Archive for April, 2016

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Massive hailstones the size of baseballs fell on parts of Texas shattering windows and damaging roofs as severe weather moved across the Southern Plains in the US. The storms shattered windows and mangled blinds as the gigantic hailstones crashed through homes and into living rooms and kitchens.

Also, one person died after losing control of her car and crashing into a group of trees in Arkansas during wet conditions brought on by the sever weather.

One driver in North Texas, Sara Correa, was caught in the storm. Traveling with her husband Adrian and her 8-month-old daughter Addison in the back seat. Sara and her family “endured several scary moments as hail blasted through the [car’s] windows.”

“The back window was just completely shattered through. It was the scariest thing I’ve ever been through,” said Sara. Addison suffered minor injuries. “She’s getting pelted with hail and glass, and there’s nothing you can do about it,” her husband Adrian Correa added.

All over the region, cars and homes suffered similar damage from the relentless hail. “If there was a Cat[egory] 4 or 5 or EF4 or 5 equivalent for hail damage, the damage in Wylie, Texas… would be it.” said meteorologist Bryan Wood. Schools in Wylie were closed while assessments and repairs were made.

A huge church fire in Arkansas was believed to have been cause by lightening. The fire was one of several fires started in Union County by the storms, including an oil-processing tank. A tornado was responsible for some falling tree damage in Miller County, as well.

Another storm dumped massive amounts of hail in southeastern, Oklahoma, some of it dangerously large. In Atoka (population 3,000), the hail was the size of baseballs.

While the hail in Texas and Oklahoma is very small compared to the size of the hail that will fall during the final plagues the size of a talent (75lb balls of ice), it nevertheless gives us pause to consider what kind of damage hail will do in a violent storm. It also reminds us that we are near the end, and it is in the mercy of God that the hail in Texas and Oklahoma wasn’t larger.

“And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.” Revelation 16:21

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It’s now official. Banks can take your money if their gambling goes south to pay their debts. Yes, they gamble with leveraged derivatives. And if they lose, you lose. They get dibs on your money.

Mark Nestman of, a seasoned journalist and financial and geopolitical analyst, reported that “On November 16, [2015] leaders of the G20 Group of Nations — the 20 largest economies — made an important decision. The world’s megabanks now have official permission to pledge depositor accounts as collateral to make leveraged derivative bets. And if they lose a bet, the counterparty to the contract has first dibs on your money.

“Cyprus-style bail-ins” are on the horizon for bank customers around the world. And the governments of these 20 countries are likely going to put these arrangements into law. Most have already done so, including the USA.

But that wasn’t all the G20 did to your bank account. They created a way to convert your money into stock – into the bank’s stock. Called the “Adequacy of Loss-Absorbing Capacity of Global Systemically Important Banks in Resolution,” the plan allows the bank to convert your money into bank stock so that you will be playing the stock market just as if you did it through your broker. You would incur the same risks.

Here’s how it will work. When you put your money into a bank, particularly a bank that is “to big to fail,” if they bank gets into trouble and becomes insolvent, it will “promptly recapitalize” your money by converting it to stock.

“But this proposal profoundly changes the rules for banking globally,” wrote Nestman,**** “and not in a good way. This helps them avoid the politically unpopular tax-payer funded bail-outs of earlier financial crises. And the so-called “recapitalization” would include your checking accounts, CDs, and money market accounts. Nestman says banks will essentially be taking your money to a horse racing track and betting on a nag.

Essentially, your deposits become unsecured debt of the bank. The leveraged derivatives are secured. Therefore, when trouble arises, your unsecured debt, which has become collateral for the secured debt, ends up in the hands of the secured creditors, and taken from you. Heads, the bank wins. Tails, you lose.

The FDIC (which is the U.S. bank deposit insurance company) has only $1 to back up every $100 of all deposits. Under present conditions, with over $300 trillion in leveraged derivatives, the failure of one large Wall Street bank could deplete the FDIC’s fund.

Perhaps this is the time to invest in the bank of heaven, for the time is coming when all hoarded wealth will become worthless.

“Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you. Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten. Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days.” James 5:1-3

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Japan is testing a new system of cashless payments for foreign tourists. Once the tourist has pre-registered his fingerprints and credit cards or other forms of payment with the government database he can use his fingerprints to verify his identity and make payments at shops, hotels, and at the airport. This would eliminate the need to carry a lot of credit cards and would be a substitute to showing a passport to a hotel. The system is also touted on the basis that it would help prevent crime.

Japan hopes that the two-finger system is being tried at over 300 souvenir shops, restaurants, hotels and other establishments in popular tourist areas. The government will gradually expand the experiment until it will be in place nationwide in time for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020.

The new identity and payments system is part of the government’s efforts to increase the annual number of foreign tourists to 40 million by 2020.

Data concerning how and where foreign tourists use the system will be converted by anonymous “big data” and analyzed for spending habits and can then be used to devise policies on tourism and management strategies for the tourism industry.

Similar systems are already being tried at theme parks and some banks to eliminate the use of cash cards.

“The system is also superior in the area of security, such as preventing people from impersonating our customers,” an official from Aeon bank said.

Cashless payments are essential to controlling the economy and placing sanctions on God’s people as described in Revelation 13:16, 17.

“And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” Click image below to read the lesson.

The USA in Bible Prophecy

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At least five federal agencies are weighing whether to withhold funds from North Carolina in response to a new law designed to protect the religious convictions of its citizens. They are Education, Transportation, Labor, Housing and Urban Development and Health and Human Services. The Obama Administration decided to scrutinize its relationship to North Carolina, which could have major implications for the state.

Governor Pat McCrory signed the legislation, which pro-gay activists say blocks protections for gay, lesbians and bisexuals and prohibits transgender individuals from using bathrooms that are not the aligned ones with their biological gender.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said that the White House has a responsibility to ensure that “individual Americans are not discriminated against because of who they love.”

“I can just say that, more generally, this administration is committed to defending and even promoting the equal rights of all Americans, including LGBT Americans,” he added.

“Several corporate leaders, as well as senior administration officials and civil rights activists, have criticized the law, which was passed in response to a Charlotte ordinance that would have allowed transgender people to use restrooms that corresponded with their chosen gender identity.”

“It’s shameful the Obama administration would consider using North Carolina children and families as pawns on a political chessboard in an attempt to advance their radical political agenda to eliminate sex-specific bathrooms and locker rooms in schools,” said Ricky Diaz, a spokesman for McCrory’s reelection campaign.

North Carolina receives $1 billion a year from the transportation and more than $4 billion a year from the Education Department.

The absurd regulations of anti-discrimination laws in the United States reveal the lengths to which pro-gay activists will go to force their views on society, even abridging religious freedom protections in the name of protecting their class. Gay rights now supersede religious freedom.

“But before they lay down, the men of the city, [even] the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter…” Genesis 19:4

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