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This Thanksgiving consider the following: To be thankful to God for our Country’s peace, for our family, and for the life remaining which we have to love everyone more. It is only by the Grace of God that every American has more time to establish and re-establish the message of God’s kingdom over the face of the earth.
As Dave Hodges of beforeitsnews.com explains: “As the world’s common man rejoiced last night . . . I am still shuddering at how close we came to nuclear war with Russia. A [different result] would have guaranteed nuclear war with Russia. Deep inside sources that I was speaking with last night believe that Russia was days away from launching a nuclear first strike against the United States.
“One source I spoke with said that there was no way that Putin was not under intense pressure to launch a first strike given what was going on. NATO’s build up in the Baltics and directly on Russia’s borders, the relentless cyber-attacks in what appeared to be a preliminary move to to disable Russia’s command and control were extremely provocative and seemed to be inviting some kind of show of force by Putin to back down the United States, at minimum, or to go to full scale war, at the maximum.”
If Hodges is correct, is this not the most tremendous reason to thank God for His love and forgiveness in keeping our country safe? God knows this Grace is far more than we deserve. Is this not a reason as we go to Worship Services this Thanksgiving Day to give an offering to Our Savior for His goodness and grace. But remember as Moses writes to do so willingly: “And when ye will offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving unto the LORD, offer it at your own will. . . . Therefore shall ye keep my commandments, and do them: I am the LORD (Leviticus 22: 29, 13).”
Apostle Paul adds that whenever we give to God’s work, we should do so willingly: “But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work (2 Corinthians 9: 6 – 8).
Another urgent mission for this Thanksgiving is to pledge to love more—yes to dedicate ourselves to loving God, family and all others more than ever before, to put a smile of forgiveness on our face, and to love family, friends and all others as if it were our last days on earth. As Hodges writes, it well could have been! Apostle Peter explains: “And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins (1 Peter 4: 8).” Remember, the Thanksgiving table is not the place to argue politics, or past wrongs. It is a special place designed in United States history alone—it is not an international holiday—for us to thank God for all He has done to give us such a great nation!
Above all do not fall for Satan’s lies that this is the season for sadness, depression and death! Find someone who would tend to be sad this Thanksgiving and invite them to dinner too, and remember to especially pray for them. Remember that if that no good devil had his way, everyday would be a time of sadness and depression. Always prove his demons to be exactly who The LORD Jesus says each one is: “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it (John 8: 44).”
In rebuking that monster, continue to believe God for His most bountiful blessings in the coming year: Always confess these promises in your wholesale Christian Bible“(As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever. Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness;)
“Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God. For the administration of this service not only supplieth the want of the saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgivings unto God; Whiles by the experiment of this ministration they glorify God for your professed subjection unto the gospel of Christ, and for yourliberal distribution unto them, and unto all men; And by their prayer for you, which long after you for the exceeding grace of God in you. Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift (2 Corinthians 9: 9 – 15).” God bless you all, now and forever! Amen.
Our beloved United States is at the brink of political and economic collapse. And Almighty God will first hold responsible the nation’s pastors, prophets, teachers and churches—all claiming to be Bible believing entities—because in the 1960s and earlier, they decided to stop holding Wednesday evening prayer services.
Heartfelt, faithful Bible-believing prayer—and especially group prayer among genuine Christians—is the spiritual power belonging to Christians on earth, allowing them to ignite the will of God to give, through His infinite omnipotent Will, an affirmative response in their behalf. Such spiritual power, such direct, authentic connection to God is the one sure pathway to God The Father, through and in The Name Jesus, Who is God The Son.
The only such spiritual forces benefiting from these 60 plus years of the lack of consistent group prayer in Christian churches are those of evil: that pyramided conglomerate of beings working directly for Satan, the chief rebel against God. These are the same forces that invaded certain theological schools and denominations in the middle of the last century in order to influence declines of weekly prayer meetings in local churches and parishes.
Moreover, these same forces constantly got the word out to local memberships that Biblical acumen alone did not certify pastor qualifications. Rather, a college education and theological degrees were necessary to complete true certification. Too many groups swallowed this “kool-aid” and thus decades ago, seeds were sown to weaken not only America’s churches, but the American nation as well.
Such errant teaching should have been countered by instruction to churches and individual Christians from wholesale Christian Bibles. Look at 1 Timothy 2: 1 – 3 where Paul instruction pastors and churches to pray for national leaders: “I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior.”
This Apostle, founder of Gentile churches, insists that Christian churches come together regularly and prayer for their nation, for its leaders, its governors, its police forces, etc., because these authorities can assure that Christians lead a peaceful life. The Apostle knew that wicked rulers are controlled by Satan, and that such control could only be detained and overcome by the spiritual power of prayer.
But now, of course, the United States of America does not enjoy this “peaceful life.” We have the highest murder rate in 42 years. We have gangs roaming city streets with gun fights, and stray bullets hitting innocent women and children. And we have churches either closed on what use to be prayer nights, or else having so-called Bible studies instead of one, two or three-hour prayer meetings. Moreover, now we have a Constitutional crisis in this year’s election for the Presidency of the United States, while the nation faces internal and external attacks from Muslim extremists such as ISIS and Al queda.
When our nation’s churches held regular weekly prayer meetings with believers and church leaders on their knees together—such as during World Wars I and II—this nation never lost a war. Christian families sent their sons and daughters to war and prayed for them daily. Of course that was also when families came together, always praying at the dinner table. But now, most families who may say they are Christian don’t even prayer together over the dinner table. What is that old adage: “The family that prays together, stays together”? So maybe this is why the nation’s divorce rate is soaring as well!
Surely, if there were ever a time to repent and change, that time is now, before it will be everlastingly too late!
Because he knew he was a gifted prophet, Jonah thought he had the right to rebel against God. He reasoned within himself that his hatred of the citizens of Nineveh (the capital of Assyria) was justified because they had so ill-treated his own people. He also knew that God was a God of Love and that He would forgive those sinful people—those Jonah considered to be filthy Gentiles–if they would repent of their evil ways. This prophet knew well of God’s great love and mercy, and he greatly resented it. So here we have one of God’s people–one of His chosen servants—resisting His will.
The human soul is made up of the mind, the will and the emotions. All of these factors within Jonah’s heart were in disagreement with God. How could such a gifted prophet be so out of step with God’s will? It happened because he listened to his own human thinking, instead of humbling himself and waiting before The Holy Spirit in prayer and fasting, and resisting all force to make such a rebellious mistake. Jonah’s mind was made up to go against God’s will. His emotions were filled with satanic hatred, not the love of God. With everything in his being he willed to go against what he knew God wanted.
When a Christian with knowledge of God and His Word purposely goes against God’s will pitting his own will, mind and emotions against the will and Word of God—that mature and knowledgeable Christian flirts with the loss of his own salvation. Yet this prophet must have believed in God of mercy and love enough to think he could get away with such rebellious thinking, let alone action. Jonah actually believed that he knew God well enough that he had the right to disagree with Him. This was his interpretation of “free will.” Yes, God does give human beings the free will to do, think and say what they want to do, think and say. But this does not mean that there are not consequences for wrong thinking, wrong words, wrong decisions and wrong actions.
Perhaps you remember the rest of Jonah’s story from your Sunday School days—how while he was on a ship going away in the opposite direction of Nineveh, Jonah ended up with his body dead within the belly of a giant fish, while his soul and spirit were in Hell. We will go over more of that in the next blog, along with the fact that the Bible does not detail whether or not Jonah completely repented, even after he brought revival to Nineveh and got thousands of people saved and reconciled to the goodness and everlasting love of God.
But for now, please look at the one-chapter New Testament book of Jude wherein the Apostle gives example after example of fallen Christian leaders, including fallen angels, who knew God, who had experienced His power—i.e. the traitor Judas—and who nonetheless decided to turn against Him and serve Satan. Some of God’s laws—i.e. unlawful sexual relations—cannot be broken without everlasting punishment, unless there is full and complete repentance.
As we are now in the last of the last of the last days, again I ask you to consult such books in wholesale Christian Bibles as 2 Peter, Jude, 2 John, etc. for an understanding that deliberate back-sliding, continuous disobedience in full knowledge of God’s will, hard-hearted unwillingness to forgive, racial hatred (as in Jonah’s case), love of this world more than love of God’s laws and His love–is flirting with everlasting damnation. Yes, even if one is a born-again Christian. Also, remember that there are very few examples of people, who like Jonah were able to pray their way out of hell!
Prior generations of believers in the United States knew God’s Word much better than the present one. Because they practiced daily devotions sometimes reading a chapter or two a day until they read through the entire Bible in a year, they took personal responsibility for knowing God’s Word, as well as His will. Today, too many Christians depend upon pastors and television preachers to teach them just enough of “necessary” Bible verses to get them extraordinary prosperity, or miraculous healing.
Such “religious” Christians are like the generation that followed Moses and Joshua. The Book of Judges in wholesale Christian Bibles illustrates that those who came after these leaders had very little faith in God, and in fact, they never resorted to serious prayer until they were overcome or “enslaved” by an enemy nation.
Their prayers of urgency eventually persuaded God to send a new ruler-judge who would lead the battle and set them free. But when that judge expired or the urgency had passed, the nation easily slipped back into sinful carelessness until they were captured by a new enemy. Then the process of temporary prayer and repentance would start all over again.
Eventually the Holy Spirit-inspired writer of The Book of Judges gave a cogent reason for such lack of consistent faith and victory: “In those days there was no king in Israel, but every man did that which was right in his own eyes” Judges 17: 6 and 21: 25. Because they could see no visible human leader and because they had very little faith in The Invisible Eternal God, the people in the Book of Judges lived to please themselves. They gave little heed to God’s laws set forth by Moses in his five Books, or to Joshua’s admonitions in his following Book.
And in their shallow faith and stubbornness, it is doubtful that they more than seldom went to temple to hear That Word from the heart of God. Even when at the temple, they probably went through the sacrifices for what they could get, not for what they could give. Being faithful followers of God’s laws was not important to them. Such unbelief so stepped over the lines that God drew for their survival, that eventually by the time of the last Judge in The Book of First Samuel, they rejected Him as king altogether, and demanded to have a human king “like all the other nations around them.” In short, they wanted to live the world’s way, not God’s way.
Today, the United States is on the precipice of utter destruction, one where only a sincere return to individual and institutional prayerful intercession can pull the nation back. Obviously, the continuous multi-destructive floods and fires in this year alone clearly show that God’s heavy hand of judgment is already falling on this nation. Moreover, in today’s world of mass-destruction, where so many enemies want to over-run and destroy the U.S., it is extremely doubtful that the nation will be on a see-saw of weakness and restoration, as was the case in the Book of Judges.
Only the mercies of God can stop such judgment, and only sincere prayers of repentance from The Full Body of Christ in this nation—both those who know they have grievously disobeyed God and His Word, as well as those self-righteous ones who assume they are rich in deeds and wealth as in The Book of Revelation will work: “And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
“Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and thatthe shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent” (Revelation 3: 14 – 19).”
This site includes images of the United States in a predicted 1,000 year drought in the western half of the nation, and the equally frightening tearing apart of East and West through a wretched earthquake reaching from the Great Lakes to New Orleans. Now a picture of this country divided by implacable cold and snow in the eastern half of the nation becomes necessary. But does it have meaning?
In “Polar Vortex Brings More Historic Cold in Eastern U.S.,” Angela Fritz dramatizes this extreme winter: “ . . . the week’s record-breaking cold is not just Arctic, but Siberian air that has been trudging across the North Pole and into North America — leading many to refer to the outbreak as the ‘Siberian Express.’
“Wind chill warnings and advisories stretched from the Upper Midwest to the Deep South — even as far as Miami, where Friday morning lows around 40 degrees could break records for the date and will surely be the coldest air that southern Florida has seen . . .
“The National Weather Service warns that imminent, sub-freezing temperatures will kill crops . . . Some temperatures in the Upper Midwest plummeted to minus 35 . . . Widespread sub-zero temperatures were recorded from North Dakota to Kentucky and east into Pennsylvania and New York.”
But perhaps most significant she adds: “Contrast the Eastern Seaboard cold with the above-average temperatures in the West, where record highs fell this week. On the north slope of Alaska, temperatures were running an astonishing 40 degrees above average . . .” See––divided again!
In ‘Dakotas See Record Highs Even as US North-East Digs Out From Record Storm,’ the Associated Press (AP) exclaims: “As a blizzard slammed the north-east, mid-winter warmth was breaking records in the northern Plains.
Record-high temperatures for this time of year in the 50s and 60sF were set in parts of the region on Monday, and Tuesday temperatures were expected to climb even higher – into the 70s even in south-western South Dakota.” How is that possible?
In another article, ‘Winter Keeping Its Icy Grip Around The Eastern U.S.,’ AP adds: “The cold snap followed snow and ice storms earlier in the week, and weather forecasters warned that more sleet and freezing rain will be possible in the coming days. Residents also had to deal with more school cancellations, power outages, road hazards and water main breaks.”
Does this whacky weather reflect the way our nation is so divided politically, economically and spiritually? Political rhetoric is anything but civil, continuing to divide rather than unite our nation. Acts considered so immoral as to be unmentionable a few decades ago are now publicly lauded. Even spiritual leaders avoid mention of these things as it may influence song, sermon and TV popularity.
Remember the Words of The LORD Jesus Christ in wholesale Christian Bibles: “And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand (Mark 3: 24 – 25).” Then consider that our nation has seldom been so divided against itself. And think about these things even more so in view of what scientists say about that coming 1,000 year drought in the West, and the unspeakably massive earthquake that could physically divide what only our repentance and prayers can keep together.
Anyone attempting to advocate for market forecasting these days suffers from whiplash. Different factors keep cropping up that can drastically affect U.S. and world economies. Confidence in U.S. financial condition seems high, but that cannot be said for the European Union or most other groups of nations.
These factors include: 1) Rapidly declining oil prices which negatively affect most oil producing nations; 2) The Swiss National Bank’s sudden refusal to continue propping up the European Union’s euro currency; 3) Germany’s insistence on maintaining its failed austerity program for some 35 EU nations;
4) Psychological worries over new-found terrorism in France and Belgium, now expected in most EU countries; and 5) Russia’s complete cut of gas supplies to Ukraine and most EU and neighboring countries––i.e. Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia, Romania, Croatia and Turkey––in the middle of winter; etc., etc. etc.
Some worrisome signs for the U.S. also include: 1) Falling retail sales and consumer prices in recent weeks; 2) The Stock Market’s inability to stop its current downward slide; 3) Reports by some analysts that cheaper oil prices will not greatly aide the U.S. economy and is dragging down the stock market, etc., etc.
In short, no one in authority is really sure how these factors will ultimately affect the economic health of the U.S. and other countries. In addition to wars over oil prices, most economists do not seem to consider that severely cold winter weather affects retail spending. While statistics show that Americans are more positive about the nation’s economy, so far they do not spend with enthusiasm.
These uncertainties have the most ardently negative forecasters predicting that a stock market crash, recession, and worse rapidly approach. In ‘Why the Next Stock Market Crash Will Happen Any Day Now,’ Christian Hill laments:
“Robert Wiedemer, who along with a team of economists correctly predicted the collapse of the U.S. housing market, equity markets, and consumer spending that almost sank the United States during the ‘Great Recession,’ recently predicts that the coming market crash will result in a 90% stock market drop, 50% unemployment, and 100% annual inflation starting this year.”
“The U.S. consumer price index tumbled 0.4 percent in December from the month before, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday, led by a 9.4-percent crash in the cost of gasoline. It was the biggest one-month drop for consumer prices since December 2008, when the world was still gripped by the financial crisis. . . . Sometimes prices fall because everything is going to hell.”
The Economic Collapse insists ‘On The Verge Of The Next Economic Crisis, 62 Percent Of Americans Are Living Paycheck To Paycheck’: “Nearly two-thirds of all Americans are completely unprepared for the next economic crisis. Only 38 percent of Americans have enough money on hand to cover “a $500 repair bill or a $1,000 emergency room visit”. That essentially means that 62 percent of the people in this country do not have an emergency fund.”
With ISIS Middle East wars, Boko Haraam atrocities in Africa, Muslim anger over provoking cartoons of their prophet, added economic crises indicate World War III. Believers must remember that such upheavals bring rushing end-time signals. As Christian messages foretell: “Why, seeing times are not hidden from The Almighty, do they that know Him not see His days? (Job 24: 1).”
Rites of evil increase in these last days. Supposedly well-meaning Christians become swept-up in bewildering satanic activity. Pastors, parents, and prayer warriors must be on alert during the coming Satanic high feast day of Halloween.
Ask police departments in any small town or large city about Halloween! Those who will admit it know the truth. For instance, a PDF on ‘Halloween Sex Offender Laws’ says: “ . . . a growing number of states that have enacted laws restricting the activities of sex offenders on Halloween. . . restrictions imposed on sex offenders during Halloween hours generally range from “no passing out candy” to “no driving after dark” . . . the laws are primarily meant to protect children from potential threats by former sex offenders and child predators on Halloween.”
Or ask vigilant news reporters like Haley Smith who writes: “Police and parents are . . . more careful because of the latest suspicious activity . . . where there have been two reported attempts of a stranger trying get kids into the car. Two kids said a woman tried to get them into her car while they were walking . . . another reason to be concerned—a Safe Kids report shows twice as many children are hit and killed on the roads on Halloween than on any other day of the year.”
Unfortunately, the most gut-wrenching horror stories about Halloween are from women and girls forced to breed babies in hidden underground Satanic holds so their infant off-spring can be used for human sacrifice during Halloween season. As infowars.com recites the testimony of one girl in ‘The Dark Side Of Halloween: The Kind Of Stuff That Real Life Nightmares Are Made Of’:
“My father worked in the aerospace industry. My mother worked for a doctor. On the outside just looked normal, but nobody knew what was going on behind closed doors. My father was actually a Satanic high priest, so he did all kinds of evil things. He sexually assaulted me, took me to satanic rituals. My father actually used me as a baby breeder, which means I was impregnated so the Satanists would have a baby to sacrifice to the devil in their Satanic rituals. As soon as I was able to have a baby, I was pregnant.”
So why do ‘born again’ Christians want to do anything during Halloween season but pray? Ever since the 1950s and 1960s when most pastors in America substituted ‘Bible Study’ for regular Wednesday Night Prayer Services, evil has run roughshod over this nation: 1) Prayer was taken out of schools in 1962;
2) Halloween advanced to become the largest commercial spending season in America, second only to Christmas; 3) The numbers of kidnapped, missing and murdered children has mushroomed; 4) Satanism, demon cult worship, Satanic rock music, and horror films flood movie houses and television sets; and
5) Even some churches, claiming The Name of Jesus, began celebrating Halloween with ghoulish decorations, and evening parties, including masked costumes and ‘sweet’ treats. Again, the urgent question: “Why are Christian churches before and during Halloween night doing anything but praying?”
God’s Word in all used Christian Bibles makes absolutely clear: “And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them (Ephesians 5: 11).” One definition of ‘worship’ is “to feel an adoring reverence or regard.” So, again: why are ‘Christians’ showing such regard for Satan’s holiday? Only the prayer power of interceding Christians can break such a Satanic hold.
I was working on in India, this ‘still-third-world’ country’s trip to Mars, when the editors rushed me back to Japan to cover the sudden explosion of Japan’s Mt. Ontake, a 10,062-foot volcano people love to hike. Over 30 are feared dead.
Arriving late on the scene, I’ve had to rely on other news clips for background, but most of these do not have definite results on deaths or injuries. Not only have vacation hikers, hoping to enjoy scenes of autumn colors, been overcome by Mt. Ontake’s ash and smoke, apparently rescuers have been as well.
Martin Fackler of The New York Times writes: “The danger of another eruption and of a release of toxic gases made it impossible to bring most of them [dead or injured hikers] down and confirm their deaths.”
He posits: “The volcano . . . has erupted before, most recently in 1991. There had been weeks of minor earthquakes leading up to the larger eruption on Saturday, but nothing seismologists interpreted as warning that major event was on the way.”
In her Washington Post story, Anna Fifield adds: “More than 500 police, firefighters and military personnel were involved in a rescue operation on the mountain Sunday, bringing down some climbers on stretchers and in helicopters.”
As usual, The Extinction Protocol and Reuters News Service had the most extensive coverage of this disaster: “Police said more than 250 hikers were stranded on the mountain, which is 3,067 meters high and last erupted in 2007.
They quote Prime Minister Abe: “Nearly 200 people are in the process of descending the mountain, but we are still trying to figure out details. I instructed to do all we can to rescue the people affected and secure the safety of the trekkers, . .”
So I’m right on time. Other reporters don’t really know the ‘facts’ either. Because Japan has laws that someone is not dead unless a doctor says so, the exact number of the fallen among 250 hikers is unknown, along with numbers of injured.
Because Japan does its best to suppress all but ‘good news,’ news reporters are promised: 1) This eruption does not interfere with air traffic; 2) The public will know the fate of 200 other hikers stranded on the erupting mountain, the number of others injured and of those hundreds of rescuers also covered with still imploding ash; and 3) Reporters will surely find out just how often this volcano goes whacky.
Why do people continually bet against Nature, assuming that it will stay in-tack for their convenience? Why do scientists think that natural phenomenon will always give them ‘proper’ notice before “acting our of turn”?
The only thing that Nature demands is that it must always be respected! Hmm that sounds like a starting principle of how God is to be approached as well. He is always to be respected! Hmm again. Maybe God, through Nature, is telling man again: “These are the last days of man on earth. Nothing is historically safe.”
As a wholesale Christian sweatshirt promises: “The eternal God is Thy Refuge, and underneath are The Everlasting Arms (Deuteronomy 33; 27).” Volcanos, earthquakes, fires or floods are not predictable, but God always is! He keeps His Word. He does exactly what He says He will do! Take heed!
Not much good news on the food front! Some almond and peanut butters have salmonella. The same bacteria swarms in some fresh vegetables, but officials still don’t know which or where. And meat and fish prices continue to soar.
According to Schuyler Velasco, a massive recall of peanut and almond butter products is now underway in the U.S. Produced by nSpired Natural Foods, these ‘butter’ items are pulled off shelves in Whole Foods, Kroger, Safeway, etc.
Associated Press (AP) adds that at least four people have taken ill eating MaraNatha and Arrowhead Mills peanut and almond butters, as well as products from the same types of companies issued under store-brand names.
As Ruth Reichl points out in ‘The F.D.A.’s Blatant Failure on Food’: Every year, antibiotic-resistant infections kill at least 23,000 Americans and make another two million sick, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.” Thus, a recent ruling by the U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals is so appalling.
“It allows the federal Food and Drug Administration [F.D.A.] to leave an antibiotic used in animal feed on the market even if the agency openly states that the drug’s use is not safe and increases the risk of antibiotic resistance in people. This means that the dangerous misuse of antibiotics in industrial livestock and poultry can continue unabated.” Thus such dangerous resistance passes to people.
The antibiotics allow meat industries to fatten animals quickly while storing them in unsanitary conditions. But these questionable additives increase antibiotic-resistant bacteria within the animals. FDA simply warns the industry of possible harm to people; that agency, established to protect, people does nothing about it.
These practices, she points out, produce ‘superbugs’ such as found in salmonella in Foster Farms chickens that sickened some 600 people. ‘Superbugs’ get into water and soil and can bring “life-threatening” infections.
theeconomiccollapseblog.com says––in addition to soaring prices of beef and pork––avoid eating shrimp: “A devastating bacterial disease called ‘early mortality syndrome’ is crippling the shrimping industry all over Asia right now. Supposedly the disease, which kills 90% of infected shrimp in Asia, has no affect on people who eat the 10% left. Do you believe that?
Besides Clarissa A. Leon in ‘5 Ways to Avoid Seafood’s Dirty Secrets’––along with Jane Brody from The New York Times, and U.K. Guardian.com––claim much of the surviving shrimp is farmed by slave labor. Ugh.
Brody adds “ . . .shrimp farmers simply move on, destroying more miles of mangrove . . . wrecking habitats for . . . wildlife. . .” Paul Greenberg, of ‘American Catch: The Fight for Our Local Seafood,‘ says U.S. needs more fish farms.
So read food advisories, wash all foods, cooking them thoroughly and above all pray over your meals. As wholesale Christian Bibles say read your Bible and pray every day: “Neither have I gone back from the commandment of His lips; I have esteemed the words of His mouth more than my necessary food (Job 23: 12).”
No new news today on 3rd and 4th MERS victims––hospital workers in the Florida facility treating the second carrier from Saudi Arabia. However, the CDC is posting advisories at 20 U.S. airports to warn travelers about the MERS virus.
That warning reads: “If you are traveling to countries in or near the Arabian Peninsula, CDC recommends that you pay attention to your health during and after your trip. You should call a doctor right away if you develop fever and symptoms of lower respiratory illness, such as cough or shortness of breath, within 14 days after traveling from countries in or near the Arabian Peninsula.”
No. 5 on that ‘old’ list of 13 diseases now spreading around the world is about great increases of Hepatitis C in most countries. Raymond T. Chung and Thomas F. Baumert report in New England Journal of Medicine:
“Chronic Hepatitis C is a major cause of liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma worldwide. . . about 3% of the world’s population, are chronically infected with the Hepatitis C virus (HCV). [It] is often diagnosed at a late stage (in high-income countries) or seldom diagnosed at all (in low- or middle-income countries). . . reinfection remains possible even after successful curative therapy.”
Philippe Douste-Blazy of theguardian.com advises that many of the 180 people invested with this disease yearly now protest potential high costs of treatment medications. Many of the victims have experience with such protests.
New drugs, more effective than the present injection-tablet year-long treatments, can cost up to $ 84,000 for a 12-week dosage. Many Hepatitis C patients also have HIV. HIV patients, now living longer because drug costs were lowered after protests, today face Hepatitis C a major cause of death among them.
Philippe Douste-Blazy writes: “Manufacturers of new Hepatitis C medicines are likely to offer the poorest countries a less expensive version. But pharmaceutical firms will not offer discounts to middle-income countries they regard as emerging markets, where about 75% of people with hepatitis C live.”
What these doctors and journalists infer politely is that Hepatitis C is often transmitted through sexual contact. Because of such possible contamination, God advised Old Testament Jews, both male and female, to be celibate before marriage.
Moreover, He warned Jewish tribes not to inter-marry with other tribes, because witchcraft and idolatry always involve illicit sexual––even animalized (Hepatitis first discovered among chimpanzees in 1989)––activity. That commandment was not lessened for New Testament believers.
In God’s kingdom, the social construction of reality is far different from the world’s. It includes spiritual, as well as physical, visions of realities (i.e. as seeing through a greater microscope): “Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge (Hebrews 13: 4).”
For those to whom the second part of the verse may apply, remember that His kingdom also includes great realms of mercy, and those mercies come through the sacrifice of His Son, Who cries out loudly today: “Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest (Matthew 11: 28).”
Remember, there is no sin, no plague, no evil inventions that can attack with more power than that of the Blood of Jesus: “And they overcame him by the Blood of The Lamb, and by the word of their testimony (Revelation 12: 11).” So, in addition to doctors, look to Jesus for His healing of your every need.
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