Friday, April 20, 2018

On Open Letter to Evangelicals Regarding Trump

The following article is by David Lazarus a Messianic pastor at Beit Immanuel in Jaffa, Israel explaining how Jewish believers in Israel view President Trump.

When I heard that major evangelical leaders claim that Donald Trump has accepted the Lord, I had to write. [Evangelicals Claim Trump Conversion] Please, stop trying to convince us that Donald Trump is a real, born again, Christian.

Vote for Trump, if you must, but why do you need to insist that Trump has given his life to Jesus, has had a conversion experience and is now an evangelical Christian? When you claim that Trump is a committed Christian, you undermine the very gospel we are trying to share with the Jewish people. Your gospel news, that Donald Trump is now a real Christian, is not the gospel we want for Israel, it is not any gospel at all.

Have we not together, Jew and Gentile, all these years been trying to show our people the true face of Jesus? That Jesus calls us out to be loving, compassionate people? Does not Jesus teach us to love others more than ourselves, and show us how to live a self-sacrificing, honest life, with humility? (Trump continues to boast about, and display, his opulent life-style) Is it not our Jesus that teaches humility, and the need to forgive and be forgiven? (Trump?) Do we not need to display, for Christ’s sake, a moral and modest lifestyle, rejecting sexual promiscuity and the exploitation of feminine beauty? (The other elephant in the Republican nominee’s life) Or that born-again followers of Israel’s Messiah are willing to do everything to live out strong, marital commitments, no matter how difficult? (Trump X3)

Go ahead and tell us that you think Trump understands what’s going on in the Middle East, and will be a faithful, consistent supporter of the Jewish people, supporting our right to live in our God promised land. Show us how he will continue the long, historical and unshakeable commitment of the USA to stand with Israel.

Remind us, if you must, that Trump won the evangelical vote in the primaries, or that a recent Pew Research poll shows that 78% of white evangelical voters nationwide support Trump, and that, before he chose the born-again Pence as his vice president. Explain how Trump will fight for religious freedoms and the right to preach the gospel in Israel, in the US, and around the world. Support him if you believe he is right for the US, for Israel, whatever.

But please, stop selling the holiness and purity of our Lord Jesus for cheap religious politics by telling us that Trump is now a follower of our Messiah, because he let you pray for him. You undermine the meaning of the word Christian, and put yet another stumbling block in the path of our people coming to know their Messiah, Yeshua, son of the living God.

For many years you have been showing strong support to Israel, and I hear from many of my Jewish friends, and government leaders in Israel, that they appreciate evangelicals, and embrace you as true friends of Israel. Be a real friend, show them the real Jesus.

In the last days, people will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.  2 Tim. 3:2-5

Tuesday, April 17, 2018


O Lord, how long shall I cry, and You will not hear? Even cry out to You, “Violence!” And You will not save. Why do You show me iniquity, and cause me to see trouble? For plundering and violence are before me;There is strife, and contention arises.  Therefore the law is powerless, and justice never goes forth. For the wicked surround the righteous; Therefore perverse judgment proceeds. Habakkuk 1.1-4

Habakkuk was a prophet to the southern kingdom of Judah prior to their being taken captive to Babylon in 586 B.C. The nation was wallowing in sin, immorality, and political upheaval during his time. He saw the condition of the nation and it made him weep.

The condition of Judah at his time was no different than the things we are experiencing in America during our time. The nation was into self-pleasure and aggrandizement. The political scene was lacked justice and was powerless to uphold the law. Several kings were assassinated during this period of upheaval and “perverse judgment” was the norm.

We see this chaotic activity surrounding President Trump daily. Much of it stems from his personal behavior and past immorality, but it is much deeper and more serious then that alone. We are seeing an attack on the US Constitution and rule of law—an overt coup. Mr. Trump’s enemies are determined to overthrow him at any cost.

At his inauguration speech Mr. Trump put the “swamp” on notice that he was going to come after them. These people, some call it the deep state, did not take his threats lightly. Their hatred is so deep they will do anything to bring him down.

Habakkuk lived through the same violence and hatred in his day. There was no respect for the king or the office of king. This is a serious issue. As the office of President, in our day, is demeaned and disrespected, the status and power of the POSITION itself is being drastically lowered. Future Presidents will suffer from these attacks as lawlessness increases. Vengeance will be on most politicians minds.

Already we see a Congress that is divided and lawless. They don’t even do their jobs. The spend up to two or three hours a day on the phone raising money for their party—in order to get re-elected. The corruption is much greater than we can even imagine—in both parties:

God responds to this as He always has throughout all of human history:

“Look among the nations and watch—be utterly astounded! For I will work a work in your days which you would not believe, though it were told you.  For indeed I am raising up the Chaldeans, a bitter and hasty nation which marches through the breadth of the earth, to possess dwelling places that are not theirs.  They are terrible and dreadful; their judgment and their dignity proceed from themselves. Habakkuk 1.5-7

When a nation that was formally God fearing and righteous turns away the Almighty ALLOWS stronger nations to come against them. This is what is happening to America through Russia and China. God is allowing them to slowly overcome us as His chastisement upon our nation.

Their cavalry comes from afar; they fly as the eagle that hastens to eat. “They all come for violence; their faces are set like the east wind. They gather captives like sand. They scoff at kings, and princes are scorned by them.
They deride every stronghold…He commits offense, imputing this power to his god.”
Habakkuk 1.8-11

Today, the world scoffs at such an idea as this—but God does not change—this is how He has worked with His sheep nations throughout history. This is how He is trying to get our attention today. He is allowing these nations to arise because our sins are grievous in His eyes. He has watched us go our own way. Shortly He will correct us.

God is not some sniveling petty Creator. He allows us to choose our way. His law is spiritual and active throughout every generation (Romans 7.14) He has given us His word/law to abide in. If we choose to ignore the law, eventually this “spiritual law” will righteously judge our behavior.

This works in us as individuals or on a national scale. Judah was judged through the Babylonians because they refused to repent and turn back to Yahweh. Their society was in the same place we are.

If you are a reader of the blog you are aware of the various measures Russia and China are taking to displace the U$ Dollar system. You are seeing the tension between our nations. Our competitors, however, would like to see our system collapse rather than have war. We must pray we do not get in a shooting war with Russia or China—both sides will pay a heavy price if we do.

There are many in our government who would like to see us in war. This could work to their advantage and give them reason to curtail many of our hard won freedoms. War is a distraction that diverts the attention of the populace. We might not like the outcome if God is chastising our nation for sins. Beware!

As the attack on the U$ Dollar continues tensions are going to rise. America is going to be chastised. The rub is this: God also will judge the nation(s) He uses to judge us based upon how they treat us as their “captives!”

O Lord, You have appointed them for judgment; O Rock, You have marked them for correction. You are of purer eyes than to behold evil, and cannot look on wickedness.
Why do You look on those who deal treacherously, and hold Your tongue when the wicked devours
A person more righteous than he?
Habakkuk 1.12b-13

None of us are totally exempt from the Godly chastisement that is coming. We have all contributed to our national sins in some manner. Have you heard much warning from the pulpits of your local church? Not many Pastors speak on this issue. Our shepherds are looking the other way.

They think the church is going to be raptured out before all the tribulations begin. What is so special about the church? Are we above those in more than 50 nations today who suffer terrible persecution? Wake up Brother Christian! The “saints” will also be tried and refined during the tribulations to come.

Habakkuk, give us the good news in all of this in one of my favorite Biblical poems:

Though the fig tree may not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines; Though the labor of the olive may fail, And the fields yield no food; Though the flock may be cut off from the fold,
And there be no herd in the stalls— Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation. The Lord God is my strength; He will make my feet like deer’s feet, and He will make me walk on my high hills.
     Habakkuk 3.17-19

This should be comforting to all. God will see us through the most difficult times if we trust in him. Many of the Old Testament prophets lived through the dark days to which they prophesied—they were not “raptured out” but they too were tried as by fire. They should be an inspiration to us all…and so Peter advised us:

…That the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ…1 Peter 1.7

If our hearts are true we will get through the most difficult days and reap great reward in the Millennial Kingdom to come.






Sunday, April 15, 2018


David Meade, a "self-proclaimed" Christian numerologist who predicted the rapture would take place and the world would end in September of last year, is at it again!

If you remember, Meade predicted the sun and the moon would come into a unique alignment with the constellation Virgo, which he said symbolized the woman in Revelation 12, and the constellation Leo he said symbolized the "Lion of the Tribe of Judah." 

He connected that cosmic configuration with a sign in the Giza Pyramid (whatever that was) to falsely prophesy that the rapture would take place and the world would end on September 23, 2017, when the mystical Planet X (Nibiru) collided with earth.

The "great sin" woman in Revelation 12 has nothing to do with the constellations Virgo and Leo and everything to do with Israel. When a person (no matter who it is) prophesies that the rapture is going to happen, or Jesus is going to return, or the world is going to end on a specific day of a specific year, you can safely prophesy that "IT WILL NOT HAPPEN ON THAT DATE.   

Even though events (or lack of events) in 2017 proved Meade wrong, he has used the same false assumptions regarding the alignment of the constellations Virgo and Leo to falsely prophesy that the rapture will take place and the world will end 8 days from now on April 23, 2018 (something about the 23rd of the months with this guy). False prophets never seem to learn, but I guess that's why they are called false prophets.

Since we understand that there is no pre-tribulation rapture, we can safely prophesy, "THUS SAYS THE LORD, 'THE RAPTURE AND THE END OF THE WORLD WILL NOT HAPPEN ON APRIL 23, 2018.'"  So don't quit your job, sell your house, put all your money in Gold, find a cave in the mountains and move in, because "the end is not yet" (Matt. 24:6).   

Many events must still occur in Israel and Middle East before the Lord returns including war and the division of Jerusalem (Zechariah 14.1-4). 

Friday, April 13, 2018

Why You Should Follow the Trump Scandals

Recognize the real significance of the historic infighting consuming the United States government.
An embarrassing spectacle is unfolding within the American government. All the scandals, investigations, accusations and infighting happening right now can be bewildering to try to keep up with.

However, you cannot afford to just tune it out! You need to recognize the real scope of the history unfolding before your eyes. You must understand what it means for the future of this nation and the future of the world.

If you follow mainstream news, you are getting a very distorted view. Some less-used sources provide good information and help you to see a picture closer to reality. But the Trumpet offers a perspective you will get nowhere else. Only we show why this is happening and where it is leading.
Our view is not partisan. The Trumpet is neither pro-Trump nor anti-Trump. We offer the spiritual and biblically prophetic view. We show how events are fulfilling the prophecies of the Bible and leading to the end of this age and the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.

This is a vital perspective, and we feel a real sense of responsibility to inform you of it.
What we are witnessing now is nothing less than a war, waged by people who, wittingly or unwittingly, are working to bring America down from within.

For the duration of the 15-month-old Trump presidency (and even before, when it became clear he would win the Republican nomination), the media have found and broadcast every bit of unflattering, embarrassing, salacious information they could find about this man. Sadly, of this there is no small amount. America has never had a president whose past sins were so public, or who provided so much ammunition to his enemies by using an unfiltered populist megaphone like social media.

However, the president’s enemies in the media and within the government are not limiting themselves to publicizing negative things that are known and provable. They are also fixating on what is implied, alleged or possible—or even proved false.

Donald Trump has been in the public eye his entire life. He was born to rich parents. He has real estate and properties all over the map. He led a popular reality show on a major television network for 14 years. He has befriended many media stars and politicians, including prominent Democrats like Hillary Clinton. But then he ran for president.

Virtually overnight, he was declared to be a joke, a buffoon, a clown. And once he started to win, and especially when he won the Republican nomination, the attacks against him turned far more malicious.

Since he won the presidency, Trump’s enemies in the media and in the government have done everything possible to depict this man as deranged, stupid, unstable, incoherent, senile, corrupt, immoral, chauvinist, misogynist, bigoted, racist, jingoistic, nationalist, white supremacist. Just two years ago, nobody accused him of any of these things. Now he is supposedly such a threat to global stability that any and all means to discredit and overthrow him are considered acceptable, even noble and patriotic.

These relentless condemnations and attacks reveal something far more serious and threatening than the specifics of the accusations against the president.

They reveal that there is a segment of America willing to do virtually anything to undo the results of the last presidential election—and to reclaim power.

In the 2016 election, Donald Trump won 57 percent of the electoral vote and 30 out of 50 states. He won 84 percent of America’s counties. He received nearly 63 million votes, the highest vote total of any Republican candidate in history.

However, there is a strong contingent within the government, the media, and the American populace that does not and will not accept this.

The election of Donald J. Trump to the presidency represented a blow to their claim to power and their ambitions to remake this country as they see fit.

The result is a rancorous war between the White House and the deep state. The “deep state” is a term used for permanent federal government agencies in the executive branch that are filled with unelected individuals. The Constitution of the United States names only one individual in the executive branch: the president. The thousands of other agents and bureaucrats in the executive branch are supposed to be assisting him. Instead, they have not only developed a life of their own, but many of them are trying to destroy the president!

This is a type of internal conflict that America’s founders did not foresee when they established the checks and balances of Washington’s three governing branches. It imperils the very survival of the constitutional republic they built.

We are getting a remarkable look at what this contingent of Americans wants to do—and just what it is willing to do to make it happen. We are seeing how deep their power within the government really goes. We are seeing how deceitful and lawless and nasty they really are. We are seeing the results of their hostility to the Constitution and the limits to their power it imposes—and their disdain for the freedoms the Constitution gives the American people.

We are seeing the true nature of this movement and the mortal threat it truly is to the foundational principles of America.

The lid is being lifted on this movement in a way it never would have had Hillary Clinton been elected. Miraculously, the Trump presidency is temporarily holding it back and, in the process, exposing it for anyone willing to see.

What we are seeing, in fact, is just how close this nation is to collapse!
Astoundingly, many people within this country would love to see this happen and are working to bring it about. Many of them are in the federal government. This is why we at the Trumpet feel compelled to focus on these developments.

America’s downfall is one of the most earthshaking end-time prophecies of the Bible. It is foretold in dozens of biblical passages. We have been warning about it for decades, since Herbert W. Armstrong wrote the first version of The United States and Britain in Prophecy back in the 1930s.
The drama unfolding in Washington is directly leading to the fulfillment of this prophecy of America’s downfall!

Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry has been writing about the spiritual dimension to the dangers to America for years, starting with his booklet America Under Attack, first published in 2013. This booklet shows that the problem is bigger than a few partisan bureaucrats or one political party or the mainstream media.

The real force attacking America is a very real, very evil spirit power. It is working diligently to bring this nation down and plunge the world into a new holocaust.

This booklet also shows how the real reason for this curse is not simply bad leaders. It is the sins of the American people that have opened the door for this attack. Even a simple look at the average American attitude reveals a broad, unshakeable complacency not only toward God but even toward their constitutionally prescribed freedoms. This is enabling the nation’s leaders to take these freedoms away.

A people vigilant to protect the Constitution would protest efforts to dismantle it, rather than applauding those efforts—or ignoring them to flip over to a different television channel.
I urge you to read Mr. Flurry’s May-June 2018 Trumpet cover story, “Saving America From the Radical Left—Temporarily.” It provides the biblically prophetic perspective, even showing how the Trump presidency is fulfilling a specific prophecy about America. “The drama unfolding in Washington is something you cannot afford to ignore,” he wrote. “We are witnessing a government—and a nation—on the verge of collapse.”

This is a crucial perspective. This article shows how God is actually orchestrating these events to fulfill His prophecies. It will help you gain God’s view of what is happening to America today.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018


My heart within me is broken Because of the prophets; all my bones shake. I am like a drunken man, And like a man whom wine has overcome, Because of the Lord, and because of His holy words.
 For the land is full of adulterers; for because of a curse the land mourns. The pleasant places of the wilderness are dried up. Their course of life is evil, and their might is not right. “For both prophet and priest are profane;
Yes, in My house I have found their wickedness,” says the Lord.
Jeremiah 23.9-11

This is not an article I want to write. It is probably an article you don’t want to read—but it is true. Our nation is staggering like a drunkard, grouping in confusion, stumbling down a dark path.

The Lord has mixed within her a spirit of confusion. [The leaders] have made Egypt stagger in all she does, as a drunkard staggers in his vomit. Isaiah 19.14

Confusion: We are confused in all areas of society. We cannot distinguish between a man and a woman. We have no respect for unborn innocents. We have no respect for the law. Lawlessness reigns in Washington D.C. and it is impossible to know what is true and that which is false—total confusion.

God has allowed us to be confused because we refuse to mediate on and keep His laws. God is not some sniveling old man waiting to judge us. He would rather we turn to Him as a nation. He has established what is right and what is wrong in His word. When we choose to go our own way and ignore His word we pay the penalty. (ref: Deut 28).

People love to blame God for all their problems. We are the ones who have asked Him to leave our schools, government, and society in general. God allows us to do what we want to do in the hope that we will come to our senses and turn to Him for guidance. We, as a society are so confused.

Sadly, America must be judged. We have fallen too far. I truly believe the fall elections of 2018 will determine the future course of the nation. The Millennial generation will be voting in force and this will most likely result in a turn to the left.

The Bible is a conservative book. It sets a standard of righteousness and justice which the world refuses to obey. This has nothing to do with politics or President Trump. We have already concluded that President Trump is not what you would call a “righteous man” but he does embody old school thinking on many issues.

Without the moral compass of the Word of God our nation will continue to stagger. The policies of the left often appear good, but they are against many Biblical principles. Abortion and LGBT are two that immediately come to mind. The things which were once considered “good” in America are now considered “evil” or hateful if you don’t agree. Soon you will not be able to peacefully disagree with the policies which are coming.

Financial shaking: Both political parties spend money like drunken sailors. Our national debt is beyond repair. The system must collapse. It is only a matter of when it will collapse. America’s God is money and credit and the piper will be paid. I’ve posted plenty of articles on this blog describing why our economy will collapse at some point.

War: The war drums are beating. Our leaders have become obsessed with thwarting Russia and China in all that they do. This is because our leaders know that China and Russia have all the gold. These two giants are rising in power and the only thing our politicians know to do is start a war with them.

Russia, China, and their allies are the hammer of God’s judgment on America. If we continue down this road of hubris towards them they will overcome us. God judges nations by allowing stronger nations to overcome them. When the nation becomes ungodly as we have become the hammer will fall. Our pride is going to be broken. America is no longer a righteous nation.

The Kingdom of God: We love America and what she once stood for. We weep for her. We find ourselves angry at her condition—but we all have contributed to this coming downfall.

We now understand that we are citizens of God’s kingdom. His kingdom does not function like the kingdoms of this world. Are we functioning as God’s kingdom? Sometimes it is difficult to tell. It is imperative that we begin functioning as God’s people.

We will be tried as things continue to fall apart all around us. We will need to stand upon the “Rock of God’s word” in the difficult days ahead. If you are wondering why your situation is difficult right now maybe God is trying to get your attention.

We all need to spend less time on Facebook and more time in God’s book. Wait on the Lord. Be still. Read His word and let it sink in. We are going to be tried in the fire. Judgment begins at the house of God. This judgment is for our benefit, so get prepared now, while things are stable. The shaking is intensifying.

I’ve pretty much covered all the things which Yahweh has been speaking to me about on this blog and will continue to do so. If you are new take some time and browse the various postings. Let’s focus on what it means to be a member of God’s Kingdom.

It is also important to KNOW what you believe. Many believers do not really know what the scriptures say. They do not really know what they believe. They cannot explain to others in a clear way what they believe and WHY the scriptures say what they say. This would be a good place to start. Ask yourself what you believe and why.

This blog is a way to begin. It will stimulate your thinking. Allow the entire Bible, O.T and N.T. to interpret itself. Determine for yourself the difference between “tradition” and TRUTH. Ask the Father to teach you and confirm, confirm, confirm. Then be bold and speak up!

Sunday, April 8, 2018


In the fifteenth year of Amaziah the son of Joash, king of Judah, Jeroboam the son of Joash, king of Israel, became king in Samaria, and reigned forty-one years.  And he did evil in the sight of the Lord; he did not depart from all the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who had made Israel sin…For the Lord saw that the affliction of Israel was very bitter; and whether bond or free, there was no helper for Israel.  And the Lord did not say that He would blot out the name of Israel from under heaven; but He saved them by the hand of Jeroboam the son of Joash. 2 Kings 14.23-24; 27


When I first began to study the Bible in earnest I felt in my spirit that I was supposed to study the Old Testament and understand the history of the Israelites. I went out and purchased a Jewish study Bible with commentary and started digging in.

Not only did I get a great history lesson, but I also began to understand the Jewish understanding of the Old Testament. I began to see how much of our “Christian” beliefs have their root in the belief and understanding of the ancient Jewish sages.

It is amazing how Y’shua is right before their eyes, yet they do not see Him. So many of their insights into the word reveal Y’shua, but as scripture says, they are temporarily blinded. These insights, helped me begin to see the New Testament in a fresh light. I began to understand Y’shua’s parables in a Hebraic way, rather than a 21st century western way.

The more I studied, and found teachers who understood this, the more I began to allow the Bible to interpret itself. It takes time for this to happen. We all think we are allowing the Bible to interpret itself but we really are not. It takes time and will challenge many things we have previously been taught. It requires us to let go of many “traditions of men” which we don’t want to let go of.

A teacher that I came to know was Jonathan Cahn. He is a Jewish believer who has an assembly in Wayne, New Jersey. He has published several books on the attack on the World Trade Center in 2001 and how these attacks are a warning to our nation.

The insights he received from the Lord had a profound effect on me. He was seeing current events from an Old Testament knowledge. He was interpreting what was happening to America using the Torah, the prophets, and the Books of Kings and Chronicles.

This was a confirmation for me about seriously studying the Old Testament. Here was a man who grew up Jewish, accepted Y’shua as savior, studied in both Jewish and Christian schools, and now was able to interpret current events in stunning fashion.

The Biblical prophets of old had a complete understanding of the political situation of both the Northern Kingdom of Israel and the Southern Kingdom of Judah. Many of them even had connections to the King and other important officials. They knew the Torah and spoke truth to a lawless nation.

These prophets risked their lives to speak to the sin of the nation and warn the people and leaders to turn back to Yahweh before disaster would come upon them. The “disaster” that would come upon them was in the form of attacks by pagan nations and financial ruin.

Many of the kings the prophets spoke to were not righteous individuals. All of the kings of Israel, the Northern Kingdom, were idolaters and refused to hear what the prophets were saying. Eventually the fierce nation of Assyria would come against them and destroy them. The result was captivity and dispersion among the Gentile nations—never to return. Eventually they lost their identity. Ref: the Book of Hosea.

The Southern Kingdom lasted another 150 years until they were taken captivity by the Babylonians. They were later allowed to return after 70 years to rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem. These people are the Jewish people of our time. They did not lose their identity among the Gentile nations.

Today America is under attack. The forces that would destroy the Constitution are strong. America is turning to the left. President Trump is similar to King Jeroboam II in 2 Kings 14. God had mercy on the nation through Jeroboam II even though he was not a righteous man.

Trump is doing commonsense things to protect America from forces that would destroy our freedoms. Powerful force are at work within the government to bring him down. Our entire system has become too corrupt to fix. We are similar to ancient Rome as it began to decay from a Republic to tyranny. It is happening before our eyes.

I truly believe President Trump may represent a “last chance” for America. How will the nation vote in 2018? Will power return to the left? The left wants no borders and hordes of illegal immigrants—these people will vote for them. The left wants to destroy the 2nd Amendment. Our founders allowed us to have weapons in order to stop a tyrant from taking over the nation.

Our politicians refuse to discuss these issues in a civil intelligent forum and write commonsense laws.

We used to be a nation of law—but none obey the law from the top down. Please take the time to read this article in full:

This article is the best description of what is happening in America now. Don’t take it lightly.



Thursday, April 5, 2018


My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge,
I also will reject you from being priest for Me; Because you have forgotten the law of your God,
I also will forget your children. Hosea 4.6

In 2009 the Lord, in His unusual ways, led me into studying the US and world financial systems. Up until that time I was like most Americans—paying little attention to the world of finance and trade. I was interested in understanding the end times from a Biblical perspective, not realizing financial events would play a key role.   

The verse above from Hosea 4.6 says the cause of our problems is for lack of knowledge. This does not stem from a shortage of information, but rather from the rejection of information. Many people that I talk to seem to have no interest or desire to understand the financial events now taking place in the world.

Today we are on the cusp of a trade war with China that could affect the entire world. It is important to understand that both the US and China are now in the act of informing each other which products will have tariffs applied. Neither country has yet imposed these tariffs (taxes) on trade goods. Until the tariffs are actually imposed what we are really seeing is the beginning of “negotiations” on trade.

The stock market is really based on emotions. The emotional response to what is happening is for the stock market to go down hundreds of points—this is a knee jerk reaction at this point. All markets react emotionally and if that emotion gets out of control we will have a crash.

Historically trade wars are not good for either country. In fact, the Great Depression was not ended quickly because the US and other countries began applying tariffs on goods—resulting in a trade war that re-crashed the markets after 1929 and extended the depression until World War 2 began.

Ah, yes, war. When things go bad economically governments turn to war. This gets the people’s attention off the economic fears and causes them to focus on war…and war is great for the economy. Always be alert for war during these crises. Problem now is our major “enemies” are much stronger and better prepared.

For now we will see wild swings in the stock markets and lots of emotion and fear. During these trade wars the precious metals markets in gold and silver will prosper as they are considered safe havens in time of trouble. Gold has been rising since 2009 when it was around $900 per ounce and now is around $1350 per ounce. We will see a tremendous rise in gold prices as we continue spending ourselves into oblivion.

As of this writing American consumers are more than $1 trillion in credit card debt:

The US government is running a $22 Trillion dollar debt. If you count a dollar a second it will take 33 thousand years to count a trillion! You think a crisis might be coming?

Many in the church glibly say, “Oh, the Lord will provide for me,” as they continue to spend and ignore the problem and Proverbs 22.7. Few take the story of Joseph in Egypt seriously. He saw what was coming and the Lord used him to prepare for the coming crises. How many of us are remotely preparing?

The Lord will provide, but not in the style you may like. Will you be a burden on your brethren or a help? This is something to consider. The unprepared make themselves a burden on others.

CHINA AND RUSSIA CONTINUE TO PREPARE - As a reader of this blog you know we have been following the financial rise of China and Russia. These two nations will play major roles as we move towards the second coming of Y’shua.

The first thing to understand about China is that they have a plan. The have 5, 10, 20, 100 year plans. They are focused on becoming a great power. In the US political system there is no plan. Politicians are only interested in getting re-elected every 2, 4, or 6 years. That is their only plan--besides enriching themselves. Here are some of the steps they are well into taking in preparation for the fall of the US dollar system:

This is a very big deal. Purchasing oil in their own currency allows them to circumvent using US dollars. This will require the US Federal Reserve to print billions of dollars out of nothing. This will cause real inflation as additional nations will no longer use US dollars in trade.

China is also using an interbank payment system (Cips) that completely avoids using US interbank system (SWIFT) allowing them to clear cross border banking payments. This also includes credit card payments which will be conducted without using a western system.

This is an important development that will continue to apply pressure on the US economic system and dollar. This is a direct attack on the US dollar as world reserve currency. Russia has also developed their own system that is similar to Cips.

Do not take these things lightly. China and Russia have been slave to the US system since the end of World War 2. We are entering a “new world order” in which power and wealth is being transferred from the west to the east. In large part this is happening because we have brought it upon ourselves.

When Nixon went to China in 1971 this opened the door to China becoming a world power. In that same year Nixon took the US off the gold standard, making a deal with Saudi Arabia to only sell oil in US dollars—the Petro-dollar as it became known.

As America began off-shoring its manufacturing base to China and other countries we also began to turn away from God. We began turning to the false religions of the world and using drugs to ascend to a higher consciousness. The world became smaller through transportation and technology and we embraced many philosophies and lifestyles that turned us away from the laws of God.

It has been a slow but relentless turning away for around 70 years. Human events take time to play out—Rome did not fall in a day. Isn’t it interesting that this year on May 14th is the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the State of Israel? This is not a coincidence.

The Biblical prophets, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and the others understood the political and financial issues of the day. They prophesied to warn the nation to turn back towards God. Their words fell on deaf ears. Our nation, as a whole, has deaf ears.

This is the hour to seek the Lord with all of our hearts. If we are prepared we will fulfill Jesus’ words for us to become the “salt of the earth.” It is our responsibility as believers and disciples of Y’shua to seek out Yahweh’s direction for us.

Most of us will still be here when the financial crises comes upon our nation. Now, in this brief time of grace, is the time to prepare. Ask what He desires of you now. This is the time of preparation. Joseph had 7 years to prepare—and he was ready because he heard the Lord. When a crisis erupts it will occur quickly--no one will expect it--it will come as a thief in the night!

In, fact, Joseph created a "new world order" that would be ruled by Pharaoh for many centuries. All of Egypt became subservient to Pharaoh because of Joseph’s actions! Ironic isn’t it? The Lord God of Israel works in strange and wonderful ways. You don’t want to miss out—prepare!

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