Oh, and please, you guys that think, "it's your way or the highway", please don't start tell my how wrong and misguided I am. That is between me and God, and all though I like to include my friends in most things, this is off limits. So back off and move along. Okay?
So, now that I have given you my positions, I’d like to suggest the following article sent to me by my friend Kathy Hawkins. It was written by an ol’ boy named Samuel David Meyer. Now, I don’t know Sam and I do not associate personally with him or his followers, but I have to say that the fella writes a pretty good message about what’s going on today in America and where it may be headed. Y’all give it a read and go ahead and pass it on if you feel it necessary.
Hands That Shed Innocent Blood!
In Proverbs 6:16-17 we find a list of seven sins that God hates. The third sin on this list is "hands that shed innocent blood." There is certainly no blood more innocent than that of an unborn child. Sadly, the
not only allows, but condones the slaughter of over one million babies each and
every year through abortion. A recent news report indicates that Planned
Parenthood, which is the largest provider of abortions in the United States,
received 487.4 million dollars in government funding from the period covering
July 1, 2009, to June 30, 2010. During this period, they murdered 329,455
babies. This treacherous organization receives tax dollars to help fund their
operations despite the fact that they have over one billion dollars in assets.
(1) United States of America
From 1973 through 2008, nearly 50 million babies were murdered in the
It is estimated that approximately one-third of all women in United States will
have had at least one abortion, considering the present rate. In 2007, the most
recent year for which data is provided, the ratio in America was 737 abortions for every
1000 live births. Eighty-four percent of all abortions are performed on
unmarried women, and the most common reasons given for seeking an abortion are
that having a child would interfere with work or school and that a child is
unaffordable. (2) New York City
Shockingly, the Salvation Army, which is a conservative charity group traditionally known to be based on Christian values, has now softened its stance on abortion. In a statement issued on their website in November 2010, the Salvation Army International stated, "The Salvation Army believes that termination can occur only when carrying the pregnancy further seriously threatens the life of the mother; or reliable diagnostic procedures have identified a fetal abnormality considered incompatible with survival for more than a very brief post natal period. In addition, rape and incest are brutal acts of dominance violating women physically and emotionally. This situation represents a special case for the consideration of termination as the violation may be compounded by the continuation of the pregnancy." (3) The statement on the Salvation Army International website has caused distress even amongst members of the organization itself. Jeff Stanger, the development director of the
Indiana Division of the Salvation Army USA asserted, "That statement is not the
Salvation Army 's
position on abortion." Major George Hood, the chief communications officer
for the American branch of the Salvation Army, sent official correspondence to
the international headquarters voicing his objections to the statement. (4) USA
Of all the sins so prevalent in the
and much of the
world, I believe abortion is the sin most detestable to God. There is nothing
more brutal than robbing a tiny baby of life before the precious child even
takes its first breath. The fact that women and their doctors can be so
uncompassionate is just another indicator of how evil this world has become in
the last days. There was a time when children were considered a blessing, but
in this day and age, parents often consider their children to be burdens. Those
who seek abortions not only rob their innocent children of life, they also rob
themselves of a blessing. For as it is written in Psalm 127:3, "Lo,
children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his
reward." United States
The Brainwashing Of
In recent years, homosexuality has made the transition from the closet to the mainstream. Many of
favorite entertainers and celebrities are homosexual, and this lifestyle has
been making inroads, even amongst those who claim to be Christians. Now a
coalition of health and education groups have released a new set of guidelines
that calls for the sexual education of children to begin as early as the second
grade. According to the guidelines, children should be taught to properly
identify the anatomy of a male or female in grade two. By the end of the fifth
grade, the recommendations suggest that children should be taught about
homosexuality. Cora Collette Breuner, a pediatrics professor at the University
of Washington, lauded the new recommendations. "The data points that
trying to cover this stuff when kids have already formulated their own opinions
and biases by the time they're in middle and high school, it's too late,"
Breuner stated. (5) In other words, the consensus among those charged with
educating young children advocate a thorough brainwashing and mental
conditioning before their students have an opportunity to form opinions of
their own. America
Not only has homosexuality become accepted by society, but homosexuals are sometimes given preferential treatment. One such example is an article published by LiveScience in January 2012 entitled "Why Gay Parents May Be the Best Parents." The article cites a psychologist known as Abbie Goldberg, who makes the claim that homosexual parents "tend to be more motivated, more committed than heterosexual parents on average, because they chose to be parents." According to the article, over half of all homosexual men and 41 percent of all lesbians in the
would like to adopt
children. Sociologist Judith Stacy of United States
was quoted as saying she believes gay men "will be the best parents on
average." (6) According to a 2007 report, there were 65,000 children
living with adoptive gay parents between 2000 and 2002. (7) Although more
current data was not cited, it seems likely that number has only increased
since that time. New York University
Witchcraft - Flaunted And On Display!
These days, witchcraft is often considered a silly little genre of harmless fantasy. Although pagans have been practicing their religion for thousands of years, few people, outside of those who are initiated into the various factions of the occult, actually take it seriously. Yet, as I mentioned in the December 2011 issue of the Last Trumpet, paganism is the fastest growing religion in the
. United States
One city which has always been notorious for witchcraft is
Salem, Massachusetts Salem is home to the federally recognized temple
of witchcraft known as the Cabot Kent Hermetic . (8) The temple's founder, Laurie
Cabot, was proclaimed "the official witch of Temple Salem"
in the 1970s by Michael Dukakis, who was governor of the state of at the
time. (9) The people of Massachusetts
are very proud of their witchcraft. Their official police insignia features the
image of a witch riding a broom with the words "the witch city"
prominently displayed. (10) One of their public schools is known as the " Salem ,"
and they have a high school athletic team known as "The Witches."
(11) Witchcraft Heights Elementary School
Here let it be noted that two witches from Salem, Massachusetts, held a séance on Friday the 13th of January 2012 in an attempt to help secure a win for the New England Patriots over the Denver Broncos in the divisional round of the playoffs in the National Football League. "I'm going to raise the energy of the universe and send out all the good mojo," declared one of the witches. The chant performed at their altar of witchcraft was, "Tom Brady will see what he needs to see, be where he needs to be, and will take the Patriots to another victory." (12) Although casting such a spell sounds like complete foolishness to us, these witches believe in what they do. The Bible warns us in the book of Revelation that sorcery, which is a form of witchcraft, is one of the sins which will condemn people to hell. In Revelation 21:8 we read, "But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death." This verse indicates that not only is witchcraft a serious sin, but also it is a sin that will persist until the end of time.
Rising Opposition To Christianity!
Despite the fact that a recent poll found that 92 percent of its respondents believe in God and 78 percent identify themselves as Christians in the United States (13), a spirit of opposition has risen up against Christianity in America. In
, a ban has
been put in place to prevent Christian groups from renting public schools to
use as locations for church gatherings. Even though the rental of such
facilities brought in several million dollars each year, the Board of Education
in New York City
has decided to impose the ban in what they claim is an effort to protect the
minds of "impressionable youth." (14) On January 12, 2012, about 200
people gathered to protest the ban outside a public school where Mayor Michael
Bloomberg was giving his state of the city address. While kneeling in prayer in
front of the school, the protestors were ordered to leave by the police. In
total, forty-three people were arrested for their public prayers, which the
authorities deemed to be disorderly conduct. (15) New York City
, city manager Michelle Williams
has banned workers at City Hall from praying during work hours. "We have
no problem with them praying; it's just they need to do it on their own
time," Williams said. Ms. Williams also made the claim that her decision
would be beneficial to the citizens of her community. "Ultimately, their
tax dollars are spent to pay city employees' salary. I would think (citizens)
would want them working while they are getting paid," stated Williams.
(16) Mount Pleasant, Tennessee
In the state of
New Jersey, the Ocean Grove Camp
Meeting Association, which is operated by the United
was found to be in violation of 's nondiscrimination law after it refused to allow
a civil-union ceremony for a lesbian couple to be performed at its facility.
The same-sex couple filed a lawsuit after being turned down, and in January
2012, Judge Solomon Metzger ruled in their favor. "The respondent violated
the [Law Against Discrimination] when it refused to conduct a civil-union
ceremony for Ms. Bernstein and Ms. Paster," Judge Metzger wrote in his
decision. (17) New
Tightening The Leash On The American People!
Although debtors' prisons were technically abolished during the 1800s in the
United States, more than a third of all states
allow people who are unable to pay their debts to be jailed. Once a debtor
becomes delinquent in loan payments, a creditor will often file a lawsuit
against them. If a debtor then fails to appear at a court hearing or is unable
or unwilling to make payments on the debt, an arrest warrant is then issued by
the judge presiding over the case. The Wall Street Journal reports that at
least 5,000 warrants of this nature have been issued since the beginning of
2010. (18) America
In many cases, the debts that result in jail time are not even terribly significant. One such case involved a woman in
who spent five days in jail after she failed to a pay a $275 debt owed to a
payday lender company. (19) In another case in the state of Carbondale, Illinois , a woman was arrested and jailed
for failure to pay a $730 medical bill. (20) A man in Illinois also faced jail time after he
lost his job and was unable to make payments on some furniture he had purchased.
(21) Kansas City
In the state of
many public schools are now actively patrolled by police officers throughout
the course of the school day. Children are sometimes arrested for frivolous
reasons. One such incident occurred after a twelve-year-old girl sprayed
herself with perfume during class. Her teacher immediately chastised her
saying, "Put that away; that's the most terrible smell I've ever
smelled." The teacher then called the police who had been roaming the
corridors of the school. The officers arrested the girl, charged her with a
criminal misdemeanor, and ordered her to appear in court. (22) In the year
2010, police officers in Texas
issued nearly 300,000 tickets to children as young as six years old. (23) Texas
These days, the police might even get involved if you have overdue library books. Such was the case in
, where a police
officer was dispatched to fetch books from a five-year-old girl who had failed
to return them in a timely manner. "I thought it was way overboard. I
closed my door, I looked at my daughter, and she started crying," the
child's mother said. The officer who made the visit was not pleased with his
assignment either. "Nobody wanted to, on this end to get involved in it.
But the library contacted us, and the chief delegated, and apparently I was one
of the low men on the totem pole," said Charlton Police Sergeant Dan Dowd.
The erosion of personal freedom in the
has become so
undeniable that even the mainstream news media is starting to take notice. On
January 13, 2012, the United States Washington Post
published a story entitled "Ten Reasons the Is No Longer the Land of the
Free." The article explains how the President of the United States and
federal government agencies now have the authority to assassinate American
citizens if they are deemed to be terrorists. Other abuses mentioned in the
article include indefinite detention, warrantless searches, secret courts, and
the continual monitoring of the American people. (25) U.S.
Reports have now surfaced that police forces all across the
increasingly militarized to deal with the potential threat of a terrorist
attack. Even the city of Fargo, North Dakota, which rarely even has a murder,
went on an eight million dollar spending spree, which included the purchase of
a $256,643 armored truck. One sheriff's department in United States even owns a military surplus tank.
Since September 11, 2001, more than 34 billion dollars in federal grants have
been doled out to police departments to facilitate these equipment upgrades.
(26) Additionally, a new riot shield, known as the LRAD Sound Cannon, is now
being developed. It will use low frequency sound waves to affect the upper
respiratory tract and impair breathing until the targets are subdued. (27) Arizona
Law enforcement officials may not be the only people worried about potential attacks. In December 2011 a new record for gun sales was set in the
The FBI performed 1.5 million background checks, which are required before a
person can legally purchase a gun, in December. On December 23, 2011, 102,222
of these background checks were performed, making it the second busiest day for
gun sales on record. (28) United States
What Will The Future Be Like?
In this current year of 2012, we find all of humanity at a crossroads. The world we live in is on the very cusp of a dramatic transformation. Those pushing for these changes say it is all for the betterment of mankind, but if their goals should ever be fully implemented, the human race may soon find it has been assimilated into a system very difficult to escape. In December 2011 the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings published a report entitled "Recording Everything: Digital Storage as an Enabler of Authoritarian Governments." As an introduction to the report, the author, John Villasenor, writes the following, "Within the next few years an important threshold will be crossed: For the first time ever, it will become technologically and financially feasible for authoritarian governments to record nearly everything that is said or done within their borders - every phone conversation, electronic message, social media interaction, the movements of nearly every person and vehicle, and video from every street corner. Governments with a history of using all of the tools at their disposal to track and monitor their citizens will undoubtedly make full use of this capability once it becomes available." (29)
The Brookings report goes hand-in-hand with a press release issued by IBM on December 19, 2011. In the release, IBM reveals five technologies they are hoping to implement over the course of the next five years. One of the goals is to develop a system that would use unique biometric data, such as facial definitions, retinal scans, and voice files, as your password to access online data. Far more troubling, however, is the technology IBM scientists are presently working on that they are hoping will literally read your mind. "If you just need to think about calling someone, it happens. Or you can control the cursor on a computer screen just by thinking about where you want to move it," states the report. (30) Over the last few decades, technology has advanced to amazing new heights. We stand at the precipice of a new dangerous era in which people no longer control their technology, but rather, the technology controls the people.
More Cases Of Disease And Pestilence!
In December 2011 a news story broke regarding a new strain of H5N1 avian influenza, which is more commonly known as bird flu. This strain of the flu is more deadly than previous strains and spreads more easily amongst mammals. Another unique trait of this strain of the virus is that it was intentionally created in medical labs at the
Center in the Netherlands and at the University
of Wisconsin in . This form of the virus is considered
to be so dangerous that government officials requested that details regarding
how it is made be withheld from publication for fear that it could be used as a
biological weapon. (31) Following public outcry over fear that the virus could
accidentally escape from research labs, scientists have agreed to suspend all
research on their strain of H5N1 for sixty days. (32) Madison
A new strain of swine flu has also surfaced in recent days. The virus, which is formally known as H3N2v, has infected at least twelve people in the states of
Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Pennsylvania, and
West Virginia here in the .
Worry has been expressed that this strain of the virus can be transmitted more
easily from human-to-human than previous strains. (33) United States
a virulent strain of cholera has now infected 500,000 people and killed 7,000
since October 2010. Evidence recently surfaced indicating that this brutal
strain of cholera was brought to Haiti Haiti
by UN peacekeeping troops out of . John Mekalanos, chairman of
the Department of Microbiology and Immunobiology at Harvard Medical School,
expressed deep concern over the virus. "What scares me is that the strain
from Nepal South Asia has been recognized as more
virulent, more capable of causing severe disease, and more transmissible. These
strains are nasty. So far there has been no secondary outbreak. But now
represents a foothold for a particularly dangerous variety of this deadly
disease." Before this outbreak occurred, there had never been a case of
cholera in Haiti Haiti or even in
the entire Western Hemisphere. (34)
A Grim Outlook For The Global Economy!
Although news outlets have been reporting improvements in the American economy in recent weeks, the hard times in the United States and many other countries are far from over. It is now estimated that Barack Obama will have increased the national debt by 6.2 trillion dollars when his first term finally ends on January 20, 2013. (35) To date, Obama's strategy to cure
problem has mainly involved tax hikes for the rich. He has stated on numerous
occasions that rich folks, such as himself, can afford to pay "a little
more." Of course, if he was really so eager to pay more, he could do so
now instead of waiting for it to become law. Obama could easily make some
generous donations to the America Treasury. I am sure they would be
readily accepted. However, instead of doing that, Obama prefers to leave the
American taxpayers on the hook for his extravagant lifestyle. It is estimated
that his December 2011 holiday vacation in United
States cost the American people
approximately four million dollars. (36) Hawaii
In a startling article published on January 6, 2012, by Reuters, it was reported that the global economy could survive disruption for only one week. Potential disruptions include attacks by militants or widespread natural disasters, which could essentially cause a global economic shutdown. According to a report by the London-based
House, "One week seems to be the maximum tolerance of the 'just-in-time'
global economy." (37) Chatham
Catastrophic disasters are not the only cause for worry to the global economy. The largest economies in the world will be facing a mountain of 7.6 trillion dollars in debt that is maturing this year. (38) In Europe, nine nations, including
France and , were subjected to a credit
rating cut by Standard and Poor's. (39) In the nation of Austria ,
children are now being abandoned by parents who are no longer able to provide
for their needs. According to Antonios Papanikolaou, founder of the Greece Ark of the World Youth Centre in , hundreds of parents have requested
that the organization take their children. (40) Gerald Calente, founder of
Trends Research Institute, has warned that several European nations are already
in the throes of a depression. "If you live in Athens Greece,
you're in a depression; if you live in Spain,
you're in a depression; if you live in Portugal
you're in a depression. If you live in Ireland , you're running to the
bank to get your money out of the bank as the bank runs go on. It's a
depression. Hungary, there's a depression, and much of Eastern Europe, Romania,
And there are a lot of depressions going on [already]," Calente stated.
With so many nations now facing massive debt, one might wonder what the solution to the problem is. In the February 2012 issue of Wired magazine, writer David Wolman suggests that the answer might be a universal currency. (42) This was not the first time a global currency has been suggested in recent years, and it is likely that it will not be the last time. It is all part of Satan's grand scheme for a one world government. I believe this is yet another sign of the times and an indicator that the coming of our Saviour draweth nigh.
In closing, I urge all of you to seek the Lord while there is still time. The world has been engulfed by a flood of evil, but you can be safe and secure if you put all your hope and trust in God. In Psalm 32:5-7 we read, "I acknowledge my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah. For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come nigh unto him. Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah." If you have not yet fully given your heart to God, I encourage you to do so now. I offer my sincere thanks to all of you who continue to support this ministry. If you have any prayer requests, we welcome them, and we will give each one individual attention. Grace and peace be unto you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
A Flood Of Evil In The Last Days!
"Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time. And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child. And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth. And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ."
"Say unto them, As I live, saith the LORD God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel? Therefore, thou son of man, say unto the children of thy people, The righteousness of the righteous shall not deliver him in the day of his transgression: as for the wickedness of the wicked, he shall not fall thereby in the day that he turneth from his wickedness; neither shall the righteous be able to live for his righteousness in the day that he sinneth. When I shall say to the righteous, that he shall surely live; if he trust to his own righteousness, and commit iniquity, all his righteousness shall not be remembered; but for his iniquity that he hath committed, he shall die for it."
In this issue of the Last Trumpet Newsletter, we will focus on the flood of evil which has sprung forth from Satan in these last days. We now live in a time when our adversary, the devil, has unleashed a deluge of sin upon this world. While wicked men and women gobble up and absorb everything Satan has to offer them, we see the impact this sin has on their lives; and in doing so, we come to the realization that we do not want to participate in any of it. Although there are many seducing spirits now vying for your soul, we understand the importance of resisting the devil and his advances. In James 4:7 we read, "Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you." As we progress through time, the world will grow increasingly wicked, and there will be many attempts to break down your resistance to the flood of evil engulfing the souls of mankind. However, I can tell you with all certainty that resistance is not futile.
Samuel David Meyer
01. CNS News, January 3, 2012, By CNS News, http://cnsnews.com.
02. Abort73.com, Abortion Statistics, http://abort73.com.
03. Salvation Army International, International Positional Statement, http://salvationarmy.org.
04. Christian Post, December 31, 2011, By Stephanie Samuel, http://christianpost.com.
05. The Blaze, January 9, 2012, By Billy Hallowell, http://theblaze.com.
06. LiveScience, January 17, 2012, By Stephanie Pappas, http://livescience.com.
08. Cabot Kent Hermetic Temple, official website, http://cabotkenthermetictemple.org.
09. Wikipedia, Laurie Cabot article, http://wikipedia.org.
10. Salem PD, official website, http://salempd.org.
11. Wikipedia, Salem, Massachusetts article, http://wikipedia.org.
12. Fox News, January 13, 2012, By Fox News, http://foxnews.com.
13. Houston Chronicle, January 5, 2012, By Adelle M. Banks, http://chron.com.
14. World Magazine, January 12, 2012, By Tiffany Owens, http://worldmag.com.
15. The New American, January 16, 2012, By Dave Bohon, http://thenewamerican.com.
16. Columbia Daily Herald, January 14, 2012, By Columbia Daily Herald, http://columbiadailyherald.com.
17. World New Daily, January 12, 2012, By Bob Unruh, http://wnd.com.
18. The Wall Street Journal, March 17, 2011, By The Wall Street Journal, http://wsj.com.
20. National Public Radio, December 12, 2011, By Susie An, http://npr.org.
21. KCTV5, October 28, 2011, By DeAnn Smith and Stacey Cameron, http://kctv5.com.
22. The Guardian, January 9, 2012, By Chris McGreal, http://guardian.co.uk. 23. Ibid. 24. CBS News, January 2, 2012, By CBS News,
25. The Washington Post, January 13, 2012, By Jonathan Turley,
http://washingtonpost.com. 26. The Daily Beast, December 21, 2011, By Andrew Becker,
http://thedailybeast.com. 27. Gizmodo, December 14, 2011, By Andrew Liszewski,
http://gizmodo.com. Charlton, Massachusetts
28. CNN, December 27, 2011, By Carol Cratty,
29. Recording Everything, December 14, 2011, By John Villasenor, http://brookings.edu.
30. IBM Press Release, December 19, 2011, By IBM, http://ibm.com.
31. Associated Press, December 20, 2011, By Lauran Neergaard,
32. Reuters News Service, January 20, 2012, By Sharon Begley,
. New York, NY
33. US News & World Report, January 11, 2012, By Jason Koebler, http://usnews.com.
34. ABC News, January 12, 2012, By Matthew Mosk, Brian Ross, and Rym Momtaz, http://abcnews.go.com.
35. CNS News, January 13, 2012, By Terence P. Jeffrey, http://cnsnews.com.
36. The Blaze, December 19, 2011, By Billy Hallowell, http://theblaze.com.
37. Reuters News Service, January 6, 2012, By Reuters News Service, http://reuters.com.
38. Bloomberg, January 3, 2012, By Keith Jenkins and Anchalee Worrachate, http://bloomberg.com.
39. Bloomberg, January 13, 2012, By Simon Kennedy, Patrick Donahue, and Mark Deen. http://bloomberg.com.
40. The Daily Mail, January 11, 2012, By Lee Moran, http://dailymail.co.uk.
41. Beacon Equity, January 4, 2012, By Dominique de Kevelioc de Bailleuel, http://beaconequity.com.
42. Wired Magazine, January 11, 2012, By David Wolman, http://wired.co.uk.
RECITATION: "I am very proud, that I pray to and worship our Judea/Christian, God Almighty. I am very proud to be an American, who loves all his family and all his fellow patriots. I will defend the original Constitutional. I will defend the rights and lives of patriots to the best of my ability and, if time and resources permit will even defend other Americans, who may fail to believe as I do, but I will never defend a Muslim, believer of the Quran! They are my ENEMY and I DO NOT recognize their beliefs in Islam to be a RELIGION, and I never will! Remember, be proud of, and promote, your beliefs! Be proud you're an American and promote that with pride! Be proud of your families and your fellow patriots and promote that with pride! And last, take some kind of real action and pray “everyday” for God to lead you correctly! Believe me.....this will lead to success.”” -- JOHN L SULAK ...and there you have some more opinions from me, Th' Dumb Ol' East Texas Boy. Take care out there, okay. IN GOD WE DO TRUST!