google tracking

выберите язык

Friday, October 24, 2014

Daily Reader Commentay

Daily Reader Commentary

While I am in between posts at a local church I have engaged in my longstanding desire to write commentaries on the books of the Bible.  Gwen and I have traveled extensively through the holy lands of Israel, Jordan, and Sinai; also making multiple tours of many sites of the Old and New Testament; including Egypt, Turkey, Greece, and Rome.  Having taught through the gospel of John many times, I have started with a commentary on John.
My goal is to add commentary regularly on weekdays.  Acts and Romans are next.

Official blog description.

Bible commentary by C.W. Steinle. The Bible quoted verse-by-verse and expounded to encourage the downcast, to edify the Body of Christ, and to bring the good news of the gospel to the uninformed. Weekday additions to this ongoing commentary will be posted as time and mortal limitations permit. Formatted for mobile viewing. Subscribe on right side-bar to receive weekday comentary by RSS or Email
I hope many will visit, subscribe, share, and comment as the Lord leads.
Blessings in Christ,

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Upcoming Winter Forecast - Nuclear Winter

Christopher Columbus and the Eclipse

In 1504, Christopher Columbus used his knowledge of an upcoming lunar eclipse to redeem his crew from the Jamaicans.  He remembered the lunar eclipse he had run across in his ship's Almanac and scheduled a meeting with the island's officials.  Columbus said that God's anger would cause a blood moon on a certain day.  And sure enough, the eclipse appeared at the precise hour, scaring the natives into supplying the crew and sending them on their way.  Mark Twain drew upon this historical event in his fictional work, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court.

No New Tricks

The New World Order boys have adopted the same tactic and are using known astronomical data to scare the inhabitants of the world into surrendering their freedom to global government.

Ever since the Mini-Ice-Age (1600-1700) the planet has been getting hotter due to the increase in solar activity.  But the long solar cycle peaked in the late 1950s. (see sunspot graph below)  As a result the earth has begun to cool down.  The globalists have used the warming period to convince the people of the planet that people can change the temperature of the planet; and as a result, the people must be controlled in order to keep the temperature under control.

Our Sun: the Earth's Solar Heater

The sun's major and minor cycles are also predictable, enabling would-be world rulers to use this knowledge to their advantage.

"Indeed, the sun could be on the threshold of a mini-Maunder event right now. Ongoing Solar Cycle 24 is the weakest in more than 50 years. Moreover, there is (controversial) evidence of a long-term weakening trend in the magnetic field strength of sunspots. Matt Penn and William Livingston of the National Solar Observatory predict that by the time Solar Cycle 25 arrives, magnetic fields on the sun will be so weak that few if any sunspots will be formed." - NASA article Solar Variability and Terrestrial Climate

Napoleon's troops froze to death trying to conquer Russia in the early 1800s (see sunspot graph) during a short recession in sunspot activity.

The Jig's Up

Up until now, the globalists have insisted world government is necessary to save the planet from global warming.  Lately, as the earth has begun to cool down, they have had to increase the volume of the global warming message.  People will only believe the media until they have to pay their heating bills.  So the global government grabbers are quickly running out of time.

If they are unable to make drastic changes to world industry before it is obvious to everyone that the world is cooling off without them, they will be exposed as frauds.

But I believe the globalists have already made plans to deal with the rapid cooling.  In 2011 news media began to prep the public by telegraphing the potential cooling effect of a nuclear bomb. (see National Geographic article

And now in 2014 the news is reporting, "Even a relatively small regional nuclear war could trigger global cooling, damage the ozone layer and cause droughts for more than a decade, researchers say." - see article (but wait a minute - I thought damage to the ozone layer caused global warming?:)

WANTED: Bad guy for part in Major Commotion Picture

So to save the credibility of the globalists (UN, EPA, fill in the name of your favorite secret society here) - SOMEONE has to step up and set off a nuke or two . . . before it gets too cold.  It seems that many nuclear nations have been provoked lately, but nobody has been willing to be the world villain.

SO . . . a rogue enemy might need to be created, so that either the good guys have a bad guy to nuke; or else, the bad guy gets his hands on a nuke.  In the latter case - they may even 'accidentally' nuke themselves.  The important thing is that somebody sets off a nuke or two - so that the Warmers have something to blame global cooling on - on something besides the actual cause - solar science.

Bonus - Ding, Ding, Ding

THEN the globalists will take up the campaign for global disarmament.  That is - gun control on the international level.  Which, once again, calls for an international agency.  PERFECT

With all this in mind, review this blog posted by the Atlantic Council just a little over a year ago - just before ISIS popped up.

"Without an extraordinary crisis, . . .

little is likely to be done to reverse or limit the damage imposed by failed or failing governance. The United States is Exhibit A although there are far too many competitors for that title." - New Atlanticist blog of August 15, 2013 - War on Terror is not the Only Threat

Of necessity, I have posted the entire article below with my own notations.  Please take the time to read it.  Uber-important!

War on Terror Is not the Only Threat

By Harlan Ullman (my remarks in blue)

[Unspecific warnings last week about an al-Qaida terrorist plot were taken very seriously.

With the anniversary of September 11th looming and the tragic killing of U.S. diplomats in Benghazi, Libya, last year still open political wounds in Washington, it was unsurprising that the United States, Britain, and France ordered the closing of a score embassies and posts throughout North Africa and the Middle East and issued travel warnings for the region. In the United States initially, there was general bipartisan support for the closings.

Critics of the Obama administration were quick to point out that the war on terror was far from over and pronouncing the "decimation" of al-Qaida premature. As the word "decimation" was wrongly used yet again -- it means a 10 percent degradation -- so too has been the collective failure by the West to recognize the tectonic changes that are reshaping the international geostrategic system far beyond the reach of al-Qaida and other terrorist groups.

Hence, the counter-terrorism responses have been technical and tactical rather than strategic and aren't addressing the forces that are dramatically altering the nature of international politics.

In simple terms, al-Qaida is symptomatic of far greater changes in the structure of the international system. The major enemy and adversary are no longer states bent on disrupting or dominating the system despite those who see China as a future foe.

(Now watch Ullman shift from this criticism on terrorism to the completely unrelated topic of individual empowerment.)
Instead, the more immediate danger rests in the dramatic empowerment of individuals and groups, for good and sadly evil, often lumped together as "non-state actors."

Edward Snowden, Bradley Manning, countless "hackers" and anonymous people mailing anthrax-filled letters whose actions have indeed constituted real threats and systemic disruptions are among the former. Al-Qaida and other radical groups reflect the latter.

In essence, the 365 year-old Westphalian system that placed sovereign states as the centerpieces of international politics is being tested and in some cases made obsolete by the empowerment of individuals and non-state actors. As former national security adviser Brent Scowcroft observes, global politics has entered a post-Westphalian era. But very few have taken note and fewer have acted on this realization.

(The Westphalian Peace Treaty of 1648 accomplished two primary functions; the dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire in favor of the self-government of independent European states, and the right of each nation-state to select and support its own religious preferences.

Ullman notes the empowerment of non-state actors (individuals) as a new power base rising up and displacing the control of traditional sovereign state governments.  And then he suggests that few have taken action to deal with rogues who are using the freedom of the internet to share their knowledge internationally.

He seems to be suggesting that hackers and "Anonymous" are a real threat to nation-state governments.

Whereas, in fact, it is the implementation of a one world government which actually threatens the Westphalian system by stripping the power from nation-states and appropriating their power to a greater Empire; in effect replacing the Holy Roman Empire with an even greater and more controlling empire - a One World Empire.)

The fundamental cause of this empowerment is the diffusion of all forms of power writ large commonly called "globalization," accelerated by the information revolution and instantaneous global communications and the real and perceived fragilities and weaknesses of states to intervention, interference and disruption by non-traditional actors.

(At first Ullman appears to come against globalization.  But in just a few paragraphs he will reveal that he is himself a champian of global government.

Ullman indicates that the failure of individual nations to thwart the empowerment of individual citizens would merit intervention by global government.)

September 11th could become the demarcation point of this new era much as 1648 and the Treaty of Westphalia marked the beginning of the state-centric system of the international order.

(Here Ullman links 911 to the onset of the demise of the 'state-centric' system.  Ladies and Gentlemen, the thrust of his article is a 'call to arms' for some organization to finish the job by means of some extraordinary crisis - which Ullman trusts will be used to incriminate both personal and state individualism once and for all - under the heavy hand of a new international order - namely, the One World Government.  Might we really be only one crisis away from such a living nightmare?)

While the analogy is loose, it won't take centuries for the effects of globalization and the end or at least the transition of the Westphalian era to take hold.

(It is obvious from Ullman's intonation that he is not dreading this transition (as if he had not just previously inferred blame upon independent agents like Snowden), but in fact Ullman would hasten the day when national governments are dissolved - or perhaps, destroyed.)

Beyond this inflection point in international politics, still unabsorbed and misunderstood by most governments and people, a second reality complicates taking effective action in what could truly be a "new world order," the description coined by U.S. President George H.W. Bush after the implosion of the Soviet Union more than two decades ago.

Failed and failing government from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe with Brussels and Washington in between is the largest collective impediment to the betterment of mankind.

(Oh, by the way; some of the weaker governments are going to be crushed under the weight of the crisis, whatever it may be; and regretfully, they will not survive long enough to have a seat at the table of the new international government.  Let's see - if Brussels and Washington, bases of national government, and bold individuals alike, are included in the list of Ullman's under-performers; then there's nothing left to do but over-ride the whole system by some extraordinary diversion that would require a new knight in shining armor - of course - the New World Order to the rescue.)

Without an extraordinary crisis, little is likely to be done to reverse or limit the damage imposed by failed or failing governance. The United States is Exhibit A although there are far too many competitors for that title.

(Oh; and it looks like the United States is the most likely candidate for extinction as a result of the crisis.  . . . whatever could it be?  Doesn't it sound a lot like Ullman has just declared war on the U.S.?)

However, the changing Westphalian system can and must be addressed if there is to be any chance of success in containing, reducing and eliminating the dangers posed by newly empowered non-state actors.

(But you see - this article is not really aimed at the non-state; but directly at the state itself.  It is the failing states that are getting in the way of the New World Order.  Not some rogues out there on the internet.)

We have been here before. Sixty-eight years ago this month, the nuclear age dawned over Hiroshima. Over time as nuclear and especially thermonuclear weapons were seen as more than just extensions of conventional munitions and potentially existential, a theory of deterrence emerged. We are at similar juncture regarding cyber where we lack an overarching understanding of the implications and possible consequences of this domain.

(Enter nukes into the conversation.  But Ullman is not comparing internet viruses, or internet spying to nukes!  He's equating individual freedom of speech and individual nationalism with nukes!!!  Folks, do you see what the globalists are afraid of ? . . . what can destroy their cause.  They can't handle operating in the open; in the light - because they are the enemies of freedom.)

The first step as the Westphalian system faces profound redefinition is understanding and recognizing that these shifts are under way. From that appreciation, specific concepts and ideas can be fashioned to help guide us on this journey.

(Now here's where this gets really interesting.  Remember that second purpose for Westphalia?  Each state gets to choose its own religion.  Oops - that's not P.C.  I thought church and state were separate.  Well actually, the only solution will be a one-world religion.  That will be part of the "profound redefinition".)

The path will be difficult and tortuous. Politics and ideological preferences will confuse and distort clear vision. The tendency to overreact, as occurred after September 11th and the Snowden and Manning leaks, will collide with budget realities in which a great deal less will be spent on national security. And because of the pernicious nature of the U.S. system of government, finding institutions with the objectivity, courage and perseverance to chart this new unknown won't be easy.

(Wow! "A great deal less will be spent of national security."  Let's see.  Would that help governments fight rogue agents?  Of course not!  But it will make "failing" nations like the U.S. more vulverable to attacks - attacks from the secret agents of the new global regime.

Yet this must be done.]

(Ullman ends with this ultimatum; "Yet this must be done."  Despite all difficulties and confusion, some able organization must rise up and create an extraordinary crisis so that the nation-state system might be toppled and replaced by the One World Order.)

So who's the more dangerous 'non-state' player here?  Ullman or Snowden?

Watch out for flying nukes this winter.  Location? - Unknown, or perhaps TBA.
Keep your eyes peeled and your lead parka handy.

By C.W Steinle


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Can this be Israel in the Last Days?

Returning to the Land

The Zionist Movement which began in the eighteenth century marked the beginning of Israel's second return to the Land since the founding of the nation by Joshua.  The first return was the return from the Babylonian captivity.  The second return, completed by Israel's statehood in 1948, was the return from the Roman dispersion  in 130 AD.  Neither of these returns were based solely on the resources of the Jews.
The first return, led by Ezra and Nehemiah, was underwritten by the Persian King Cyrus. Cyrus understood that his own kingdom would be blessed for his support of the God of Israel.
The return of the Jews to the Holy Land during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries also involved the support of outside nations.  According to the Jewish Zionist and philosopher Moses Hess, newly liberated France and other Christian nations worked together with wealthy Jewish investors, such as the Rothschilds, in order to build the framework for resettlement and the autonomy which would ultimately lead to the modern nation of Israel.
The Western World, like Cyrus, believed they would be blessed by blessing the Jews.  But, as Hess pointed out in his collection of letters, "Rome and Jerusalem", Christians and Jews shared another powerful motivation for re-forming the nation of Israel; the final fulfillment of Bible prophecy.

"But when you come into the Land"

By far the greatest disparity between the return from the Babylonian captivity and the  return from the Diaspora is the inability of the Israel's current leaders to discourage the Jewish people from sinning against the Lord.
"See, I have set before you today life and good, death and evil, in that I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in His ways, and to keep His commandments, His statutes, and His judgments, that you may live and multiply; and the Lord your God will bless you in the land which you go to possess.  But if your heart turns away so that you do not hear, and are drawn away, and worship other gods and serve them,  I announce to you today that you shall surely perish; you shall not prolong your days in the land which you cross over the Jordan to go in and possess." - Deuteronomy 30:15-18 
Ezra and Nehemiah feared God and punished the people severely when they sinned against the Lord.  And after Israel was liberated by the Maccabees from the Grecian empire, the Pharisees rose up to lead the Jews in the ways of the Lord.  By their strict enforcement of the Law they sought to prevent any sin which might result in yet another expulsion from the Land.
Yet the Jews of Israel today seem to have no fear of God before their eyes.  Tel-Aviv is considered to be the San Francisco of the Eastern Hemisphere because of its raging homosexuality and excessive worldliness.  The sin of the tribe of Benjamin, that all but eliminated one of the Twelve Tribes of Israel, now flaunts itself in public parades.  Will God allow the Jews to repel their enemies and remain in the Land?  Has God ever in the past continued to protect the Jews when they refused to turn from their sin?  Would God violate His own Laws concerning His blessings and cursings; clear and vivid instructions for "when you come into the Land"?  Will the holy Lord who commanded Moses to remove his shoes in His presence defend an Israel which has fallen captive to the practices of the wicked nations around them?

Has The Time of the Gentiles been Fulfilled?

"But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! For there will be great distress in the land and wrath upon this people.  And they will fall by the edge of the sword, and be led away captive into all nations.  And Jerusalem will be trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled." - Luke 21:23-24

Jerusalem is now technically under Israeli control.  But politically, the "Nations" are still preventing the rebuilding of the Temple.  But it should be noted that the "Gentiles", spoken of by Jesus, might be a reference to those who are estranged from God - the people who God calls "Not my people." In which case the "times of the Gentiles" will continue until the Son of God returns to destroy the raging nations of the second Psalm.

"Will you build me a house?" says the Lord

Although it seems fitting, humanitarian, and according to God's will that Christians and Jews have united to re-establish the nation of Israel, Christians should not be too quickly involved in the rebuilding of the Temple.  I would place it under the category of, "suffer it to be so now."  Yes, a Third Temple (built with hands) does appear to be a necessary fixture in the fulfillment of prophecy.  But prophecy also tells us who that temple is being built for - and he's not the good guy.

When Jesus returns either the Ancient Gates will rise up, that the King of Glory may come in; or, the Temple of the Millennium will be built by the Lord.

"Behold, the Man whose name is the BRANCH!
From His place He shall branch out,
And He shall build the temple of the Lord;
Yes, He shall build the temple of the Lord.
He shall bear the glory,
And shall sit and rule on His throne;
So He shall be a priest on His throne,
And the counsel of peace shall be between them both." - Zechariah 6:12,13

Jesus is greater than the Temple

"I say to you that in this place there is One greater than the temple." - Matt 12:5
The New Covenant could not even be completed until the curtain to the Most Holy Place was removed.

"The Holy Spirit indicating this, that the way into the Holiest of All was not yet made manifest while the first tabernacle was still standing." - Hebrews 9:8

Unless the Lord builds the House

King David had it in his heart to build a Temple for the Lord.  But the Lord told David that He would build David a house instead - a house through his offspring - the Branch of Jesse.  King Jesus is the fulfillment of that promise.  If David was unworthy to build the Temple because he was a man of war, it would seem unthinkable that the current ungodly nation of Israel, who does not even hide their sin, would be appointed to build a house for the Lord.  But in fact, it will not be a house for the Lord.  It will be a house built upon the sand.

Jesus said that those who heard His words and did not obey them would be like a foolish man who built his house upon the sand.  And great will be its fall.
"And I say to you that many will come from east and west, and sit down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven. But the sons of the kingdom will be cast out into outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth."- Matt 8:11,12

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through Me. - John 14:6
C.W. Steinle