NEW ZEALAND!!!

Good morning, blog readers, from sunny and warm (32 degrees) Wisconsin where, on my morning walk in the dark, I did not scare any humans today, but did scare a deer back into the woods!

Wow! Wow! Wow! What is going on in and near New Zealand? Over the last two days, the northern island has experienced two “major” (7.3, 7.4) earthquakes which were followed by a “great” (8.1) quake which has since been followed by seven “strong” (6.1. 6.3, 6.2, 6.3, 6.1, 6.2. 6.1) quakes and an additional, by my count, 107 other aftershocks! Lots of “birthpains” over there! Stay tuned!

Here’s an interesting headline from Cindy Olmstead of Forbes: “Fauci Says Military Vaccine Refusers Are ‘Part of the Problem.'”

In the article, Cindy writes: “A high number of military personnel are declining to take a COVID-19 vaccine and, in response, Dr. Anthony Fauci is calling them out for being ‘part of the problem’ in efforts to stop the virus’ spread.”

According to Forbes, Fauci believes the military should be part of the solution to the outbreak by stepping to the plate and getting their vaccines, along with masking and social distancing. ‘In reality, like it or not, when you refuse the vaccine you’re propagating this outbreak,’ Fauci said.”

Okay, then, I guess I’m part of the problem too because I also refuse to get the vaccine based on the adverse reactions I have had to a previous vaccine and numerous medications.

So, in the meantime, I will wear a mask when it is required and practice some social distancing and trust God to see me through this difficult (and maybe prophetic), time, going about His work to reach the lost for Christ and build up the body of Christ, the church, that is, all who have been saved solely by God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ, His death, burial and resurrection and not by works (Ephesians 2:8, 9; I Corinthians 15:1-4) like baptism, confirmation, the sacraments, prayer and giving money to the church, as some are wrongly taught. To God be the glory! Blessings, Doug (3/6/21)

LUKE 21:11!

Good morning, blog readers, from sunny and cool (22 degrees) Wisconsin where, on my morning walk in the dark under clear skies, wearing a yellow vest, I scared someone who didn’t see me coming! I did apologize, though I still felt bad.

This morning, these headlines really got my attention:

#1. Little damage from huge Pacific quake; tsunami threat passes (AP)

#2. 6.9 earthquake hits north-central Greece (Reuters and Israel Hayom Staff)

#3. DNRs Given to Learning Disabled COVID Patients (Dr. Joseph Mercola)

#4. The Web of Elite Extremists Behind Censorship of Mercola (Dr. Joesph Mercola)

In the first article, Nick Perry of the Associated Press, writes: “One of the strongest earthquakes to hit the South Pacific in modern history triggered tsunami warnings across the ocean and forced thousands of people in New Zealand to evacuate coastal areas Friday. Small tsunami waves were seen, but little damage was apparent hours later.” Note: This 8.1 (“great”) earthquake was also preceded by two “major” (7.4 and 7.3) quakes. Dr. Luke, in Luke 21:11, listed, among the “signs” leading up to Christ’s return as “great earthquakes” which, the USGS records as anything over an 8.0.

In the second article from Reuters and the Israel Hayom Staff, we learn that there was also a “strong” (6.9) earthquake, “15 miles northwest of Larissa, Greece’s fifth-most populous city.”

In the third article, Dr. Mercola writes: “During the COVID-19 pandemic, investigations suggest do-not-resuscitate orders (DNRs) have been used improperly, including being assigned to people with learning disabilities without their consent or knowledge. Interim findings suggest that advance care decisions were made inappropriately during the pandemic due to a ‘combination of increasing pressures and rapidly developing guidance.’ Amnesty International received reports from care home managers that clinical commissioning groups had asked them to insert DNR forms into residents’ files as a ‘blanket approach.'”

In the fourth article, Dr. Mercola writes: “The Bureau of Investigative Journalism (TBIJ) is funded by Bill Gates, Google, George Soros’ Open Society Foundation and Welcome, all of which are easily identified as parts of the technocratic globalist network. In November 2019, TBIJ was given a $1,068, 169 grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for an advocacy program related to ‘Global health and development, public awareness and analysis.’ … TBIJ is writing a hit piece on me, claiming the articles I post on my website and social media channels ‘often include misinformation about the pandemic, the coronavirus or vaccines, as well as misinformation on other topics.'”

And, I could go on, but won’t at this time. I hope you can see that this world and country are doomed without Christ. The above stories give testimony to the fact that Jesus is coming. And, while we do not know “the day or the hour (Mark 13:32),” I believe (and I could be wrong) that we will know the “season” of His return by watching the “signs of the times” Jesus gave in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21. So, let us keep watching, waiting, working, witnessing and living holy lives for Jesus until He comes. And, if you are still not a believer in Jesus, please agree with God you are a sinner; then, believe that Jesus died on the cross for your sins was buried and raised from the dead to forgive all your sins and give you the best gift of all, eternal life. Blessings and prayers, Doug (3/5/21)

TRACKING DEVICE!

Good morning, blog readers, from sunny and cool (23 degrees) Wisconsin where, on my morning walk in the dark, I saw a bunny and a dog!

This headline from the March 2, 2021 “ZeroHedge” caught my prophetic eye this morning: “Israel Offers Tracking Device as Alternative to Quarantines.”

In the article by Cindy Olmstead, she writes: “A tracking device similar to that used to monitor prisoners could be the ticket to ‘freedom’ from having to stay in a state-administered, military-style quarantine hotel in Israel.

In fact, Israel has dubbed the monitor the ‘freedom bracelet.’ Agree to wear it and you get to go home, as opposed to the quarantine hotel. An additional ‘freedom green pass’ can be obtained by simply getting the COVID vaccine: Get vaccinated and get the green pass and go anywhere you want; otherwise you stay on lockdown.”

Wow! Sounds a lot like what John wrote about in Revelation 13:15-18 in regards to the “mark of the beast.” However, this “tracking device” is more severe: “Get the mark and live; don’t get it and die!”

This brings me back to Matthew 24:8 where Jesus talked about the “signs of the end times” like “birth pains” where the key words are “frequency and intensity.” Today, we’re talking about a “freedom bracelet” to escape “the quarantine hotel.” One day, in the future, it will be the “mark of the beast” to escape death.

But, let me tell you about something far more important: How to escape an eternal hell. And, it is simple: agree with God you are a sinner who needs a Savior and believe that Jesus died on the cross for your sins, was buried and raised from the dead to give you eternal life.

And, for my brothers and sisters in Christ, “you know the drill,” as my dear friend and sister, Judy Dalton, used to say in her Bible class: Stay on the alert and keep watching, waiting, working, witnessing and living holy lives for Jesus until He comes. Blessings, Doug (3/4/21)

TYRNAVOS, GREECE!

Good morning, blog readers, from sunny and cool (30 degrees) Wisconsin where, on my morning walk under clear skies, I saw a dog and the heavens, once again, declaring the glory of God!

Overnight, there was a “strong” (6.3) earthquake, 10 km WNW of Tyranos, Greece, plus another 14 “minor” quakes in the states, including a “very minor” (2.5) quake, 2 km SW of Eagleton, Village, Tennessee (population: 5,052, as of 2010).

Also of note are these headlines from The Defender:

#1. Johnson and Johnson to Test COVID Vaccine on Infants

#2. Israeli Health Ministry: Pfizer Vaccine Killed ‘About 40 Times More Elderly Than the Disease Itself Would Have Killed”

In The Defender, Megan Redshaw, J.D., writes, “Days after the FDA approved J&J’s COVID vaccine for emergency use, the company announced plans to test the vaccine on newborns, despite the vaccine’s risks and strong evidence that COVID poses virtually no risk to healthy children.”

Megan continues: “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also recommended the vaccine for people 18 and over. On Sunday, J&J revealed plans to test its one-shot vaccine on infants, including newborns, pregnant women and the immunocompromised.”

In the second article, Patrick Delaney, also writing for “The Defender,” reports: “New analysis from the Israeli Health Ministry concluded Pfizer’s COVID vaccine killed ‘about 40 times more (elderly) people than the disease itself would have killed’ during a five-week vaccination period, and 260 times more younger people than would have died from the virus.”

Wow! Why aren’t we hearing about the above news stories on the nightly news? Because the “god of this world” (aka satan/the devil) is controlling many of our world leaders, including those in the U.S., and leading us to a one-world government, economy and religion under the Antichrist, just as the Lord told us he would in the Book of Revelation.

So, what are we, as Christians, to do? Well, I hate to sound like a broken record (not really), but Jesus tells us to “watch, wait, work, witness and live holy lives for Him until He comes. Oh, and I might add, with “joy and thanksgiving” (I Thessalonians 5:16, 18). And, if you are not a believer in Jesus, why not become one today by agreeing with God you are a sinner (Romans 3:23); then, believe that Jesus died on the cross for your sins, was buried and raised from the dead and He will forgive all your sins and give you eternal life (I Corinthians 15:1-4; John 3:16). Blessings to all, Doug (3/3/21)

YIGO!

Good morning, blog readers, from sunny and cool (21 degrees) Wisconsin where, on my morning walk in the dark under clear skies, I saw 2 deer, a plane and the heavens declaring the glory of God!

The “earthquake of the day” award goes to Yigo, Guam where there was a “moderate” (5.0) earthquake – 175 km, ESE of there this morning.

And, speaking of “earthquakes” which I love to do, there have now been 39 (2.5+) quakes over the last two days in 11 states: Alaska (12), California (9), Oklahoma (8), Idaho (2), New Mexico (2) and one each in Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada and Oregon.

Oh, and here’s a headline you might be interested in from Dr. Joseph Mercola, “Who’s Behind Global Effort to Silence Critics of the ‘Great Reset?'” Dr. Mercola answers: “The Publicis Groupe” (never heard of it; have you?).

Dr. Mercola explains: “The Publicis Groupe, a leading PR firm, represents major companies within the technology, pharmaceutical and banking industries. These companies, in turn, have various partnerships with the U.S. government and global nongovernmental organization (NGOs).

Publicis is a partner of the World Economic Forum, which is leading the call for a ‘reset’ of the global economy and a complete overhaul of our way of life. As such, Publicis appears to be playing an important role, coordinating the suppression of information that runs counter to the technocratic narrative. Publicis connects to the drug industry (vaccines), banking industry, NewsGuard/Health Guard, educational institutions, Big Tech companies like Google, Microsoft and Bing, the U.S. State Department, Department of Defense and global technocratic institutions like the World Health Organization and health websites like WebMD and Medscape.”

Note: Publicis certainly does not want you to know that, according to the Children’s Health Defense Team, “between December 14, 2020 and February 18, 2021, 19,907 reports of adverse events were submitted to VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System), including 1,095 deaths and 3,767 serious injuries. About a third of the deaths were reported within 48 hours of vaccination.”

Of course, the Bible talks about the “Great Reset” which is led, I believe, by the Antichrist who will, one day, after the “Rapture” of the church, come onto the world scene, sign a seven-year “peace treaty” with Israel, allow them to rebuild the temple in Jerusalem, break the treaty halfway through (Daniel 9:27), go into the temple, claim to be God (II Thessalonians 2:4) and take over the world, that is, until he is thrown into the “lake of fire,” along with the false prophet, by the Lord Jesus Christ (Revelation 19:20; Daniel 7:11) who will then set up His kingdom on earth (Revelation 20:6).

Yes, dear brothers and sisters, these are exciting and scary times, as we see the world heading towards judgment and the second coming of Christ. So, let’s get excited about Jesus’ coming by watching, waiting, working, witnessing and living holy lives for Him until He comes. And, if you are still not a believer in Jesus, please agree with God you are a sinner and believe in Jesus, that He died on the cross for your sins, was buried and raised from the dead to forgive all your sins and give you eternal life. And, as I have said before, you will be eternally grateful! Blessings, Doug (3/2/21)

THE VACCINE!

Good morning, blog readers, from cloudy and cool (20 degrees) Wisconsin where, on my morning walk in the dark, I saw a deer!

Now, I don’t know about you, but I watch and read a lot of news every day. And, maybe like you, I am interested in the news I get about the different coronavirus vaccines. And, one of the things I hear constantly from the so-called “experts” is that all the vaccines are “safe.”

And, then, I read articles from “The Defender’s “Children’s Health Defense News and Views” and get a whole different take on the subject. For instance, in the February 22, 2021 edition, I saw this headline: “Since COVID Vaccines Are Experimental, Vaccine Administrators Must Inform You of Risks.”

In the article by the Alliance for Natural Health International, I read, “With the mass vaccination program now in full swing, we are hearing of more and more reports suggesting this fundamental right and legal requirement is not being respected. … Most people don’t even know what information they should be able to receive.”

Then, I read this headline from the same issue of The Defender: “White House Enlists Social Media Giants to Suppress Vaccine ‘Misinformation.'” In the article by Megan Redshaw, J.D., she reports: “As concerns about vaccine safety grow, the Biden administration is enlisting Big Tech’s help in removing social media posts that deviate from ‘officially distributed’ COVID-19 information.”

And, in the 2/25/21 edition of the Defender, I read this headline: “Facebook Posts Back Up VAERS Reports Linking COVID Vaccines to Injuries, Including Death.” In the article, Celeste McGovern writes: “As the number of reported injuries and deaths following COVID vaccines continue to climb in VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Report System), the CDC’s official vaccine event reporting system, social media users also point to Facebook posts by people who enthusiastically got the vaccine, but have since died.” As of February 12, 929 deaths, 616 life-threarening adverse events, 316 cases of permanent disability, and more than 5,000 hospitalizations and emergency room visits after COVID vaccinations were reported to VAERS, which is updated weekly.”

Now, before you get all excited and begin to spew hatred and venom at our elected officials and the so-called “experts,” for lying to us and witholding important information in regards to the vaccines, let me remind you that, as Christians, Jesus calls us to “love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us (Matthew 5:44).” And, let me also remind you that, all of the lies that surround the vaccines are coming from “the father of lies” and “murderer,” the devil (John 8:44).

And, as such, we, as Christians, must not only “fix our eyes on Jesus” (Hebrews 12:2) and keep them there, we must also “put on the whole armor of God, so that we will be able to stand firm against the devil’s schemes (Ephesians 5:10-18).” Remember, Jesus also warned us, in Matthew 24:5, 24 about “false Christs, prophets and miracles” before His return. And, it just dawned on me that these may come not only from within the church, but also from the government and medical communities.

And, if you are still not a believer in Jesus, why not become one today by agreeing with God you are a sinner who needs a Savior and believe in Jesus, His death, burial and resurrection to save you from your sins and give you eternal life. Lord willing, I’ll see you tomorrow! Blessings, Doug (3/1/21)

A WHOLE LOT of SHAKIN!

Good morning, blog readers, from cloudy and warm (35 degrees) Wisconsin where, on my morning walk in the dark, I saw a bunny and a deer!

When I looked at the USGS “Earthquake List” this morning and, then, went back over the last four days of quakes in the United States, I saw “a whole lot of shakin goin on!” And, of course, that made me think of the song by that name. So, I just had to do some research and here’s what I found.

According to Wikipedia, the song was “written by Dave ‘Curlee’ Williams, first sung by Big Maybelle in 1955, made popular by Jerry Lee Lewis in 1957 and also sung by Little Richard in 1959 and Elvis Presley in 1971,” among others.

Now, back to the quakes. Over the last four days, there have been 65 (2.5+) earthquakes in 12 different states: California (18), Alaska (16), Nevada (9), Oklahoma (6), New Mexico (4), Idaho (3), Texas (3), Hawaii (2) and one each in Arizona, Kansas Nebraska and Oregon. Among these were two “moderate” (5.3 and 5.4) quakes in Alaska. Now, the normal for four days would be 60 quakes. So, the 65 is just five over the normal average. But, the 12 different states got my attention. So, stay tuned!

This morning, Lord willing, I will be preaching at a friend’s church on two of my favorite subjects: “History and Prophecy” from Daniel 7:1-15. Lord willing, and all goes well with the taping, tomorrow I will tell you where you can find it, if you are interested.

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ: May the Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up His countenance on you and give you peace.

And, if you are still not a believer in Jesus. come on now, swallow your pride and agree with God you are a sinner (Romans 3:23) who needs a Savior and believe in Jesus, that He died on the cross for your sins, was buried and raised from the dead (I Corinthians 15:1-4) to forgive all your sins (past, present and future) and give you eternal life (John 3:16). Blessings and love to all, Doug (2/28/21)

FAIR WARNINGS?

Good morning, blog readers, from sunny and balmy (32 degrees) Wisconsin where, on my morning walk in the dark, I saw a bunny and learned that the little creature I saw yesterday was, most likely, a meadow vole!

This headline in The Washington Post got my attention this morning: “Russia says U.S. gave only a few minutes warning!”

In the article by Robyn Dixon and Sarah Dadouch, they wrote: “Russia was given about four to five minutes warning of the Biden administration’s first military action when it struck Iranian-backed militias in eastern Syria early Friday, according to Russian Foreign Minister Segei Lavrov. But he said the warning came too late to reduce the risk of a potential clash between the two country’s forces.”

Am I the only one to think that, in a war between two countries, there needs to be “fair” or any “warning” between the warring countries?

And yet, Jesus Himself gave us “warnings” or “signs of the times” leading up to His return in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21. And, if you want to see what the world will look like before Jesus returns to the earth to set up His kingdom, read Revelation 6-19. It is not pretty.

Personally, I believe the Lord will come for His bride, the church, before the so-called “Tribulation” which Jesus warned us about in the above Scriptures. Then, I believe those who remain on the earth will experience a time of “false peace” under the Antichrist who will sign a seven-year “peace treaty” with Israel, break it halfway (Daniel 9:27), go into the rebuilt temple in Jerusalem, declare that he is god (II Thessalonians 2:3, 4) and kill everyone who does not take his “mark” (Revelation 13).

And, while I agree with Jesus that we will not “know the day or the hour” of the His return (Mark 13:32), I do believe we will know the “season” of His return, based on the increase and intensity of the “signs” Jesus gave and what Paul said in I Thessalonians 5:2, 4: “For you yourselves know full well that the day of the Lord (which begins after the Rapture) will come just like a thief in the night. … But you brethren, are not in darkness, that the day would overtake you like a thief.”

So, if there are any unbelievers out there, please heed Jesus’ warnings about the coming Day of the Lord and the horrendous judgments coming upon the earth and believe that you are a sinner who needs a Savior, that Jesus died on the cross for your sins, was buried and raised from the dead to forgive all your sins and give you eternal life. And, for my fellow believers in Jesus, let us “redeem the time” we still have (Ephesians 5:15, NIV) by watching, waiting, working, witnessing and living holy lives for Jesus until He comes. Blessings and prayers for all, Doug (2/27/21)

U.S. and IRAN!

Good morning, blog readers, from sunny and 29 degrees Wisconsin where, on my morning walk in the light, I saw a robin and a little furry creature about the size of a tennis ball eating something and not seeming to care about my presence or taking its picture! Let me know if you have any ideas about the identity of this creature which, sadly, I have a blurry picture of.

This headline caught my eye by surprise this morning: “US strikes Iran-backed fighters in Syria, in 1st military action under Biden.”

In the article by Agencies and the Times of Israel Staff, I read: “The United States launched airstrikes in Syria on Thursday, targeting facilities near the Iraqi border used by Iranian-backed militia groups. The Pentagon said the strikes were retaliation for a rocket attack in Iraq earlier this month that killed one civilian contractor and wounded a US service member and other coalition troops.”

What caught my attention was the fact that, back on January 13, 2021, the previous administration gave intelligence to Israel to do almost the exact same thing. Very rarely do you see the new administration do what the old one did. Another Arte Johnson: “Verrry interesting!” Stay tuned!

Again, let me remind you, Jesus told us that one of the signs leading up to His return would include “wars and rumors of war” (Matthew 24:6). Now, as I have said before, I believe (and I could be wrong) it is possible we could see some of these “rumors” turning into “wars,” like the Psalm 83 and Ezekiel 38 wars and possibly, even an attack on this country, if we continue our slide away from God, Jesus and the Bible.

And, as scarry as these thoughts are, we need to remember what Jesus said to His disciples then and now in Matthew 28:20, “and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. All the more reason for us to continue to watch, wait, work, witness and live holy lives for Jesus until He comes. And, if you are still not a believer in Jesus and are reading this, let me remind you that today would be a great day for you to agree with God you are a sinner who needs a Savior and believe that Jesus died on the cross for your sins, was buried and raised from the dead to forgive all your sins and give you eternal life. Please know God loves you and I am praying for you. Blessings, Doug (2/26/21)

DANIEL 7!

Good morning, blog readers, from sunny and cool (22 degrees) Wisconsin where, on my morning walk under clear skies, I saw the moon and the stars declaring the glory of God (Psalm 19:1)!

This morning, I will be teaching a Men’s Bible Study from Daniel 7, a rich combination of history and prophecy. I don’t have a lot of time but, suffice it to say, the Lord has much to say about those two subjects.

First of all, history is really “His-story.” From cover to cover, the Bible is all about Jesus. We first meet Him as the Creator, then as the Jewish Messiah/Savior of the world. And, sometime in the future, we (that is, all the born-again believers in Jesus who have been saved by God’s grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone, His death, burial and resurrection) will reign with Him as King!

And, we read, in Revelation 19:10, “For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.” The Old Testament pointed to His first coming; the New Testament points to His second coming. And, I just can’t wait for Jesus to come!

But, wait I and we, as believers in Jesus, must, as I (we) continue to watch, wait, work, witness and live a holy life for Jesus until He comes. And, for the unbelievers out there, please, I beg of you, agree with God you are a sinner who needs a Savior and believe that Jesus died on the cross for your sins, was buried and raised from the dead to forgive all your sins and give you eternal life. As I have said before, you will be eternally grateful. Blessings, Doug (2/25/21)