Saturday, February 24, 2018


PROBLEMS WITH THE U.S. ECONOMY AND IMMIGRATION SYSTEM

Looking at America’s debt from a Biblical view is quite sobering. Deuteronomy 28 lays out both blessings and curses upon the nation. Blessings for obedience and curses for disobedience. As the nation falls away and becomes apostate the nation will face many calamities.

The stranger that is within thee shall get up above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low. He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail. Deuteronomy 28.43-44

This is exactly the place we are in with our national debt of over $21 trillion dollars. This only represents the debt we owe the nations. Three trillion is owed to China alone. When we count social security and other welfare programs I’ve seen figures higher than $250 trillion. This is a staggering amount of debt that will never be paid off—EVER!

To give you an idea of how much a trillion is: If we counted backwards a trillion seconds we would go back to the year 30,000 B.C.! If we look at “money” compared with height, a million dollars would be 4 inches high stacked—a trillion dollars would be 63 miles high! https://ihtd.org/festivalguide/resources/how-much-is-a-trillion-dollars/

The other amazing fact above in Deuteronomy is how the stranger within us will get up above us. This is exactly what is happening in America today. Read Deuteronomy 28 and Leviticus 26 and you will understand what is coming.

In the Bible, Israel made provision for the stranger but the stranger had to love the country and accept the God of Israel in order to immigrate. If they did so, they were considered to be a full citizen and were only then accepted a member of a tribe. Examples of this are found in the book of Ruth and Ezekiel 47.22-23.

Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to YHWH, to serve him, and to love the name of YHWH, to be His servants, every one that keeps the Sabbath from polluting it, and takes hold of my covenant; Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon my altar; for mine House shall be called the House of prayer for all people. YHWH Elohim which gathers the out casts of Israel says; Yet will I gather others to him, beside those that are gathered unto him” (Isaiah 56:3-8).

They did not allow criminals, enemies, and ungodly people immigrate. They had controls. There is nothing wrong with controlling immigration and weeding out the criminals. We are a nation of immigrants but if you allow criminals and enemies within your gates you are in trouble.

Our country is going through a period of lawlessness and apostasy. The prayers of God’s people are holding off the judgment that is surely coming. At some point our economy and the US dollar with crash and our faith in Yahweh will be tested as a people and a nation.

Our politicians are only interested in pandering to special interest groups and enriching themselves by “giving stuff away.” We all know this. Our entire system is being judged. The only way it can be reformed is for it to crash. What kind of reform will we see?

Will it be righteous reform or will the unjust and wicked prevail? It is very difficult for me to be optimistic about what is coming. It may shake out alright in the end but getting there is going to be hell.

As believers we should be concerned with getting our houses in order. We should not be going into debt to buy stuff. If you are living beyond your means now is the time to get a handle on your finances. Live within your means and pay off as much debt as possible. Get your spiritual life in order. Get to know the Father. Read the word and study it. In a time of crises the assemblies that know the word will have great influence on the population.

There are too many false teachings and prosperity assemblies out there. They are not preparing people for difficult times but are enriching themselves through their teachings. Find a place built on a rock!

The nation is heading for a fall. We do not wish it to come but it must. We have turned from God as a nation and as a Father He must chastise us. It is coming. Now is the time to prepare and get right physically and spiritually. If we are sincere we can to that.

You know it is coming. If you are tuned into the Father you know it in your spirit. Take action before it all comes tumbling down. Prepare. We, as God’s people, will come together in extraordinary ways in time of crises. We will surprise ourselves if we are prepared. We will be tried like gold and the Lord will be glorified and uplifted before the nation.

Below are some articles on the state of the economy. From here on we are going to have a wild ride on the stock markets, the dollar will go down in value, goods and services are going to rise—inflation, and lawlessness will increase as the economy begins to shake.



Russian energy deals with Saudi Arabia challenge US Petro Dollar https://www.rt.com/business/418852-russia-energy-deals-saudi-arabia/







Tuesday, February 20, 2018


RUSSIA WANTS WAR

              

The above illustration is a good place to start in order to understand the whole Russian issue with the United States and the European Union. It is important to understand both sides in the conflict if we want to understand Biblical Prophecy concerning the end times. This blog will provide links to help you understand the reasons for the tensions between Russia and the U.S..

Since WW 2 Europe and the U.S. have been attempting to encircle and control Russia. American global strategy, in fact, goes under the name “Total Spectrum Dominance.” In other words, American global policy is to encircle enemies with military bases and prevent those enemies from becoming too powerful. https://www.globalresearch.ca/us-nato-encirclement-of-russia-america-launched-the-cold-war-before-the-end-of-world-war-ii/5381447

Encirclement is control. American global policy is to control her enemies militarily and financially. This has been a successful policy for the past 70 plus years—since the end of WW 2.

On Nov. 9, 1989, frenzied East German crowds gathered at the Berlin Wall yelling “Tor auf!” (“Open the gate!”). When a worried and confused border guard complied, tens of thousands began pouring into the West. Millions more would do so in the coming days.

In Dresden six weeks later, a crowd greeted West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl shouting “Einheit! Einheit! Einheit!” (“Unity!”). Nearby, a nervous but determined 37-year-old KGB officer had spent weeks burning mounds of documents in preparation for possible attacks on his station by angry mobs. The enormous volume of ash destroyed the building’s furnace. Years later, Russian journalists interviewed the former officer about his work in Germany. “We were interested in any information about the main opponent,” Vladimir Putin explained. That opponent, NATO, would continue to obsess Russian leaders in the years to come.

By early 1990, the East German Communists, imploding under the weight of popular revulsion and infighting, were a spent political force, and Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev had begun to reconcile himself to German unification. What he still demanded was that a reunified Germany not be part of the Atlantic alliance. Continued German membership of NATO, Gorbachev told German and Soviet journalists, must be “absolutely ruled out.”

Gorbachev and his Russian successors have maintained that they were misled over whether the alliance would be permitted to expand eastward. NATO, the Soviet leader said, was “an organization designed from the start to be hostile to the Soviet Union.”

With the demise of Gorbachev and the Soviet Union in 1991, Russian President Boris Yeltsin continued to press the issue with his American counterpart. The United States, he told then-President Bill Clinton, was “sow[ing the] seeds of distrust” by dangling NATO membership in front of former Warsaw Pact states. For a Russian leader to “agree to the borders of NATO expanding toward those of Russia,” he told Clinton during a 1995 meeting at the Kremlin, “would constitute a betrayal of the Russian people.”

Days after the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland joined NATO in March 1999, the alliance began a three-month bombing campaign against Serbia — which, like Russia, is a Slavic Orthodox state. These attacks on a brother country appalled ordinary Russians, especially since they were not carried out in defense of a NATO member, but to protect the Muslim population of Kosovo, then a Serbian province. NATO’s actions in the former Yugoslavia — in Bosnia in 1995 as well as in Serbia in 1999 — were undertaken with noble aims: to stop the slaughter of innocents. NATO expansion into the former Warsaw Pact countries, however, all but guaranteed that Russians wouldn’t see them that way. Moscow knew that its former vassals, by joining the alliance, had now bound themselves to support Western policies that challenged Russian interests. The farther east NATO expanded, the more threatening it would become.

In trying to assure the Russians that NATO was not a threat, the Clinton administration had taken it for granted that legitimate Russian interests, in an era following glasnost and perestroika, would not clash with NATO interests. But this view presumed that the Cold War had been driven by ideology and not geography.

Russia’s eternal fear of invasion drove its foreign policy then and continues to do so now. “At bottom of [the] Kremlin’s neurotic view of world affairs is [a] traditional and instinctive Russian sense of insecurity,” Kennan wrote in his famous 1946 Long Telegram. Vast, sparsely populated, and with huge transport challenges, Russia had a natural tendency to fracture. Looking outward, Russia was a “land which had never known a friendly neighbor.” Its defining characteristic was its indefensibility. No mountain ranges or bodies of water protected its western borders. For centuries, it suffered repeated invasions.

More: http://foreignpolicy.com/2018/02/12/russias-clash-with-the-west-is-about-geography-not-ideology/

Of course there is much more to this story. There is a financial side to it that is taking place now. If you’ve been reading this blog you should be able to understand what is happening with the US dollar, trade between Russia and China, and the march towards a new world currency backed by gold, to replace the US dollar.

If America continues on her path of extraordinary debt and apostasy from God then she is going to experience severe Godly chastisement. Sadly, I believe it is coming—but it can be a positive thing if the nation will truly repent during those days.

Everyone wants to see revival. The false prophets say it is going to come, it is going to be a new paradigm and time of great restoration. What they don’t tell you is that revival only comes through true deep heart repentance. This will occur only through the most difficult of times. If you refuse to believe me please read the Books of Kings to see what happened to Israel and Judah when they turned away from Yahweh.

This is why I continually urge and exhort that we need to prepare NOW! It is surely coming. God has had enough of our disobedience. It is because He is so merciful that He has been holding off. He may continue holding off for a season but a storm is coming!

Check out all the links in this post and you will see where we are heading. Blessings to all.

http://burningbush647.blogspot.com/2016/11/vladimir-putin-and-russia-president.html

http://burningbush647.blogspot.com/2018/01/the-rise-of-china-fulfills-biblical.html

http://burningbush647.blogspot.com/2017/11/breaking-news-in-yuan-for-gold.html

http://burningbush647.blogspot.com/2017/06/germany-and-european-union-european.html

http://burningbush647.blogspot.com/2017/06/chinas-vision-of-new-world-order-china.html









Sunday, February 18, 2018


David and Goliath - An End Time View - by Hayden Olsen, New Zealand

I'm not sure who Mr. Olsen is, but I found this on the net a couple years ago and think it is worth sharing.

 

Recently, after reading the account of this historic meeting between David and Goliath, I was struck by the significance of it's message concerning the end time period that we are entering into.

 

Far more than a children's story, this account speaks of the collision of two kingdoms. The kingdom of God and the kingdom of Satan. There are a number of times in the Scriptures that we witness such a dramatic encounter between these two kingdoms. We may think of the time of Moses and the exodus from Egypt, the plagues and the Red Sea. We may think of Joshua and Jericho - or Elijah on Mt. Carmel. Then of course there is the Lord Jesus Himself and the many occasions of His demonstrating the kingdom.

 

In all these events we see something of the nature of these two opposite kingdoms, and of the superiority of God's kingdom over Satan's. We may also learn something concerning our own lives and of the conflict we face from day to day. Each of these historic events may teach us of the things God wants us to know and the victory He wants us to share.

 

We are coming to a time when we shall witness another great collision between God's kingdom and Satan's. No doubt it shall be as great, if not greater than all the others that have preceded it. And it shall be a time when once again, God displays His all-surpassing greatness and dominion over Satan.

 

To this end our spirit's cry, 'Come Lord Jesus'. As we read in 1 Sam. 17 of the battle between David and Goliath we can first of all see that there are three principal characters which may represent three different peoples.

 

Firstly there is Goliath and the Philistines. They represent the world, or more specifically unredeemed, rebellious man. There is something about them which may be encompassed by the term, 'The spirit of this age'. There they stand, full of defiance and mockery. Willfully and arrogantly railing accusations upon God and His people. They represent man, in the fullness of self-power and self-glory.

 

This is the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil come to maturity. The Pride of Life that looks down upon God from its own lofty height. The fullness of man which seeks to be 'as God' and even to destroy all that is of God in his quest to have dominion of the earth.

 

We may notice in the description of Goliath that there is reference to the number six. The number of man. He was six cubits in height, he had six pieces of armor, and his spearhead weighed six hundred shekels. We could say that he represents everything that the term 'antichrist' may speak of, as he stands there mocking all that is of God and calling God's people into battle.

 

As we look out upon the world today we can see Goliath readying himself again. We can hear the challenges ringing out saying, 'Where is your God' and the accusations pouring forth to belittle the church and call her to war. This has always been the very essence of that antichrist spirit.

 

The second character in this story is King Saul and his army. This group represent the people of God, but they are the people of God under the dominion of the flesh. They are a defeated company. They stand there facing Goliath, fearful, intimidated and without anointing or strength from God. We may ask, 'Why is this?.. How can it be?'

 

How can the people of God find themselves in this kind of a situation and such a condition? The answer is, that although they are the people of God they are still ruled and controlled by the spirit of this world. They are under the dominion of King Saul - the flesh. Let us take a look at them.

 

They stand there in all their worldly armor. They are fitted out with everything that the world counts for something. They have their horses and chariots and weapons of flesh - and of course they have their king who stands so tall above the rest. They look just like all the other nations in so many ways.

 

I cannot help wondering how many of our denominations and church organizations are just like the armies of Saul. They are full of the ways of the world and their strength comes from money, organization, and the power of the flesh. We see in them the same spirit of this world that promotes itself with gimmicks, sales techniques and all manner of human ability.

 

There is also another characteristic that is common to the Saul church. That is, disobedience to the word of the Lord. King Saul cared more for the outward appearances of success and power than for obedience to God's word. He would obey God as long as it suited him and as long as it didn't threaten his own ambitions and desires to be successful in the eyes of the people.

 

It is the same today in the denominations. Success power and outward appearances are the most important considerations. God's will and His purposes are often compromised for the sake of human interest and human traditions.

 

For that reason they will stand alone on that day that Goliath confronts them. They will discover that Goliath is far stronger in terms of this world than they are themselves, and they will realize that they are no match for him. How frightening it will be on that day... although today they are so full of their own strength and hypnotized by their own praises and positive confessions.

 

Thank God there is a third group in this story. It is the group that is characterized by David. Yes, David was one of the people of God. But he wasn't a part of Saul's army. In the same way today there is a third group. They are scattered around. They have no special organization or place to call their own. Yet they have two distinguishing characteristics that set them apart; they have a heart after God and...they are not of King Saul.

 

This David company, like David of old, is small, insignificant, unimpressive and unimportant. Yet God's hand is upon them.

 

David was out in the wilderness tending his sheep when the call came to enter into the battle lines. He was doing that which God has placed in his care - even though it was insignificant and outwardly of little importance.

 

In the same way today there are those that ask, 'What are you doing for God? What has come of your leaving the system?' They measure everything by outward considerations and spend their lives racing around, organizing great things for God, yet in the end accomplishing little.

 

David knew nothing of Saul's ways. He hadn't been in any of Saul's training schools. He didn't know how to even polish his armor let alone wear it into battle. All David knew, he had learned out there amongst the ordinary circumstances of daily life. He had learned the simple things of truth, love and faithfulness. He had learned how to walk with God each day. But this is God's way. He always takes the lowly things, the foolish things, and the things that are not, to bring to nothing the things that are.

 

Likewise God is preparing a people today. They are nothing now. Some have left denominations, some are still amongst them wondering why it is that they no longer feel a part of it all any more. They can no longer get excited by the latest seminar or out-reach. Instead they sigh and groan at the lack of God's presence in the church, and they are grieved by the way human power has filled the gap.

 

When David arrived on the scene, he had no organization backing him. There were no credentials or any such thing. There was only the anointing. God knew where He wanted David to be. God brought things together as He always does.... in the fullness of time.

 

David could stand before Goliath because God was with him. Nothing more and nothing less. His spirit was stirred against this monster. David was not afraid. He knew that there was one far greater who was standing with him.

 

When David spoke to Goliath to challenge him, it was not so much David speaking as God Himself speaking. When David took the stone and placed it in his sling, again it was God choosing and preparing. When David sent his stone flying toward it's mark, it was God guiding it to just the right place.

Such is the way with all true ministry. It is God in man doing the work and bringing forth the fruit.

 

There are many today who are trying to achieve great things for God. They are using all of this world's resources to try and do it. Yet God is not doing it. They imagine that human effort is the key to divine fruitfulness. They have missed God's way completely.

 

God desires a people who are dead to man's ways and man's methods as far as kingdom work is concerned. He is preparing a people who will wait for Him, and move as He moves them, and who will work according to His power that works in them mightily. It may take Him a long time to get a man or woman to that place... yet God has time.

 

That day is coming when that great conflict will arrive. Which company will we be a part of? Will it be Goliath's? or King Saul's?... or will it be David's?

It may be hard to say right now, but the day will declare it. Nothing is surer. That day will declare it. For then we shall find ourselves in the place that our hearts have chosen.

 

Let us call upon the Lord today, while it is still today... asking Him to change our hearts and take us into that David company. May we seek to learn to walk with God and be faithful unto all that He may call us to. May we learn the ways of humility and be satisfied with simply living before Him each day. May we also be careful to remain free from the ways of King Saul.

 

Praise God for His all-surpassing greatness and glory.