I have a confession to make. By nature, I’m not a terribly charitable person. I’m suspicious and cynical. I tend not to believe people when they tell me things. And, I tend to trample over people’s feelings. By nature, I’m really not a nice guy.
But, God reached down and saved me from my ‘nature’ and gave me eternal life. I am grateful beyond words, but I still have that natural man and must continually wrestle with my ‘natural’ instincts. (Although, I’m still not really all that ‘nice’.)
The average citizen in China consumes a massive amount of Gold. In fact, they have been lining up to buy as much of it as they can. And, the Chinese government is fanning the flames of this forest fire, and that is a very, VERY curious thing. You would think that they would do the exact opposite.
Did you know that the Chinese government does not allow ANY gold to leave China?
None of us have very much time. Work and family take almost every moment that we have, leaving us very little time to even sleep. Most of you probably don’t even have the time to read through what I’m writing here. But, with an average commute time of 25.4 minutes, you might have the time to listen. That’s why I launched the ShockCast. But, I rarely talk for more than a few minutes. (And, I’m still struggling to get the audio up on the day that I write my articles.)
And, you also would like to listen to something on your lunch break, yes?
The similarities to between 2014 and 1914 are startling. In 1914 (The year World War I started), the vast Ottoman Empire was crumbling, and European countries jockeyed for position, hoping to be the first to carve out a big piece of ‘the Sick Man of Europe‘. In 2014, the American Empire is crumbling and countries in Asia are jockeying for position to be the first to carve a slice out of ‘the Sick Man of the World’.
I’ve been reading about Joseph in the Book of Genesis, and I had something of an epiphany. I realized that what is happening now to America follows a pattern that is almost 3,700 years old. But first, I need to set the stage for you.
It was about 1886 BC, and Shem – Noah’s son – had died just 72 years before. The memories of the Great Flood and the antediluvian age were fading. Civilizations were starting to really expand their borders. Political systems were in their infancy. Yoseph ben Ya’acov had just been elevated to Grand Vizier of Egypt, and he laid down one of the earliest systems of taxation in the history of mankind.
Because my workload doesn’t allow me to do daily ShockCasts, I need to go to a weekend format. This actually might turn out to be a something that you might like better. It certainly is easier to download one audio file a week, instead of five small ones.
Those of us who grew up during the Cold War are used to seeing this – in the Soviet Union. But, in GodBlessAmerica?
The ‘this’ that I am talking about is the arrest and jailing of a man who dared to criticize Obama and get away with it. In fact, he had the temerity to produce the second-most-popular political documentary in American history.
The current unrest in the Ukraine is interesting. The CIA has been involved in fomenting revolutions on the periphery of Russia and throughout the Middle East over the last few years. And, the riots in Kiev smell strongly of American efforts to destabilize a country that is edging away from Europe/NATO and closer and closer to Russia. But, there’s a lot more to this story than just US meddling in the affairs of others. There’s a Biblical element to this.
In the Bible, the Ukraine is mentioned in Ezekiel as Rosh:
I saw something Sunday night that I cannot explain in any way that sounds rational. What I saw was clearly not human. It wasn’t shaped like a human, although it was humanoid. It didn’t have the right number of teeth. It’s eyes were too big. It’s head was too large and too long. It’s brain was at least 25% larger than mine, which was a little intimidating.