Wednesday, August 29, 2012

RFID Chips Becoming Part of Life

Rev 13:16-18  And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

At no other time in history has man had the ability to track every single person in the world, and even worse, had those in power more than willing to seal their position by controlling their constituents or subjects...the "little people"...the "useless eaters".

666 – The Mark of The Beast – Humanity’s Ultimate Choice
The word for “mark” in Greek is charagma, which means “a stamp or imprinted mark.” So the mark will be some kind of imprint into the hand or forehead. 

RFID Microchip Ingesitible Medicine | New World OrderFDA Approves Sale of Pills With RFID Mircochip
United Kingdom approving prescription pills that contained RFID microchips. Now the United States Food and Drug Administration has approved similar ingestible RFID microchip medicine for use in the U.S. 

U.S. Military Developing RFID Microchip Implants For Soldiers
In a progression that Beginning and End has been following closely, the U.S. military wants to implant RFID microchips in soldiers to provide health updates and locate them easier.

CASPIAN's Position Paper on RFID's Use Within Schools
Only a handful of public schools are currently employing radio frequency identification, but the Northside Independent School District recently announced plans to do so (see Students will be tracked via chips in IDs).

Learning the smart way
Khaleej Times
Schools are experimenting with the use of RFID chips in student identity cards to provide a better alternative to the student attendance system. RFID readers located in the bus, school gate and classroom can determine when a student has come into the ...

Mobile system to drive cashless transactions
Daily Nation
The technology uses radio frequency identification (RFID) to transfer information over a short distance in a process similar to Bluetooth or WiFi technology. Some of the latest smartphones come with NFC hardware installed, enabling users to transform ...

What are you going to do when your pastor stands in the pulpit one Sunday morning and reassures you that the new national ID system that the government has instituted is harmless? Never mind that it will be required in order to work, shop, drive, get medical care or even go to school. Are you going to just accept what he's telling you?

Why would your pastor do that? Because he's just as convinced, as he's convinced others, that the rapture will take place before the Antichrist and the Mark of the Beast. Therefore, this new national ID cannot be the Mark of the Beast "because the Rapture hasn't taken place, yet!"

Then he tells the congregation that government officials will be at the church on Saturday to hold a "national ID application" session. Then he goes on, "any my wife and I and our children are going to be the first in line. Just to assure you that this is NOT the mark of the beast."

Now, are you going to show up on Saturday? Chances are, if you've been sitting under his teaching for very long and have failed to read the Bible for yourself, that you will.

Might I suggest that while you are on your way to the church on Saturday, that you remember reading this, and turn around and GET THE HELL OUT OF THERE! 

Monday, August 27, 2012

The Time of Her Harvest

If you've read my earlier Bible studies, you'll know that I believe that Jeremiah 50 and 51 describes not only the destruction of ancient Babylon, but of a future (at the time it was written) nation that would resemble the earlier Babylon.

One verse that should be noted, especially at this time, is Jeremiah 51:46 And lest your heart faint, and ye fear for the rumour that shall be heard in the land; a rumour shall both come one year, and after that in another year shall come a rumour, and violence in the land, ruler against ruler.

Now, I'm not sure about the "rumor" that might be circulating right now, but I can tell you that this year has been a year of increasing violence in our land. 

On April 7, 2012, five people were shot in the north side of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Three of the shooting victims died, and all victims were shot within a three-mile ...
Big News on Colorado Shooting 2012. Includes blogs, news, and community conversations about Colorado Shooting 2012.
3 days ago – At least four people shot at the famous landmark in New York City. 15, 2012
An employee wounded in the Family Research Council shooting tells ABC7 that he was simply where he ...

July 20, 2012: Aurora theater shooting

August 5, 2012: Shooting at the Sikh Temple

August 13, 2012: Shooting at Texas A&M campus

With the exception of the April shooting, all of the rest have occurred in the last two months. Now, guns don't kill, people kill. So, I'm wondering what's going on. It is indeed "violence in the land".

Jeremiah 51:46 goes on: "...ruler against ruler."

If you've read or watched the news lately you've noticed this year is the year of "ruler against ruler" as the current president, Obama and the former governor of Massachusetts go head to head fighting to be named (or renamed) the ruler of the US.

So possibly two indications of the timing of the destruction of America Babylon. There's more:

Jer 51:33  For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; The daughter of Babylon is like a threshingfloor, it is time to thresh her: yet a little while, and the time of her harvest shall come. 

Jer 50:16  Cut off the sower from Babylon, and him that handleth the sickle in the time of harvest: for fear of the oppressing sword they shall turn every one to his people, and they shall flee every one to his own land. 

So these two could indicate that the destruction will occur in the fall. 

Is that all? 
Not at all. How about the fact that hurricane season is also in the fall, and Jeremiah even indicates destruction from winds and water:

Jer 51:1  Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will raise up against Babylon, and against them that dwell in the midst of them that rise up against me, a destroying wind;   

Jer 51:42  The sea is come up upon Babylon: she is covered with the multitude of the waves thereof. 

Jer 51:55  Because the LORD hath spoiled Babylon, and destroyed out of her the great voice; when her waves do roar like great waters, a noise of their voice is uttered: 

One verse that might indicate how the destruction will come:

Jer 50:15  Shout against her round about: she hath given her hand: her foundations are fallen, her walls are thrown down: for it is the vengeance of the LORD: take vengeance upon her; as she hath done, do unto her.

We are the only nation in the world that has used nuclear weapons against another country. 

You might want to read the rest of my study on America Babylon (click "Newer Post" at the bottom to go through the entire series)

Now, I don't know about you and I'm not prophet, but I'm watching the skies, and making sure I'm prayed up. I won't feel like we've been granted a reprieve until after the election.


Thursday, August 23, 2012

Hostility Towards Christians in America

Persecution comes in many forms. Some are blatant and terrible, deliberate attacks, while others are subtle, overt, often cloaked in humor. All are demonically-inspired attempts to quash any idea you may have of living an open testimony of Jesus Christ.

Luk 21:17-19 Everyone will hate you because you follow me. But none of these things can really harm you. You will save yourselves by continuing strong in your faith through all these things.

New Report Highlights Christian Persecution in America 
A stunning new report from The Family Research Council and Liberty Coucil highlights the enormous amount of hostility towards Christians in America.  This is a report every Christian and pastor, in America should read.

Here are some excepts from that 135-page report. You think that's a lot? Yeah. It is. It is also alarming. If you think that it's not happening, just because it hasn't happened to you, then you need to read this. Remember if we are His, then we are all part of the body of Christ, and just because you're the thumb and it's the toe that got persecuted and stomped on, it's still the body that's hurt.

  • A federal judge threatened “incarceration” to a high school valedictorian unless she removed references to Jesus from her graduation speech.
  • City officials prohibited senior citizens from praying over their meals, listening to religious messages or singing gospel songs at a senior activities center.
  • A public school official physically lifted an elementary school student from his seat and reprimanded him in front of his classmates for praying over his lunch.
  • The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs banned the mention of God from veterans’ funerals, overriding the wishes of the deceased’s families.
  • A federal judge held that prayers before a state House of Representatives could be to Allah but not to Jesus.

If you watch television, either sitcoms or dramas, and if you are at all discerning, you don't have to watch very long before you recognize the subtle and increasingly overt attacks on Christianity and Christians. Christians are never portrayed as loving, kind and understanding, as honest, caring and having integrity and courage.

Instead they are portrayed as crooks, bigots, ignorant rednecks, haters and cowards. 

Think about it the next time you are mindlessly watching your favorite show. Almost without exception anytime a "christian" is portrayed it is done so with humor and mockery, or with superiority, humanistic pity at the fools.

Luk 21:28  And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Persecution of Christians

When describing the end of time for His disciples, Jesus told them to expect earthquakes, famine, terrible things, then He add:

Luk 21:12, 16-17  But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name's sake. And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death. And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake.

So, He's saying before the terrible times (Tribulation?) we would begin to experience persecution. So is that happening?

Let's see:

Murder of Christians Begins after Genocide Call in Egypt « Persecution News-

Hours after leaflets from Egypt’s jihadi organizations were distributed promising to “reward” any Muslim who kills any Christian Copt in Egypt, specifically naming several regions including Asyut, a report recently appeared concerning the random killing of a Christian store-owner.  Read more...

Disabled girl accused of blasphemy in Pakistan - Mission Network ... 
Pakistan (MNN) ― Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari has ordered an investigation into the arrest of a disabled girl in his country. The case stems from an incident involving a young girl between 11-14 years of age who reportedly has Down syndrome. Read more...

 Missing Christian Children Found in Radical Madrasas in Bangladesh
Persecution News
Read the story...

Iran: Crackdown Continues
Iranian officials recently closed one of only four remaining churches in Tehran that offered Farsi-language services. On June 5, the Revolutionary Guard’s intelligence branch ordered an Assemblies of God (AOG) church to cease all activities and threatened to confiscate church facilities if the church did not comply. Read more...

Kyrgyzstan: Team Attacked
A Christian worker in Kyrgyzstan has filed a case against a village Islamic leader who, along with a small mob, attacked the worker and his friends as they attempted to distribute humanitarian items in Ak-Kyia village. The case is of crucial importance for all Christians in Kyrgyzstan, who risk beatings or even death by local extremists even though they are officially protected by the law. Read more...

Israel: Christian Church Evicted
Pastor Steven Khoury from Holy Land Missions in Jerusalem has received a 30-day notice of eviction from the owner of the building where his church currently worships. Read more...

Just because the headlines don't mention persecution in the United States, you would have had to have had your head buried in the sand a couple of weeks ago not to see the obvious persecution about a remark made by the owner of Chik-fil-a. I mean, the man was just about crucified by the left, homosexual-kowtowing media!

While most of the Christian persecution around the world is either by communist governments or by muslims, the persecution in the United States can usually be laid at the feet of the LBGT community.

Dallas cop punished over Chick-fil-A sandwich incident
The department moved an officer to the midnight shift after he brought a Chick-fil-A sandwich into the briefing room. Read more...

Hatefilled gay fascist continue to attack Christians

Supports of gay marriage attack Christians, as well as the Mormon church because it was very active in fighting Prop8. Watch another mob of gays attack an 80-year-old Christian over Prop8. I find it ironic that those complaining the loudest about hate, are those so vocal and threatening in their hatred of anything having to do with God, Jesus and the Bible.

Jesus said it would happen, and what you are seeing is just the very tip of the iceberg. As time passes, the persecution even in the U.S. will become more blatant and more deadly, until the incidents are no longer isolated by are mandatory and endorsed by the government.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Watching America Babylon

So are there things happening in this country (USA) to indicate that it is indeed America Babylon and that her days of world dominance are coming to an end? Let's see:

Selling Homosexuality to America
Among America’s culture wars, one of today’s most intense controversies rages around the issue alternatively identified, depending on one’s point of view, as “normalizing homosexuality” or “accepting gayness.” Read more

Identive's Cashless Payment System Expands Into New Markets
20, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Identive Group, Inc., a provider of products and services for the identification, security and RFID industries (Nasdaq:INVE) (Frankfurt:INV), announced today that use of its cashless payment system for concessions is ...Read more

IBM RFID Commercial The Future Market - YouTube
Not just a vision, we are already being groomed for this now, self service tills and new pay pal ... More

Iran Steps Up Threats to Rub Out Israel
Gatestone Institute
Jerusalem does not view these threats in isolation: it links them directly to the narrowing gap that separates Teheran from possession of nuclear weapons. Iran has in recent days unleashed a flurry of genocidal threats signaling its intention to try ... Read more

Will America forsake Israel, again?
Jerusalem Post
Can Israel trust the word of a US administration which treated Jerusalem like a banana republic? A few days ago, Israeli officials told Yediot Aharonot newspaper that “the US' stance is pushing the Iranians to become a country at the brink of nuclear ... Read more

You might wonder why we would have stories on the national forests. Well, recently I heard some rumors of access to our national forests being eliminated to prevent escapees from a future martial law from finding a place in the wilderness. Then when you combine it with all the forest fires this year and it does mean that those who are planning on bugging out to the forest to survive on nuts and hunting, will find all routes in that direction closed...and guarded.

Lawsuit over roads in Tahoe Forest west of Reno
San Jose Mercury News
A national group representing off-highway recreationists is suing the U.S. Forest Service to try to overturn a new travel management plan on national forest lands in the Sierra west of Reno they say is overly restrictive. The Pacific Legal Foundation ... Read more

Improvements to begin at Mark Twain National Forest Whitten access
DONIPHAN, MO (KFVS) -. A Ripley County, Missouri company will begin improvements Monday at the Mark Twain National Forest's temporarily closed Whitten Access. C&M Construction, a Ripley County contractor, was recently awarded $103000 to make ...Read more

Op-ed: Mega wildfires will become the norm without change
The Seattle Times
Op-ed: Mega wildfires will become the norm without change. Mega wildfires will become the unfortunate norm unless Congress, state legislatures and agency administrators are convinced of the need for fundamental change in policy direction for forest ...Read more


5 in Hospital After Shooting at Austin-Area Walmart; Alcohol Fueled Party to ...
Christian Post
Five people are in hospital following a shooting at an Austin area Walmart. Police are currently investigating the shooting that took place in the parking lot of the Walmart store on Sunday morning. Read more

1 dead, 2 wounded in shooting in Hudson Valley
Wall Street Journal
Police in the city of Newburgh tell the Times Herald-Record of Middletown that the shooting occurred shortly before 9 p.m. Sunday on a sidewalk near an intersection. Read more

Weather Extreme?

Thunderstorms strike unusually frequent for NJ summer
For some insight we went to one of the state's top weather experts, state climatologist Dave Robinson, who either knows the answers himself or knows where to find them. Here's what he had to say: Q: Some of this summer's thunderstorms seem to have ... Read more

Several waterspouts filmed on Lake Michigan in US
BBC News
Some unusual weather conditions in the US led to this rare sight on Lake Michigan. As many as nine ... It is especially unusual to have so many close together. More

That's it for today, but keep checking as I attempt to bring you information about what's happening in this country that might indicate the Tribulation is about to start.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Signs of the End Times

When the disciples asked what were the signs of the end times, Jesus answered:

Mat 24:6  And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
Mat 24:7  For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
Mat 24:8  All these are the beginning of sorrows.
Mat 24:9  Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.
Mat 24:10  And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
Mat 24:11  And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
Mat 24:12  And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

So the signs are:
  • wars
  • nation against nation
  • kingdom against kingdom - implies royalty - "principalities"? - spiritual warfare?
  • famines
  • pestilences - pests - animal kingdom - swine flu? Bird flu? Bacterial and viral
  • earthquakes
  • persecution
  • martyrs
  • false prophets
  • deception
  • iniquity abounding
  • falling away
So for the next forseeable future, I'm going to be posting every day (or try to) on those things that are happening around the world that might fit into any of these categories. The reason for this is that as we see these things happening more and more, we will have a better understanding of where we are in God's timetable of judgment.

So I hope you'll check back and follow me as we explore what's happening.


Okla. heat, drought allow deadly amoeba to thrive

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — High temperatures and an ongoing drought are having an impact on more than just crops and livestock. State health officials say they are also creating ideal conditions for the growth of a tiny, single-cell organism that lives in Oklahoma's rivers, lakes and ponds and can cause a disease that is almost always fatal.


DeMarrais: Drought means higher food prices
We've heard dire warnings and seen scary pictures of dried-up cornfields across the nation's farm belt, but our (admittedly limited) survey of North Jersey supermarket chains last week shows that while the worst drought in half a century is expected to ...

Hard times, drought push owners to abandon horses
Bend Bulletin
Stray horses are rounded up Aug. 10 on the Navajo reservation near Window Rock, Ariz. Thousands of the nation's horses are being left to fend for themselves on the dried ranges of the West and Southwest, abandoned by people who can no longer afford to ...

News & Views: Drought continues its firm grip
Freeport Journal-Standard
In spite of a few recent showers and cooler temps, the 2012 drought is far from over as we continue to miss any significant rains. The storms have progressed toward Illinois and died at the river just like they did in 1988, and any systems that did ...
Drought's impact on Walton County's farmers varies
Walton Tribune
And smack dab in the middle of the drought-blighted region is Walton County, which has suffered from unusually dry weather, blazing hot days in the midsummer and low yield on various crops. This combination of water shortages and warm climate has made ...
Drought could be a factor in anthrax cases
Lincoln Journal Star
Anthrax has killed more than 100 animals on ranches in Colorado and Texas within the past two weeks, and experts say the risk of infection may be greater with drought covering much of the United States. A separate outbreak, much worse than typical, ...
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 Islamist caused famine | PrairiePundit
By Merv
Islamist caused famine. Independent on Sunday: Mali: 5 million face starvation. It is not because of a drought. Starvation seems to follow in the path of Islamic revolutions. I suspect it maybe intentional. Starvation is a cheap form of mass murder ...

Are We Seeing The Beginning Of A Global Famine | Prophecy
Disobedience to God and famine are not new on earth, but the end of the age will be like the days of Noah when the wickedness of man was great (Matt. 24:37 


Anthrax drug death sparks fear of Europe-wide pandemic
Anthrax drug death sparks fear of Europe-wide pandemic

CDC Gives Options for Kids' Flu Shots
MedPage Today
One, simpler, option does not take into account whether a child received the monovalent H1N1 vaccine during the pandemic, but may result in some children receiving two doses when one would suffice. The other can be used when information about receipt ...

IDRI, Medicago get US FDA clearance to begin phase I trial for H5N1 vaccine ...
The trial is believed to be the first human test of an intradermal adjuvant – a technology platform that could potentially benefit a number of worldwide vaccination programs – and could result in a vaccine that could be self-administered in case of a 

Global Flu Pandemic - Prepare for an Outbreak - YouTube
Bird Flu, Swine Flu, and other yet to be known deadly flu strains could severely injure and kill ...

5 Things You Should Know About West Nile Virus
Discovery News
In the wake of 10 deaths due to West Nile virus, and hundreds of infections, authorities in Texas are spraying insecticide in the Dallas region, hoping to curb the spread of the disease, which can spread by mosquitoes. A total of 693 cases of West Nile ...

Baby Boomers Urged by CDC to Get Tested for Virus that Kills More U.S. ...
According to a recent report issued by the CDC and published in the 16 August, 20102 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine, baby boomers are currently dying off faster from hepatitis C in the U.S. than from HIV infection. They report that an estimated 2 ...

Virus Tied to Ag Fairs Spreading in Illinois
There is no evidence the virus is being continuously passed from person to person. So far the severity of the illnesses associated with this virus in people has been similar to the severity of illnesses associated with seasonal flu virus infections ...  

Cholera outbreak in Guinea worsens
Coastal Basse-Guinee, particularly Forecariah in the southwest where the epidemic started in February, was the worst affected with 25 dead, followed by the capital Conakry with 17, officials said. "In spite of the authorities' and international ...

Health officials recommend whooping cough vaccinations
Charleston Gazette
Although West Virginia hasn't experienced an outbreak of whooping cough, state health officials said residents should be concerned that other parts of the country have declared it an epidemic. So far in 2012, there have been 60 investigated cases of ... 

Other Signs: 

Iran, Hezbollah answer escalating Israeli rhetoric with even cruder threats
Haaretz (blog)
The Iranians have always marked their version of Jerusalem Day, which fell on Friday, with warlike declarations, but this time they, and Hezbollah, raised the volume in response to Netanyahu's threats to strike Iran. By Amos Harel and Avi Issacharoff ...

World record for hottest rainfall at 115 degrees set in California desert town
The previous record for hottest rain was a rain shower at 109 degrees earlier this year in Mecca, Saudi Arabia on June 5 and in Marrakech, Morocco on July 10, 2010, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). Needles, CA. Location: Needles, CA. 34  

Keep watching, as we'll be posting more news updates on a regular basis

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Like It Was in the Days of Noah

Jesus Himself said " it was in the days of Noah..." (Luk 17:26) when describing the time of the end before His second coming. That phrase takes on new meaning with the following video.

This will definitely give you something to think about, especially in light of the current scientific genetic's all about destruction and hatred of human beings.

Is it any wonder that Jesus Himself said "...except those days be shortened, no flesh would survive" (Mat 24:22) ?

Friday, August 17, 2012

The Gun Dilemma

While I believe fully in the right to own a gun and use it in defense from attack or for hunting, I'm also in a dilemma regarding whether as a Believers we are to plan on fighting and resisting the Antichrist forces using actual weapons. 

After all the Word does say "he that kills by the sword must be killed by the sword".

The sword being the weapon of those days, I tend to equate the sword with today's gun. Then there's the verse in Rev 13:10 that makes it sound that if you kill with the sword/gun you will then be killed with the sword/gun:

Rev 13:10  He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints. -KJV

I always figured that meant is that if I planned on defending myself or family with a gun, that I could expect to be killed with the same. However, reading this verse is some other version (not that I recommend anything by the KJV) is interesting:

Rev 13:10  Whoever is to be a prisoner, will be a prisoner. Whoever is to be killed with a sword, will be killed with a sword. This means that God's holy people must have patience and faith. -ERV

This makes it sound like it has nothing to do with killing and being killed (implying more than one person) but that it is some kind of pre-destination.

Rev 13:10  If anyone is taken prisoner, he must go to prison. If anyone is killed with a sword, with a sword he must be killed. In this situation God's holy people need endurance and confidence. - GW

Now this one doesn't make any sense at all!

I still think that the Word is indicating that if we kill by the sword we will be killed the same way. Now I always thought this verse was actually "he would lives by the sword will die by the sword" which to me would have meant something different, but when I actually reread it, I discovered it didn't say that.

In fact there's the word "must" in there as well, so that if you kill by the sword, then you must be killed by the sword....hmmmmm.

Having said all that it is up to the individual to make up their own mind as to whether they are going to stock up on defensive weapons like guns. As evidenced by the news, more and more people are determined to exercise their right to have a gun, and I'm sure many of those call themselves "Christian".

Here's why:

A Little Gun Control History Lesson

In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control.  - From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated. --- Read more

Gun sales explode as election looms

Sales of handguns and ammunition are booming across the country, and retailers say it’s all about the November election.
Gun shop owners around the nation told that sales, brisk ever since President Obama was elected, have spiked upward in recent more -- Read more

Gun Sales Booming: Doomsday, Obama or Zombies?
Buyers in record numbers are flooding into gun stores, retailers say. Ammo, too, is flying off the shelves. The reasons for the spike, last seen in 2009, include fears that a second Obama administration might restrict gun ownership and the popularity of TV shows devoted to doomsday preparation and killing zombies.-- Read more  

DHS ammo specifics now redacted as N’west activists react

The Department of Homeland Security is now redacting information about a large scale ammunition shopping list, according to Press TV, and that will raise even more eyebrows among Northwest gun rights activists now discussing the purchase on several forums. -- Read more

As with anything else, it is up to you to determine whether you are going to stockpile "beans and bullets" or whether you are going to trust God for your protection. Not an easy choice.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Drought - Is This God's Judgment?

First came the drought. No rain and intense heat. Not just in one or two places. Not just in Texas or Arizona, where you might expect heat and drought. But this 2012 Drought has hit the Bread Basket of America. Corn, soy, wheat and other grains are drying up and turning into parchment. Without grain, especially corn, for animal feed, farmers and ranchers are selling their herds off as fast as they can.

This means a temporary glut of meat on the market, but then prices will soar as there are no more cattle, hogs or even chickens left to provide meat.

Lakes and rivers are drying up. Fish are dying. Even the Mighty Mississippi River has been closed to barge traffic because of low water levels.

Is this normal? Is this just a part of Nature's normal cycle? 

Well when you hear term of "unprecidented" "worst ever" "deadliest", then you might think this has never happened before. However, you should know that this type of nationwide drought and famine cycle has happened before, going as far back as Biblical times. 

In fact, God Himself stated that He is the one that shuts of the skies so that no rain falls:

Deu_11:17  And then the LORD'S wrath be kindled against you, and he shut up the heaven, that there be no rain, and that the land yield not her fruit; and lest ye perish quickly from off the good land which the LORD giveth you.
Deu_28:24  The LORD shall make the rain of thy land powder and dust: from heaven shall it come down upon thee, until thou be destroyed.
1Ki_8:35  When heaven is shut up, and there is no rain, because they have sinned against thee; if they pray toward this place, and confess thy name, and turn from their sin, when thou afflictest them:
2Ch_7:13  If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people;

So if God is judging the United States, what's the fix? 

2Ch_7:14  If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Here, it says "my people...called by my name". God isn't talking to the sinners, He's talking to those that claim to be His. Christians...Christ followers - kind of sounds like a group of people "called by" His name.

So, He's not saying that Sinners...the wicked have to humble themselves and pray, seek His face and "turn from their wicked ways". No! He's telling his Followers, in this case "Christians" to stop their wickedness. 

What's that's mean? Christians aren't wicked, are they? "After all, I go to church every Sunday!"

So what does God say about the wicked? Who are they?

Well, I was stunned to see that the first place in the Bible where people are described as "wicked" is in Genesis. See if you're as surprised as I was:

Gen_13:13  But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly. 

But the "men of Sodom"...where we get the term "sodomites" which describes homosexuals...were the first mentioned in the Bible as being "wicked and sinners".

How many denominations, once considered mainstream "Christian" now allow gays and lesbians in the pulpit as ministers? Approximately 11 denominations either openly allow and encourage ordination of gay ministers, or some of the independent individual churches affiliated with the denomination have decided to allow this.

So here we see that those that call themselves by His name are also identified in scripture by the very first reference of wickedness.

"Turn from their wicked ways." That's the primary condition for God healing the land and restoring rain.

Personally, I don't see those who are "happy" turning from their wicked ways and humbling themselves to repent before God.

Therefore, we can expect that this drought may continue and flow into the next phase of God's judgment: famine.