Family and Friends,
There’s a ton of good news today, if you see bad news on this planet as a herald of Christ’s promised second coming. Bad news is never good, EXCEPT when the increase of it points to something really remarkable.
There was a HUGE car bombing in Syria which killed over 30 people and injured about 200. I just heard something on NPR about another one somewhere in India. Syria is a massive humanitarian disaster in itself. We think we have problems…Oh, and NBC via Saturday Night Live did some horribly blasphemous skit recently called Djesus Uncrossed or something like that. Jesus goes all Quentin Tarantino on SNL, three days after Ash Wednesday.
Explosive meteors, a near miss by an asteroid last week, another huge blizzard in the central U.S., and rumors of war from Israel to Iran to North Korea. All of this stuff is “birth pains” and the contractions seem to be getting closer. Why do you think God gave us 24/7 news channels? Why do you think telecommunications has grown by leaps and bounds over the past 10 years or so? It used to take weeks or more for news to travel around the world. Today it takes milliseconds.
Just last night on the radio, I heard the term “kill shot” again, referring to a solar storm which “could” completely devastate all the precious electronics and technical wizardry we all hold so dear. God is not really impressed with all our ingenuity. He invented lightning for crying out loud! We would all do well to put all our eggs in the basket of the One who by His voice put the sun, and millions of stars like it, into place. My visions of Armageddon have been made even uglier now by the prospect of millions of Facebook addicts looking down at blank touchscreens and turning into full-fledged zombies. <grin> Dead Samsung Galaxy V’s and BlackBerries make great doorstops. <LOL> They skip across ponds nicely as well.
Remember the Oakley thing? Thermonuclear protection. You had better getcha some! There’s a Light coming which requires special garments to prevent your being burned up in the brightness thereof. Jesus sells ’em – for free. If you think the flashbangs SWAT teams use are stunning, just wait.
8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: 2 Thessalonians 2:8
I‘ve got a job waiting for my graduation
Fifty thou a year — buys a lot of beer
Things are going great, and they’re only getting better
I’m doing all right, getting good grades
The future’s so bright, I gotta wear shades Timbuk 3 <=== Possibly the greatest band name ever.
7 Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of birth pains. Matthew 24:7-8 NIV
25 “There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. 26 People will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken. 27 At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28 When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” Luke 21:25-28 NIV
The Day of the Lord (Joel 2:28-32)
28 “And afterward,
I will pour out my Spirit on all people.
Your sons and daughters will prophesy,
your old men will dream dreams,
your young men will see visions.
29 Even on my servants, both men and women,
I will pour out my Spirit in those days.
30 I will show wonders in the heavens
and on the earth,
blood and fire and billows of smoke.
31 The sun will be turned to darkness
and the moon to blood
before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord.
32 And everyone who calls
on the name of the Lord will be saved;
for on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem
there will be deliverance,
as the Lord has said,
even among the survivors
whom the Lord calls.[c]
Massive Sunspot Rapidly Forming
A giant sunspot that’s at least six times the diameter of Earth has formed on the sun in less than 48 hours, according to NASA.
According to a news release, scientists from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory watched the sunspot rapidly grow on February 19 and 20. The agency says it could even be larger than six times the diameter of Earth “since the spot lies on a sphere not a flat disk.”
Sun activity goes through cycles that stretch about 11 years. Currently the sun is moving toward the peak of a very energetic cycle which scientists expect to last through the middle of this year.
Today’s Space Weather
NBC Declares War on Christians
The fake movie trailer for “Djesus Uncrossed” featured the Savior brandishing guns and blowing away Romans in classic Tarantino-style. Blood and gore and profanity spewed across flat screens from coast to coast; at one point Jesus sliced a man’s head in half.
“Critics are calling it a less violent ‘Passion of the Christ,’” the announcer declared. “I never knew how much Jesus used the N-word.”