And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
- “One of the mistakes that human beings make is believing that there is only one way to live,” she said. Instead, “there are many paths to what you call God.” – Oprah Winfrey.
- “I am the messiah and hold the secret of eternal life. It all came about quite suddenly. First I started meditating, then I learnt how to channel the “light”, and the more research I did – into Freemasonry, the Knights Templar, Kabbalah – the more convinced I became that I was the Christ.” – David Shayler.
And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
- U.S. Assembling Drone Bases in Africa, Arabian Peninsula September 21, 2011 Source: Washington Post: The Obama administration is assembling a constellation of secret drone bases for counterterrorism operations in the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula as part of a newly aggressive campaign to attack al-Qaeda affiliates in Somalia and Yemen, U.S. officials said.
- U.S. Is Quietly Getting Ready for Syria Without Assad. September 19, 2011 Source: New York Times: In coordination with Turkey, the United States has been exploring how to deal with the possibility of a civil war among Syria’s Alawite, Druse, Christian and Sunni sects, a conflict that could quickly ignite other tensions in an already volatile region.
For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
- Virginia earthquake rattles East Coast. August 23, 2011 Source: CNNonline. A strong earthquake in Virginia shut down a nearby nuclear power plant Tuesday afternoon and sent out seismic waves felt by millions from Georgia to northern New England. Three aftershocks were reported by Tuesday evening.No major injuries or extensive damage were reported after the 5.8-magnitude earthquake, which struck about 40 miles northwest of Richmond.
- East African Famine 2011 (Somalia). September 2011. Source: The New York Times. Much of the Horn of Africa, which includes Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Djibouti, was struck in the summer of 2011 by one of the worst droughts in 60 years. In Somalia, where a relentless conflict has depleted the country’s food supplies over decades, the drought hit with a particularly devastating impact. Tens of thousands of Somalis have died of malnutrition-related causes; three million Somalis are in urgent need of aid and more than 10 million are at risk. The United Nations declared a famine, using scientific criteria of death and malnutrition rates.
- Spraying to start today after virus detected in mosquitoes. September 21, 2011. Source: Sun Chronicle. The West Nile Virus has been detected in mosquito samples, the town board of health announced Tuesday. The virus is transmitted to humans by mosquito bites, and people older than 50 are considered particularly at risk for severe infection.The board said pre-emptive spraying will begin today, and that the board was working closely with the state Department of Public Health and other agencies.Symptoms can range from mild fever to more serious diseases, such as encephalitis or meningitis, but a majority of those infected will have no symptoms, according to the state health department.
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.
- California City Fines Couple for Holding Bible Study in Their Home. September 19, 2011. Source: http://www.theblaze.com. A southern California couple has been fined $300 dollars for holding Christian Bible study sessions in their home, and could face another $500 for each additional gathering. City officials in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. say Chuck and Stephanie Fromm are in violation of municipal code 9-3.301, which prohibits “religious, fraternal or non-profit” organizations in residential neighborhoods without a permit. Stephanie hosts a Wednesday Bible study that draws about 20 attendees, and Chuck holds a Sunday service that gets about 50. The Fromms appealed their citations but were denied and warned future sessions would carry heftier penalties.
- 5 months (& 600 arrests) later, Chinese church still defying Beijing. September 7, 2011. Source: sbcBaptistPress.org. On Aug. 28, five members of a house church in Fangshan, China, woke at 4 a.m. and traveled for two hours to a public square in Beijing in order to worship with members of the embattled Beijing Shouwang house church. Shouwang members have attempted to meet in the outdoor venue every Sunday since April 11, after government officials repeatedly denied them access to a permanent worship place. Church leaders prayerfully decided on this course of action as a means of forcing the government to resolve their dilemma.
- Pentecostal Pastor Shot Dead In Dagestan. July 16, 2010. Source: http://www.christianpersecution.info. The pastor of the largest Pentecostal church in Russia’s violent, mainly Muslim republic of Dagestan, has died after being shot in the head, in an apparent bid to intimidate converts from Islam, Christian rights activists and police said Friday, July 16. Artur Suleimanov, 49, himself a convert from Islam, was shot late Thursday, July 15, by a gunman who opened fire while the pastor got into a car outside his Hosanna House of Prayer Church in Dagestan’s capital, Makhachkala, explained Barnabas Fund, an advocacy group supporting Christians in predominantly Muslim nations.
- Boynton Beach, FL: Two ministers murdered on public sidewalk. February 6, 2010. Source: http://www.examiner.com. Sharing the word of God on the street is what brought two ministers to the man who killed them. Tite Sufra, 24, and Stephen Ocean, 23, were shot in the head and killed on January 30th. ago after meeting Jeriah Woody, 18.The two men witnessed to Woody for fifteen minutes when he (Woody) got a phone call and told the preachers he ‘had to go.’ As they walked away, Woody suddenly started walking back toward them. Sufra walked up to greet him and was killed with a shot gun blast at point blank range. When Ocean ran, he was shot in the back. After he fell, Woody shot him in the head execution style.
And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
But don’t be dismayed! Jesus also stated in verses 13-15:
But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
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.
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:)
Be encouraged. It is written.
A Pastor’s Wife. :)