Sunday, August 24, 2014
1256 UTC SUMMARY: X-ray Event exceeded M5 Begin Time: 2014 Aug 24 1200 UTC
Maximum Time: 2014 Aug 24 1217 UTC End Time: 2014 Aug 24 1225 UTC X-ray Class: M5.9 Optical Class: 2b Location: S07E77 NOAA Scale: R2 - Moderate
Comment: Impulsive M5/2b flare from new Region 2151 near the SE limb. Type II (593 km/s) and Tenflare (409 sfu) radio emissions associated with this event. NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at www.swpc.noaa.gov/NOAAscales Potential Impacts: Area of impact centered primarily on sub-solar point on the sunlit side of Earth. Radio - Limited blackout of HF (high frequency) radio communication for tens of minutes.
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Saturday, August 23, 2014
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Space Weather Message Code: WARK06 Serial Number: 244 Issue Time: 2014 Aug 19 2149 UTC
WARNING: Geomagnetic K-Index of 6 expected Valid From: 2014 Aug 19 2146 UTC Valid To: 2014 Aug 20 0500 UTC
Warning Condition: Onset NOAA Scale: G2 - Moderate NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at www.swpc.noaa.gov/NOAAscales
Area of impact primarily poleward of 55 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude. Induced Currents - Power grid fluctuations can occur. High-latitude power systems may experience voltage alarms. Spacecraft - Satellite orientation irregularities may occur; increased drag on low Earth-orbit satellites is possible. Radio - HF (high frequency) radio propagation can fade at higher latitudes. Aurora - Aurora may be seen as low as New York to Wisconsin to Washington state.
Friday, August 8, 2014
Leader: ISIS is ‘Systematically Beheading Children' in 'Christian Genocide'by BARBARA BOLAND August 8, 2014
Ezidi Kurdish children are dying of thirst and hungar
"Christianity in Mosul is dead, and a Christian holocaust is in our midst," said Mark Arabo, a Californian businessman and Chaldean-American leader. In an interview with CNN's Jonathan Mann, he called what's happening in Iraq a "Christian genocide" and said "children are being beheaded, mothers are being raped and killed, and fathers are being hung."
"Right now, three thousand Christians are in Iraq fleeing to neighboring cities," he told Mann. Arabo is calling on the international community to follow France's lead and offer the Christians of Iraq asylum.
"You're startling me with the severity of what you're describing," the CNN host said. "You said they are --- beheading children?"
"They are systematically beheading children," Arabo repeated slowly. "And mothers and fathers. The world hasn't seen an evil like this for generations."
"There's actually a park in Mosul where they actually beheaded children and put their heads on a stick... this is crimes against humanity. They are doing the most horrendous, the most heart-breaking crimes that you can think of."
Mann asked about the ISIS letter sent to Christians in Mosul, demanding that they either convert to Islam, pay a fine or be put to "death by the sword."
"It's very clear they are killing people, but are Christians managing to escape by paying a fine?" he asked.
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The United Nations health agency said the outbreak was an "extraordinary event".
"The possible consequences of further international spread are particularly serious in view of the virulence of the virus," it said in a statement.
More than 1,700 cases of Ebola have been reported in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the spread of Ebola in West Africa an international health emergency.
WHO officials said a coordinated international response was essential to stop and reverse the spread of the virus.
The announcement came after experts convened a two-day emergency meeting in Switzerland.
So far more than 930 people have died from Ebola in West Africa this year.
WHO director-general Dr Margaret Chan appealed for help for the countries hit by the "most complex outbreak in the four decades of this disease".
She said there would be no general ban on international travel or trade.
Thursday, August 7, 2014
A Biblical approach to
the ministry of deliverance
Jesus referred to deliverance as children's bread
and said it was not fit to cast before dogs
(those outside of covenant with God)
Chapter 1 of 10 > Next pageWhat exactly does it mean to be possessed with a devil?
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Before I can really show you how Christians can have demons, it is essential that you have a correct understanding of what it means to be possessed with a devil. So what exactly does it mean when a person is said to be possessed with a devil? A great place to start is the NT Greek. If we look up the word possessed in NT Greek, we find absolutely nothing at all! There is no translation for the word possessed. However, we can look up the word devil in the phrase "possessed with a devil", and it gives us the Greek word daimonizomai. The Greek word daimonizomai means to be exercised by an unclean spirit, to have one, to be under the power or influence of one, or to be vexed with a devil. To be vexed refers to harassment, torment and troubling from an evil spirit.
Because the word possessed is not translated back to NT Greek, it is essential that we leave behind the word possessed, because the proper translation is actually coming from the word devil when used in the phrase "possessed with a devil". Many people today get demon possession confused with ownership simply because the word possessed nowadays usually refers to ownership. I believe many Christians feel that a child of God could not possibly be possessed, as in owned by an evil spirit. The Bible makes it very clear that a believer cannot be owned by an evil spirit in 1 Corinthians 7:23:
"Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men."
Therefore it is impossible for a Christian to be owned by a demonic spirit. According to Ezekiel 18:4, it is impossible for even a non-believer to be literally owned by a demonic spirit, for God claims complete ownership of everybody:Isn't possession when a person is completely under a demon's control?
"Behold, all souls are mine..."
As pointed out earlier, the NT Greek word daimonizomai is referring to more than just one condition. It is quite possible for a person to come completely under a demon's control. However, a person who is said to be possessed with a devil could merely be harassed by a demonic spirit, come under the power or influence of one, or simply have one. Contrary to what many believe, there were perfectly sane people in the Bible that were possessed with evil spirits. Take for example the man found in Matthew 12:22:
"Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw."
It is quite possible to have a spirit affecting you physically and not bothering you mentally. Another example of this can be found in Luke 13:11:
"And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself."
The woman was not said to be mentally insane or a lunatic, but was merely bound by an evil spirit that was causing her to be crippled physically. Furthermore, she was even said to be a daughter of Abraham, which clearly tells us that she was a believer. I will get more into that later.
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As I described in detail in my 2013 book, The Brotherhood: America's Next Great Enemy, since its founding in Egypt in 1928, the Muslim Brotherhood, or Ikhwan, has provided the ideological inspiration for al Qaeda and the entire modern jihadist movement. Terrorist kingpins like Osama bin Laden, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Anwar al-Awalaki, and current al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri all passed through the Brotherhood's ranks as young men.
"...We’ve now been dealing with nearly two years of health problems, which is leaving me rather warn down and discouraged. There’s the back issues from the osteomyelitis of the spine that hospitalized me for months, and now an inguinal hernia is beginning to cause me problems as well. You may also remember that I’ve suffered a posterior vitreous detachment in both of my eyes as well.
So, this combined stress is causing my eyes to be even harder to focus, and these issues together makes it very difficult to research and write. As you might imagine, I’m currently having a hard time battling through all of this discouragement. I sincerely wish that I had better news for you concerning my health; but as of this writing anyway, we don’t. Perhaps the Lord in His mercy will answer prayer and intervene."
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VATICAN CITY (BosNewsLife)-- The head of the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) has praised Pope Francis’ for apologizing for "the persecution of Pentecostals by Catholics in the past" during a historic meeting southern Italy.
Geoff Tunnicliffe, whose WEA claims to represent over 600 million evangelical Christians, spoke after the pontiff was welcomed over the weekend by more than 200 members of the Pentecostal Church of Reconciliation in the city of Caserta.
Francis told them that he came to "apologised for those Catholics who persecuted Pentecostals in the past", but stressed that it was crucial to recognize "the role of the Holy Spirit in bringing unity to the Body of Christ".
Tunnicliffe told Vatican Radio that the comments were "Biblical and it reflects the message of Jesus".
He said he hopes "this act of Pope Francis will send a strong message around the world, particularly to those countries where there are significant tensions between Catholics and Evangelicals."
Yet, Tunnicliffe also urged evangelicals to be more open to Catholic believers. "I recognise that in history there have been situations where Protestants, including Evangelicals, have discriminated against Catholic Christians," he said.
"I am really sorry for these kinds of actions, because while we can disagree theologically, this should never lead to discrimination or persecution of the other. We all need to acknowledge all our failings and ask each other for forgiveness and I think Pope Francis set a great example.”
Tunnicliffe said he supports attempts by the pope on building up relationships "within the Christian family" adding that “Jesus, in [Bible chapter] John 17 clearly calls us" to do so. "I think for those outside the Church, it’s important for them to understand that while there are differences within the Christian denominations, at the core we have so many areas of communality….”
The Pentecostal pastor who met with Pope Francis again on Monday, July 28, said he and his community were very struck by what he called the pontiff’s simplicity and humanity.
'POPE MET JESUS'
"It’s obvious that Pope Francis is a man who has met Jesus himself. So when he meets others who share the same relationship with Our Lord and who want to live out the Gospel, he empathises with them," Pastor Giovanni Traettino said. In June, the pope met evangelical Christians in the Vatican to discuss the legacy of Evangelical leader Tony Palmer, who died ten days ago.
Traettino stressed there was "no theological or doctrinal dimension" of their meeting "but rather the dimensions of fraternal dialogue and unity in the Spirit which [Apostle] Paul speaks of in his Letter to the Ephesians [in the Bible]."
That theme also dominated the pontiff's weekly Angelus address Sunday, July 27, to thousands at Saint Peter's Square in Vatican City. He said abouut apostles Peter and Paul that “Faith in Christ made them brothers, and martyrdom made them one.” Although Peter had denied Christ, and Paul had persecuted the Church, “the grace of Christ accomplished great things in them, it transformed them!” the Pope said.
“Both welcomed the love of God and allowed themselves to be transformed by His mercy; they became friends and apostles of Christ.” The pontiff said that “if we should happen to fall into the gravest sins, and into the darkest night....God is always able to transform us, as He transformed Peter and Paul." Christ, he said, is able "to transform our hearts and forgive us everything, thus transforming the darkness of sin into a dawn of light" if "we open our hearts and ask for forgiveness."
Pastor Traettino said following his conversations with the pope, that Pentecostals should "rediscover the abundant life they have received through Baptism in the Spirit." He told Vatican Radio that "the dimension of unity, which is a bit latent in the Pentecostal world, is also inherent in the grace we receive through Baptism in the Holy Spirit."
August 6, 2014
While the world fixates on the conflict between Israel and Hamas—and while most mainstream media demonize Israel for trying to survive amid a sea of Arab-Islamic hostility—similar or worse tragedies continue to go virtually ignored.
One of the most ancient Christian communities in the world, that of Iraq—which already had been decimated over the last decade, by Islamic forces unleashed after the ousting of Saddam Hussein—has now been wiped out entirely by the new "caliphate," the so-called Islamic State, formerly known by the acronym "ISIS."
As Reuters reported:
Islamist insurgents have issued an ultimatum to northern Iraq's dwindling Christian population to either convert to Islam, pay a religious levy or face death, according to a statement distributed in the militant-controlled city of Mosul….The amount of jizya-money demanded was $450 a month, an exorbitant sum for Iraq.
It said Christians who wanted to remain in the "caliphate" that the Islamic State declared this month in parts of Iraq and Syria must agree to abide by terms of a "dhimma" contract—a historic practice under which non-Muslims were protected in Muslim lands in return for a special levy known as "jizya."
"We offer them three choices: Islam; the dhimma contract—involving payment of jizya; if they refuse this they will have nothing but the sword," the announcement said.
Hours after the demand for jizya was made, Islamists began painting the letter "n" on Christian homes in Mosul—in Arabic, Christians are known as "Nasara," or "Nazarenes"—signaling them out for the slaughter to come.
Most Christians have since fled. A one-minute video in Arabic of their exodus appears here—women and children weeping as they flee their homes—a video that will not be shown by any Western mainstream media outlet, busy as they are depicting instead nonstop images of Palestinian women and children.
The Syrian Orthodox bishop of Mosul said that what is happening to the Christians of Mosul is nothing less than "genocide… not to mention the slaughters and rapes not being reported… Forcing more than a thousand Christian families out of Mosul, and turning Christian churches into Muslim mosques, is equivalent to genocide." Of course, the word genocide means to kill or make extinct a people.
Others were not as lucky to flee. According to Iraqi human rights activist Hena Edward, a great many older and disabled Iraqis, unable to pay the jizya or join the exodus, have opted to convert to Islam.
Meanwhile, the jihadis continue destroying churches and other ancient Christian holy sites in the name of their religion, and murdering any Christians they can find. Among other acts, they torched an 1800 year old church in Mosul, stormed a fourth century monastery—formerly one of Iraq's best known Christian landmarks—and expelling its resident monks.
Most recently, in Syrian regions under the Islamic State's control, eight Christians were reportedly crucified.
The Islamic State's call for Christians to pay jizya is not simply about money. It is about subjugation. Most Western media reporting on this recent call for jizya have failed to explain the accompanying dhimma contract Christians must also abide by. According to the Islamic State, "We offer them [Christians] three choices: Islam; the dhimma contract—involving payment of jizya; if they refuse this they will have nothing but the sword."
The "dhimma contract" is a reference to the Conditions of Omar, an Islamic text attributed to the caliph of the same name that forces Christians to live according to third class citizen status.
In fact, several months back, when the Islamic State was still called "ISIS," it applied the Conditions of Omar on the Christian minorities of Raqqa, Syria. The Islamic group had issued a directive
citing the Islamic concept of "dhimma", [which] requires Christians in the city to pay tax of around half an ounce (14g) of pure gold in exchange for their safety. It says Christians must not make renovations to churches, display crosses or other religious symbols outside churches, ring church bells or pray in public. Christians must not carry arms, and must follow other rules imposed by ISIS… "If they reject, they are subject to being legitimate targets, and nothing will remain between them and ISIS other than the sword," the statement said [emphasis added].The persecution and exodus of Christians is hardly limited to Iraq. In 2011, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom noted: "The flight of Christians out of the region is unprecedented and it's increasing year by year." In our lifetime alone "Christians might disappear altogether from Iraq, Afghanistan, and Egypt," all Muslim majority nations.
Under Saddam Hussein, and before the 2003 U.S. "liberation" of Iraq, more than a million Christians lived in Iraq; Mosul had some 60,000 Christians. Today there are reportedly none thanks to the new Muslim "caliphate."
In Egypt, some 100,000 Christian Copts fled their homeland soon after the "Arab Spring." But even before that, the Coptic Orthodox Church lamented the "repeated incidents of displacement of Copts from their homes, whether by force or threat. Displacements began in Ameriya [62 Christian families evicted], then they stretched to Dahshur [120 Christian families evicted], and today terror and threats have reached the hearts and souls of our Coptic children in Sinai."
In late 2012, it was reported that the last Christian in the city of Homs, Syria—which had a Christian population of some 80,000 before jihadis came—was murdered. An escaped teenage Syrian girl said: "We left because they were trying to kill us… because we were Christians…. Those who were our neighbors turned against us. At the end, when we ran away, we went through balconies. We did not even dare go out on the street in front of our house."
In the African nation of Mali, after a 2012 Islamic coup, as many as 200,000 Christians fled. According to reports, "the church in Mali faces being eradicated," especially in the north "where rebels want to establish an independent Islamist state and drive Christians out… there have been house to house searches for Christians who might be in hiding, church and Christian property has been looted or destroyed, and people tortured into revealing any Christian relatives." At least one pastor was beheaded.
One can go on and on:
- In Ethiopia, after a Christian was accused of desecrating a Koran, thousands of Christians were forced to flee their homes when "Muslim extremists set fire to roughly 50 churches and dozens of Christian homes."
- In the Ivory Coast—where Christians have been crucified—Islamic rebels "massacred hundreds and displaced tens of thousands" of Christians.
- In Libya, Islamic rebels forced several Christian nun orders serving the sick and needy since 1921 to flee and killed several Coptic Christians, causing that community also to flee.
- In Muslim-majority northern Nigeria, where hardly a Sunday passes without a church bombing, Christians are fleeing by the thousands; one region has been emptied of 95% of its Christian population.
- In Pakistan, after a Christian child was falsely accused of desecrating a Koran and Muslims went on an anti-Christian rampage, an entire Christian village—men, women, and children—was forced to flee into the nearby woods, where they built a church, to permanently reside there.
On the other hand, all the crimes being committed by Muslims against Christians are simply motivated by religious hate, because the Christians are Christian.
It is to the mainstream media's great shame that those who slaughter, behead, crucify, and displace people for no other reason than because they are Christian, rarely if ever get media coverage, while a nation such as Israel, which kills only in the context of self-defense, and not out of religious bigotry, is constantly demonized.
Raymond Ibrahim, author of Crucified Again: Exposing Islam's New War on Christians (Regnery, April, 2013) is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center and an Associate Fellow at the Middle East Forum.
Sunday, August 3, 2014
Preliminary Earthquake Report Magnitude 6.1
Date-Time3 Aug 2014 08:30:13 UTC3 Aug 2014 16:30:14 near epicenter
3 Aug 2014 03:30:13 standard time in your timezoneLocation27.245N 103.427E
Depth10 kmDistances11 km (6 mi) WNW of Wenping, ChinaLocation
UncertaintyHorizontal: 0.0 km; Vertical 1.8 kmParametersNph = 295; Dmin = 657.4 km; Rmss = 1.18 seconds; Gp = 24°
Version =Event IDus b000rzmg
Saturday, August 2, 2014
"...One of the greatest problems in our churches is purposeless preaching. So many sermons are made up of many words in search of a purpose. Each weekend, 55 million people listen to 1 billion words in sermons given in America alone. Yet research shows that the biggest complaint people have is that sermons are boring and don't relate to their lives.
"...So the objective of preaching is to develop Christlike convictions (thinking), Christlike character (feeling), and Christlike conduct (acting). The problem is, most preaching utilizes a method that gets people to read the Word, but not to DO the Word. We feed people facts and information so that people leave informed, but not transformed."
Transformed? Using marketing and an amalgamated spiritual messages that tickle the ear and relegates the God of the Bible to the pantheon of global dieties?
Rick Warren's purpose driven message does not result in transformation...it results in masses of spiritual conformity.
...It's a problem that extends well beyond agriculturally rich California.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture predicts some meat and produce prices will rise as much as 6% as farmers pay more money to water crops and feed livestock. Earlier this year, beef prices hit a record high, and milk, butter, eggs, fruit and vegetables were also on the rise as the drought continued to ravage farms.
Avocados could increase as much as 35 cents each, lettuce could increase up to 62 cents per head, and tomatoes could jump by 45 cents, up to $2.84 per pound, according to an analysis by professor Timothy Richards of Arizona State University's W.P. Carey School of Business.
The fast-food chains Chipotle and In-N-Out Burger have already raised prices, partly blaming the drought.
By DERRINGER DICK
Posted July 28, 2014, 11:24 a.m.
Do Muslim Brotherhood operatives “enjoy strong influence over U.S. policy” through their relationship with the Obama administration? Posters like this one reference the website of the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) and name six suspects: Arif Alikhan, Mohammed Elibiary, Rashad Hussain, Salam al-Marayati, Mohamed Magid, and Eboo Patel. The source for the allegations can be traced to an Egyptian newspaper article that ran late in December 2013 and included little substantiation. I looked into the backgrounds of all six men.
Alikhan, the first man alleged to be a Muslim Brotherhood operative, is currently working at Los Angeles World Airports as the deputy executive director for law enforcement and homeland security. He has held positions inside the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Justice, but he’s not now in a position that yields itself to being an influence on White House policy. Elibiary, who worked with DHS, has no known ties to the Brotherhood. Al-Marayati is president of the Muslim Public Affairs Counsel, but no evidence that he was a member of the Brotherhood has surfaced. Al-Marayati suggested in an interview with WORLD that the Egyptian newspaper article is merely a product of conspiracy theories.
Hussain, Obama’s envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, has been criticized for questionable ties, but no proof of Brotherhood membership has emerged. Patel has connections with the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), which is labeled an “unindicted co-conspirator” in efforts to aid Hamas—a Brotherhood splinter group. ISNA is on the “list of our organizations and the organizations of our friends” found in the back of the Brotherhood’s “Explanatory Memorandum” that calls for “eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within.”
Magid, the president of ISNA, is the last of the six men named as a key Obama influencer. Hard, publicly available evidence shows Magid and ISNA are close to the White House: The group hosted Obama’s aide, Valerie Jarrett, as its 46th annual convention keynote speaker. Magid himself has met with Obama on at least two occasions, but ISNA’s ties to the White House precede the Obama administration. The organization received financial aid during the Bush administration in 2003 and 2004 and was awarded State Department funds in 2008, a year after first being slapped with the “unindicted co-conspirator” label.
Speaking for or working with ISNA does not a Brotherhood member make, and some claims concerning these six are flimsy. Still, journalists should ask hard questions about groups that would harm America and why individuals—or administrations—help them.
Friday, August 1, 2014
In a recent attempt to solicit money from their supporters, the Council for American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has once again falsely accused the Center for Security Policy of spreading bigotry and “Islamophobia.”
Imagine: CAIR, with its proven affiliations with the designated terrorist and Jew- and Christian-hating organization Hamas, is accusing us of bigotry!
At first, I viewed these accusations as nothing more than idle, if slanderous, chatter. Then I saw this: CAIR raised over $471,000 during the first two weeks of this campaign.
And their goal is to raise $850,000 within the next two weeks.
Because we are convinced that these funds will be used to advance the cause of jihad in America – supporting terrorists, inciting subversion, emboldening enemies of America and intimidating and undermining her friends – seeing this large sum of funding compels me to take action. I hope it will have the same effect on you.
After all, CAIR was an un-indicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terrorism finance trial – the largest in our nation’s history. The evidence at trial demonstrated that CAIR was very much a part of the network that funnelled money, through the Holy Land Foundation, to Hamas – an organization that explicitly seeks the destruction of Israel and, for that matter, “infidel” nations like ours.
You may recall that in 2008, the FBI cut off all formal community outreach efforts with CAIR because of the connections between its leadership and that of Hamas.
Unfortunately, it appears these facts haven’t stopped people from giving money to CAIR. So we need your help.
For years, the Center for Security Policy has been at the forefront of the effort to fight CAIR and its initiatives, by, among other things exposing its dark activities and those of its friends: the Muslim Brotherhood and Hezbollah, as well as Hamas. For example, I travel around the country speaking with government and business leaders, the media and community groups, small and large, about the dangers of what the Muslim Brotherhood calls “civilization jihad” – precisely the sort of subversive activities in which CAIR engages.
With the help of supporters like you, my staff and I are able to educate key policy-makers, Members of Congress, journalists and law enforcement officers about CAIR ’s shady associations and the increasing threat shariah law, jihad and terrorism poses to America.
This isn't bigotry. It's the truth -- and it's a truth CAIR doesn't want exposed.
Please help me compete effectively against them. They will use the money they raise to destroy the freedoms you and I hold dear. Your tax-deductible contribution to the Center for Security Policy will help us show CAIR and their Hamas partners that we will not sit idly by as they try to destroy the nation we love.
Stand with me as we seek to match their fundraising effort dollar for dollar! This battle is critical. We cannot let them win.
With best regards and heartfelt thanks for your love of our country and your help in securing it.
President and CEO
Center for Security Policy