle in 2 Timothy  is no longer silently creeping into our congregations but is now roaring in like a lion.”  He also quoted from an article in a newsletter titled Lighthouse Trails at

“There are two ground swelling, pervasive movements steeped in occultism, and mysticism happening here in the U.S. and abroad. They go by terms such as New Age, and the Emergent Church, or the Emerging Church. Its leaders are young, energetic, men and women who profess to know Christ, but who are in actuality leading millions away from the cross through mysticism and contemplative spirituality.”

Graham went on to say, “God gave us everything we needed when we became born again. We don’t need this new mysticism, or any spirit guides to guide us into an ultimate closeness with our Lord Jesus. As a matter of fact, if we open our minds and allow a spirit guide to direct us it will more than likely be a demon that we will be allowing to enter our minds and be our guide. I can guarantee you that that demon isn’t going to lead you to Jesus Christ, but he will lead you to Hell if you allow him a place in your mind.

Other false teachings that lead to this same end time’s apostasy of the Church are works doctrines that get added in by some misinformed individuals to help with your salvation. It is an abomination to God to add anything to what He accomplished on the cross. If your Church organization tells you that you must be baptized to be saved, this is a falsehood. Baptism is very important, but it isn’t a salvation issue. Also, if you are told you must stand before the congregation and confess your sins right there in public for you to be saved, this too is a falsehood. The only One you need to confess your sins to is God Almighty. Some mainstream denominations claim you must speak in tongues to be born again. This too is a false doctrine. Nowhere in the Bible are we told that only by speaking in tongues can we be saved, nowhere. How can we, being human, do anything to physically facilitate our own salvation? We can’t. Jesus Christ paid it all. Jesus being our perfect God willingly died on that cross at Calvary to pay in full the payment required for the complete elimination of our sin. All we need to do to obtain God’s free gift of salvation is accept the Gospel of Jesus Christ as truth, repent of our sins, ask Jesus to come into our lives, and start living for Him… We must be very careful; always reading and studying the word of God so we can be a discerning Christian. This way we won’t be swept along by these false teachings like so many nowadays.”}

Ron Graham’s Article:  Led Astray

One subject Graham touches on concerns women as pastors.  In Rapture Ready’s frequently asked questions section, this controversial subject is also addressed.  “Paul, under inspiration of the Holy Spirit, laid down the principle of the man, not the woman, having authority in Church matters.  In Old Testament times, there are accounts of women taking over because the men were too weak in character to do the job. In those cases, God seemed content, even pleased, with their positions of authority.  However, the general principle--when all things are as they should be--is that the man should be the leader of the church.”

I agree with everything our God-breathed, Holy Spirit-inspired bible says.  I’m not a pastor and don’t have any aspirations to be one. I’m just doing what God called us all to do – be witnesses for Christ.  In these last days, however, just like in the Old Testament Times, it’s obvious that a lot of male pastors are weak in character.  If ever there was a time for a bible-adhering woman who feels called by God to step up and take over that role, this would be it. 



The one-world false religious system will become a home for fowls during the tribulation

Jude 1: 4 “For certain persons have crept in unnoticed, those who were long beforehand marked out for this condemnation, ungodly persons who turn the grace of our God into licentiousness and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.”

I discussed Mystery Babylon  in Ides part III; but I will briefly go over it here. 

Babylon was overthrown by Persia in 539 B.C., but the false religion survived in a “mystery form.”  Its destruction takes place as a result of the pouring forth of the seventh bowl of God’s wrath (Rev. 16:19+). The city is called “Babylon the Great” because - just like Babylon in ancient times - it has power and commercial splendor, and thinks of itself as great.  The bible tells us it was built on pride (Isaiah. 13:19; Jeremiah. 50:29; Daniel 4:30).  The bible tells us that all religions will be combined together into a false religious system during the tribulation that is centered in Rome.  Historical writings show “Babylon” was used as a code word for pagan Rome.

One World Religion:  How it is Coming Together?

Should A Christian Be Involved In The Ecumenical Movement?

Ecumenical Movement and the Great Harlot

About Mystery Babylon from Dave Hunt

Link For Those Who Missed Ides of March part III Regarding the Roman Catholic Church

Revelation 18:2   And he cried mightily with a loud voice, saying, “Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, for she has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird!  (See also Isaiah 34:11; Zephaniah 2:14). 

The reason for its total destruction is found in this verse. Revelation 18: 23b-24  “For by thy sorceries were all nations deceived. And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.” 

Revelation 18:4  "And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, "Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues."


If birds are flying high in the sky, there will probably be fair weather. (Falling air pressure caused by an imminent storm causes discomfort in birds' ears, so they fly low to alleviate it. Large numbers of birds roosting on power lines indicates swiftly falling air pressure.)  Seagulls tend to stop flying and take refuge at the coast if a storm is coming.  Animals, especially birds, get very quiet immediately before it rains.

Signs of the gathering storm are all around us that the bible warns of, but many refuse to see it.

Matthew 16: 2-3  “But He (Jesus) replied to them, “When it is evening, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.’ And in the morning, ‘There will be a storm today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ Do you know how to discern the appearance of the sky, but cannot discern the signs of the times?”



Crows and their raven cousins are omnivorous; they’ll eat almost anything.  They’ve been associated with the otherworld, war, and death, possibly because of their attendance on the battlefield.  For instance, the bible tells us that when the Russian-Arab coalition comes against Israel, they will end up on the menu for the vultures and other fowls of the air. 

I’d like to provide you with an excerpt from an article on the Rapture Ready website:

“Pathways to Armageddon and Beyond:  Chapter 7 - The Israeli Pathway.”

“When God delivered Israel from Egyptian slavery, the Israelites were forced to wander in the wilderness for 40 years due to their sin.  God provided them with manna and quail.  When the antichrist comes to power, Israel will be forced to flee to the mountains for 42 months.  Just as God stocked the wilderness pantry with quail to sustain the millions who fled Egypt, God seems to be preparing His menu for Israel's flight to the mountains.

The most amazing thing about the chukar partridges is that there are so many of them.  Wherever you go in the hilly regions of Israel you see them. ... The reason their numbers are surprising is that the late autumn to early spring hunting season is largely concentrated on this species.  In addition, at least 50 percent of their nests are destroyed by predators.  But despite this there are plenty of them about.

In the upcoming Gog-Magog War, birds of a different feather will not appear on the menu, but will be sitting at God's feasting table.  In Ezekiel 39:17-20 the invitation is issued to come and feast on the fallen invaders:

"And as for you, son of man, thus says the Lord God, 'Speak to every kind of bird and to every beast of the field, "Assemble and come, gather from all sides to My sacrificial meal which I am sacrificing for you, as a great sacrificial meal on the mountains of Israel, that you may eat flesh and drink blood."" 

In preparation for this great feast, God has been multiplying his invited guests.  Every spring and fall 15 million raptors -- birds of prey -- commute through Israel on their way to or from their homelands.

European buzzards migrating southeast meet up with flocks flying southwest from Afghanistan.  From Turkey and Russia rise eagles, falcons, jackdaws, and storks to join them -- nearly 300 species in all.  An estimated 15 million birds migrate annually from Europe and Asia south to Africa along a narrow land corridor -- Eretz Yisroel (land of Israel).  All this takes place in late September and early October.  Ezekiel 38 and 39 foretells the attack by Gog, King of Magog, and his allies upon the nation of Israel.  Ezekiel 39:4 tells us what is going to happen to this army.

“You shall fall upon the mountains of Israel, you and all your troops and the peoples who are with you; I will give you to birds of prey of every sort and to the beasts of the field to be devoured.”

How convenient of God to have some 15 million raptors fly over Israel every Sukkot [Feast of Tabernacles] ready for this tremendous feast predicted more than 2,300 years ago!”


Pathways To Armageddon, and Beyond


Might this also explain why we’re seeing an increase in the population of crows?  The majority of Americans claim to be of the Christian faith.  Regardless of how many true Christians there really are in America, when the rapture - “catching away” - occurs, there will be much devastation left behind:  unpiloted planes falling from the sky and unmanned vehicles on the road swerving out of control – not to mention the carnage of the wars and judgments that follow.  Those left behind will need some assistance to clean up the mess.  Those who manage to survive until Christ returns at the Battle of Armageddon, but have taken the mark of the beast, will have to “eat crow” (admit they were wrong) when they see the Son of Man coming in glory in the clouds.  But it will be too late for them.

STRANGER THAN FICTION:   Fowls and Flying Things: 

Pluto’s (Hades) Gate Discovery

Genetically Modified Crops and the Decline of Bee Colonies in North America

Our First Deity President

Again?!  The Latest in the Fly Saga

Thousands of Bees Swarm…?

What Has 132 Rooms and Flies?

Lord of the Flies?

Rose Garden Rodent Attends Speech (Video)



Researchers have discovered something very interesting about white-crowned sparrows.  Only those that live in cities have adapted by singing in a higher frequency.  They realized that if they sing too low their voices will not be heard.

The early church endured tremendous persecution and martyrdom in its efforts to spread the Gospel of Christ.  But despite the cruel tortures they endured, they would not let their voices be silenced.  We in these last days are told to do the same.

Matthew 10: 26-32  “Therefore do not fear them, for there is nothing concealed that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. What I tell you in the darkness, speak in the light; and what you hear whispered in your ear, proclaim upon the housetops. Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a cent? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows. Therefore everyone who confesses Me before men, I will also confess him before My Father who is in heaven.”


For whatever reason, many of us are like birds with broken wings.  But God chooses some of the most unlikely people to spread His Word.

1 Cor. 1:24-30 “…but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.   Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.  For consider your calling, brethren, that there were not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble;  but God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong, and the base things of the world and the despised God has chosen, the things that are not, so that He may nullify the things that are, so that no man may boast before God. But by His doing you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption.”

God’s people are not immune from bouts of despair.

Charles Spurgeon, a British Baptist preacher who died in 1892, is still known as the "Prince of Preachers."  After a tragedy in 1856, he suffered from depression for many years. He later said that he cried for no reason, but still his ministry went on.

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The Lord doesn’t promise we won’t have suffering in this life, but He will comfort us if we trust in Him. 

Jesus said to His disciples in John 16:33  “These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.”

Speaking of unlikely people, I’ve always been a Christian, but I’ve battled depression for many years.  But for the past 15 years, Satan has really amped up his attacks on me and my family.  About 2 ½ years ago it all became so overwhelming that I spent over a year curled up on the couch, paralyzed with depression.  I finally came to the realization that I had to wait on the Lord, who knows best, and to trust Him no matter what.  I finally started praying for the Lord to use me for His glory until the day of deliverance comes, be it in this life or the next.

I’ve gotten to know Pastor Dan Henning online, who is a very talented musician and vocalist.   He has a mechanical heart pump and is not a candidate for a heart transplant.  He’s been told he has a limited time left on this earth.  Though he is not without times of despair, he doesn’t give up.  He not only uses his talents in church but also spreads God’s Word elsewhere, where there are people who most need to hear the Gospel.  Pastor Dan plays the blues and spreads the Good News. 

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Dan Henning:  Batteries Included

Don’t give up.  Ask the Lord to strengthen you for the days ahead and to use you for His glory no matter what your situation may be.  To borrow a phrase from the song “Blackbird,” – ‘take those broken wings and learn to fly!’  Let us pray for each other in these last days as we witness for the Lord, when Satan is trying his hardest to make us lose faith. 

Romans 8:18  “I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.”


Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”



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Romans 3:23  “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;”


John 3:16  “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”

Ephesians 2: 4-9  “But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.  For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.”

Romans 10: 9-10  “If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.  For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”

Jesus said in John 14: 2-3  “In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you.  I go to prepare a place for you.  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.”



Ephesians 6:12  “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.  Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.  For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.  Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.  And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints (believers in Christ).


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(Read the touching story under this video of a man in Asia who was sent to prison for bringing bibles into the country, and how this song got him through what he had to endure while there).


Cynthia Nuara

April 12, 2013


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