Prophecy and the NewsTweet
Posted 10/24/14 at 8:07 AM | Michael Bresciani
Every leader and decision maker in the world believes they are acting independently of all Divine purpose. Yet, what we are told in the Bible is that no one and no nation is completely independent, they are under the control of Divinity and those which collectively choose an evil path are directed by (Satan) the god of this world, sometimes referred to as the ruler of the cosmos.
Trying to convince them that they are controlled is a futility. It is part of the gospel as is the warnings of prophecy. There’s little mystery to the fact that the world is becoming so openly hostile to the gospel and anything at all to do with the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. It goes with the territory, the prophetic warnings and the rise of the well prophesied last and worst dictator of the world known as the Antichrist.
The hostility is also a facet of prophecy. The bible clearly warns that shortly before Antichrist is revealed that strong spiritual influences will pave the way for his rise. (1Jn 2: 18) The spirit of Antichrist is working and preparing the hearts of men to fully receive him. FULL POST
Posted 10/9/14 at 8:06 AM | Michael Bresciani
Here in the New Orleans area it was 69 degrees, slightly humid with almost no wind on the morning of October 8, 2014.
I am usually up at about 4am every morning so it was a day like any other except a short time later I noticed the moon beginning to eclipse. It took slightly under 45 minutes to complete and then a slightly reddish color, dull and barely perceptible washed across three fourths of the moon’s surface. It was not very bright or overwhelmingly significant to see.
I had just witnessed a ‘tetrad’ one of the much anticipated ‘blood red moons’ that so many are buzzed about. It is supposed to be connected to Israel’s feast days, past history and some sort of warning for them today.
Subjective impressions embellished by past histories can only get so much mileage and this event failed to make much of an impression on me.
Could it be connected to Israel’s immediate history – perhaps?
More than likely it will pass into history for what it is – a lunar eclipse, and little else.
In several articles and reports I asked those who think these astronomical occurrences are going to affect the events of history, prophecy and specifically the State of Israel to consider very carefully that astronomy and astrology are two very different things. FULL POST
Posted 10/3/14 at 11:09 AM | Michael Bresciani
We have all heard commentators and TV news people berating the news and info sites found on the internet. At the same time they all admit that the largest segment of the broadcast, cable and radio media, commonly referred to the main stream media (msm) are liberal, biased and in some instances - totally corrupt.
Is it a case of the pot calling the kettle black, or are they biased themselves - against the internet.
Perhaps, it is a bit of both.
It suffices to say, that truth and responsible reportage can be found on the internet even though it is fraught with falsehood, mis-information, spectacularism and questionable motives.
In the case of TV we were told that if we don’t like what we see, we can turn it off. On the internet the method is – don’t turn it on.
Sometimes TV reporting cannot see its own weakness such as, the call to say what you have to summarize with only thirty seconds of time left to make your case. That does not happen on the internet. I have seen that some people spend as much as a half hour perusing over some of our articles and their related links.
Also some of the most reputable agencies are now online such as WSJ, Breitbart and others. Dismissing the internet out of hand is no longer an honest or a smart thing to do. FULL POST
Posted 9/27/14 at 10:44 AM | Michael Bresciani
We all know of the gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, but have you heard of the fifth gospel? I used to call it the gospel according to the Americans, but it is becoming a worldwide phenomenon and I have broadened the definition to – the gospel according to you.
George Barna is a prolific writer and statistician who studies the ebb and flow of Christianity with diagnostic surveys now for nearly a half century. Barna’s research has consistently shown that we have a new group of millennial Christians. They often do not stay in a church fellowship or study the gospels and the totality of scriptures in the expression of their Christian faith.
The millennial Christians are those who have shunned what they refer to as organized religion and have moved eclectically through the scriptures extracting those passages, themes and favorite verses that they deem worthy of acceptation while disregarding or discarding the rest as not important or not utilitarian for their own use.
Thus is born – the fifth gospel.
Many millennials gave up most of their faith as freshmen in college. Being subject to intense peer pressure to accept a secularized version of everything, from creation to divinity, they fell like flies. FULL POST
Posted 9/20/14 at 9:57 PM | Michael Bresciani
We are in the land of pompous pride, somewhere between the footprints on the moon and the Darwinian delusion; Americans have slid into the imaginary land of self-indulgent intellectual pride.
Scientists and cosmologists are the new priests and prophets of the pompous, promising a technological breakthrough that will leave us all breathless, even if the only titillation so far is some new handheld devices and cellphones.
Still fighting cancer, trembling at the oncoming of Ebola and standing starkly speechless at the gross and dehumanizing antics of the newly emerging group of the world’s latest Muslim fanatics we call ISIS or ISIL or anything they want us to - except Islam - according to President Obama.
We wait patiently for the mid-terms and the big change in 2016 when Obama will be escorted from the White House by the transition team of those readying for a new leader set to try his hand at the presidency. Remaining will be those who wonder why our constitution busting president was not escorted to jail long ago.
A shift to conservatism and a return to law may save some things, but many now question whether it’s too little and too late. Is the damage too great, has the corner been turned? FULL POST
Posted 9/16/14 at 7:58 AM | Michael Bresciani
After the great Scopes Monkey trial circa 1925 the world eased back and decided that scientists and forensics would continue to carry the ball about origins, while those who thought the Bible was true would be sent to the back of the room where the dummies sit.
Real Christianity never fosters stupidity and soon those who believed the Bible started to use the empirical methods of the scientists to uncover amazing truths about origins that early forensics either overlooked or were not willing to see.
The result of years of ‘creation science’ has accumulated since 1925, but it has run head on directly into what is today called – political correctness.
PC is the equivalent of something better known as - ‘don’t confuse me with the facts.’
There are a lot of factors that fuel the present world view of evolution. Beyond peer acceptance is money. Typical schools like Harvard which has about 1.5 $billion in endowments and an average annual outlay of $68,000 for tuition and other costs, would hardly be expected to allow a view that might block the flow of cash - overnight. FULL POST
Posted 9/6/14 at 1:49 PM | Michael Bresciani
“Knee deep in flowers we'll stray, we’ll keep the showers away, and if I kiss you in the garden, in the moonlight, Will you pardon me? And tiptoe through the tulips with me” -- Tiny Tim
“It is the United States’ Biblical “responsibility” to “confront climate change,” including to protect “vulnerable Muslim majority countries.” -- John Kerry
After viewing Dave Huntwork’s article on Canada Free Press, I knew I could add very little to Dave’s coverage, but I was haunted by the words of Tiny Tim’s 1968 classic “Tiptoe through the Tulips.”
There isn’t a single direct correlation between the two ideas, but there is no masking the naiveté and raw stupidity in both.
Kerry has revived echoes of William Howard Taft’s proclamation that the people of the Philippines were our “little brown brothers” who would need years of our benevolent supervision to help them to morph into something akin to Anglo Saxon politically skilled and useful followers of democracy. FULL POST
Posted 9/4/14 at 9:43 AM | Michael Bresciani
Cognitive mental processes can be overloaded by too much information. Nascent terms like, information glut, infobesity and data smog are ugly byproducts of the information age, but as it pertains to prophecy and future events this can rarely happen.
All legitimate prophecy is found in the Bible and since that book has not changed in centuries only speculation about it has any chance of creating overload. And yet, only a cursory view of today’s prophecy writers and speakers show clearly that we are approaching critical mass.
Some of the teachings and a lot of the speculation is falling off the deep end and we need to be ever so careful not to mislead others. We will be asked to answer up, if we mislead.
Headlines this week included the story of one man’s reaction to Victoria Osteen’s recent public declaration that we do everything not for God’s glory, but for our own happiness and that is what God wants. His reaction to Victoria’s statement was to enter the church’s bookstore and throw down the books and other merchandise to the floor until he was removed by security personnel. FULL POST
Posted 8/27/14 at 1:51 PM | Michael Bresciani
Only one generation after the Beatle’s, John Lennon, suggested that we imagine a world with no religion; just who could imagine that religion is more profuse today than ever. Lennon said he was more well-known and popular than Jesus Christ, who could imagine that today there are millions of millennials who have no idea who John Lennon was?
Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today
-- John Lennon
Lennon may be just the saddest of the world’s prophets and one of the greatest masters of naiveté to ever stroke and lull a generation to give up the search for God.
His failure is based on the fact that man’s proclivity and tendency to religion is second only to his penchant for sin.
In fact, men will never give up religion – they will only change what and whom they are worshipping.
This fact is made clear when it is seen, according to Biblical prophecy, that when all religions are banned by the coming of the antichrist (2Th 2: 4) he then begins an entire new religion where only he (the antichrist) may be worshipped. FULL POST
Posted 8/15/14 at 3:09 PM | Michael Bresciani
“History merely repeats itself. It has all been done before. Nothing under the sun is truly new. Sometimes people say, here is something new! But actually it is old; nothing is ever truly new.” (Ecclesiastes 1: 9-10 NLT)
The wise King Solomon seemed almost cynical in his view of man, but he accurately surmised that the compunctions of mankind were always just about the same, even though, there are plenty of new things in our modern world.
While everyone is in some ways unique, there is one part of man that remains fairly uniform and constant, to wit:
“The LORD looketh from heaven; he beholdeth all the sons of men. From the place of his habitation he looketh upon all the inhabitants of the earth. He fashioneth their hearts alike; he considereth all their works.” (Ps 33: 13-15)
Hearts are not only fashioned alike, but they all share the same proclivities and desires with all but the rarest exceptions. The prophet Jeremiah, speaking under the power of the Holy Spirit, summed it up the best.
“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.” (Jer 17: 9-10) FULL POST