This morning I was reviewing an upsetting report put out by the "Open Door" organization, who reports on Christian persecutions world wide, just one of there areas, and a new study shows that 245 million Christians are expected to see some form of persecution in the top 50 nations, an expected 14% increase over 2018. In 2018, they report 4,136 Christians were detained, arrested, sentenced and imprisoned for their faith. Far too many are also executed for their beliefs. So, not only are we seeing a major resurgence in antisemitism, but we are seeing an increase in Christian persecution. But, we were warned this would happen, as it says so in the Word of God as in the End of Days these things would occur. But, as U.S. Citizens we really don't expect to see such things happening in the United States, but it is. This morning there was a news story about Duke University, in trouble for allowing its university newspaper to print antisemitic editorials, and the latest goings on concerning Nazi Swastikas popping up across the country. Makes me wonder how many of these people who do this would've enjoyed living in Nazi Germany? Oh, some people get involved just for the shock value, similar to what we did back in the 1960's to shock the adult world with our music, artwork and just the pop culture we shoved down our parent's throats. But, this stuff is just pure evil. Yet, again, the Word of God speaks off such evil happening in the End Times. World has to become a pretty nasty place to live before the Good Lord returns.
Now we have a couple political figures in Washington D.C. who want to outlaw fossil fuels, which could lead us into a nightmare as we end up destroying all our forests for wood heats and eliminating the very oxygen we breathe. There has to be a balance, we've created a world that relies on its fossil fuels for heat and transportation among other things. You cannot just shut it off and expect windpower, ocean tide power and solar to just step right in an take over. Besides, hat do you do with the millions of vehicles...turn them into flower pots? You'd also put millions of people out of work whose jobs are tied into the fossil fuel industry.
When I wrote my story, "A Coming Storm", based on a series of dreams I had back in 2001, I listed a series of events that would take place prior to the breakout of World War III. Such events as the building of a roadway from China, through Russia and to the eastern shorelines of Russia, to be used for the invasion Chinese invasion forces to attack Alaska. They would attack Alaska during the winter, using the ice bridge between Big Diomede Island (Russia owned) and Little Diomede (U.S. owned) and then come ashore at the Alaskan community of Wales. Will, the road has been built and nearly finished under the guise of a large access corridor to reach the great Russian oil fields. I also mentioned the 10 countries that would join together in the Orient, under China's leadership, to become the Oriental Alliance Pact- that name wasn't in my dreams, just the number of countries numbering 10. The Oriental Alliance Pact, once allied with Russia, invades eastern Russia and defeats Russia's Eastern armies and then turns on Alaska, for they require the natural resources of North America to survive, including Canada. Alaska is the large land mass blocking China from such an endeavor, so they must be taken out first. When I had my dreams, or nightmares would be a better description I guess, the Oriental Alliance was made up of those 10 countries I mentioned earlier. At the time I began writing this story, 4 countries made up the Alliance for Southeast Asian Countries....ASEAN.... But in the last few years they have shared in a growing number of military needs to protect their borders and again, they go to China for those needs in the form of military equipment and advisors, even troops. NOW, there has been other items, but I only mention this because other small items from my nightmares of that time have been popping up...real little items in the change of world events. I guess what I am simply saying here is for you all is to keep an eye on China! Russia and China have a very thin alliance, their cultures and philosophies are very different and its only their dislike for us that has them together at all. Admittedly, it took me sometime before I got around to finishing the conclusion to A Coming Storm and only wrapped it up last month with "The Final Challenge". This story takes place 1,000 years into the future, a thousand years of the Reign of the Lord Jesus Christ,who suddenly vanishes, when Satan is released from his bondage, as stated in the Bible, to once more tempt and enslave mankind. The Battle for Jerusalem is fought between the forces for good and evil. Now I'm not too sure when it will be published at it still needs professional editing. But I am finished with all my rewriting of it and I'm satisfied with the story.
You know, I'm not real sure why I just typed that whole last paragraph. I thought of deleting the whole thing, but then held off. Might just be expressing some thoughts, some worries or just felt like typing. If you get anything from it, I'm glad. Otherwise let's move on.
Some headlines you might find interesting: U.S. Senate fails to pass bill protecting infants surviving abortion.... Federal judge rules Missouri Planned Parenthood cannot offer abortions...."United Church of Christ" wrongfully attacks Israel with its antisemitic teaching to incite hatred and violence....French Rabbi says antisemitism forced half of his congregation to leave the city.....Russia's Putin signs decree suspending their INF Nuclear Missile Treaty with NATO, while NATO urges Russia to comply with the Intermediate-range Nuclear Force treaty....Israel now ranked as 8th most powerful country by U.S. News Magazine....California Supreme Court to decide if government can cut pensions....Subaru announces its biggest recall ever....Justice Dept says American-born ISIS bride is not a U.S. Citizen....Tornadoes kill 23 people in Alabama.... Leading Jewish groups demand antisemitic Congresswoman Omar be removed from the powerful Foreign Affairs Committee.
Sun is shining brightly, skies are blue and the snow is radiant....just hope it doesn't rain. Could become a real mess if it does.
Oh, I don't normally do this, but I do recommend NETFLIX's documentaries titled, "The 1960's", "The 1970's" and "The 1980's". The 1970's Watergate segment was quite interesting, it filled some blank spots I had from those days. I'd come home from Vietnam on leave and television was nothing but Watergate this and that. Back then I would rarely watch the news or even read a paper, so the documentary filled in some gaps and it was strange how surreal it was compared to the show going on in DC with Trump's former lawyer. There's an old adage that says, you cannot trust lawyers and both Watergate and Trumpgate are fine examples of this. They both have had their lawyers turn on them.
All for now, as I've waxed eloquently as the saying goes or sounded off like a nut. You can decide for yourself. Thankfully, I write fiction and not editorials for the local paper. But in truth I have read a lot of editorials that were fictional in nature.
May the Lord bless your day(s). Thanks for reading. BILL