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Americans, or even Texans, didn’t fully repent to the point of change after death and disaster hit that state several months ago. Instead of realizing that the floods were warnings from God, rather than ceasing child murders, the clinics there, which offered more paid baby deaths than any ‘clinic’ in the country, offered them for free to anyone who could travel there even though the floods.

Now that such disaster has hit the nation horribly in Florida and several surrounding states, I have prayed to find out the reasons for such judgment there as well, but so far, these prayers have not been answered. But people in Florida, who thought they were safe in nice homes, many which had been in families for generations, have been hit with unbelievable hurricanes, tornadoes and floods. Whole neighborhoods and cities which had rested in Florida’s beautiful warm weather were wiped out “in the blinking of an eye.”

Frank Jackalone, Director of the Florida Chapter of the Sierra Club writes while begging for offerings to help stricken Floridians: “Michael was the strongest hurricane in history—since record keeping began in 1851—to hit the Florida panhandle. The storm’s peak winds upon landfall were the fourth-highest on record for the continental United States and reached a jaw-dropping 155 MPH.
“What’s especially frustrating is that Michael’s intensity took forecasters by surprise—giving residents very little time to evacuate . . . Warm waters cause storms to accelerate and intensify to dangerous levels quickly—a pattern we saw with Hurricane Harvey in 2017, then Florence and now Michael.”

Believers, churches, pastors and politicians must fall down and ask The Father why are these things happening? We must repent about those things we do know about, and ask Him to reveal other things that we have forgotten about. Such prayer and repentance is urgent! Out time is running out!!

For one thing, the United States–neither by city state or nation–cannot, afford to continue spending to rebuild after such disasters. When citizens of the state insist that the governor must ‘immediately’ start rebuilding the state of Texas, they simply do not believe the governor when he laments that the state does not begin to have enough money to pay for the rebuilding of homes, neighborhoods and towns in Texas.

The same lament will soon be heard in Florida. And then people will turn to the U.S. government to ‘undo’ such disasters. The nation’s debt is already staggering. How is it to continue to pay for such rebuilding? Still to come may be the diseases which can result from such flooding: Typhoid fever, cholera, malaria, dengue, yellow fever, strep throat, digestion diseases, tetanus, salmonella, E coli, flu, etc.

The United States–particularly its Christians–must repent down to the core. We must collectively pray, asking for God direction as to why were are continually hit with such disasters. We must repent for that which we know about–and go about changing what we do know about–and then ask Him to reveal to us that we must also repent about and change. The true Christian’s faith must not be in the government, but in God Almighty.

Was our faith in the houses we owned or those automobiles now flooded to ruined or floating down to sea. As wholesale Christian Bibles often cruelly proclaim: “And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk: (Revelation 9: 20). Time is running out! Repentance must begin NOW!

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Step One in 2018—A Flood of Snow!

posted by Jael Ever @ 7:00 AM
January 7, 2018

Floods are coming, unmitigated floods which cannot be stopped!! As in 2017, fires on the one hand, earthquakes on the other, floods of disaster upon disaster, because God—Our Heavenly Father, The Supreme Ruler of the Universe, Father of Our LORD and Savior Jesus Christ—is calling on America to repent!

He has been good to us—bringing this nation from the miracle of a few praying Christians and releasing them from the rule of those who thought they would profit from this land, while giving us victory through three great wars to set ourselves and others free—i.e. the Civil War and World Wars I and II—to establish this country as the greatest nation on earth.

But now, Americans seems to have forgotten where we came from. Now enriched, we sneer at His laws, breaking them whenever we want to—whether by cursing Him, or with acts of disobeying His every Word and Commandment—even by preaching His Word while not attempting to live it. Most of all, we never, ever fully repent. We refuse to love one another, by crossing racial and economic divisions to show love and compassion toward those who are ‘different’.

We refuse to stop wasting His treasure on the plans of a few vicious people: i.e. trillions on ‘space’ exploration, neo-gene alterations to produce super-non-human beings, and other pseudo-sciences—all of which are designed to save only a few people, but everyone! Simultaneously, we refuse to take care of the poor, insisting that they work to improve their lot, while stealing work from them to give to those from other countries, and denying them sufficient education!

Never fully repenting, we refuse to see the swords of His mighty angels turned against as they weld in these floods of storms, fires and multiple devastating attacks. All because we refuse to fully repent! Remember this Word in wholesale Christian Bibles, so well known in pseudo-Christian circles: “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land (2 Chronicles 7: 14).”

What else can God do to bring this nation back to Him? He blesses us and we accept it without saying thanks, because that is what we come to expect from His grace. Our pride keeps our knees straight, rather than bowing in prayer. We have turned many churches into whore houses, where smoking thieves can steal all they want, while sleeping with each other’s wives, women, children and men. But we accept it all as ‘Christianity,’ while we refuse to repent, to admit we have wrongfully allowed His beloved Gospel to come out of such sinful institutions.

Have we not read His Word? Do we not know that such behavior and hard-heartedness is what drove Israel into slavery twice? They are the first children of Abraham. How can we, the second set of Abraham’s children, not see that we will also receive His severest whippings for not repenting?

This new year of 2018 , believers will witness unprecedented horrors upon souls and properties! Pray, repent, ask His forgiveness for many sins—and name them one by one. If you are a true Christian, take time to pray and repent for your nation, just as Daniel, Nehemiah and others did! Without such prayers and repentance, things will get worse, not better!

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‘Dancing on Pinheads’: Useless Theological Debate

posted by Jael Ever @ 7:00 AM
October 28, 2017

At first, this blogger thought it was just the usual religious bickering between those who believe in the so-called ‘Prosperity Movement’ and those who don’t. But it turns out to be more than just that: It is another argument between the “pre-Trib” and “post-Trib” groups. In other words, for centuries two opposing bodies of Christian ‘leaders’ have argued over when God would ‘rapture’ (i.e. take to heaven) true Christians out of the earth: Before the horrors of end-time tribulation spoken of throughout His Holy Word. Or whether He would leave true Christians on earth to suffer (i.e. along with sinners) through these (coming or could-be ‘present’) wretched times—perhaps the time of Anti-Christ Tribulation time itself!

Those believing that Christians will be taken to heaven in ‘The Rapture’, before the ‘real’ Tribulation begins, could be so sure that God will save them from such horrors that they ignore or ‘down play’ the immediate need to increasingly walk in repentance and love as Apostle John advises: “Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and His love is perfected in us (1 John 4: 10 – 12).”

Conversely, those who strongly advocate that today’s Christians now live during the Tribulation (i.e. the ‘post-Trib’ group) could like-wise be so filled with pride that they could likewise ignore the commandments of Apostle John and of The LORD Jesus that believers must—above all things Love God and Love one Another: “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are My disciples, if ye have love one to another (John 13: 34-35).”

The ‘pre-Trib” group relies on Revelation chapters 4 and 5 to insist that after The LORD Jesus judges seven churches in chapters 2 and 3, those next two chapters ‘indicate’ that all Christians will be in heaven after their final accounting at ‘The Judgment Seat of Christ’. However, while not mentioning Gentile Christians, these two chapters introduce The LORD Jesus Christ as the Only Being in Heaven or earth eligible to open The Book about end-time judgments—The Book of Revelations– which God The Father holds in His hands, as He awaits for The Book to be opened and its truths released.

After The LORD Jesus opens that Book—and throughout The Book of Revelations He explains ALL the judgments that will take place on earth—before He returns here. First, in truth, apparently God has not presented sufficient evidence in His Word to support either side of the ‘Trib’ argument. In fact, His total Word could indicate that both sides of the argument are wrong.

Second: However, it is the authentically True Body of Christians who are holding off the ultimate destruction of all the earth’s 8 to 10 billion people: “And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom The Lord shall consume with the spirit of His mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time (2 Thessalonians 2: 6 – 8).”

The ‘he’ here is that Body of Christians who exercise their authority over the workings of Satan, who stay on their knees against treats of terrorists, killers and yes even storms and fires. Christianity is not a ‘playing marbles game’ where one side seeks to gain advantage over the other. If the ‘pre-trib’ group argues that these verses indicate that the rapture will come before end-time disasters begin, then how can they explain killer earthquakes, historical raging ‘endless’ fires and murderous killings now happening in their lifetimes? If the ‘post-trib’ group believes that their side is correct, then how can they explain their lack of fasting, praying, and loving the lost and even including Christians of all races, colors and denominations in their services—including Christian leaders of the same?

Third, God’s wholesale Christian Bible never tells Christians that they will not live through certain horrors—i.e. lions’ dens; fired-up furnaces; concentration camps; wars and rumors of wars between and against evil-ruled nations; world wars; illegal hangings; crucifixes; gang murders; kidnappings; incarcerations for the Name of Christ; political, racial or ethnic persecutions; Middle-East beheadings of Christians; or other extreme persecutions, etc.—all of which happen today, or have happened in the last hundred years–so why should true Christians living in these last days be so excluded?

Fourth, most of The Old Testament, some of The New Testament (i.e. Romans and Hebrews)—including The Book of Revelation–is addressed to and written about Jews, not Gentile Christians. The ultimate aim of the enemy, Anti-Christ, is about destroying Jews, Israel and Jerusalem in these last days, and The Book of Revelation discusses those Middle Eastern nations which had ruled over Israel in past centuries. Other than what it will do to protect Israel, the United States or Gentile Christians within it, is not the subject of this Great and Last Book of The Bible. Thus, true Christians should stop ‘dancing on the end of a pen’s head’ arguing over each other’s rights and wrongs. If there is one thing the Book of Revelation makes clear, it is that ‘Now is The Time for Christian Prayer and Love,’ and not theological nit-picking or so-called argument over God’s Word. Rather, now is the time to fully obey It!

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Heaven Bound? Where God’s Word & Rule Alone Operates!

posted by Jael Ever @ 7:00 AM
July 18, 2017

21st Century Christians must be reminded: if they plan to go to heaven eventually, God’s Word and His Will are all that matter up in the planet called ‘The Heaven of Heavens’.  That ultimate Heaven does not operate on a democracy or majority rule or anything like that.

Every being—whether human, angel or beast–up in Then Heaven where God Alone rules, devote themselves wholeheartedly to worshipping God, praising Him, learning about Him, obeying Him and seeking to please Him and His Dear Son, The LORD Jesus Christ.

What passes for Christianity today—especially in the United States—is woefully short of those standards.  No, God has not changed His mind about such subjects as: homosexuality; racial, economic and political superiorities or ‘hatreds’; practices of ‘light’ witchcrafts; apostate denominations which claim Christianity but lie; preachers, prophets, and singers who woefully misdirect from pulpits, broadcasts, on-line and other platforms, etc.

Look in His wholesale Christian Bible where He insists: “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God (1 Corinthians 6: 9 – 10).”

Again the Apostle writes: “Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God (Galatians 5: 21).”

And once more so that the wealthy won’t think they can escape, Apostle Paul emphasizes: “For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God (Ephesians 5: 5).” Note that those who love money instead of loving and obeying God are in the same class as sexual slave sellers.”

The LORD Jesus gave His life so that true Christians would inherit The Kingdom of God and live and rule the universe with Him and His Father. People refusing to read and obey His Word, or to repent for not doing so, should not think they will go to live for all eternity where He, His Father, and millions of true Christians from the last 6,000 years will be.

So, please do as Apostle Peter warns all believers:  “Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall: For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ (2 Peter 1: 10 -11).”

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What Are ‘Christians’ Practicing in Church Today?

posted by Jael Ever @ 7:00 AM
June 3, 2017

        For weeks this blogger has struggled with ways to discuss what Praise and Worship towards God means as intended in His Holy Word.  The matter has come up because of what too often now passes for such attention to The Godhead.  Today what is said to be purposed for and about Our Heavenly Father, and His Beloved Son, The LORD Jesus Christ, as presented by and through the anointing of His Holy Spirit—in so many churches today is far from what The Scriptures ever intended.

What claims to be adoration for God in too many 21st century places of worship in the United States today, is essentially entertainment, which Merriam Webster defines as “. . . amusement or diversion provided especially by performers . . . something diverting or engaging.”  Just because a pastor or choir director sanctions an “act” performed to supposedly “Christian” music, does not mean they have enveloped their “Christian” audience into an attitude of praise or worship for and towards The Godhead.

In fact, the meaning and action involved in such words as “bless,” “thanks,” “praise” can be used toward people as well as toward God.  The same dictionary defines the word “bless” specifically as applied to people: 1. “ . . .to hallow or consecrate by religious rite or word asked the priest to bless their marriage Bless this home. 2 religion :  to hallow with the sign of the cross He blessed himself before liftoff. 3:  to invoke divine care for bless your heart —used in the phrase bless you to wish good health especially to one who has just sneezed. . .”

Obviously, true believers must have their minds on who is the object of the use such praise and worship words– i.e. “Son, you are a blessing to me,” or “we want to praise Brother Johnson because of his fine work on the decorations,” or “thank you so much for your kind friendship.” Such words are used in human discourse by and about people all the time.  But care must be taken when such words are used in Church Services and intended to be toward God.

When people see what could be defined as “entertainment” at church—regardless of whether it is classical high brow or more low brow cultural music—they must be aware of Who or what is the object of such praise.  In other words, is certain music played because it is part of one’s background or culture, or arouses certain emotions, or takes one back to particular memories?  All of these human reactions however, may not involve God at all. God’s people should hallow or hold His Church as Holy, not for any purposes of entertainment. The Godhead alone is to be the sole Divine Object of Christian praise and worship.

Now “worship” is in itself a term solely to apply to The Divine and Holy Godhead. Webster’s definition of worship insists that it is:  “. . . reverence offered a divine being or supernatural power; also : an act of expressing such reverence; extravagant respect or admiration for or devotion to an object of esteem.”  True Worship comes from the heart and soul of God’s people, when they put all of their thoughts, emotions and will on Him! It is never an act of going through habitual rituals.

For instance, God instructs the prophet Zechariah in wholesale Christian Bibles to tell church members in his day: “Then came the word of the LORD of hosts unto me, saying, Speak unto all the people of the land, and to the priests, saying, When ye fasted and mourned in the fifth and seventh month, even those seventy years, did ye at all fast unto me, even to me? And when ye did eat, and when ye did drink, did not ye eat for yourselves, and drink for yourselves?

“Should ye not hear the words which the LORD hath cried by the former prophets, when Jerusalem was inhabited and in prosperity, and the cities thereof round about her, when men inhabited the south and the plain? (7: 4 – 7).”  In other words, in their prosperity, believers in those days simply went through the rituals of praising and worshipping God.  They went through the motions for themselves, not for Him. Their hearts were not into worship for Him.  And as the prophet continues, they soon lost their prosperity, and their nation.  Today, God’s people must turn away from ritual ‘entertainment’ and return with repentant hearts to their Savior, and Almighty God, or else today’ half-hearted Christians follow in that nation’s same fallen footsteps.

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Please Avoid This BIG MISTAKE!

posted by Jael Ever @ 7:00 AM
April 25, 2017

Something is amiss in the professed Body of Christ.  Some well known ministries are warning that believers must store up to 25 years of food in case of power failure or war or some other dreaded tragedy.  Most interesting are two recent articles in Charisma Magazine giving professed Christians instructions on how to stay alive in case they miss the Rapture—i.e. Christ’s Return near the earth to call true believers up to Him and take them to heaven.

On his daily broadcast, Pastor and TV Evangelist Jim Bakker speaks continuously that those who trust in God must start storing up food in preparation for holocaust-type events soon to take place on earth—especially in the U.S.  God knows Bakker has gotten more than his share of persecution in past decades, but the publicized Body of Christ admits that he has more than come back from scandals, divorce and years in jail cells.  Now on top of the Christian media heap again, Bakker daily warns believers to store buckets of specially prepared foods to get ready for the inevitable hard times just around the corner–hard times that may last two or three decades.

Similarly, in two articles—“What to Do If You Miss the Rapture, Part 1,” and “9 More Things to Do if You Miss the Rapture,” Dr. Dave Williams writes in Charisma News about at least 21 things professing Christians must do IF they miss the Rapture—i.e. if they are still here after Christ comes back to draw truly faithful and obedient Christians out of this world, taking them back to heaven with Him. (Just how does God’s Word define these two groups of professing Christians: hmm “Not every one that SAITH unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that DOETH the will of my Father which is in heaven (Matthew 7: 21).” (Caps added for emphasis!)

Williams—“ for over 30 years as pastor of Mount Hope Church in Lansing, Michigan, with over 500 outreach ministries around the world”– calmly tells those who miss the Rapture not to kill themselves, not to stay in or near large cities, not to deny being a Christian if questioned by police (for it is better just to be killed and go immediately to heaven, rather than to deny him and go to hell), and above all, he warns DO NOT go to church. You see, immediately after the True Church is taken up into heaven, the seven-year Tribulation (described in Revelation 6 to 17 in wholesale Christian Bibles)–when Satan tries to totally rule the billions left on earth to swear unchanging allegiance to him by carving his mark into their bodies and praising his evil, evil deeds—begins.  So, why does Williams counsel erstwhile left ‘believers’ not go to church? Because Satan’s false prophets—who already rule in so many churches—will be in total control. The masks will come off.  And the goal of all false prophets is to get people to believe in the anti-Christ,  Satan’s last false god.

Why does this blogger find these two phenomena interesting to say the least? Because: No. 1 – True believers don’t have 25 years before Our Savior returns to take His true church to glory.  At best, we may have a decade or less. The Signs of this short period: check Watchers, etc. multiply increasing: earthquakes, wars and rumors of wars, famines, diseases or pestilences, and disgraceful sinfulness (i.e. as in Sodom and Gomorrah) worsens daily.) See Matthew 24: 4 – 7. If things are so bad that power grids are out for months or years, the entire society will collapse: riots, thefts and murders will ensue.  So try protecting years of stored food from raving, murderous maniacs.

The second thing I want to shout about William’s good advice:  REPENT NOW.  Don’t wait to be left behind on earth after true Christians are gone.  Meekly come to His Throne, ask God’s forgiveness for neglecting Him and His Word, for loving money and the world more than you love Him, for staying in churches that you know do nothing but drain your faith. There are no possible substitutes for the True Gospel and the True Holy Spirit! Don’t take a chance that you can withstand Satan’s onslaughts during the Tribulation.  Pray now for yourself, your family, your friends.  Nothing, absolutely nothing in this present world, is worth your missing Jesus, the first time He comes back for you!

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Prepare Now for The Lord’s Second Coming

posted by Jael Ever @ 7:00 AM
December 10, 2016

gladtidings    Last year, Bert Farias published the “Amazing 1927 Smith Wigglesworth Message” in which the noted prophet, evangelist and healer stated: “But there will be things that will happen prior to His coming that we shall know. . . You can tell. It is real fire from heaven that is making my utterances come to you to know that He is coming. He is on the way. . . There must be special preparation for the return of Christ and at least half of all believers will be totally unprepared. We have to see that these days have to come before the Lord can come. There has to be a falling away.”

Hmmm.  If Wigglesworth—who is known to have raised 14 people from the dead—said that half of the Christians in his generation were not ready for the return of Christ, what must that percentage of those “not ready” be in this generation? Twenty-five percent? Ten percent? Smith continues:  “This is the day of purifying. This is the day of holiness. This is the day of separation. This is the day of waking. O God, let us wake today! Let the inner spirit wake into consciousness that God is calling us.”

What words are these for this 21st century Christian confessing crowd: “purifying,” “holiness,” “separation” from the things of this world? This spiritual father must be joking: those words are anathema—or as Apostle Paul would say “accursed”–to most claiming to be part of The LORD Jesus today.
Today, women dress like men. Some men openly long to be women in their relationships with other men. Curse words flow like regular language out of the mouths of some who claim the Name of Christ. Yet all of these ‘ex-sinners’ claiming to be “born again,” at least sometimes, go to one kind of church or another.  Fasting and mid-week prayer services that wait upon God’s anointing are unknown devotions in the majority of these “church” fellowships today, but church dinners served by and to vastly overweight members remain the norm. And, really how many of the pastors overseeing these services are born again themselves? If they are not true Christians, then who has placed them to head what are suppose to be God’s churches? Satan, the wicked one, placed them there is the answer.

Wigglesworth adds:  “There are in the world two classes of believers. There are believers which are disobedient, or I ought to say there are children which are saved by the power of God which are disobedient children. And there are children which are just the same saved by the power of God who all the time are longing to be more obedient.”  Is he saying that only the latter group will be called up to join The LORD Jesus in the clouds as 1 Thessalonians 2: 19 promises: “For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at His coming?” Is he saying further that the disobedient children will have to face the horrors of the coming tribulation, or as Paul says, the wrath to come: “. . . for the wrath is come upon them to the uttermost (2: 16).”

Truly, as 2016 comes to a close, churches and Christians in the United States are badly in need of revival_usrevival—real Holy Ghost Spirit-filled revival. And if we don’t earnestly pray for this type of revival to sweep our land soon, these wrong types of churches, as well as this nation, stand very near the final judgment. The wholesale Bible promises in all of its 66 books, that God is coming to judge the earth. And earnest born-again committed Christians will return with Him to judge the earth:

“And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power; When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day (2 Thessalonians 1: 7 – 10).”

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Ebola Update: Thousands Dead, New Congo Strain, World Withdraws

posted by Dr. Ad Versery Bored @ 15:24 PM
August 28, 2014

Ebola-Outbreak-Deterioration    Things deteriorate in West Africa: Thousands, including medical personnel, die from the Ebola Virus, food and medical supplies run low, some areas suffer quarantine, and international communities only slowly respond to this emergency.

Apparently the ZMapp ‘miracle’ drug doesn’t work on everyone as well as it did on the two American workers recently released from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) hospital in Atlanta. The others who received the drug died recently. ZMapp and other suppliers work to produce more of the serum.

According to The Extension Protocol, as many as 13 people––including a doctor and four nurses––have died from a different strain of Ebola that broke out last week in the Democratic Republic of Congo, further south of the continent.
As in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, affected areas are on quarantine.

Desperate to keep those within quarantined areas from escaping, Liberian troops use tear gas, forced curfews, and fire live ammunition on potential escapees. Clair MacDougall and James Harding Giahyue of Reuters report that in Monrovia, some four people are injured during attempted escapes.

The World Health Organization (WHO) says it cannot contain the disease outbreak without another $ 430 million dollars. International officials are most concerned that the virus doesn’t jump to more heavily populated South Fighting-Keep-Ebola-Outbreak-ContainedAfrica, or spread further in Nigeria, the most prosperous African nation.

WHO told Giahyue:  “. . . the countries hit by the worst ever outbreak of the deadly virus were beginning to suffer shortages of fuel, food and basic supplies after shipping companies and airlines suspended services to the region. Liberia said its Ministry of Health warehouse had run out of rubber boots and bottles of hand sanitizer, essential for preventing the spread of the disease.”

Michael J. Nyenhuis, President of AmeriCares writes that it: “. . . has been working closely with our pharmaceutical donors . . supporting these health workers on the front lines. Shipments of urgently needed supplies and supportive care medicines to the affected areas are in transit,” but donations are urgently needed.

Meanwhile, Canada, China, the U. S., etc. have pulled their medical teams out of affected nations. The Economic pleads: “The outbreak of Ebola virus disease in west Africa is unprecedented in many ways, including the high proportion of doctors, nurses, and other health care workers who have been infected. To date, more than 240 health care workers have developed the disease in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone, and more than 120 have died.

“During past outbreaks, few health workers have contracted the virus. . .once the virus was identified proper safety measures were put into place, ‘cases among medical staff dropped dramatically.’  Unfortunately, . . this outbreak is ‘different’ and the virus continues to spread among medical personnel . . .When are people in the western world going to wake up and start taking this disease seriously?”

Good question! And when will those in the Body of Christ wake up and understand that the world needs genuine Holy Spirit-led revivals that include workers with gifts of healings?  As plus size Christian sweatshirts aver: “ . . . God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings (1 Corinthians 12: 28).” Please pray!

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Ukraine/Crimea Crisis Harming U.S.,World Economies: WW3, Part 2

posted by Shopping4Bargains @ 9:00 AM
March 14, 2014

Russia-taking-Crimea      Russia’s move yesterday toward over-taking the rest of Ukraine has thrown world economies into a tail-spin––including the billionaire fortunes of its oligarchy.  U.S. stock markets fell several points. They remain nervous today.

Much of the concern is over Russia’s threat on its ‘right’ to invade all of Ukraine in order to “control violence” if Crimean residents vote this Sunday to secede from Ukraine and join the Russian federation.

Secretary of State Kerry’s attempts today to mediate a settlement with Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, failed.  Kerry told the Washington Post: “there will be consequences if Russia does not find a way to change course.” And he said there would be “an even greater response” if Russia were to “threaten the Ukrainian people,” such as by sending forces into eastern Ukraine.

Pointing out that China’s economy is also in down-fall, today’s ‘Investor’s Business Daily’ headlines: “U.S. stocks fell on higher volume Thursday, erasing this year’s gains for the S&P 500, as tensions in Ukraine and weaker data from China overshadowed reports showing an improving American economy.”

Agnes Lovasz of avers: “President Vladimir Putin’s brinkmanship in Ukraine has already cost some of his closest comrades billions of dollars. The other 144 million Russians may also pay a price.”

Lovasz quotes Timothy Ash, chief emerging-market economist at Standard Bank Group Ltd. in London: “Russia will be the big loser of the crisis in Ukraine . . . There’ll be a big hit to domestic and foreign confidence, less investment and likely increased outflows, likely losses for Russian banks with exposure in Ukraine, a weaker ruble and weaker growth and recovery.”
In ‘Putin’s Ukraine Gambit Hurts Economy as Allies Lose Billions, Lovasz points out:  “The tensest standoff with Putin-Obamathe West since the end of the Cold War is exposing the weakness of an economy rebuilt on the back of the energy industry. With oil and gas accounting for more than half of all exports and energy prices stagnant, the growth potential is all but exhausted, prompting officials in Moscow to sound the recession alarm.” But a new economic war is a much louder alarm!

Thus, this whole Ukrainian drama may be to cover up the fact that Russia’s economy is failing, even as those in the rest of Europe and the U.S. recover! However, instead of helping its economy, the ‘war’ in Ukraine may well worsen it.

Karl Henkel on The Detroit News writes today in ‘Ukraine Crisis Makes Carmakers Wary of Russia’:  “The geopolitical struggle over Ukraine could slow growth in Russia’s auto market, which until recently was considered a diamond in the rough . . . but the problems facing [it] aren’t confined to its reaction to the uncertainty over the future of Crimea in the Ukraine.”

As discussed in the last ‘economy blog,’ Russia’s attempts to play offense in an economic war, belies its extremely defensive position.  Vladimir Putin is a very proud man who wants his nation to be on par with the U.S. and E.U.  To cover up his country’s failures, he will push for land and economic expansion until it starts a hot World War III, and China will, of course, join him for the same reasons.

But as used Christian Bibles promise:  “Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall (Proverbs 16: 18).” Only this time, Putin will bring down many more in destruction other than himself, Russia, or the Ukraine!

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Ukraine/Crimea Crisis Can Harm U.S. and World Economies

posted by Ida B. Wells IV @ 7:00 AM
March 10, 2014

ukaine-peopleThose reporting on U.S.EU-Russian tensions in the Ukraine seldom dwell on what the economic costs would be if the situation is not soon resolved. The United States has good reason to want Russia to back off its military aggression in Ukraine and the Crimea. Failure to do so will cost the U.S. and Europe great economic loss.

Tyler Allen of warns: “Although the United States will likely remain unaffected in the short term, a prolonged or growing crisis could lead to long-term economic consequences, including trade sanctions and spikes in commodity prices.”

Ukraine and Crimea export 10% to 17% of global wheat and coarse grain production. “Fears that grain exports from the region could be interrupted caused agricultural commodity prices to spike.”

In ‘Ukraine and U.S. Economics: The Fiscal Consequences of Conflict Between Russia and Ukraine,’ Allen adds: “Russia is a growing market and supply chain partner for the US automotive, aerospace and energy sectors.

“Last year, US auto manufacturers exported $1.2 billion worth of goods to Russia, according to the United States International Trade Commission (ITC). General Motors, the largest auto manufacturer in the United States, sold 258,000 vehicles in Russia, giving it a 9.1% share of the total market in the country.”

In ‘5 Reasons War in Ukraine Should Worry You,’ Rich Smith lists the many ways Russia’s invasion in Ukraine can economic-repercussionseventually affect world economic markets, including: 1) Oil companies: Royal Dutch Shell, Chevron and Exxon, have $ 10 billion exploration agreements with Ukraine––disruption would affect gas prices; 2) Steelmakers: ArcelorMittal has one of the largest steel mills in Europe;

3) Consumer Goods: “Any number of consumer goods count Ukraine as an important market. Western purveyors of detergent, toothpaste, food goods, and so on, all operate within Ukraine, and many own subsidiaries in the country.

4) Military Suppliers: In order for Ukraine to strengthen its military weaknesses, it will eventually have to acquire better weapons; and that would call for: 5) Airplane Makers: Smith advises “Ukraine is an important market for foreign commercial aircraft. Ukraine International Airlines has four Boeing 737-900s on order. UTair-Ukraine is an even bigger customer––and has 40 Boeing new 737s on order.” A cancellation would greatly affect the U.S. economy.

Danny Vinik adds in ‘The Crisis in Ukraine Could Hurt Your Wallet:’ “. . . the chance of an armed conflict in Ukraine is growing by the hour. If that happens, there would be economic costs that could ripple across the global economy—and even cause higher gas prices and plane fares in the U.S.”

He and other economists explain the European Union would sustain even greater losses in crude oil and natural gas as the EU imports 85% of these fuels from Russia. “But prices are set by the global market. Any supply shocks in Europe that send prices higher will have ripple effects that raise gas prices in the United States.” Vinik writes that such prospects already affect economic markets.

This blog’s sister site, speaks continually of the pending World War III. But there is more than one type of war. Now it appears that the world is indeed headed for an all-out economic war.

As phrases often embedded in Christian Word puzzles say, now is the time to pray and to: “Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called . . . (1 Timothy 6: 12).” A believer’s faithful prayer changes things.

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