Volume XXIX Issue IV April 2010
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The Greatest Deception!
“And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.”
“But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in you. I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.”
“And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, and prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.”
In this issue of the Last Trumpet Newsletter, we will once again examine the sad but true condition of our nation and the world. We will use the Word of God, which will reveal the spirits that are at work behind the current events as the world races to accept a grand deception and to believe a lie. We know that the purpose of Satan is to unite the entire world under the authority of a totalitarian dictator that the Bible calls the man of sin or son of perdition. Satan knows that the only way this can happen is through a grand deception. The man of sin must appear as a godlike answer man who will bring change to our troubled earth. Only the true and discerning Christians will see him for what he really is. The unregenerate and impenitent wicked people that fill the earth will never understand until it is too late.
The greatest deception began back in the Garden of Eden long ago, and Satan has been building on that deception ever since. Satan’s false promise to Eve was that she could have it both ways. She could be both good and evil simultaneously according to the great deceiver. That lie is the premise of every form of occultism. We are supposed to believe there are good witches and bad witches, two sides of the “force,” and so on. Our Saviour declared that when He came in his Father’s name, He was not received. He went on to say that if another would come in his own name, he would be received. This is a prophecy about the forthcoming Antichrist!
Our current President is a man who embraces all religions, and while trying to appear to be good, he continually embraces evil. Here let it be noted that I have been heavily criticized by mainstream “Christians” for exposing Obama for what he really is and for saying that he is not an American and that he holds the office of the President of the United States illegally. I have been told that I should be praying for him. I many times will pray the Psalms when I pray. There are some Psalms where you can actually pray the verses. Let the record show that I do pray Psalm 109:8 for Obama, which reads as follows: “Let his days be few; and let another take his office.” Have Americans forgotten that they have a right to redress and criticize a faulty government? If that is not the case, America has no right to exist because our founding fathers rebelled against the King of England. It is not only our right but also our duty to speak out and declare the truth!
The situation is critical at this time, and every indicator points to the fact that this present world is coming to an end. The Bible is proven true by the events of each day, and the vast majority of the people are completely oblivious to it. Very soon time will end and give way to eternity. Where will you be and what will you be doing when that last trumpet of God sounds? Are you ready to meet the Saviour? You can be at peace with Him right now by repenting and yielding your heart, soul, and mind to Him. He will receive and accept you. Do it now, before it is too late. If you contact us, we will help you to obey the entire Gospel. The Lord Jesus Christ will hear the simplest prayer if it is truly from the heart.
Leadership From Hell!
Governance in the United States is not what it once was. While it is true that there was trouble from the beginning, there was a time when character and honor were of primary importance. There was a time when the government listened to the voice of the people. After years of slowly and subtly brainwashing the people, dismantling their thinking apparatus, and desecrating the standards of morality, the conspirators in high places are now ready to move beyond socialism to totalitarianism. In fact, the entire world is being made ready to accept a one-world dictatorship.
On February 13th, 2010, the White House announced a new strategy against the people of the United States. White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel arrogantly stated the following: “We are reviewing a list of presidential executive orders and directives to get the job done across a front of issues.” (1) Anyone who has ever seen the complete list of existing executive orders, which are only to be used in a time of dire emergency, would quickly realize that they collectively constitute a dictatorship. We are living in Orwellian times!
Who is this strange man who occupies the White House and embraces every religion? Why did Obama hold a secret meeting with the Buddhist icon, the Dalai Lama, in the map room of the White House on February 18th, 2010? (2) Why were no reporters allowed, and why was the content of the meeting kept a secret? We must remember that the objective of the Antichrist is not only to have a one world government but also to have a one world religion.
At the beginning of March, Barack Obama went in for his required physical examination. The White House physician, Navy Captain Jeffrey Kuhlman, reported that Obama drinks and smokes too much. (3) Obama was told that all of the social events he must attend produce a job hazard because of all the alcoholic drinks. Remember the President’s infamous “Beer Summit” held on the White House lawn to pacify racial tension? (4) I also have in front of me a photograph of Obama and a relative sitting in front of his family home in Kenya. He is sitting there in front of that mud hut with a cigarette hanging out of his mouth, looking very much like a thug. (5) Could such a man ever become President of the United States? This photograph reveals how far gone we are!
If we go back sixty years or so, we see quite a difference in the character and office of the President of the United States. I realize that President Harry S. Truman had his problems, but he did have some character compared to what we have now. The only assets President Truman had when he died was his house in Independence, Missouri, that his wife inherited from her parents. When Truman retired from the Presidency in 1952, he received only a U.S. Army pension of $261.78 per week. Congress, however, noted that President Truman bought his own stamps and was personally licking them, so they gave him a retroactive pension of $25,000 per year. When he left the White House, he and his wife Bess drove home to Missouri by themselves with no secret service escort. After Truman left office, he was offered numerous high paying positions in the corporate world. He always said no to these offers with the following explanation: “You don’t want me. You want the office of the President, and that doesn’t belong to me. It belongs to the American people and its not for sale.” On Truman’s 87th birthday, Congress tried to award him the Medal of Honor, but he refused to accept it. He wrote the following explanation: “I don’t consider that I have done anything which should be the reason for any award, Congressional or otherwise.” We should also note that while he was President he personally paid for all his own travel and food. President Harry Truman once made the following statement: “My choices in life were either to be a piano player in a whore house or a politician. And to tell the truth, there’s hardly any difference.” (6)
Is “Big Brother” watching us? Are we living in a panopticon void of privacy? In February 2010, Newsweek Magazine published a story that revealed that the FBI is keeping track of the location of all 277 million cell phones in America and can pinpoint those locations to within a few hundred feet. This is being done with the cooperation of all of the cell phone companies. (7) On March 2nd, 2010, the Wall Street Journal reported the details of the Einstein Cyber Shield, which is operated and controlled by the White House. This “Einstein” program is implemented through the National Security Agency and it monitors all internet activity and every e-mail from every computer. (8) It has also been discovered that DNA samples from babies have been collected and sent to the U.S Military to create a data bank. A lawsuit is being considered inAustin, Texas, to try to stop this practice. (9)
As the transition powers of Antichrist progress, there exists an element of madness in their operation. Recently, the French mainstream news agency accurately reported that the U.S. Department of Justice is seeking ten trial lawyers to fill open positions. The official job listing encourages people with all types of disabilities to apply for these high level attorney positions, including those with mental illness and the mentally retarded. (10)
These are the days when even common sense is being sabotaged. Why has Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Nepolitano, also known as “Jan the man,” been meeting secretly with known terrorist leaders? She has been meeting behind closed doors with leaders of the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood, which is the parent organization of Hamas and Al Qaeda. Why did the American news media ignore this two-day event? (11)
We have now learned that one thousand architects and engineers have united together to call for a new 9/11 investigation. (12) These professionals know full well that it was not airplanes that brought down these massive towers and the other buildings that were not even hit by planes. They know it was an inside job by our own government, using bombs to do their dirty work to provide an excuse to start two senseless wars that we are still fighting. The sins of Bush, Cheney, and now Obama will find them out, both here and on Judgment Day.
It is amazing that I must obtain most of the news from overseas. The American news media are nothing more than sock puppets for the Obama Administration. They perform like trained seals as they make the bad look good and the good look bad. The famous author Samuel Clemens, commonly known as Mark Twain, once issued the following statement about the controlled news media: “Do not fear the enemy, for your enemy can only take your life. It is far better that you fear the media, for they will steal your honor. That awful power, the public opinion of a nation, is created in America by a horde of ignorant, self-complacent simpletons who failed at ditching and shoemaking and fetched up in journalism on their way to the poorhouse.”
Obama seems to want to leave his mark on everything. This world-renowned “man of peace,” who won the Nobel Peace Prize for doing absolutely nothing, has now received approval to rename the war in Iraq as “Operation New Dawn.” (13) This was confirmed in a memo signed by U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates. I have no doubt that the Iraqi war, being fought in the land of the Euphrates River with volatile Iran to the immediate east, is the gateway to Armageddon. The Scripture warned us about fearful sights in the last days, and most Americans have been kept in the dark about the horrors of these wars. On December 31st, 2009, the prestigious London Times newspaper featured a story that revealed the following about what is going on in Afghanistan: “American-led troops were accused yesterday of dragging innocent children from their beds and shooting them during a night raid that left ten people dead. Afghan government investigators said that eight school children were killed, all but one of them from the same family. Locals said that some victims were handcuffed before being killed.” (14)
Another thing that should be noted is that Obama, the warmonger man of false peace, has redesigned the official logo for the Missile Defense Agency. It is now looking very Islamic with a blue crescent moon and a star within the crescent. The star has three red tails with white margins. (15)
I am convinced that it is far later than most people may think it is. In the European Union, the German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle has announced a forthcoming European Army as provided for in the Lisbon Treaty. (16) This would be a massive single military force for United Europe!
It is common knowledge that the United States Government is bankrupted and broke. Why then are we building the most expensive and elaborate embassy ever built? On February 24th, 2010, the London Times newspaper revealed that the United States is building a new embassy complex at Battersea in England. The cost is projected to be one billion dollars. It is being built in an area that is known for its “gay clubs.” The building will be designed by Philadelphia architect Kieran Timberlake and will be a “vast crystalline cube,” surrounded by a moat of water 100 feet wide. The photograph of the model shows the building to be a glistening and brilliant cube. (17) In other words, it is clear as crystal and lieth foursquare: the length, breadth, and height of it are all equal. This is clearly a mockery of the New Jerusalem as described in Revelation 21:10-11, 16 as follows: “And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God. Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal…..And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: aand he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.”
It is no secret that the United States economy is in deep trouble and worsening every day. On February 17th, 2010, Vice President Joe Biden said the following: “Washington right now is broken, and the country is in deep trouble unless it attacks ballooning Federal deficits. I have never seen it this dysfunctional.” (18) The entire system of banking in America is in deep trouble. Regulators have now reported a 27 percent jump in problem banks, and this is an ongoing trend. (19) On February 25th, 2010, the Congressional Oversight Panel reported that massive bank failures are now imminent. There are now at least 3,000 small to midsized banks which have a risky concentration of commercial and real estate loans that threaten their survival. This amounts to about 1.4 trillion dollars of potential bad debt in a market where property values have dropped by an average of 40 percent. (20) Another problem is that the big banks have gotten too big. In 1995 the combined assets of the six biggest banks totaled 17 percent of the Gross Domestic Product. In 2006 that percentage jumped to 55 percent. At this present time, 2010, the percentage is 63 percent. Thus, nearly two-thirds of our entire nation’s GDP is held by six banks. (21)
The American dollar is so anemic that South Carolina Representative Mike Pitts has introduced legislation to ban the Federal currency and have his state go back to true constitutional money, which is gold and silver coin. Representative Pitts said, “If the Federal Government continues to spend money at the rate it’s spending money, and if it continues to print money at the rate it’s printing money, our economic system is going to collapse.” (22)
We are now living in a time when people are dependent on government for survival as never before. Welfare, unemployment, and other programs have made people servants of the Federal Government. For the first time since the first Great Depression, Americans took more from the government than they paid in taxes. (23) In this year of 2010, we find countless millions of people with much debt, very little money, and no earnings engine. People everywhere are financially strapped and distressed. We have now learned that on March 4th, 2010, the New York Times reported that the Obama Administration is planning to finance its “green programs” by adding a gasoline tax that will bring the price per gallon to $7.00. (24) Such a tax would about finish us off. We must also note that when a nation’s industrial base is gone that nation faces economic death. In January 2010, there were 1,761 mass layoffs in American industrial facilities! (25) I believe we should support what is left of American industries by purchasing American-made products. The quickest and easiest way to find out where something was made is to look at the bar code. All full bar codes have vertical lines and numbers underneath them. We also know that every bar code displays the mark of the beast because the first, middle, and last lines are longer than the others, and these have a numerical value of 6. Thus, every bar code displays 666. If we look at the first three printed digits at the bottom, those three digits will tell us where the product was made. If they are 690, 691, or 692, the product was made in Red China. The digits 00-09 indicate the U.S.A. and Canada. If the numbers begin with 30-37, the product was made in France. Germany is 40-44, Taiwan is 47, Japan is 49, and the UK is 50.
A Contaminated World!
The conspiratorial powers of the New World Order have completely contaminated this world with the products of their greed, avarice, and selfishness. They are now trying to reduce the population down to manageable levels and rebuild a so-called “green earth.” These people have no regard for human life because it is their purpose to dispose of large segments of the world population. In a recent speech, the infamous Bill Gates called for reducing the world population by immunizations. In the speech he said the following: “The world population is headed for nine billion people. Now, if we do a really good job on new vaccines, health care, reproductive health services – we could lower that perhaps ten or fifteen percent.” (26) The deceptive dangers of vaccines are destroying lives continually. On January 12th, 2010, the Express in the United Kingdom reported that two hundred doctors, nurses, firefighters, prison officials, police officers, and others experienced serious physical and mental health problems after taking required immunizations. All of these had to leave their jobs, and some are 60% disabled. (27)
In Amos 7:17, the prophet declared that we would die in a polluted land. That prophecy is even now coming to pass. On December 9th, 2009, the Bayer Company admitted that they have been unable to control the spread of their genetically-altered organisms despite their best efforts to stop contamination. (28) Their admission reveals that all outdoors field trials, the growing of genetically engineered crops, must be stopped before our crops are irreversibly contaminated. While genetically-altered crops bring higher yields and greater profits, they destroy the natural system of plant growth in various ways, including cross pollination. Even with complete knowledge of this present danger, genetically modified forests are now being planned for the Southeastern section of the United States. International Paper and MeadWestvaco are planning to transform plantation forests of the Southeastern United States by replacing native pine with genetically engineered eucalyptus. (29)
No matter where we look, pollution has engulfed our planet. In a new study conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey, every single fish tested in 291 streams and waterways throughout the United States revealed that 100 percent of the fish are contaminated with mercury. (30) Mercury is a heavy metal and potent neurotoxin that builds up in the food chain and accumulates as a residual poison in the human body. We also know that on March 1st, 2010, the Times-News reported that much of the sodium fluoride that is being added to our drinking water is now being imported from Red China. This fluoride, which is manufactured by the Shanghai Mintchem Development Company, LTD, contains high levels of arsenic and lead with 50 and 40 milligrams per bag respectively. (31) It seems that things that make us sick or kill us are in ready supply, but things that are good for us are being regulated and even outlawed by the government. As of January 1st, 2010, colloidal silver, a powerful and natural antibiotic, antiviral, and antifungal substance, which is perfectly safe, has been banned and outlawed in the European Union. This has been done under the laws of Codex Alimentarius, which regulates the sale and use of all natural vitamins and supplements. (32) We have now learned that recently Senators John McCain and Byron Dorgan have introduced a dietary supplement bill that would regulate natural products from the manufacturer to the retail store level. It would allow the Federal Government to arbitrarily ban nutritional supplements by the FDA. (33)
Truly, these are the days of the Beast and his mark. According to a recent survey done in Germany as reported by Reuters News Service, one out of four Germans want to receive the microchip under their skin. (34) There is, however, some good news regarding the microchipping of people. The Commonwealth State of Virginia passed a bill that bans the use of the chip implants as the mark of the beast. This also forbids employers from requiring their employees to have implanted devices. The Virginian House of Delegates has shown us that they understand the danger of chip implants. In fact, Delegate Mark Cole made the following statement: “I am concerned that the implants will turn out to be the mark of the beast worn by Satan’s minions. (35)
The Society of Antichrist!
As Earth prepares to receive her king by continually rejecting the God of the Bible, society and religion are being continually corrupted. On February 4th, 2010, Barack Obama attended the National Prayer Breakfast where he pushed his “gay” and “green” agenda. During Obama’s speech, he praised the evangelical pastors for their cooperation in his “green program” to save the environment. Obama also thanked the evangelical pastors for their cooperation with his homosexual agenda. Obama went on to honor a homosexual civil rights leader who made the following statement: “The God of the Bible is a sinful homophobic bigot who needs to seek forgiveness for the pain and suffering which his sinful homophobia has needlessly inflicted upon gay people for the past 4,000 years.” (36) Without a doubt, the spirits of Sodom and Gomorrah are in Washington, D.C. In fact, at the beginning of March 2010, “gay” marriage became legal in the U.S. Capital. (37)
At the end of the same month of the prayer breakfast, the White House hosted a meeting of atheist groups from throughout the United States. Men such as Salman Rushdie, author of The Satanic Verses, and Christopher Hitchens, author of God Is Not Great, were invited to attend. (38) These atheist groups are highly organized and outspoken. One atheist group recently started a “holy book for porn program.” The atheists are asking people to trade in their Bibles for pornography, which the atheist group will provide. (39)
In these days of the rising of the Antichrist, anything even resembling Christianity is being desecrated and openly mocked. On March 6th, 2010, the BBC News Service released a story exposing a papal senior aide, who was running a gay prostitution ring. The official title of this man, Angelo Balducci, was a “Gentleman to His Holiness.” Police caught him through a telephone tap. (40) On March 10th, 2010, the Vatican’s chief exorcist, “Father” Gabriele Amorth, age 85, announced, “The Devil is in the Vatican.” This Vatican official admitted that the Roman Catholic Church has bishops and even cardinals who do not believe in Jesus. Amorth also mentioned the massive amounts of sex abuse and pedophilia and said, “When one speaks of ‘the smoke of Satan’ in the holy rooms it is all true.” (41) At least one of their own has finally admitted it.
The Earth in Travail!
As I write this newsletter, we are coming out of one of the strangest and most severe winters in recorded history. On the 12th day of February 2010, 49 of the 50 states in the United States had snow on the ground. (42) The Northeastern part of the United States was hit hard by three consecutive record-breaking blizzards that buried them in snow and left millions of people without power. (43)
One of the great signs of the last days is the accelerated number of earthquakes all over the world. On February 27th, 2010, a magnitude 8.3 earthquake struck the nation of Chile. There was great loss of life, many injuries, and widespread destruction. Chile was not declared an area of disaster, but an area of catastrophe. (44) Over 500,000 homes were severely damaged. Highways, bridges, and overpasses crumbled, and chaos was everywhere. (45) Then came severe aftershocks, exceeding magnitude six, and the rumbling and shaking continued almost constantly for the next ten days. This was one of the most dynamic earthquakes that ever shook our planet. I have no doubt that God is sending us wake-up calls for sinful man to repent. This devastating quake in Chile followed right on the heels of the horrifying quake that decimated the little nation of Haiti. We are also being warned that the Pacific Northwestern part of the United States is in line for the same type of quake that hit Chile. From Seattle, Washington, toPortland, Oregon, a massive quake is due to happen. The fault line and plate structure in that area are identical to the one in Chile. (46)
According to the “Iris Seismic Monitor” of the U.S. Geological Survey, earthquakes have been increasing dramatically in number, frequency, and intensity. It used to be amazing to us when there were 300 significant quakes of magnitude 4 or higher within a thirty-day period. Now it seems we have jumped past the 400 mark, and as of March 9th, there had been a whopping 567 significant earthquakes within a thirty-day period. Five days later the number had jumped to 648. Three days later, on March 16th, 2010, the number had jumped to 671. (47) It is as if the earth is going through labor pains, just as prophesied in the Bible. In I Thessalonians 5:3 we read as follows: “For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.” Yes, the earthquakes keep coming! Included as such were the 6.4 magnitude quake in Taiwan on March 3rd, 2010, (48) and the 6.9 magnitude quake that struck Okinawa on February 27th, 2010. (49)
The recent earthquake in Chile was a major event in another way. According to Richard Gross and other scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratories in Pasadena, California, the Chilean quake shifted the Earth’s axis and shortened our days. (50) Strangely enough, the oldest meaning of the word Chile is from the Indian word chillichilli, which means “where the land ends, where the land runs out, and limit of the world.”
In closing, I extend my sincerest thanks to all who support this end time prophetic ministry. God bless you exceedingly. Remember to send your prayer requests, and we will give them individual attention. Grace and peace be multiplied unto you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
David J. Meyer
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