Hello, John and Doves,
I can understand your sentiments, Jim, but Jesus said it best.
Of cheaters and such, it is written,
For you are the children of your father the devil, and you love to do the evil things he does. He was a murderer from the beginning. He has always hated the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, it is consistent with his character; for he is a liar and the father of lies.
In point of fact, the commander-in-chief of the USA armed forces in singled out by John, Son of Thunder [Mark 3:17].
It is written,
The Fifth Trumpet Brings the First Terror
1Then the fifth angel blew his trumpet, and I saw a star that had fallen to earth from the sky, and he was given the key to the shaft of the bottomless pit.a2When he opened it, smoke poured out as though from a huge furnace, and the sunlight and air turned dark from the smoke.
3Then locusts came from the smoke and descended on the earth, and they were given power to sting like scorpions. 4They were told not to harm the grass or plants or trees, but only the people who did not have the seal of God on their foreheads. 5They were told not to kill them but to torture them for five months with pain like the pain of a scorpion sting. 6In those days people will seek death but will not find it. They will long to die, but death will flee from them!
7The locusts looked like horses prepared for battle. They had what looked like gold crowns on their heads, and their faces looked like human faces. 8They had hair like women’s hair and teeth like the teeth of a lion. 9They wore armor made of iron, and their wings roared like an army of chariots rushing into battle. 10They had tails that stung like scorpions, and for five months they had the power to torment people. 11Their king is the angel from the bottomless pit; his name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in Greek, Apollyon—the Destroyer.
12The first terror is past, but look, two more terrors are coming!
In my honest opinion, we know what to look for if we are still here to see the fifth trumpet judgment. The locusts are probably MV-22 Ospreys or military drones. Here is a current story that may you think, “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!?!?”
More on locusts: http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/may2014/michaelc54-2.htm
If the photos do not display immediately upon opening the letter, kindly click on the links provided.
The fact that Apollyon [G623] means Satan, and that it is a near homophone to G684 [http://biblehub.com/greek/684.htm] confirms the application of locusts to man-made aerial vehicles, by way of the events of 11 September 2001—the plot having been hatched in secret [v3: “The locusts came from the smoke....”]. Here, of course, the locusts with faces of people are the two 767’s.
Why did the terrorists use 747’s? The designers planned only for the mass and fuel of a 707:
Engineers seek answers after mighty towers fall
September 12, 2001|By Blair Kamin, Tribune architecture critic.
Before planes rammed the twin towers of the World Trade Center Tuesday morning, the 110-story structures stood as symbols of American financial might and engineering prowess. Their structural engineer even said as recently as last week that he had designed them to withstand the impact of a Boeing 707 jetliner.
But then, one after the other, the enormous skyscrapers collapsed in a giant cloud of dust and rubble, stunning engineers who had expected them to remain standing and raising anew the question: How can Americans strike a balance between security against terrorism and the openness that is a hallmark of a democratic society?
And yet, it is written,
The Two Paths
1Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
2But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
3And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
4The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.
5Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
6For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.
Jim Bramlett (4 May 2014)
"The Minuteman missile program"
Did you see the "60 Minutes" lengthy segment Sunday night covering the Minuteman ICBM missile program? It was very good, and brought back many memories of the old days in the 1960s, and my younger days, when I was a Missile Combat Crew Commander with the Minuteman missile system in South Dakota.
I remember the stress of having to pass with a 100% an emergency procedures test each time before going on shift duty, but cannot imagine the current allegations of cheating. Unthinkable in my world. The cheaters must have all been Democrats, following the example of their phony Commander-in-Chief.