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  1. 1. October 2009 $2.95 U.S. ($4.25 Canada)
  2. 2. INSIDE THIS ISSUE Chairman Obama . . . . . 3 For the first time in history, a U. S. president presided over the United Nations 15-member Security Council. It happened on Sep- P. O. Box 7000 tember 24. The UN Security Council presidency rotates monthly Oklahoma City, OK 73153 among the nations and September was the month designated for the Dr. J. R. Church, Editor United States. But this time, President Obama, himself, chaired the Gary Stearman, Associate Editor session. With all of his newly appointed “czars” around him, the Volume 29 • Number 10 • October 2009 SUBSCRIPTION RATES: title “Chairman Obama” has a certain ring to it, don’t you think? U. S.: $29.95 - 1 year Toll-Free Telephone: 1-800-475-1111 The Ancient Book of Enoch (Part Nine) . . . . . . 6 Fax: (405) 636-1054 The Book of Enoch is addressed to those who will be living in Find Prophecy in the News on the Worldwide Web! the Tribulation Period. The Book of the Luminaries (chapters 72- http://www.prophecyinthenews.com 82) offers us a view of early mankind’s fascination with the Sun and Moon. This installment covers chapters 78-82, the concluding Page 3 . . . chapters in the Book of the Luminaries. Angels and Cherubs: History and Prophecy . . . . . . 8 They are the countless citizens of heaven. From time to time, Chairman Obama they reveal themselves to humanity as His messengers. Yet the By J. R. Church dozens of biblical references to them show that they are far from a generalized, uniform society of beings. They fall into different classes, having different forms, purposes and callings. Some are very close to God’s inner circle; some are named as heroes, while Page 6 . . . The Ancient Book of Enoch others are the unsung faithful; some are wicked, and a few are the very distillation of evil. One, called Satan, represents the greatest of all evils. (Part Nine) - By J. R. Church From the Pen of J. R. Church . . . . . . 13 J. R. has a special message for you on the eve of the ministry’s Page 8 . . . observance of its 30th anniversary. Be sure to read about the con- struction of the new TV studio along with photos. A Strange Secret Meeting: Did Netanyahu Go to Moscow? . . . 15 Angels, Cherubs: History and Prophecy On September 9, IsraelI Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu By Gary Stearman disappeared for just over 10 hours. Speculations varied as to whether he had visited a secret military installation or traveled to meet some mysterious world leader. According to the Jerusa- lem Post, a senior Kremlin official confirmed that Netanyahu had gone to Moscow for a secret meeting with Vladimir Putin. If so, Page 15 . . . then he must have been prompted by the utmost urgency. Did Netanyahu Go to Moscow? UN Calls for a New Global Currency . . . . . . 16 By Gary Stearman The United Nations is calling for a new global currency to re- place international dependence on the U. S. dollar. The UN also wants a new world bank to be put in charge of the new currency. Page 16 . . . Bob’s Corner . . . . . . 17 Bob Ulrich reviews a new book entitled, Shadow Govern- UN Calls for a New Global Currency ment, by Grant R. Jeffrey. You will read about secret weapons By Gary Stearman and surveillance capabilities that will astound you. Grant writes about things that go unreported in the press — from secret un- Page 17 . . . derground cities to a failed nuclear attack on the nation of Israel. Read about the plan that a secret global elite has for you. The Covenant and the Curse . . . . . . 37 Bob’s Corner God has promised to judge the nations that curse the Jews. Yet, By Bob Ulrich every day the United States puts more pressure on Israel. 2 Prophecy in the News
  3. 3. Find us on the Internet - www.prophecyinthenews.com The Financial Times Report: Chairman Obama By J. R. Church According to Harvey Morris, reporter for the Financial Times at the United Na- tions, President Barack Obama became the first American president to chair the United Nations 15-member Security Council on September 24, 2009, during the 64th an- nual session of the UN General Assembly. The UN Security Council presidency rotates monthly among the nations. September 2009 just happened to be the month for the United States to hold the UN Security Council presi- dency — an excellent time for Barack Obama to become the “chairman” of the special summit-level session on the subject of nuclear non-proliferation and nuclear dis- armament, one of several global agendas that the Obama administration wants to see discussed on a multinational level. Susan Rice, U. S. envoy to the United Nations remarked, “The council has a very important role to play in preventing the spread and use of nuclear weapons, and it’s the world’s principal body for dealing with global security cooperation.” Her statement was the latest by the Obama administration to emphasize a shift from the strategy of the previous Bush admin- istration, which was criticized for seeking to use the world body to endorse its own unilateral policies. In other words, Mr. Obama seeks to be- come a “team player” at the UN. He is part of a worldwide plan to eventually bring all nations to submit to the sovereignty of the President Obama chaired the United Nations Security Council during its special United Nations, thus creating a New World session on the subject of nuclear non-proliferation on September 24. The photo Order — a One-World government. above is a mock-up of how the meeting may have looked with the U. S. president presiding. This is the first time in history that a U. S. president chaired an event at On September 22, The UN hosted a de- the UN Security Council. One might say that Obama is “moving up” in the world. bate on “climate change” bringing a fresh impetus to the search for a “global climate utility bills. Imagine what this could do people calm was a daunting task. deal” at Copenhagen scheduled for this toward funding the United Nations in the President Barack Obama is taking on a coming December. If several nations agree years ahead. huge responsibility by welcoming Ameri- to the UN-sponsored proposition, the UN Also at the United Nations for its 64th ca’s enemies to the United States. Plus, his will be empowered to force nations to stop annual meeting were Iran’s president chairing the UN Security Council’s meet- emitting greenhouse gases and tax those Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Libya’s Muam- ing on nuclear non-proliferation reveals who do. mar Gaddafi, Venezuela’s president Hugo his globalist agenda for America’s future. The U. S. proposal for “Cap and Trade” Chavez, and Palestinian Authority presi- Chairman Obama — the title has a cer- legislation will raise taxes through local dent, Mahmoud Abbas. Just keeping these tain ring to it, don’t you think? u Find us on the Internet - www.prophecyinthenews.com Prophecy in the News 3
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  6. 6. Find us on the Internet - www.prophecyinthenews.com The Ancient Book Three: The Book of the Luminaries Book of Enoch (Part Nine) With Commentary by J. R. Church It seems to me that the Book of the Lumi- naries (Chapters 72-82) was edited (and, therefore, corrupted) by a well-intentioned scribe sometime after the Israelites settled the Promised Land. How- ever, I could not find a clear break in the style of writing that would indi- cate two authors. Still, it is possible that some pas- sages were either altered or added by an editor with such care that we cannot tell what is origi- nal and what was added later. The message seems to flow uniformly throughout the text. In fact, Enoch’s original description of the Sun and Moon (in chapters 26-36) may have been altered to include such statements as, “I wrote down all their out- lets” (Enoch 33:3), in order to prepare the Above is one of several fragments of the Book of Enoch found among the Dead reader for the altered story told in the Book Sea Scrolls. The Book of Enoch was popular in the early church. But by the end of of the Luminaries. That does not mean that the seventh century, the scrolls had slowly disappeared. It became a forgotten book the author meant to harm Enoch’s writ- until three copies were found in Ethiopia in 1773. It is addressed to the people of ings, but simply to elaborate on Enoch’s the last generation and those living in the Tribulation Period. original tale about how he and the angels built. For some unknown reason, the entire his location. This appears to be a reference flew around the world in a celestial vehi- observatory was buried. Maybe sediment to Mount Sinai, thus indicating that he was cle, observing various wonders. from Noah’s flood covered it. As a result, living in Israel. The Book of the Luminaries tells how the newly discovered stones are very well We do not know exactly when portions the Sun and Moon were viewed by early preserved. Most of the birds and animals, of the Book of the Luminaries were cor- civilizations. There were men in the an- depicted in stone relief, no longer live in rupted, but I think it could have been after cient past, who carefully measured the the area. From this northern location, some Joshua led the Israelites across the Jor- days, months and years; charting them in ancient astronomer could have noticed that, dan River (in 1451 B.C.), and before the makeshift observatories, such as Stone- at the summer solstice, the day would be Babylonian Captivity (in 606 B.C.). For henge and scores of similar places, the ru- just about twice as long as the night —as example, in the opening verse of chapter ins of which can still be found today. depicted in the Book of Enoch. 78 (below), the Sun is given two names In fact, another ancient observatory was Over the centuries, more than one per- — Orjârês and Tômâs. The first name was recently discovered at Gobeckli Tepe, in son could have worked on the text of these used in the Hebrew text of Judges 8:13, eastern Turkey, thought to be the site of ancient scrolls. For example, the person (it in which we are told “Gideon the son of the Garden of Eden. Some think the mega- could have been Enoch) who said that the Joash returned from battle before the sun liths (see page 7) could date back as far day was twice as long as the night at the was up.” The Hebrew term for Sun in as Noah’s day — and beyond. The stone time of the summer solstice, had to live this Scripture is xrjv Heres — the same columns are arranged in a circle, similar to at (or further north of) the area of the ob- as Or-jârês in Enoch 78:1 (or, as Strong’s the Stonehenge design. Reliefs of animals servatory mentioned above; while another Concordance pronounces it, Khehres), are carved into the megaliths. They are editor, the one who described the course of meaning “shining.” Here, the prefix “Or” primitive depictions of creatures that lived the winds, probably lived in Israel. He said in Or-jârês is the Hebrew term for “light,” in the area at the time the observatory was that God descended somewhere south of Continued on Page 33 6 Prophecy in the News Find us on the Internet - www.prophecyinthenews.com
  7. 7. Find us on the Internet - www.prophecyinthenews.com The megaliths pictured above were unearthed in Gobekli Tepe, in eastern Turkey, thought to be the site of the Garden of Eden. As you can see, the topography of this area has changed drastically from what it was originally. The various animals depicted on these stones no longer live in this area. Note the relief of a boar next to archeologist Klaus Schmidt (in the blue shirt above). Below him is a photo showing the stone carving of a four-legged animal. Also, in the photo to your left (bottom), you can see another four-legged animal carved into the base of a megalith. The two lower photos (with men) show an arid dry area with rocks. Top (left), are primitive depictions of birds that once lived in the area. It is said that the first people who lived in northern Iran were hunter/gatherers. But as time went on, animals were domesticated and men began to farm what was once a lush green area. Over the centuries, they ruined the land, leaving it as it appears today — a virtual wilderness. In the top-right photo, archeologists have unearthed an ancient village surrounding these megaliths seen as set in a circle, much like England’s Stonehenge, leading to the idea that this was once an ancient observatory. Find us on the Internet - www.prophecyinthenews.com Prophecy in the News 7
  8. 8. Find us on the Internet - www.prophecyinthenews.com What Everyone Needs to Know About Angels Angels and Cherubs: History and Prophecy By Gary Stearman In their numbers, angels may approach the infinite. When John was taken to heav- en, their numbers beggared his imagina- tion: And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands” (Rev. 5:11). They are the countless citizens of God’s heaven. From time to time, they reveal themselves to humanity as His mes- sengers. Yet the dozens of biblical references to them show that they are far from a generalized, uniform society of beings. They fall into different classes, having different forms, purposes and callings. Some are very close to God’s inner circle; some are named as heroes, while others are the un- Billions of angels live in heaven. They are the messengers of God and carry out His sung faithful; some are wicked, and a few work in both heaven and Earth. In ancient days, some were called, “Watchers.” are the very distillation of evil. One, called Satan, represents the greatest of all evils. by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir as the agents of change that will culminate The Bible shows him as the one who of all things, by whom also he made the in the Lord’s Millennial reign. created a crack in our universe. His ac- worlds; Having stipulated this, we look again at tions have been instrumental in shaping “Who being the brightness of his glory, the angels. Their personalities seem to be the long course of our history. Some of the and the express image of his person, and detailed by their actions, as they come to heavenly host were convinced that he was upholding all things by the word of his men at critical junctions of history to as- the winner in the contest; they elected to power, when he had by himself purged sert that God is in control of the affairs of follow him. From what we know of his- our sins, sat down on the right hand of the men. One of the most celebrated of these tory, the loyal angels, led by the “Lord Majesty on high; appearances is seen in the book of Daniel, of Hosts,” executed the step-by-step plan “Being made so much better than the as related by Babylon’s King Nebuchad- that led the Old Testament prophets and angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained nezzar, who was visited by an angel with deliverers. But that was only the begin- a more excellent name than they. a prophecy. He relates his dream to Daniel ning. After Satan’s fall, God orchestrated “For unto which of the angels said he at for interpretation: a plan to extinguish the residual sin that any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I “Thus were the visions of mine head plagues us. begotten thee? And again, I will be to him in my bed; I saw, and behold a tree in the At first, through the mediation of an- a Father, and he shall be to me a Son? midst of the earth, and the height thereof gels, the promise of justification and the “And again, when he bringeth in the was great. Law were given. But ultimately, the plan firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And “The tree grew, and was strong, and the involved humanity, and the One born of let all the angels of God worship him” height thereof reached unto heaven, and the a woman, whose life, death and resurrec- (Heb. 1:1-6). sight thereof to the end of all the earth: tion, acted to solve the problem of evil. In Old Testament history, they acted as “The leaves thereof were fair, and the The sacrifice of Jesus dealt with the an- God’s heralds and His mediators. But, with fruit thereof much, and in it was meat for cient problem by an agency far above the the incarnation of Jesus, a new era opened all: the beasts of the field had shadow under level of the highest angel. As the writer to in which the risen Christ, as the mediator it, and the fowls of the heaven dwelt in the the Hebrews says: of the New Covenant, began to dominate boughs thereof, and all flesh was fed of it. “God, who at sundry times and in div- the progress of history. “I saw in the visions of my head upon ers manners spake in time past unto the This condition will remain in effect, un- my bed, and, behold, a watcher and an fathers by the prophets, til He comes for His own at the rapture. holy one came down from heaven; “Hath in these last days spoken unto us Then, once again, angels will be sent forth “He cried aloud, and said thus, Hew 8 Prophecy in the News Find us on the Internet - www.prophecyinthenews.com
  9. 9. Find us on the Internet - www.prophecyinthenews.com down the tree, and cut off his branches, from men, and did eat grass as oxen, and every way, to keep the way of the tree of shake off his leaves, and scatter his fruit: his body was wet with the dew of heaven, life” (Gen. 3:22-24). let the beasts get away from under it, and till his hairs were grown like eagles’ feath- Throughout Scripture, the appearance of the fowls from his branches: ers, and his nails like birds’ claws. cherubs seems to be some combination of “Nevertheless leave the stump of his “And at the end of the days I Nebuchad- human and animal. They appear to repre- roots in the earth, even with a band of iron nezzar lifted up mine eyes unto heaven, and sent a combination of all life on Earth. But and brass, in the tender grass of the field; mine understanding returned unto me, and their exact image is not – indeed, cannot – and let it be wet with the dew of heaven, I blessed the most High, and I praised and be known. Apparently, the ancient peoples and let his portion be with the beasts in the honoured him that liveth for ever, whose of Mesopotamia attempted to replicate grass of the earth: dominion is an everlasting dominion, and their names and likenesses for their idols. “Let his heart be changed from man’s, his kingdom is from generation to genera- For example, the ancient winged bull and let a beast’s heart be given unto him; tion” (Dan. 4:33,34). of Assyria was called “kirubu,” from the and let seven times pass over him. The angel, whom he had called “a same word root as cherub. Later, there “This matter is by the decree of the watcher,” had initially revealed this truth were many forms of the winged bull or watchers, and the demand by the word of to him, that God totally controls the affairs winged lion of Xerxes’ Persia, or the many the holy ones: to the intent that the living of men. Though the king spoke of him as a variations of the griffin that have been may know that the most High ruleth in the “watcher,” he had simply acted as a mes- manifested down through history. kingdom of men, and giveth it to whom- senger from God. After his deliverance from the forces soever he will, and setteth up over it the In fact, this essential role is the Old Testa- of Saul, David wrote a song of praise and basest of men” (Dan. 4:10-17). ment source of the word “angel.” This word commemoration that recalled the power of Nebuchadnezzar, greatest of the Gentile in English is simply a translation of the He- the Lord. In it, he painted a word picture rulers, was visited by an angel. To him, brew malakh [ltkn], or “messenger.” that supports the idea of a winged beast: this messenger was a nameless authority, In the New Testament, we find exactly the “In my distress I called upon the LORD, bringing truth to his world from “heaven.” same derivation, where “angel” is the Eng- and cried to my God: and he did hear my The king knew that this being was obvi- lish translation of the Greek word, angellos voice out of his temple, and my cry did en- ously carrying a message from God, but [αγγελος], which also means “messenger.” ter into his ears. that’s all he knew. “Then the earth shook and trembled; the He didn’t refer to it as an angel, but The “Cherubims” foundations of heaven moved and shook, called it simply a “watcher,” a “holy one” But there is a class of angels that func- because he was wroth. who was dispatched from the realm of the tion as far more than mere messengers. “There went up a smoke out of his nos- gods — more specifically, the heaven of They are called “cherubs,” or the Hebrew trils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: Daniel’s God. plural, “cherubim.” The King James Bible coals were kindled by it. In the Hebrew language (or in this case, calls them, “cherubims,” using a superflu- “He bowed the heavens also, and came Aramaic), “watcher” is a translation of the ous letter “s, ” for the English plural. They down; and darkness was under his feet. word ihr [rhg], meaning “wide-awake and are symbols of God’s power and presence, “And he rode upon a cherub, and did in a watchful state, or state of excitement.” and perform functions at His throne so nu- fly: and he was seen upon the wings of the The term is used only twice in the Bible, de- merous and mysterious that we can only wind” (II Sam. 22:7-11). picting Nebuchadnezzer’s reaction to a su- guess at their true function. Even in this poetic language, the strong pernatural event that would change his life. Their name, role and position is exalted. suggestion is that cherubs act as convey- In truth, the king is something of an ig- Because they operate in realms far above ances of some sort. As we shall see, they norant observer. He is using his own words the human race, their service toward God are even connected with the chariots of to describe the appearance and demeanor is enigmatic. God. Cherubic imagery was a large part of of this angel, rather than stating his name The word “cherub” kerub [curf], in Ar- the First Temple’s interior design. It must or rank. But he did know that it was a holy amaic and Hebrew has the basic meaning, be remembered that King David was given being, not a representation of one of his “to bless or be gracious.” In Scripture, they the pattern for the Temple by the Spirit of idols, or a demonic spirit. are seen praising and worshiping God, and the Lord. This, he gave to his son Solo- In spite of his position of power, Nebu- thus fulfil the role defined by their name. mon, charging him to follow the plan as chadnezzar could only observe a phenom- First mentioned in Genesis 3:24, they the Temple was built. enon that he didn’t really understand, then are God’s guardians, stationed at the en- Among his instructions was this note: take it to Daniel for an interpretation. trance to Eden to keep man from returning “And for the altar of incense refined Of course, Daniel’s interpretation re- to the tree of life, and thus regaining im- gold by weight; and gold for the pattern of vealed to the king that he was to be humili- mortality: the chariot of the cherubims, that spread ated by being forced to live as a beast of “And the LORD God said, Behold, the out their wings, and covered the ark of the the fields for seven years, after which he man is become as one of us, to know good covenant of the LORD” (I Chr. 28:18). would be raised up to live in righteousness. and evil: and now, lest he put forth his Here, we see that cherubs are associated Thus, the Lord protected the captive Israel, hand, and take also of the tree of life, and with chariots of some sort. Today, nothing even while it was exiled in Babylon. eat, and live for ever: remains of the original design. But if, as The arrogant monarch, accustomed to “Therefore the LORD God sent him we believe to be the case, the Lord uses ce- being served in all things great and small, forth from the garden of Eden, to till the lestial transportation vehicles, He does, in was reduced to nothing, in order to come ground from whence he was taken. fact, ride upon a chariot that is borne aloft to a single point of understanding: “So he drove out the man; and he placed by cherubs. Before we further explore this “The same hour was the thing fulfilled at the east of the garden of Eden Cheru- fact, it would be instructive to look at a upon Nebuchadnezzar: and he was driven bims, and a flaming sword which turned little biblical history. Find us on the Internet - www.prophecyinthenews.com Prophecy in the News 9
  10. 10. Find us on the Internet - www.prophecyinthenews.com From Moses’ time forward, cherubs However, the cherub had access to the upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is would become the symbol of God’s rela- mountain that is God’s central sanctuary, this the man that made the earth to trem- tionship with man. They were placed atop and the power of its fiery stones, whatever ble, that did shake kingdoms; the Ark in the Holy of Holies, marking Is- they may be. His general sin — pride — “That made the world as a wilder- rael’s connection with the throne of God. In stems from what must have been the most ness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that Solomon’s Temple, their wings were nearly amazing and attractive beauty, accompa- opened not the house of his prisoners? twenty feet wide, and their images were nied by enormous intellect and powers of “All the kings of the nations, even all sculpted and woven into Temple tapestries. expression. Apparently, he could produce of them, lie in glory, every one in his own For Israel, they were the closest thing to beautiful music with built-in instruments house” (Isaiah 14:9-18). God, Himself. set in a jewel-encrusted body. It was his Perhaps the most important aspect of beauty that led him to cast aside his wis- Isaiah’s narrative is the revelation of Lu- A Cherub’s Fall dom in favor of power. He was narcissistic cifer’s overweening will. This passage From the human perspective, the actual before there was ever a literary Narcissus. of Scripture is famous for its five-fold “I functions of the cherubs are a mystery. But Ezekiel shows us a view of the fallen will,” in which Satan announces his de- because of an infamous historical incident, one, as he becomes an everlasting exhibit sire to displace or overthrow the One who we understand more about their function to the kings of the Earth, whom he once created him. To say that he was given free than we might otherwise know. Satan, the directed in an evil global financial system. will is to make a grand understatement. fallen one is, himself, a cherub. It was first seen in ancient Tyre. Through At the temptation of Jesus in the New “Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the centuries, it expanded to become what Testament, we observe that Satan offers the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus it is today, an international monetary jug- Him all the kingdoms of this world, mean- saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the gernaut. Even in his fallen state, he is still ing that since time immemorial, he has ap- sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty. the king of global finance and governance. parently ruled over this planet and its envi- “Thou hast been in Eden the garden of Before their astonished vision, he will be rons. But that was not enough for him. God; every precious stone was thy cover- reduced to ashes. He desired to ascend to rule in heaven, ing, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, But there is an accompanying prophetic upon the “mount of the congregation,” the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sap- view of Satan. It is given to us by Isaiah, which corresponds with the holy moun- phire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and who gives us another view of his fall, this tain of God, as referenced in Ezekiel. His gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and time from the perspective of his role as crime is subversion and treason, in which of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the King of Babylon … Mystery Babylon the he conspires to overthrow God, Himself. day that thou wast created. great. In this role, he is the lord of a false He is the grand example of what hap- “Thou art the anointed cherub that cov- religious system. pens when one abandons the plan and ereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast Isaiah names him as the one who, in blessing of the Lord, and attempts to sup- upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast the ancient past, brought great light to the plant this with his own rule. He becomes a walked up and down in the midst of the world. He is called Lucifer, a Latin proper powerless shadow of his former self. stones of fire. noun translated from the Hebrew, Heylehl “Thou wast perfect in thy ways from [kkhv], meaning “shining one,” “flashing Ezekiel and the Throne on Earth the day that thou wast created, till iniquity light,” or “bright star.” Once a source of There are two spectacular human en- was found in thee. light, he is now the prince of darkness: counters with cherubs mentioned in the “By the multitude of thy merchandise “Hell from beneath is moved for thee to Bible. The accounts of the prophet Ezekiel they have filled the midst of thee with vio- meet thee at thy coming: it stirreth up the and the Apostle John in Revelation give us lence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will dead for thee, even all the chief ones of the two different, yet similar, perspectives of cast thee as profane out of the mountain of earth; it hath raised up from their thrones the cherubs. In Ezekiel’s case, the throne God: and I will destroy thee, O covering all the kings of the nations. of God literally projected itself to Earth, to cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire. “All they shall speak and say unto thee, give the prophet a special message. “Thine heart was lifted up because of Art thou also become weak as we? art thou While in exile in Babylon, Ezekiel thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wis- become like unto us? prophesied to the defeated captives from dom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast “Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, Judah. He was designated to bring them a thee to the ground, I will lay thee before and the noise of thy viols: the worm is spread message … one of both of judgment and kings, that they may behold thee” (Ezek. under thee, and the worms cover thee. hope. One day, as he stood by the river 28:12-17). “How art thou fallen from heaven, O Chebar, he was visited by a fiery whirl- Satan, as the King of Tyre (leader of Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou wind coming from the north. To today’s world commerce), is the cherub men- cut down to the ground, which didst weak- technically-minded observer, it appears tioned here. He is still alive today. Once, en the nations! that he was visited by a vehicle of some he was a created being of absolute perfec- “For thou hast said in thine heart, I will sort. Amazingly, it carried God’s throne. tion, apparently in possession of an office ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne As we try to make sense of Ezekiel’s en- that ranked only slightly below the throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon counter, we recall David’s inspired image of God. Before he broke the law of God the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the Lord riding upon a cherub, for it ap- through some sin which goes unnamed of the north: pears that’s exactly what Ezekiel saw. here, his occupation seems to have been “I will ascend above the heights of the As the whirlwind resolved itself into the some sort of “covering” activity, perhaps clouds; I will be like the most High. shape of a vehicle and landed before him, as a guardian or overseer. We cannot know “Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, his mind must have reeled in the effort to exactly what this involves, since God’s in- to the sides of the pit. absorb and recall its many details: ner work is a total mystery to us. “They that see thee shall narrowly look “And I looked, and, behold, a whirlwind 10 Prophecy in the News Find us on the Internet - www.prophecyinthenews.com
  11. 11. Find us on the Internet - www.prophecyinthenews.com came out of the north, a great cloud, and touched above it. from his place. a fire infolding itself, and a brightness was Whatever Ezekiel saw was for the most “I heard also the noise of the wings of the about it, and out of the midst thereof as the part, indescribable in human terms. How living creatures that touched one another, colour of amber, out of the midst of the fire. the cherubs could fly with their wings con- and the noise of the wheels over against “Also out of the midst thereof came the joined defies our understanding. But how- them, and a noise of a great rushing. likeness of four living creatures. And this ever they accomplished it, they had the “So the spirit lifted me up, and took me was their appearance; they had the like- power to bear the celestial vehicle aloft away, and I went in bitterness, in the heat ness of a man. with its passenger, described as a man of my spirit; but the hand of the LORD was “And every one had four faces, and ev- seated upon a throne. This man spoke with strong upon me. ery one had four wings. the voice of the Lord: “Then I came to them of the captivity at “And their feet were straight feet; and “And when they went, I heard the noise Tel-abib, that dwelt by the river of Chebar, the sole of their feet was like the sole of of their wings, like the noise of great wa- and I sat where they sat, and remained a calf’s foot: and they sparkled like the ters, as the voice of the Almighty, the voice there astonished among them seven days” colour of burnished brass. of speech, as the noise of an host: when (Ezek. 3:12-15). “And they had the hands of a man under they stood, they let down their wings. Notice that Ezekiel was physically tak- their wings on their four sides; and they “And there was a voice from the firma- en aloft. He heard the sound of its power four had their faces and their wings. ment that was over their heads, when they … wheels turning and air rushing. He even “Their wings were joined one to anoth- stood, and had let down their wings. felt the “hand of the Lord,” pushing down er; they turned not when they went; they “And above the firmament that was over upon him. Could this be his description of went every one straight forward. their heads was the likeness of a throne, as what we now call “G-force”? From our “As for the likeness of their faces, they the appearance of a sapphire stone: and perspective, the narrative suggests that he four had the face of a man, and the face of upon the likeness of the throne was the experienced acceleration, something un- a lion, on the right side: and they four had likeness as the appearance of a man above known to the ancients. Truly, just as David the face of an ox on the left side; they four upon it. said, the Lord rides upon the cherubs! also had the face of an eagle. “And I saw as the colour of amber, as “Thus were their faces: and their wings the appearance of fire round about within John and the Throne in Heaven were stretched upward; two wings of every it, from the appearance of his loins even Almost seven hundred years after Eze- one were joined one to another, and two upward, and from the appearance of his kiel’s encounter with the cherub-borne covered their bodies” (Ezek. 1:4-11). loins even downward, I saw as it were the throne of the Lord, John was taken to Ezekiel saw four living creatures emerge appearance of fire, and it had brightness heaven. He, too, saw the cherubs that sur- from the flames that surrounded the vehi- round about. round God’s throne. The occasion was the cle. They had the appearance of human be- “As the appearance of the bow that is initiation of the judgments of the Tribula- ings. Presumably, this means that they had in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the tion. John was carried to heaven, where he a body, two arms with hands, and two legs appearance of the brightness round about. saw God’s throne. Note the similarity to with feet. Then he goes on to say that each This was the appearance of the likeness of Ezekiel’s report: one had four faces and four wings. These the glory of the LORD. And when I saw it, “And immediately I was in the spirit: were unusual men! Furthermore, their feet I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, looked like calf’s feet, and they had the ap- one that spake. and one sat on the throne. pearance of polished brass. “And he said unto me, Son of man, stand “And he that sat was to look upon like a Their faces are representations of a man, upon thy feet, and I will speak unto thee” jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a lion, an ox and an eagle. Some have sug- (Ezek. 1:24-2:1). a rainbow round about the throne, in sight gested that these images represent divisions To the sages of ancient Israel, Ezekiel’s like unto an emerald. of the living creation; mankind, predatory experience typified the way God spoke to “And round about the throne were four beasts, grazing beasts and the avian world. men. His incredible contact with God’s and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw Certainly, they could be called “watchers,” angels simply provided yet another con- four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in but it is perhaps more accurate to think of firmation to them, that the angels were white raiment; and they had on their heads them as protectors. the mediators between heaven and Earth. crowns of gold. Notice that they cover the domain of They bore the throne of God specifically “And out of the throne proceeded light- land creatures, not those that live in the to Ezekiel’s location. nings and thunderings and voices: and there sea. In some way that we cannot fully The prophet refers to his experience as were seven lamps of fire burning before the understand, they extend God’s power to “visions of God” (1:1), but his narrative throne, which are the seven Spirits of God. our dimension, with ramifications that are clearly describes a physical encounter, “And before the throne there was a sea of truly spectacular. even to the point that he became a pas- glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of In his trip to heaven, as described in senger in the cherubs’ vehicle! If anyone the throne, and round about the throne, were Revelation, John later reported much the doubts this, remember that the Lord trav- four beasts full of eyes before and behind. same division of responsibility around eled to Ezekiel’s location, then took him “And the first beast was like a lion, and God’s throne. inside the conveyance and transported him the second beast like a calf, and the third But as Ezekiel looked at the four cher- to a group of captive Jews. He was deliv- beast had a face as a man, and the fourth ubs, he observed that each had a pair of ered there in order that he might prophesy beast was like a flying eagle. wings joined to the other three in some to them: “And the four beasts had each of them six way. Incidentally, we recall that the two “Then the spirit took me up, and I heard wings about him; and they were full of eyes cherubs covering the Mercy Seat atop behind me a voice of a great rushing, say- within: and they rest not day and night, say- the Ark of the Covenant had wings that ing, Blessed be the glory of the LORD ing, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, Find us on the Internet - www.prophecyinthenews.com Prophecy in the News 11
  12. 12. Find us on the Internet - www.prophecyinthenews.com which was, and is, and is to come. any beast of the field which the LORD God “And when those beasts give glory and The Fifth Cherub had made. And he said unto the woman, honour and thanks to him that sat on the The Bible makes it plain that cherubs Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of ev- throne, who liveth for ever and ever” are the highest order of the beings known ery tree of the garden? (Rev. 4:2-9). as angels. No one knows how many of “And the woman said unto the serpent, John saw a throne, surrounded by four them exist, but at least four of them hold a We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the “beasts” (Greek: zoon, “living creatures”). special responsibility as guardians over the garden: As was the case with Ezekiel, they repre- living kingdoms of life on Earth. Appar- “But of the fruit of the tree which is in sented the predatory animals (lion), the ently, there were once five of them around the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye domestic animals (calf), the human race God’s throne, each with the duty of watch- shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, (man) and the birds (flying eagle). ing over a class of land animals. lest ye die. Like the cherubs above the Ark, and One, “the anointed cherub that cov- “And the serpent said unto the woman, the cherub called by Ezekiel, the “King of ereth” (Ezek. 28:14), reigned over and Ye shall not surely die: Tyre,” their job seems to be that of “cover- above the other four, before attempting his “For God doth know that in the day ye ing,” in some sort of watchful guardian- unsuccessful coup. He is Lucifer, Satan, eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, ship and reverential service. More than the devil, the old dragon — the serpent. As and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and that, they seem to preserve the various di- we have pointed out before, he was — and evil” (Gen. 3:1-5). visions of the living creation. is — a dragon, known throughout the old By the time of his introduction in Gen- esis, the fallen cherub had been reduced to Isaiah’s Vision world as a superior godlike flying creature a talking serpent. Apparently, though, he possessing great wisdom. To this day, the At least in function, these angelic guard- peoples of the East still openly worship had amazing powers of seduction. He was ians are identical to those seen by Eze- him. If you’ve forgotten what he looks successful in his mission, even as the Lord kiel, although the prophet described them like, just visit any Chinese restaurant. knew he would be. His success brought the as having four wings instead of six, and He is a reptile, of the class Reptilia (from fall of man, paving the way for the coming the “eyes” he saw were arranged around the Latin repere, meaning, “to creep”). of the Messiah, Jesus. In effect, the serpent “wheels” or “rings.” Could it be that the Once a lizard, always a lizard. Given the transferred his fall to the race of mankind, appearance of the cherubs is slightly mod- function of the remaining four cherubs, it which opened the door for the redemption ified while they are traveling, rather than seems obvious that he was the guardian of of humanity and the restoration of the en- at rest, as John saw them in heaven? all reptiles, great and small. tire world system. As to the number of their wings, Isaiah Once, they were literally the dominant Adam and Eve failed to resist the fall- describes a vision of God’s throne, and the life form on planet Earth. Huge fossils of en cherub’s temptation. But where they creatures around it also had six wings: all sorts tell us that they were both enor- failed, Christ excelled during a lifetime of “In the year that king Uzziah died I mous and numerous, living in the billions testing. Now, the fallen cherub – the drag- saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, all over the Earth. on – is forced to operate covertly. Never- high and lifted up, and his train filled the They are still numerous, but today they theless, the seed of the serpent still plagues temple. are an underclass, no longer the flamboyant the Earth; in fact, it is the focus of all the “Above it stood the seraphims: each one giants of yesteryear. Though many advo- world’s dark powers. Soon, he will be ex- had six wings; with twain he covered his cates attempt to hype their beauty, to most posed and battled in the open: face, and with twain he covered his feet, — snakes, lizards, frogs, toads and the like “And there was war in heaven: Michael and with twain he did fly. — still induce a repugnant reaction. They and his angels fought against the dragon; “And one cried unto another, and said, are the creepers who slither and invoke and the dragon fought and his angels, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the thoughts of death by poisoning. Certainly, “And prevailed not; neither was their whole earth is full of his glory. they have a place in the ecological balance, place found any more in heaven. “And the posts of the door moved at the but they are nowhere near being the domi- “And the great dragon was cast out, voice of him that cried, and the house was nant life form that they once were. They that old serpent, called the Devil, and Sa- filled with smoke” (Is. 6:1-4). have fallen from their former glory. tan, which deceiveth the whole world: he The seraphs witnessed by Isaiah – in One must ask a question: Were the dom- was cast out into the earth, and his angels both form and function – strongly re- inant reptiles wiped out before or after were cast out with him” (Rev. 12:7-9). semble the cherubs. Their name (from the their guardian fell? Though we can’t know In the Old Testament era, angels and Hebrew seraph [;ra]) suggests “burning for sure, it would seem logical that their cherubs were exalted as superior beings. ones,” or “noble burning ones.” It is pos- guardian fell before they did. We know Now, they all bow to the risen Christ. In sible that they are cherubs, who appear be- that he fell before the creation of Adam the future, they will also bow to those who fore Isaiah under this name, because of the and Eve, because he came to the woman have followed Him: special purpose of their visit. Some have as the seductive serpent, not the glorious “Do ye not know that the saints shall suggested that because their name resem- cherub. judge the world? and if the world shall be bles that used for “burning fiery serpents” To the First Couple, he promised the judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge in Middle-Eastern languages, that they wisdom of the gods, something he must the smallest matters? may be related to the fiery serpents sent to have known about, given his initial role at “Know ye not that we shall judge an- torment the complaining Israelites. the throne of God. But apparently, being gels? how much more things that pertain But, in truth, they seem to be a manifes- a god was paramount in his sight, and he to this life?” (I Cor. 6:2,3). tation of the cherubs, sent for the specific intended to seduce man into the same er- The cherub called Satan, once the high- purpose of commissioning Isaiah for the roneous way of thinking. est of all created beings, will soon be the work to come. “Now the serpent was more subtil than lowest. u 12 Prophecy in the News Find us on the Internet - www.prophecyinthenews.com
  13. 13. From the Pen of J. R. Church Find us on the Internet - www.prophecyinthenews.com Six months ago, I was pleased at the re- struction, for which we will need another sponse of our many friends. It seemed that $50,000 by the end of September. Last the faltering economy was not going to af- month, I had estimated our cost at about fect us. Our income was up and we were $30,000, but, wouldn’t you know it, one meeting our budget. idea led to another and another — expand Beginning in April, however, our in- here and add that there, until we now esti- come began to falter. As of June 30, we mate the cost at about $50,000. closed our fiscal year in the red. Part of If 1,000 friends could send an extra $100 the problem may have been the summer donation — our problem would be solved! slump, but simply knowing why we are Of course, we’ve never had 1,000 people hurting doesn’t help meet our current bud- send donations of $100 all at one time, be- get. Also, July and August did not improve fore. By the way, in times past, some have our situation — at a time when we are re- sent more, and I pray that if you can, you modeling our building and constructing a will. We received two gifts of $5,000 in new TV studio (see photos). We simply July, for which we are so very grateful! did not foresee the problem, otherwise, To me, $100,000 seems like an enormous we might not have launched these projects amount. And, since we do not hold tele- at this time. But, we found carpenters be- thons, we simply are not awash in funds. tween jobs and got good prices. Please remember that what we do receive There is a simple solution, however, if is used to reach a world out there filled our many friends could help a little. It’s with people who need to hear the wonder- not like we’re broke, we’re just struggling ful message that Jesus is coming soon. As to cover our current shortfall of about you know, television is expensive, but we J. R. Church $50,000, plus the cost of our new con- have managed over the years to keep the Our ministry’s 30th anniversary is com- ing up in November. Our staff will be cele- brating 30 years of serving our Lord in this worldwide outreach ministry. I remember coming to Oklahoma City in 1979, with Linda, our son Jerry, Jr., and our furniture loaded on a truck. We moved into a small 900 square-foot house and converted the garage into a TV studio. Our TV camera and recorder were quite primitive, but we managed to buy air- time for $100 per broadcast on a local sta- tion and launch a daily TV program. Fol- lowing the 11th broadcast, we had received $1,100 in donations — exactly what it had cost us. We were breaking even after only two weeks. Over the years, our Savior and our friends have never failed to lift us up in prayer and strengthen us for the work. We are so thankful to you for helping us reach out to those who want to know more about the Second Coming of Christ. As the time of His return draws nearer, there is more to do than ever before. And yet, as of this month, we find ourselves struggling to cover our current financial obligations. This was a patio area with a picnic table. We are closing it in for our new TV studio. Find us on the Internet - www.prophecyinthenews.com Prophecy in the News 13
  14. 14. Find us on the Internet - www.prophecyinthenews.com costs down as much as possible. As the old saying goes, we have done so much with so little, for so long, we’re ready to attempt the impossible with nothing! Of course, our financial needs do not end with the close of a month — or of a campaign. Our budget is ongoing month after month. For 30 years now, we have faithfully served our Lord in this ministry. We have seen both feast and famine — still, the Lord has always supplied our need when we tell our friends about it. I am confident that this will be the case today as well. You have been so generous over the years. I am asking you to please continue to faithfully support our work. It shouldn’t be long until we get to heaven and hear our Savior say, “Well done!” something that was impossible twenty years ago. We are making an impact for our Savior. If you can give an offering for our special building project, just call dur- ing office hours, toll-free at 1-800-475- 1111, 9 AM to 5 PM Central Time, Mon- day through Friday. Our staff will be glad to visit with you and help you. Please look over the books and videos offered in this magazine, knowing that your purchases, as well as your offering, will help us greatly. Keep praying ... and ... Keep Looking Up! J. R. Church Here are a few photos of our building proj- ect. In the photo at the top of this page you can see the existing 8-foot walls are being extended to 16 feet. The photo above shows our warehouse loading dock. You can see the construction going up between the trees. In the photo at the right (bottom), you can see the size of the new construction compared to our existing building. The new area is about 1,000 square feet. We feel that this new studio is not only worth the effort, but will also be worth the cost of construction. Let me encourage you to watch our daily webcast, as well as our weekly pro- gram on the website — pitn.tv or proph- ecyinthenews.com. We are able to broadcast around the world 24-hours a day on the Internet — 14 Prophecy in the News Find us on the Internet - www.prophecyinthenews.com
  15. 15. Find us on the Internet - www.prophecyinthenews.com Gog Watch A Strange Secret Meeting: Did Netanyahu Go to Moscow? By Gary Stearman The nuclear clock is speeding up, and the fuse in the Middle East has been lit. The first detonation is not a matter of “whether,” but of “when.” There is virtu- ally total agreement that Iranian nuclear missiles are now the greatest threat to nor- mal life as it now exists in the region. The land from the Mediterranean to the Persian Gulf and north to the Caspian Sea could soon be bathed in nuclear fallout, in a con- flict that could go global in a millisecond. The Bible tells us that Russia will be drawn into a dramatic invasion of Israel, in league with Persia — that is, today’s Iran. It can be argued that we are now able to discern the beginnings of this event. The proximity of this calamity was dra- Netanyahu’s trip was so secret that by Friday, September 11, the Jerusalem Post matically underscored in a recent meeting published an article headlined, “Maybe PM didn’t go to Russia after all?” Their between Israel and Russia. More specifi- brief addendum said, “Meanwhile, the absence of any formal Israeli or Russian cally, it was thought to be a clandestine confirmation that Netahyahu went on a clandestine trip to Moscow has led some meeting between Israeli Prime Minister officials to wonder whether he may, indeed, have traveled elsewhere. One senior Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian Prime Israeli diplomat said, “For all I know, he could have gone to Saudi Arabia.” Minister Vladimir Putin. “Nevertheless, there was never any of- The Iranians’ stated goal is to produce Shortly after the meeting, on September 9, ficial denial of the report from Moscow.” two hundred of these missiles a year for the Jerusalem Post online reported: the next five years, although experts say “A senior Kremlin official confirmed Stealth Missile that they can build no more than twenty Wednesday to the Russian paper Kommer- In the August, 2009 issue of Prophecy each year, given their present facilities. sant that Prime Minister Binyamin Netan- in the News, we reported that Iran has now Still, twenty rapid-launch nuclear mis- yahu did indeed make a clandestine trip to instituted a crash program that involves siles … or even ten … could totally wipe Russia on Monday. the rapid development of a fleet of “stealth out Israel! Each of them would carry a “Commenting on the visit, the official missiles.” They qualify for this term be- warhead larger than the devastating atom- said that ‘this kind of development could cause they are solid-fueled, instead of ic bombs that wiped out Hiroshima and only be related to new and threatening in- liquid fueled.” Requiring no preflight re- Nagasaki! formation on Iran’s nuclear program.’ fueling, they can be fired in an instant with Given this stark situation, it’s no wonder “The Russian newspaper quoted experts pinpoint accuracy. that Netanyahu might have made a secret speculating that such a trip would only be Named the Sejil II, this lethal rocket has trip to Moscow. The Russians have long justified under extraordinary circumstanc- a 1,250-mile range and can hit any signifi- held to their mutual defense pact with the es, ‘for example, in the case of Israel plan- cant target in the Middle East in a matter of Iranians. It is well known that without Rus- ning to attack Iran.’ minutes. Finally – and ominously – the Ira- sian consent, Ahmadinejad would never “This report comes despite a statement nians now have the nuclear warheads that launch his missiles. Everybody knows that Wednesday from the Kremlin press ser- can be fitted to this missile. Their old mis- Iran, with this megalomaniac despot in full vice that ‘nothing is known’ about reports siles, such as the Shehab, required hours of control, is now armed and ready for action. of the visit. Dmitry Peskov, a spokesman fueling before they could be fired. Because It has also been widely reported that he for Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Pu- that fueling can be observed, it would give is one of the “Twelvers,” who believe that tin, also said he had no information, the the Israelis enough warning time to knock they can bring back the Twelfth Imam – Interfax news agency reported. them out before they could be launched. their Mahdi, a messiah figure – by creating Find us on the Internet - www.prophecyinthenews.com Prophecy in the News 15
  16. 16. Find us on the Internet - www.prophecyinthenews.com UN Calls for a New Global Currency chaos. Certainly, they could accomplish this with only one nuclear launch. The U.S. is fully involved in the current meltdown. Behind the scenes, negotiators Steve Watson, journalist for Infowars. are quietly making midnight deals and net, reports that the UN is calling for a frantically searching for concensus rela- new global reserve currency to replace in- tive to the Iranian problem. ternational dependence on the U. S. dollar. On September 10, DebkaFile reported, The United Nations is sponsoring a new “The Obama administration might con- global currency, to be overseen by a “bank ceivably decide to live with a nuclear- of the world.” For the first time in human armed Iran. Israel does not enjoy that history, a new centralized economic world luxury. Now that Iran has gotten all of the order could become a reality. components for making a nuclear device According to Watson, “Details of the at extremely short notice, as affirmed by proposal were outlined in a report from U. S. intelligence, Israel can no longer de- the UN Conference on Trade and Devel- lay a decision on pre-emptive action.” opment. The report also calls for the new Putin Says Iran “Purely Peaceful” global reserve bank to monitor and man- age the national exchange rates of mem- Media reaction to Netanyahu’s secret ber states.” ation of a new supra-national currency as trip was practically nonexistent. Without He quotes Heiner Flassbeck, a an alternative to the dollar as the world mentioning that it had even taken place, UNCTAD director, as saying, “There’s a reserve currency. the September 11th Jerusalem Post noted much better chance of achieving a stable Other heavyweight elites such as Russia’s response to the mission: pattern of exchange rates in a multilater- French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Ger- “Vladimir Putin warned against the use ally-agreed framework for exchange-rate man Chancellor Angela Merkel, Brit- of force or new sanctions against Iran over management.” ish Prime Minister Gordon Brown, UK its nuclear program, according to the Rus- Flassbeck also said, “An initiative Business Secretary Peter Mandelson and sian prime minister’s spokesperson Dmit- equivalent to Bretton Woods or the Eu- EU heads such as Joaquin Almunia, to ry Peskov. ropean Monetary System is needed.” name but a few, have called for a new “Speaking during a meeting with for- He added that while the UN backed economic world order consisting of vast- eign experts on Russia, Putin said that strengthening Special Drawing Rights ly increased over-arching centralization. Russia had no reason to doubt that Iran’s (SDRs), a synthetic paper currency is- The creation of a de facto world cur- nuclear program is purely peaceful. sued by the International Monetary Fund rency to supplant the dollar would likely “Peskov also quoted Putin as saying that that was dormant for half a century until lead to a complete collapse of our nation- the use of force ‘won’t solve the problem’ earlier this year, that would not be enough al currency, of which trillions are held in and will hurt the entire region, and that sanc- to “protect emerging markets.” foreign exchange reserves by many for- tions would not have the desired effect.” The United Nations’ call for a new re- eign countries. It does not take a great deal of insight serve currency echoes previous efforts Steve Watson says, “The introduc- to see that Putin is providing cover for his by the global body to initiate talks on re- tion of a new global currency system is allies in Tehran. placing the U. S. dollar. a key cornerstone in the move towards On the same day, BBC News reported, Meanwhile, China has protested the global government, centralized control “The U.S. and Russia have given differing U. S. Federal Reserve’s policy of print- and more power being concentrated into responses to Iran’s latest proposals on its ing money to buy Treasury debt, declar- fewer hands. Furthermore, a global cen- nuclear program. ing that it threatens to set off a serious tral bank will establish a de facto finan- “The proposals, aimed at ending the im- decline of the dollar and compel China to cial dictatorship, which will wield power passe over Iran’s nuclear ambitions, were redesign its foreign reserve policy. over the economies of every country on submitted to a group of six global powers Earlier this year, China expressed sup- the planet with no accountability what- on Wednesday [Sept. 9th]. port for a Russian proposal for the cre- soever.” u “The U.S. State Department said the proposals fell short of satisfying interna- Sky Angel Has Developed IPTV tional demands. “But Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said they contained something to work with.” “Something to work with,” indeed! Giv- Internet TV is Here! en Netanyahu’s midnight journey, Israel is with over 70 Faith & Family now operating in a state of emergency. 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  17. 17. Find us on the Internet - www.prophecyinthenews.com SHADOW GOVERNMENT Review by Bob Ulrich glass, but is also equipped with a high-tech speaker system that warns the criminals Book by Grant R. Jeffrey that the police are on their way. Speaking of high-tech, the world of ad- On August 21, 2008, an Iranian-owned vanced weaponry has reached new levels ship made its way through the dangerous, of sophistication. According to Grant Jef- pirate-infested minefield known as Soma- frey, in 2004, during the worst fighting in lia. This stretch of coastline allows ships the streets of Baghdad, the United States to pass through the Suez military unleashed a new weapon on a bus- Canal and on to the Med- load of Iraqi insurgents. According to Iraqi iterranean Sea, where soldiers, a tank fired an advanced weapon cargo ships and oil tank- that shot lightning bolts instead of bullets! ers can reach hundreds Within seconds, this bus had been reduced of ports inside Europe. to the size of a VW Beetle and the occu- This ship was no ordi- pants of the bus were instantly reduced to nary cargo ship. It was owned by the Irani- 18-inch corpses! an military and was on a death mission to The ingenuity in weapon systems is the heart of Israel. As God would have it, truly remarkable. We now have a weapon the ship was boarded by an unlucky group Grant takes a deep look inside the world known as “The Voice of God” that allows of Somalian pirates, now famous for their “after 9/11” and shows us how our privacy us to plant a verbal or a visual message daring raids and the multi-million dollar is now a thing of the past. He connects inside the brain of the enemy. This sound ransoms they demand. the dots along the way and shows us how direction technology can actually send an Twenty-five pirates boarded this ship, close we are to a “Big Brother” dominat- enemy soldier a message directly from brandishing AK-47 rifles and immediately ed world. More importantly, he shows us Allah if need be! Weather modification began negotiating a ransom. who is behind this obsessive march to one- weapons, missile busters, nanotechnology According to the manifest, the ship was world government and how America’s fis- nuclear weapons, advanced bullets and carrying 42,500 tons of metal ore and ma- cal nightmare will usher in the kingdom of electronic camouflage. It’s all in here. chinery from China, but the pirates would the Antichrist. We have officially entered the era of the soon get the surprise of their life. Within a Try entering “Menwith Hill” (in the shadow government, a term Grant uses to few hours after inspecting the ship’s “car- UK) into the Google Earth program. This identify a group of government agencies go” they began to suffer from nausea, skin is the location of the top secret, govern- whose sole purpose is to create a dossier eruptions and hair loss. Ten days later, six- ment controlled program, Project Ech- on every person in the world. They want teen of the pirates were dead from a mys- elon, an NSA-controlled espionage station to monitor our finances, listen in on our terious illness and the rest of the motley where information is gathered and inter- phone calls, read our e-mails and see who crew wasn’t far behind. The United States cepted from more than 120 orbiting satel- and what we’re Googling (330 million government offered the pirates $7 million lites. Every phone call, every fax, every times a day!). They want to examine and to inspect the mysterious contents of the radio communication — all captured and control every aspect of our lives, all in the ship and were stunned to discover a large reviewed by the eyes and ears of the infor- name of making the world a safer place. amount of uranium, transported in sandy mation masters. Top secret? Not any more. Or is there a darker, more sinister agenda gravel and surrounded by an extraordinary Shadow Government shows us the great at work here? amount of explosives. Yes, this was the lengths governments will go to in order to The surveillance systems and vehicles largest dirty bomb ever created and as they learn the secrets of their friends and foes. used to control the masses are all in place. would discover later, it was scheduled to We only see the surface level, but behind Socialized health care will bring us closer arrive in Israel for an October 9, 2008, the scenes there is a dark, underground spy to a national identity card and the mark of Yom Kippur surprise! network that knows and sees all. the beast system. A one-world monetary The Iranian plan was to bring the ship If you were to travel to the UK today, system and RFID chips will make it easy near one of Israel’s major ports like Haifa, you’d be entering the land of the CCTV to track everyone’s coming and goings. declare a marine emergency and come (closed circuit TV) camera. From the mo- When John wrote the book of Revelation in for repairs. Using a remote detonator, ment you step off the airplane you are pho- nearly 2,000 years ago, no one could have hundreds of thousands of Israelis would tographed every step of the way. Would you imagined how one man could control ev- have been killed by this radioactive bomb, believe there are over 4.2 million CCTV ery citizen on planet Earth. After reading rendering the port city uninhabitable for cameras in England capturing the moves Shadow Government you will come to many years. You will find this incredible of every citizen and tourist? The high-tech understand that the Antichrist has a lot of story in Grant Jeffrey’s new book, Shadow surveillance explosion is remarkable and it partners in crime. Government. puts Orwell’s book, 1984, to shame. 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