Archive for March, 2009

Preparing the way for the Kings from the East

Monday, March 30th, 2009

Revelations 16:12 Then the sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up, so that the way of the kings from the east might be prepared. (NKJV)

Euphrates mean “fruitfulness”.

The Revelation of John has many applications to our lives and world history.  I do not claim expertise in either area.  However the Spirit of God is an expert in both areas and HE resides in me.  There is so  much information and opinion circling the globe today, it is impossible to discern the truth versus lies except by the Holy Spirit and the voice of Our Heavenly Father.  The complexity of finance, technology, government, and the actions of 6.5 billion people surpasses human understanding.  This Scripture just keeps surfacing in my consciousness as I read about the actions of the world leaders.

“Flexibility to the point of collapse” is where we are at today.  Increased complexity is designed to fail.  Long gone are the days where a teenager could repair his own car.  Complexity designed to tickle our logic has replaced the beauty of simplicity.  Society is forcing us to move away from paper records in favor of electronic shadows of “on” and “off”, + or -, 1 or 0.  Why?  Because of convenience.  I am amazed at the mentality of society today.  It falsely assumes that every person in an organization that has access to your debit card information is trustworthy.  Your information is only as good as the weakest link in the information chain from retailer, retailer bank, clearinghouse, your bank, and all the subcontractors in between.  It is more convenient and profitable for the bank when you use a debit card rather than a check which provides a perfect audit trail of the commercial transaction.  Customer Service is replace by Supplier Servant.

The U.S. Leadership has been taken over by the major financial institutions.  The threat of systemic failure has caused the leaders to mortgage the future of the U.S. in favor of keeping 20 banks from failing.  The other 7,000 community banks in the U.S. will suffer from the action of a few.

AIG’s bailout money is re-capitalizing a few very large multi-national banks who are also receiving assistance;

Goldman Sachs received $12.9 billion

Société Générale of France and Deutsche Bank of Germany, which each received nearly $12 billion

Barclays of Britain ($8.5 billion)

Merrill Lynch ($6.8 billion)

Bank of America ($5.2 billion)

UBS of Switzerland ($5 billion)

Citigroup ($2.3 billion)

Wachovia ($1.5 billion).

See: http://dealbook.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/03/26/cuomo-widens-his-aig-investigation/

As you can see, the money did not go down a black hole at AIG, they simply paid out contract obligations that were written by their London “casino” office who had absolutely zero regulatory oversight.  The Fed knows where this money ended up but does not want the public to realize the pass through “double dipping” by those banks.  If the public was upset by $165 million in bonuses, what would happen if they understood the preferential treatment of the above list? 

All of this has put China in a position to demand global change favorable to their agenda.  While Western Leaders are printing money to bailout financial services institutions, China continues to invest in infrastructure for the future.  In the 80′s we looked to Japan for their manufacturing prowess.  It appears in the 10′s we will look to China for their governing ability.  The West is certainly preparing the way for the Kings from the East.

vi [dīfang]
watch out!

AIG Counterparties

Friday, March 20th, 2009

Everyone is outraged by the AIG bonuses in the millions.  However, AIG had to make good on its contracts in the derivatives arena (insurance claims).  So, The U.S. Government gives our money to AIG who then pays out these claims so that the system will not fail.  Some of this $180 Billion appears to have gone to banks who were also given direct bailout money by the Treasury.  Double Dippin’ makes taxpayers very angry!

See: http://www.slate.com/id/2213942/   

 

Psalms 106:36  And they served their idols: which were a snare unto them.

Predicting the Future: A Dollar Crisis

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

Predictions fall into two basic categories: physical and spiritual, or seen and unseen.  The physical realm of cause and effect includes the economic principles we use to navigate through the muck and mire.  Economic principles address supply and demand of rational human behavior given a set of circumstances with a little culture mixed in.

When a group of people create a problem, do you think that same group can solve it?  Only by a new revelation can the problem be solved by the people involved.  However, the people involved are not known for their revelatory abilities.

Let’s look at the economic players “of change”:

Barack Obama is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, where he was the first African American president of the Harvard Law Review. He worked as a community organizer in Chicago prior to earning his law degree, and practiced as a civil rights attorney in Chicago before serving three terms in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004. He also taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School from 1992 to 2004.  Following an unsuccessful bid for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2000, Obama was elected to the United States Senate in November 2004. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barack_Obama  President Obama has no background or experience in economic or financial matters and he is the final decision maker.

Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner spent six years as the President of the New York Federal Reserve, the most influential of the twelve banks. Since the founding of the Federal Reserve banking system, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in Manhattan’s Financial District has been the place where monetary policy in the United States is implemented, although policy is decided in Washington, D.C. by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. The New York Federal reserve is the largest, in terms of assets, and the most important of the twelve regional banks. Operating in the financial capital of the U.S., the New York Fed is responsible for conducting open market operations, the buying and selling of outstanding U.S. Treasury securities.  See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Reserve_Bank_of_New_York.  Geithner is not new to the problem, he help create the problem.

Lawrence Henry “Larry” Summers (born November 30, 1954) is an American economist and the Director of the White House’s National Economic Council for President Barack Obama.  Summers is the Charles W. Eliot University Professor at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. He is the 1993 recipient of the John Bates Clark Medal for his work in several fields of economics and was Secretary of the Treasury for the last year and a half of the Bill Clinton administration. Summers also served as the 27th President of Harvard University from 2001 to 2006. Summers resigned as Harvard’s president in the wake of controversy over a talk in which he speculated that women may have lesser aptitude for work in the highest levels of math and science. Summers has been criticized by some liberals for the centrist economic policies he advocated as Treasury Secretary and in later writings.

Larry Summers is Geithner’s mentor.  Mr. Summers is calling the shots for the Administration and he is not even elected or approved by Congress.  Mr. Summers worked under Bill Clinton who promoted the current path of economic failure.  Clinton’s Administration promoted sub-prime lending, tinkering with unemployment numbers, and other fiscal components to manage public perception of the economy.  Barack Obama’s promise for change and fresh thinking is simply to re-install the players who were involved to some degree in the current economic crisis.

Obama has called on these two men who were involved in creating the problem, to solve the problem.  That is not going to happen.  Their level of “awareness” is at the same level of the problem.  Only someone with a higher level of awareness could solve this problem.  This is precisely why married couples go to a counselor after exhausting their attempts to restore their marriage.  They assume the counselor has a higher level of awareness.  When you are sick and are not improving after taking all of the remedies at your disposal, you finally go to a doctor expecting him or her to have a higher level of awareness in the area of health.

Larry Summers has all the accolades one can have in the area of Economics.  Unfortunately, he needs something else- revelation.  Revelation provides a higher level of awareness from Our Heavenly Father’s point of view.  From His “point of viewing”, He knows the entire big picture and has all of the wisdom, knowledge, and understanding required to resolve this crisis.  Globally, it looks as though we are quickly moving toward a Dollar Crisis.  The Premier of China now wants reassurance that our government will protect China’s investment in Dollars.  China is concerned about the solvency of the U.S.

As we have predicted, the credit card black hole is increasing in size and credit card companies are now reporting substantial credit card defaults.  Commercial real estate is not far behind.  Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will need more cash infusions.  AIG now 80% owned by the taxpayer will need more cash beyond the $180 Billion already injected.  Tax receipts will shrink this year while demand for cash will increase.  Several pension funds are now in trouble and will need cash infusions.  California may need to file bankruptcy before the end of the year.  The baby boomers will want their promised benefits and healthcare costs are climbing.  The retail sector will continue to suffer a decline except in the area of “do it yourself” goods.  There will be an inflection point when hyper-inflation will take over.  Nobody at the current level of awareness knows where that point is or when it will occur.

I find it interesting that Americans are focused on $165 million in AIG bonuses when Washington throwing around trillion’s of taxpayer dollars hoping something will stick to the wall.  Washington knows that someone needs to be the “whipping boy”.

It is clear that we as individuals must enter our prayer closets and seek Our Heavenly Father’s Face!  We must prepare for the tumultuous times ahead.  It will not be business as usual.  So you wanted to be an Overcomer, it looks like you are going to get the opportunity to overcome!

The Irresponsibility of "Words"

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

Proverbs 6:2  Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth.

Words have lost their value in America.  Leaders have become magicians with their terminology.  Former President Clinton attempted to redefine the word “is” and phrases such as “sexual relations”.  Alan Greenspan used the term “irrational exuberance” to explain away the economic conditions that led to the current crisis.  Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke spoke to the media prior to the financial meltdown as though there was no imminent danger to the economy.  NBC talking heads promoted financial institutions’ stock days before their collapse.  Now they wonder why consumer confidence is so low!

The globe is spiraling into a depression necessitating the de-leveraging of debt.  In the past, recessions tended to be regional.  But with the recent globalization experiment, economies of countries are interconnected to the point that when one major economy is in trouble, they are all in trouble.  The dominoes are falling.

 

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- AIG’s latest $30 Billion bailout will not be its last.

-Citibank is on its last leg.

-GM is on the brink of bankruptcy.

-The stock market is down more than 50%

-Every CEO of a failing public corporation seems to be in another universe when asked about the financial condition of their company.

-True unemployment is above 10%

-There are over $1 Quadrillion in derivatives now.

-China is now worried about all of the U.S. Dollars they are holding.

The media does little to promote the truth about the situation we are in now.  Rather than promoting journalistic integrity, reporters are promoting the agendas of those who control the purse strings.

The Code of the West was that a man was as good as his word and his word was his contract.  A handshake sealed the deal.  Now, that is the exception, not the rule.  We must now filter through all of the rhetoric to assess what was really said or meant.  Politicians believe that their words do not require any truth behind them.  Only tell the people what they want to hear and they will quickly forget the lies and the doublespeak before re-election. 

Pharmaceutical companies advertise products with worse side effects than the symptom being treated, all in the name of profit.  Do these guys really believe that they are promoting a better standard of living?  Do they really believe their own words?  Are they being drugged?

The U.S. has more lawyers per capita than any other major nation on earth.  Why?  It is because of the irresponsibility of words, written, spoken, or heard.  Words have intent behind them and we are to understand those words in the context of their presentation.  Often, the best attorney wins the case at the expense of truth.  What a travesty this country has promoted.  What happened to the ethics of doing the right thing? 

Words can promote life, death, destruction, reconciliation, trust, mistrust, love, hate, and the list goes on.  What do your words convey- life or death?

The consumer confidence index is at a record low of 21.2 (1980 = 100).

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How can we be confident when we finally realize that we have been lied to by the leadership of the country?  What is the truth?  Who can we trust?  The people have been abused and misused by Wall Street and Washington passed laws that encouraged the ravaging of the average guy.  On top of that, the regulatory agencies looked the other way while schemes by Wall Street insiders such as Bernie Madoff were being implemented against the unsuspecting.  There were many individuals who blew the whistle on sub-prime mortgage lending practices only to be squelched.  Billions of dollars in bonuses have rewarded this unrighteous behavior and the victims are required to ultimately pay.

The power of the office caused the politicians to throw out their moral values and promote the status quo.  Special interest groups and lobbyists exacerbate the situation with campaign funds and other perks.  Our Heavenly Father has answered us according to the idols of our hearts:

Ezekiel 14:4  Therefore speak unto them, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Every man of the house of Israel that setteth up his idols in his heart, and putteth the stumblingblock of his iniquity before his face, and cometh to the prophet; I the LORD will answer him that cometh according to the multitude of his idols;

You reap what you sow.  If you manipulate words to promote deception, you will be deceived.  If you pervert words or contracts in an attempt of unrighteous gain, you will lose what you have.  Utter destruction is not far behind and Our Heavenly Father will reconcile the accounts.

Home Mortgage Jubilee Numbers

Friday, March 6th, 2009

According to the Federal Reserve, the total outstanding Home Mortgage Debt on September 30th, 2008 was $10.571 Trillion.  See: http://www.federalreserve.gov/releases/z1/Current/z1r-4.pdf  Page 94.

The U.S. Government as of this writing as committed $9 Trillion to the Financial System.  See: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/02/04/business/20090205-bailout-totals-graphic.html

Just add a little more and pay off everyone’s home.  That will immediately increase consumer spending and fix the problem.  It’s simple!

This would eliminate the sub-prime mortgage issue, the drop in asset value of borrowers, and the derivatives tied to non-performance of bonds issued against Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac.

With no mortgage payments, families would begin to ease up on their fear of losing net worth.  Savings would increase across the board and provide banks with a new source of cheap money to lend out.

Oops! Wait a minute, we really need to take care of Wall Street instead.  Sorry America.

1 oz of Gold = $10,000

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

 

When the U.S. was on the gold standard, other governments could demand payment in gold.  Under the regime of the French President Charles de Gaulle up to 1970, France reduced its dollar reserves, trading them for gold from the U.S. government, thereby reducing US economic influence abroad.  This led to President Richard Nixon eliminating the gold standard in 1971.

As of today, it is reported that the U.S. has Official US Gold holdings = 8,133.5 tonnes or 260,272,000 ounces. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Official_gold_reserves  Of that, 147.3 million ounces are held at Fort Knox.  See: http://www.usmint.gov/about_the_mint/fun_facts/index.cfm?flash=no&action=fun_facts13  I suspect the balance is held in New York.

The U.S. debt held by Major Foreign Holders is $3,076,900,000,000 ($3.0769 Trillion)  See: http://www.treas.gov/tic/mfh.txt

If we were under the gold standard today, our gold would be valued by Foreign Holders of Debt as follows:

 

$3,076,900,000,000 divided by 260,272,000 ounces = $11,821.86

As U.S. Dollars continue to get created at breakneck speed, this disparity will be addressed by the marketplace.  Will a 200 year currency defy a 5,000 year currency?  You be the judge.

I am Jehovah Who Heals

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

Jehovah-Rophe

I am Jehovah Who Heals

(Ex. 15:22-26)

The Name of God, Jehovah-Rophe (י יְהוָה רֹפְאֶֽךָ׃ סנִאֲ), is startling because it gets to the root of the problem of healing from God’s perspective. God revealed to Moses that He has sovereign authority over healing.

Deut 32: 39 “See now that I myself am He! There is no god besides me. I put to death and I bring to life, I have wounded and I will heal, and no one can deliver out of my hand”.

When Moses went up to Mount Sinai for the eighth time, he met God face to face and received a complete understanding of God’s Law, a revelation of His perfect character and will. As a result of this encounter Moses’ face glowed with the glory of God. This glory was so awesome that he had to wear a veil over his face so as not to frighten the people. Moses canonized these revelations in the Torah and Talmud. These documents defined the Laws, Statutes and Judgments of God and became the legal basis for the contract (Covenant) God had with the House of Israel and the House of Judah. As much as they tried, the House of Israel and the House of Judah could not uphold their contract with God because the lawlessness of Adam was passed on to them.

Man was created in the image of God.

Gen 1:26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in our image, according to our likeness”.

Initially, Adam acted with the righteousness of God in the created realm. He was given authority over the whole earth. In that sense Adam was the first king… but he was not a sovereign king. Adam was in agreement with God as much as he could be but he was limited by space and time.

Gen 1 :31 “God saw all that he had made, and it was very good” [מְאֹד (mehode) very, exceedingly; טֹוב (tobe)-good, bountiful, pleasant to the senses, prosperous for man’s sensuous nature, good for man’s intellectual nature].

God provided man (male and female) with an environment that was good for his soul nature, his intellect and his senses. In this peaceful environment God was able to tell Adam all that had to know about creation. He even told Adam how he could keep this relationship by being obedient to His voice. Adam’s human will had to be in continuous agreement with God’s will. He had to do what God told him. God knew that Adam would eventually fail because He knew the limitations that creation placed on Adam so He warned Adam:

Gen 2:17 “of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”

God told Adam that he would have life as long as he was obedient to this law. God thereby established His primacy as the law giver over those who come under the law, that is, mankind. He would be gracious to Adam, (mankind) as long as they did not violate His law. If Adam ever tried to usurp God’s sovereignty, he would die. He would no longer be under grace but under the judgment of the law. The punishment for that was physical death. That is exactly what happened. Adam was deceived into thinking that he could be “as a god”. He disobeyed God’s Law, he usurped his authority and became mortal, that is he died. We, as descendents of Adam have inherited the liability for Adam’s debt (sin is a debt) and must also die. We are cursed with sickness which is an antecedent to death.

We too are lawless. We rebel at a need to depend on God. Because of our pride we do not trust Him and do not care to listen to His voice either personally or when it is given to kings, prophets, apostles or disciples. Instead we lean on our own understanding. God warned us through King Solomon not to do this.

Pro 3:5 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding”.

As a consequence of not obeying God’s voice, man has developed elaborate systems of law which promote their own understanding of God’s Law such as: the Laws of Hammurabi; the Tenach, a rabbinic interpretation of the law given to Moses; Roman law; the Justinian Code, a replacement by the church of Roman law into Church law. In addition many cultures have laws, as in: Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucionism, Shintoism, Animism and Islam to name a few. These are based on human interpretation or the “traditions of men” regarding the Law of God. In paganism laws are based entirely on human wisdom because of a denial that God has any influence in the affairs of men. Most scientists, including those in medicine, ignore the place of God in the laws that govern science. None the less, He is the creator of all of the laws that govern creation, including the laws of science.

And yet God stated His position in the Gospel of John.

John 1:1-4 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made”.

Jesus Christ is the manifestation of God in the earth. Isa 12; 2 Jehovah has become my salvation (Yahshua in Hebrew; Iesous in Greek; Jesus in English).

As such, He is God’s lawgiver. Isa 33; 22 “the LORD is our lawgiver” and a mediator for us before God. John 16;23 “whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you”.

He has legally redeemed the debt note (mortality) we carry because of the sin of Adam. Now we are able to be completely healed through Him.

Isa 53:5But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed”

These words to Isaiah pointed to the death work of Christ on the cross, a redemptive work that freed us from mortality caused by Adam’s lawlessness and opened to us the effects of the live work of Christ that will result complete restoration of our health in spirit, soul and body. Complete obedience to the Will and Laws of God and the corrective judgments of our lawlessness by God will bring us into complete agreement with Him. Even the laws of science will be brought into agreement with God’s will and will used in righteousness according to the purposes and plans that God has made for His creation.

This word spoken by God to Isaiah recognizes that Yeshua (Jesus), by His suffering and death made healing possible. To believe this is not even a consideration in most health care systems today. Many believe there is no place for this type of thinking in modern medicine. It is an offense to some because it is subjective and difficult to prove. Even if one had a favorable outcome, one could not prove that God did it. We have become “as gods” by denying God’s sovereignty over sickness and death. Yet the current system of health care has shown only a slight improvement in the survival, mostly due to improved sanitation and to a decrease of infectious diseases, but the death rate is still 100%.

As we move into the kingdom age, it is imperative that we repent, that is, change our way of thinking about the place God has in the process of healing.

Jesus said in Mark 1: 15 “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news!”

Today we assume that we will be healed with a pill, a vaccine, gene therapy, surgery, nutrition or some future technologic advance. Even though these may be legitimate tools that lead to some healing, it is God who has ability to heal completely, not the physician or the technology. We must not ignore Him any longer! We must listen to His voice as he directs our medical understanding as to how we can be healers through Him.

In order to have complete healing there must reconciliation between the created and the Sovereign realm.

2Cor 5:17, 18 “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation”.

Much of our failure to heal is because of our inability to bring about reconciliation by our effort alone. Christ is the mediator between these two realms. He has given us the ministry of reconciliation through the power of the Holy Spirit.

John 6:44 “No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me, draw him”.

No, it is not “between God and me” that we can heal. Rather, it is “God through Christ that we may minister healing”. After His resurrection, He appeared before the heavenly throne proving that He was alive and had overcome death. He and those whom His Father draws were given authority over death and have power to overcome things that lead to death. The one who heals is therefore identified with the pattern Son, Jesus Christ. No unclean thing may come before God. Those who heal must not be unclean and those that are healed are to be made clean.

Deut 24: 14 “For the LORD your God walks in the midst of your camp, to deliver you and give your enemies over to you; therefore your camp shall be holy, that He may see no unclean thing among you…”.

Paul survived a venomous snake bite when he landed on Malta after his shipwreck. The local people thought he was a god because he did not die, so they asked him to see, the ailing father of governor Publius, who had fever and bloody diarrhea.

Acts 28; 8 “His (Publius) father was sick in bed, suffering from fever and dysentery. Paul went in to see him and, after prayer, placed his hands on him and healed him”.

Publius’ father had bloody diarrhea (δυσεντέριον dysenterion (bloody flux- KJV)

Just to put it in the context of our current medical understanding, Publius’ father most likely had colitis from one the following bacteria: E. coli O157:H7; Shigella; Salmonella species or Campylobacter.

The process of healing in this case demonstrated several factors worth noting:

Paul prayed to God as Jehovah Rophe

Faith on the part of Paul in knowing that he could be used to by God to heal

Faith on the part of those who saw Paul healed of the venomous snake bite. They judged him to be able to heal

Faith on the part of Publius to authorize to Paul’s healing intervention for his father

Faith on the Part of Publius’ father to allow Paul to try to heal him

Paul’s reconciliation of Jehova Rophe with Publius’ father through prayer

Contact with the patient by the laying on of hands. Paul was the human vehicle through which the healing took place.

The medical effect of this intervention resulted in: An “antibiotic” or killing effect of the organism involved e.g. E. coli, Shigella, Salmonella or Campylobacter.

A decrease of fever by regulating pyrogens, those elements in the body that produce fever.

Pyrogens are made internally by the white blood cells of the immune system or they are made externally by the cell walls of the bacteria that are being destroyed.

Pyrogens release biochemicals (prostaglandins) that stimulate a deep part of the brain (hypothalamus) to produce fever.

Neither Paul, nor do we, today, understand all of the mechanisms used in restoring Publius’s father to health, but Jehovah Rophe certainly did and He healed Publius’ father. After all, God is the creator and He knows everything about His creation

Gen 1: 1 “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth”.

How then could this healing come about? We do not know because we do not understand all of the dimensions of creation or healing.They are hidden from our understanding at this time, they are not measurable. For this reason we must rely on faith in God for healing. When we are purified and become one with God then we will understand these dimensions. I believe that those who will return with Christ at His coming will help us in this understanding as well.

Romans 8: 22 “The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed”.

This we do know in the case of Publius’ father. There was prayer to God (Jehovah Rophe) by Paul, faith in a divine healing by Publius and his father, and physical contact between the healer and the one who is healed. These are the essential features in this case. It was not necessary to know the biochemical or microbiologic causes of his sickness since the mechanism of healing was governed by the other factors of prayer, faith and contact. These factors played an essential part in removing the bacterial cause of Publius’ father’s infection and in eliminating his fever. In that way they had a higher priority in the healing process then just dealing with the fever and infection.

When God spoke to Paul in his letter to the church in Thessalonica he emphasized that our entire being consisted of spirit, soul and body

1 Th 5: 23 “May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ”.

The spirit of man is his innermost being. It is ruled by the Spirit of God or by unclean spirits. In this case, Paul was able to cleanse the spirit of Publius’ father through prayer so that Jehoveh Rophe could cleanse him from any uncleanness of his heart and be healed.

Prov 20: 27 “The spirit of a man is the lamp of the lord, searching all the inner depths of his heart”.

Publius’ father’s soul (נֶפֶשׁ nephesh), that living part of him with an intellect, will and emotion, was also healed by Paul’s intervention. This part of the healing is attested to by the faith that was exhibited and the resignation of the wills of Publius and his father.

Other than the laying on of hands, there is no evidence of Paul treating Publius’ father with medicine. So, treatment, as we practice it today, was not given. The physical contact between Paul and Publius’ father was essential because it indicated that Paul was anointed with a ministry of healing and was a vessel through whom the healing from Jehovah Rophe could flow.

Healing took place quickly after prayer and the placing on of hands. Normally it takes days to weeks to heal infections such as this. In this case he was healed immediately indicating there was a change in time of healing as well as a change in his spirit, soul and body. This was an awesome response, clearly outside of the ordinary. Because of it God was glorified.

It is understandable why there is skepticism about the role that Jehovah Rophe has in ordinary medical care of today. We are only under a Passover or Pentecostal anointing.

We have been deceived into believing that results of scientific studies, the “wisdom of men” are the sole key to healing and we have neglected the role of Jehovah Rophe.

Isa 29: 13 “The Lord says: “These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is made up only of rules taught by men”.

As we emerge from the dim light of Pentecost and enter the brilliant light of Tabernacles, the preeminence of Jehovah Rophe will be revealed in bringing about complete healing of the nations.

Hearing God’s Voice

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

Hearing God’s Voice

A Physicians Testimony

Isa 6:8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Have you ever wondered about the path your life has taken in bringing you to the place you are today? What were the inclinations and events which directed you to follow that pathway?

My early childhood was formed by the beliefs and upbringing of my family. I was taught to love God, to obey His Laws and to help those in need. My parents demonstrated these principles every day by the way they lived. Ever since I can remember, I wanted to be a foreign missionary. Of course, I didn’t know what that meant but that seed had been planted in me and was present throughout my adolescence and early adulthood. It would not go away.

As I became more independent I was drawn toward a career in science. Little things started that process, like the time my cousin Ed came over to our house and showed my brother and me how to make hydrogen gas. He was a chemist.

In high school, chemistry and biology drew my interest. English literature, especially fictional writing, didn’t appeal to me at all.

In college, I majored in chemistry and biology. Organic chemistry was my favorite. For one of the classes I went on an elective field trip to a lab that was doing research on milk proteins. One of the experiments dealt with paper electrophoresis. This was a new technique for separating proteins by passing an electrical current through a sheet of filter paper moistened with an electrolyte solution. Milk protein fractions, dyed blue, were able to be separated by this method. Because of this experience, I became interested in effects that electrical fields had on electrically charged proteins.

As with many wide eyed college students, my life was full of expectations, with an increasing awareness of new concepts and philosophies. I wanted to explore such concepts as ‘What is truth?’ This seed was planted in me during a religious convocation at the beginning of my freshman year of college. The speaker opened each session with a prayer invoking the Holy Spirit to lead us to the “fullness of truth”. As I pondered this over the years, I came to realize that truth was not an abstract concept but a reality fully expressed in the form of a Person. John 14:6, “Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me”.

After graduating from college, I accepted a teaching assistantship in biochemistry at the University of Maryland at the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery. My duties included being a laboratory instructor and lecturer in biochemistry.

My major professor had a strong interest in physical chemistry. I remember one experiment demonstrated Liesegang rings. We layered a solution of silver nitrate over a gel containing potassium dichromate. Discrete bands of colored, insoluble silver dichromate precipitated after several hours of diffusion. Chemical migration in gels and sols introduced me to a whole new field of colloid chemistry. It was important for me to understand this aspect of colloid chemistry, because a study of biology and biochemistry involves an understanding of the effect that electrically charged particles have on hydrated proteins like sols and gels which are colloids.

Because of my interest in proteins, I presented a paper on the amino acid sequence of the insulin protein. My research professor was interested in my presentation and directed me to research electrophoresis of serum proteins. He wanted to determine which protein fraction carried a chemical he was evaluating for his research of atherosclerosis. The technique of paper electrophoresis eventually evolved into gel electrophoresis, a method used for DNA analysis today.

After obtaining a degree of Master of Science in Biochemistry, I spent the next four years studying Medicine at New York Medical College. This school had a history of teaching Hahnemann’s homeopathic medicine until the late 1920’s. It then changed to a standard medical curriculum with an emphasis on Pharmacology and high technology. There were faculty members with homeopathic backgrounds who placed a strong emphasis on careful history taking, clinical observation and physical examination, rather than chart review of laboratory and other technical data as is currently practiced. The emphasis on case analysis served me well when I later served as a missionary in Central Africa where we had limited access to technical equipment and had to depend on our basic clinical skills for diagnosis.

New York Medical College, taught an orthodox medical curriculum. Pharmacology was required to be taught for medical school certification. I was completely unaware of the homeopathic tradition at the school. Flower Hospital, the main teaching hospital for the medical school, was formally a homeopathic hospital. Homeopathy had been accepted as a valid form of medical practice in the northeast and mid-western parts of the United States prior to that time.

I did not realize the subtle energy states discovered by Hahnemann would become a part of my life experience in electrodermal detection and would probably become a big part of future medical care.

During my clinical years in medical school I was assigned to general surgical services most of the time, even though my preference was internal medicine. I was able to observe many surgical procedures close at hand by assisting at surgery. After graduation I opted for a general rotating internship. Once again I was assigned to the surgical service for a longer time than I had expected. It was almost as if I had been in a surgical residency program. I began to assist more actively in many surgical procedures. Little did I realize that this surgical experience would be of such a great value while I was in rural Africa. I spent 90% of my time doing surgery even though surgical disease constituted only 10% of the health problems in the sphere of influence served by the hospital. I was the only physician in a 170 bed hospital that served 150,000 people.

After internship, I joined the U.S. Air Force as a Flight Surgeon, stationed in Japan. While traveling I developed an infectious intestinal disease in Hong Kong. The illness delayed my entry into a medical residency program so I took a residency in pathology until the next year’s medical residency became available. As a pathology resident I performed over 100 autopsies under close supervision. My director was very strict about autopsy technique. It was like performing a surgical procedure from beginning to end. Surgical instruments were used for dissection and for obtaining tissue for microscopic analysis. Every move was carefully recorded. This was very helpful training for the surgery I would have to do in Africa. Staining and interpretation of histopathology slides was excellent preparation for evaluating parasitic and other tropical medicine problems of the mission environment. The obstetrical training I had during my internship was also very useful for the types of problems I would face in our mission hospital.

After medical residency I married Carole and we went to Malawi, Central Africa as medical missionaries. We had a School of Midwifery at our mission so I did not perform routine deliveries, only the complicated ones. I did about 20-25 Caesarian Sections per year, mostly in young women with birth canals that were too small for normal delivery. There were many village induced complications as well.

In all, I successfully performed about 600 major obstetrical and general surgical procedures.

At the end of 3 1/2 years my wife and I concluded that we had completed our calling in Malawi and that we should return home. I had a desire to get a post-doctoral fellowship in medical oncology but by the time I left the mission I had not received a reply from my applications. I was really disappointed. All I could recall was an inner voice saying “Remember Abraham” He did not have a place to go either. So we stepped out in faith, not knowing where to go or what to do. We no sooner arrived in Bangkok on our way home when I received a telegram accepting my application to the Medical College of Virginia in the Department of Oncology. We, too, stepped out in faith and moved to Richmond.

After completing my Fellowship in Oncology, I accepted a position as Director of Medical Education at a hospital in Norfolk, Virginia. The Eastern Virginia Medical School was in the process being established about that time so I joined the community faculty. In the mean time my oncology practice was growing at a rapid pace. I became an investigator for the Eastern Cooperative Oncology group and eventually became the Founding President for the Virginia Oncology Group. I always considered cancer chemotherapy to be more investigational than established therapy. In my judgment, more data was needed to validate its use as a standard for clinical practice. The more I practiced chemotherapy the more I became convinced that laws rules of therapeutics were being violated, especially the main rule of “Do no harm”. Because of this concern I was drawn to investigate homeopathy because the goal was “Rapid, gentle and complete” cure. There was a substantial amount of homeopathetic literature claiming benefit in cancer management. Unlike homeopathy, complications from chemotherapy were very high. It does not take much of a therapeutic miscalculation to get significant toxicity without much benefit. The therapeutic dose is very close to the toxic dose so I began to look for additional ways to treat cancer without causing harm to my patients.

In my research, I came across a report by Daunopolis on the use of Urea in treating cancer. Daunopolis was an emeritus professor from the Anticancer Institute in Athens. He reported success in treating solid tumors, in those patients who failed chemotherapy. He even treated those with bulky tumors of the liver, colon breast and malignant melanoma. Bulky tumors are generally not successfully treated with chemotherapy. Urea toxicity was minimal, and toxicity was easily reversible. It was inexpensive and could be taken by mouth. Use of Urea made all sorts of sense to me based on my knowledge of colloid chemistry. Urea was thought to dissolve the colloid on the surface of the cancer cell allowing the normal cancer killing cells to attach to the cancer cell an initiate the process of cell death. It was not a direct cancer cell poison. Patients loved it because it had a sedative effect. Malonyl urea is barbituric acid. The urea portion of barbituric acid is a sedative. (E. Grimaux, Bull. Soc. Chem., 1879, 31, 146). There were many patient responders. I reported my findings to a group of regional cancer researchers but they had no desire to do controlled clinical trials because there was no industrial support for research. One could buy urea for a couple dollars a pound and it did not have any patent protection.

One patient had a rock hard malignant melanoma beneath her skin. After a period of urea treatment it started to get soft, so I took some fluid and had it analyzed. Cells were seen in 3-dimensional clusters, indicating they were alive. A bit later I withdrew more fluid and it contained only flat sheets of cells indicating that the cells were losing their vitality. I took more fluid still later and only ghost outlines of cells could be identified, indicating cell death. Melanoma never returned in that area. In my own clinical experience I had many responders, who are alive and free of disease years later, especially those with breast cancer.

Later, I began working with a professor of microbiology from the local medical school, who was an expert in making vaccines. He was also an expert in the field of cell wall deficient bacteria, the form microbes are thought to take when they are within the cell of their host. This was at a time when vaccines were just beginning to be used for clinical investigation in patients with cancer. We decided to use an autogenous vaccine, that is, a vaccine made from the patients own secretions. The reason we chose an autogenous vaccine was because it was safe to use and because it was specific for the individual from which it was made. We did not have to apply for governmental authorization to make it, since it has already been ‘grandfathered’ into the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act of 1938.

I visited a clinic in California that used autogenous vaccine as part of their cancer treatment and was impressed with the vigor of their patients. I compared them to my patients who looked sickly and depressed after I treated them with chemotherapy. I saw the same beneficial effect after I studied the effects of autogenous vaccines in my practice. The Human Experimentation Committee from the medical school approved my use of autogenous vaccine for my preclinical trials but I was not able to do a formal clinical trial because no government funding was available for this kind of project and because autogenous vaccines were not patentable

In 1986 I was introduced to electro-acupuncture technology at an alternative medicine meeting. A signal for an intestinal bacterium was detected at my small intestine detection site. I was impressed because I was having some intestinal distress at the time. I eventually obtained one of these devices and, with the permission of my patients, started using it in my practice. My initial perception was that there was improvement in many of their medical problems. Tumors got smaller and I was able to correct some drug toxicities and infections, all in a non-toxic, gentle manner. Once the word got out that I was using more than just chemotherapy, a new type of patient began to make appointments to see me. Many had relatives who died from severe chemotherapy toxicity after spending a lot of money on drugs and prolonged hospitalizations. I was now beginning to serve a population who were critical of the orthodox method of cancer management.

Although I was serving a need in the medical community, it was not ‘standard therapy’ and the board of medicine, by statute, had to review my practice. After 6 years, three reviews and more than $300,000 of legal expenses the Board determined that I had not violated any laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia. I believe their decision, in part, was due to my patient’s concerns about losing a physician who was helping them. Up to 200 of them were in attendance at each of the hearings.

An interesting event occurred before one of the hearings. I woke up about 4 A.M after having had a dream. In the dream, there was a man, looking like me, standing with his back to a firing squad. The captain said “Fire!” and all of the bullets missed. He again said “Fire!” and all the guns exploded. He then tried to cut off the head of this man but an invisible protective collar blocked the sword. At breakfast, the following day, my attorney and I were discussing the possible outcome of this hearing. He thought I was going to lose my license. I told him that I did not think so and, then, told him of my dream. I explained to him that I don’t usually have focused dreams, but I told him that I thought this may have been a prophetic dream. The fact that the victim’s back was turned to the firing squad meant that there was a covert activity by the accusers. Usually the victim is allowed to face his accusers (firing squad). I was required to bring certain office charts to the hearing. After being informed that their charts would become part of the public record, my patients threatened to bring a law suit against me to prevent me from bringing them to the hearing. They wanted to protect their privacy. That put me in a position of double jeopardy. If I brought their records, I will be sued by my patients for violating their right to privacy. If I did not bring them, I would not be compliant with the board’s request to bring them. To protect their privacy, I did not bring the records. The Board could not scrutinize records they did not have. ‘Their bullets missed’. Since I was compliant with the board’s previous directives, they had no legal bullets to shoot. ‘Their guns exploded’.

As mentioned, I had up to 200 satisfied patients at each of the hearings. A commonly used formula by government is that each attendee at a public hearing represents 10,000 people in the community. The board became aware that there was a consensus in the community about privacy and patient choice of therapy. Orthodox medicine could not overcome this mandate by simply removing a local “head’ of this national movement.

The board ruled that I had not violated any laws of the Commonwealth. I was able to continue providing the kind of care my patients wanted. Legally, I did not have to put on an iron yoke, that is, I was not taken out of my country (my state mandated permission to practice medicine). Legally, I did not even have to put on a wooden yolk (modify my practice of electrodermal detection).

I had always respected the administrative authority of the state like Daniel the prophet. I was obedient to the laws of Babylon!

It turned out that my dream was prophetic. Acts 2:17 “And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your young men shall see visions, Your old men shall dream dreams”. The Lord “spoke” to me in a dream! He had prior knowledge of the events of that day. He knew the “end from the beginning”.

Isa 46: 9, 10 …For I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is no one like Me, Declaring the end from the beginning.

In spite of the board’s favorable legal decision, I was still “red flagged”, that is, my name was posted on the Physician Data Base for those whose practices were reviewed by Boards of Medicine. I thereby became liable to frivolous law suits. They, too, are costly. Even if one is completely innocent, law suits lead to the need to divert income for legal defense of your practice rather than for maintaining the practice itself.

Medical decisions have been turned into legal matters by using “standard of care” as a basis malpractice suits. I asked my board to provide me with their “standard of care” so as to be able to comply with their directives. They never replied to my request. Basically “standard of care” is what we say it is. It is very subjective and is based on the opinions of experts selected from the medical community. Since most of the experts are trained in pharmaceutical medicine, they have no knowledge of the alternative medical care. It was outside of their understanding of what “standard of care” could be. When such large numbers of satisfied patients showed up at the hearings, the board became aware that there was a different standard of care in the community and that I was acting in my patient’s best interest.

In a technical medical case such as mine, the plaintiff’s attorneys appealed to the jury in more emotional and theatric manner because juries are not composed of the defendant’s medical peers but by those who have little understanding of medical matters. There was no violation of state statutes to appeal because I was compliant with a standard of practice that was approved by the Board of Medicine. The plaintiff’s attorney used character assassination as part of his strategy. He tried to destroy my reputation in front of the jury. His tactic was an example of lawlessness (ἀνομία anomia-a violation of God’s Law; sin). The Holy Spirit spoke to Matthew in Mat 7: 1 “…in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you”. In other words, do not use your intent to judge another persons action. It is a case of using unequal weights and measures, like saying “I didn’t intend to kill him” …but you did and the victim is still dead! The attorneys intent was to win the case not by points of law but by destroying the character of the defendant in the eye of the jury. Like rape, character assassination can never be taken back, neither can murder.

What else does a man have but his reputation? God spoke to us in Psa 22:1” A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold”. The words spoken by Jesus in Mat 5:10 had real meaning to me “Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven”.

During all the years of my contention with the law, I was never bitter with those who were called upon to enforce the law, rather, I felt compassion for their captivity to laws they were expected to enforce. I was aware that they were following man’s law and not God’s law. This was all part of God’s corrective judgment to teach me to be obedient to His law by trials and tribulations. Rev 3:19 “those whom I love I rebuke and discipline”. I also sensed that my heavenly Father had put a hedge around my practice to protect me, my family and my patients. Job 1:10 “Have You not made a hedge around him, around his household, and around all that he has on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land”.

In December 2002, my wife Carole and I agreed that I should retire from active medical practice. As we began to understand the need to obey God’ Law we would do things only if we both were in agreement. Deu. 19:15 “A matter must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses”.

During the years of my practice, I was very conscientious about recording my electrodermal data. I was able to organize this data into a form that was useful for teaching. As a result I was able to write a clinical text on An Electrodermal Analysis of Biological Conductance, a project that I had started 4 years earlier. This text that outlines the history of electrodermal technology from its ancient origins in Chinese acupuncture, to the subtle energy influence of homeopathy discovered by Hahnemann in the mid 1800’s, to its present form of computerized electromagnetic recognition of biological information in living subjects.

For easy reference in my text, electromagnetic detection sites have been organized by organs and systems. An atlas of detection sites graphically demonstrates site location. I have included a short history of digital signal development and its use in computerized signal detection. There is a list of signals that I obtained from my initial study. It includes signals for microbes, chemicals, animals, vegetables and homeopathics. I have a glossary that explains in plain language the meaning of the signals and I have analyzed several medical cases to demonstrate how electrodermal technology can be used in clinical practice.

I have nearly completed course outlines in the major subjects of internal medicine including cardiology, pulmonology, gastroenterology, infectious diseases, bioterrorism, traveler’s risks and several more.

As I’ve gone through life, all of my experiences seemed to be random events when, in fact, they were a straight line vector of preparation for a later work. I am convinced that our lives are all directed by God to accomplish His will by listening to His Voice. John 14:26 “But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things…”

It is important to know that you are listening to God’s voice and not your own.

First of all, so as not to be deceived, I look for agreement by a second or third witness who has the same word of knowledge that I have. Most of the time, witnesses are not even solicited. They just appear or call. Many of my patients are in this category. Frequently there are several witnesses. If there is agreement I am encouraged to act. Deu. 19:15 “A matter must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses”.

Secondly, in going from one situation to another, I found that there is freedom from stress. There are no doubts about what you should be doing. Things just fall into place. Mat 11:30 “For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light”. I look for this validation.

Thirdly, I try to see if I am very productive and am prospering in whatever endeavor I have been called to do. Mat 7:20 “…by their fruits you will know them”.

This journal entry is a chronicle of changes that have taken place in my life. It is my perception of the reason why and when events occurred. There is a clear direction of these events leading up to the present time in my life. It is an exposé of my view of living for God in the field of science in a manner that is in agreement with Him, not by leaning on one’s own understanding. Pro 3:5 “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding”.

I am simply stating my belief. I am not trying to convert anyone. Conversion is a heart issue about loving God and being in agreement with Him. It is a response to the Holy Spirit from within.

There is a great benefit in seeking true healing by incorporating God’s wisdom and council into medical and scientific reasoning. It is the best way to take advantage all of the resources that are available for healing. Being obedient to God’s voice is a wonderful way to live, too. When applied to medicine, outcomes are really good.

I have learned to seek His council continually. I inquire of Him more and more and always try to listen to His voice.

I love my heavenly Father and He loves me. I know because He told me so. “God is love”. 1 John 4:8

Who is "The Consensus"?

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

I agree with Jim Rodgers concerning the condition of the U.S. for the next two years:

Era of Instability is in acceleration!

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

The financial markets hit a 12 year low this last week, down 50% from the high in 2007.  A “Bear” market is characterized by falling prices for securities.  The bear market will continue until investors are finally fed up with losses in the market and leave in masses.  That has not yet happened.  Gold hit $1,000 on Friday a week ago as we have been expecting.  $1,600 is in the cross-hairs of gold and may occur sooner than we think.  As instability increases, so does the price of gold and silver.  Barrick Gold just report record cash flows for the year.  How much longer will it take for investment dollars to flow into the gold producers?  Who knows.

The entrenched leadership can’t see beyond their own self interests.

Intrenched interests in the political arena, financial industry, the auto industry, and the pharmaceutical  industry have built protective walls of preferred legal structure to protect them from invasion by public unrest and revolt.  Leadership in each of these areas has lost contact with the realities of history and standards of leadership, statesmanship, and excellence.  The U.S. is quickly moving to a tipping point when civil unrest will rise up and revolt against this detached group of leaders.

$13 a paycheck is not a stimulus!  The average American was slapped in the face by the Administration’s plan to bail out the banks and insurance industry with trillion’s and then gives the worker $13.  That dog won’t hunt.

The end of abundance has arrived.  Home ownership peaked at 69.2% in 2004 and is moving back to 63%.  Housing prices have fallen 20.5%.  As Ben Bernanke stated in this week’s testimony to Congress, “Another risk arises from the destructive power of the so-called Adverse Feedback Loop in which weakening economic and financial conditions become mutually enforcing”.

The coming high level of taxation is necessary to offset the huge shortfalls in tax receipts because unemployed people don’t pay taxes.  Corporations losing money don’t pay taxes and can get some previous year tax payments back.  The following graph provides us perspective of the seriousness of unemployment.  The blue line best reflects true unemployment because the government numbers eliminate discouraged workers who have been unemployed for an extended time.  However, these people still have a drag on the economy and must subsist somehow.

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Natural resources are not limitless.  Per capita demand of energy in China will continue to rise at the same time the oil supply destruction curve accelerates.  The Canadian Oil sands require $65-$85 oil to be profitable.  Ethanol plants are closing at these low prices and the farmers are feeling the pinch of lower corn prices.  Some farmers hedged diesel (locked in their purchase price) at a dollar above current prices.  Mexico’s largest oil field is on the decline.  Natural gas drilling in the U.S. is dropping with exploration companies holding costly leases that will not economically pay out.  The oilfield services industry is cutting staff daily.  Déjà vu!  I expect energy prices to begin their rise later this year into next year.

Bolivia has the “mother load” of lithium, the primary metal used in batteries.  There will be an increased competition for these resources and countries will have to make hard choices as they must be concerned about building their armies versus protecting export markets.  Politically unstable countries will see a regime change and stronger countries such as China will aggressive seek to tie up natural resources in those countries.  U.S. citizens living in Mexico may sell their retirement homes and move back to a safer jurisdiction.

A sense of entitlement has prevailed by the population of the U.S. since World War II.  We were the “new sheriff in town” and our currency became the global commercial currency.  Other countries promoted the exchange of the U.S. Dollar and encouraged schools to teach the English language.  We have come to expect our global position to be solid where everyone else caters to us.  Hostilities of the public will increase as this sense of entitlement departs and is replaced first by denial then by anger.

The current bank bailouts are designed to protect the bondholders, not the stockholders.  The stockholders in the banks have been decimated.  The toxic debt still contained in the balance sheets of these banks will challenge the U.S. Treasury’s ability to continue the funding of these bankrupt institutions.  My $5 to $20 Trillion bailout projection is coming to pass.

The 30 year globalization plan is reversing and protectionism is coming and isolation is on the way.  Multi-national companies will have increasing difficulty in outsourcing manufacturing and customer support.  “Buy America” is now the catch phrase in Washington.

The security risks will dramatically rise.  When highly skilled technology experts are broke, they will resort to Internet crime.  The smart hackers will place a virus on your PC to “ghost” your keystrokes and report those back to them.  Suddenly, they will have access to your “secure” banking accounts.  When unskilled workers are broke, they will resort to burglary and theft to make ends meet or simply eat and will justify their actions in their survival.  The security industry whether technology based or bullet based will see good times.

What are we to do?  Initially, there is an escapist attitude towards all these problems.  Let us go buy an island and isolate ourselves from this unstable environment.  Who do we take, or more important, who do we leave behind?  Our Heavenly Father did not design escape routes but did create ways to protect His children during times of turmoil.  When the death angel took the first born in Egypt, the children of Israel were not removed from the country.  They were covered by “The Blood” and were spared from death.  Only then were they sent from the land.

People will draw closer to GOD in these times.  Families and friends will build a cooperative effort in ministering to the needs of their “new community”.  Isolationism will vanish from the average American family.  “Doing your own thing” will be an action of the past.  Arrogance will be replaced by humility, charity will prevail over selfishness, and Love will overpower fear and greed.