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Date 7/6/15

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Greeks defy Europe with overwhelming 'No' to bailout
referendum
Greeks Reject Austerity, Setting Up Euro Showdown
Greece enters uncharted territory after referendum 'no' vote
Greece 'No' Vote Hits Euro to U.S. Futures Amid Flight to Safety
Greek PM says Athens ready to return to negotiating table
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Iranian official: US will remain our enemy despite emerging nuclear deal
- http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Iranian-official-US-will-remain-ourenemy-despite-emerging-nuclear-deal-408126

A senior Iranian military official said Sunday that despite the emerging
nuclear deal between Iran and the US-led P5+1 group of world powers,
America will remain Tehran's enemy.

Iranian Ground Force Commander Brigadier General Ahmad Reza
Pourdastan said that even if a nuclear deal comes to fruition in Vienna,
where Iranian and western negotiators are currently trying to reach an
agreement by a Tuesday deadline, Tehran and Washington will not
become friends.

"The US might arrive at some agreements with us within the framework
of the Group 5+1 (the US, Russia, China, Britain and France plus
Germany), but we should never hold a positive view over the enemy,"
Iran's Fars News Agency quoted Pourdastan as saying.

"Our enmity with them is over the principles and is rooted because we
are after the truth and nations' freedom, but they seek exploiting nations
and putting them in chains," he explained further.

Pourdastan's comments came as differences still remained between the
two sides over the country's disputed nuclear program ahead of
Tuesday's deadline for a final agreement to end a 12-year-old dispute.

The deal under discussion between Iran and the powers is aimed at
curbing Tehran's most sensitive nuclear work for a decade or more, in
exchange for relief from sanctions that have crippled the Iranian

economy.

The United States and its allies fear Iran is using its civilian nuclear
program as a cover to develop a nuclear weapons capability. Iran says
its program is peaceful.

Washington is negotiating the deal as part of a group of major powers
that also includes Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia. It is a
major initiative both for the administration of US President Barack
Obama and for Iran's pragmatic elected President Hassan Rouhani,
both of whom face skepticism from powerful hardliners at home.

Reaching a deal would be the most important milestone in decades
towards alleviating hostility between the United States and Iran,
enemies since Iranian revolutionaries captured 52 hostages in the US
embassy in Tehran in 1979.

An Iranian official told the semi-official Tasnim news agency that the
talks could continue until July 9, echoing some Western diplomats.
Kerry said negotiators were still aiming for the July 7 deadline, which
the negotiators set when they missed a June 30 deadline last week.

Kerry and Zarif held a string of meetings on Sunday, trying to overcome
remaining differences, including how to lift United Nations sanctions and
what advanced research and development Iran may pursue. Foreign
ministers of the other powers started to return to Vienna on Sunday to
help push for a swift deal.

US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday that reaching an
agreement is possible this week if Iran makes the "hard choices"
necessary, but if not, the United States stands ready to walk away from

the negotiations.

Greece Votes NO - Let The Chaos Begin... - By Michael
Snyder -

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/greece-votes-no-let-thechaos-begin

The result of the referendum in Greece is a great victory for freedom,
but it is also threatens to unleash unprecedented economic chaos all
across Europe. With almost all of the votes counted, it is being reported
that approximately 61 percent of Greeks have voted "no" and only about
39 percent of Greeks have voted "yes". This is a much larger margin of
victory for the "no" side than almost everyone was anticipating, and it
represents a stunning rejection of European austerity. Massive
celebrations have erupted on the streets of Athens and other major
Greek cities, but the euphoria may not last long. Greek Prime Minister
Alexis Tsipras is promising that Greece will be able to stay in the euro,
but that gives EU bureaucrats and the IMF a tremendous amount of
power, because at this point the Greek government is flat broke.
Without more money from the EU and the IMF, the Greek government
will not be able to pay its bills and virtually all Greek banks will inevitably
collapse. Meanwhile, the rest of Europe is about to experience a
tremendous amount of pain as financial markets respond to the results
of this referendum. The euro is already plummeting, and most analysts
expect European bond yields to soar and European stocks to drop
substantially when trading opens on Monday morning.

Personally, I love the fact that the Greek people decided not to buckle
under the pressure being imposed on them by the EU and the IMF. But
amidst all of the celebration, the cold, hard reality of the matter is that
your options are extremely limited when you are out of money.

How is the Greek government going to pay its bills without any money?

How are the insolvent Greek banks going to operate without any
money?

How is the Greek economy going to function without any money?

Now that the Greek people have overwhelmingly rejected the demands
of the creditors, it will be very interesting to see what the EU and the
IMF do. Prior to the referendum, European leaders were insisting that a
"no" vote would put an end to negotiations and would force Greece to
leave the euro.

Now that the results are in, are they going to change their tune?
Because the ball is definitely in their court...

"This does two things: it legitimizes the stance of the Greek government
and it leaves the ball in Europe's court," ANZ Bank analysts said in a
note.

"Europe either folds or Greece goes bankrupt; over to you Merkel."

So would they actually let Greece go bankrupt?

It is going to be fascinating to watch what happens over the next few
days. Right now, Greek banks are on life support. If the European

Central Bank decides to pull the plug, they would essentially destroy the
entire Greek banking system. The only thing that can keep Greek
banks alive and kicking is more intervention from the ECB. The
following comes from the New York Times...

Now that Greek voters have said no to the economic demands of its
international creditors, the fate of the country's struggling banks is in the
hands of the European Central Bank.

Greece's banks, closed since last Monday because they are perilously
low on cash, have been kept alive in recent weeks by emergency loans
from the European Central Bank. On Monday, the central bank's policy
makers plan to convene to determine how much longer they are willing
to prop up the Greek banks, now that the country has essentially said
no to the unpopular dictates of the other eurozone countries.

Of much greater concern to the rest of the world is how financial
markets are going to respond to all of this. As I write this article, things
already appear to be unraveling. The following comes from CNBC...

Germany's Dax is indicated sharply lower from Friday's close at around
4 percent, while the euro was down 2 percent against the yen as the
news emerged. U.S. stocks are expected to open around 1 percent
lower Monday, according to recent stock futures data.

What could be most important for those worried about contagion from
the Greek crisis is how Portuguese, Spanish and Italian government
bonds perform in Monday morning trade.

If these peripheral euro zone countries, often lumped in with Greece,
suffer a sharp spike in yields, this could cause alarm about whether
Greece leaving the currency might cause further contagion to other

weaker euro zone economies.

This could potentially become a "trigger event" that unleashes a wave of
financial panic all over Europe. And once financial panic begins, it is
very difficult to end.

If the EU and the IMF want to avoid a crisis, they could just give in to
the new Greek government. But that would be politically risky for
certain high profile European leaders. For instance, Angela Merkel
would face a huge backlash back home if she conceded to the new
Greek government now. And other German leaders are already calling
the referendum result a "disaster"...

German politicians branded the result a 'disaster', with the country's
economy minister Sigmar Gabriel Sigmar accusing Tsipras of 'tearing
down the last bridges on which Greece and Europe could have moved
towards a compromise'.

He added: 'Tsipras and his government are leading the Greek people on
a path of bitter abandonment and hopelessness.'

And the president of the European Parliament, a German, told a
German radio station over the weekend that a "no" vote would almost
certainly mean that the Greeks will be forced out of the euro...

"If after the referendum, the majority is a 'no,' they will have to introduce
another currency because the euro will no longer be available for a
means of payment," Martin Schulz, European Parliament president, said
on German radio.

That is pretty strong language, eh?

Here is yet another quote from Schulz...

"Without new money, salaries won't be paid, the health system will stop
functioning, the power network and public transport will break down,
and they won't be able to import vital goods because nobody can pay,"
he said.

So at this point it is all up to the EU and the IMF, and in particular the
focus will be on the Germans.

What will they decide to do?

Will they give in, or will they force the Greeks to leave the euro?

If the Greeks do transition from the euro to a new currency, it will be a
process that takes months (if not longer). You just can't change ATMs,
computer systems, cash registers, etc. overnight. So a move to the
drachma would not be as simple as many are suggesting...

British firms like De La Rue, which prints 150 currencies worldwide, are
believed to have been contacted with a view to providing such services.

It's done in great secrecy to prevent currency speculation. The other big
problem is the logistical challenges of switching a currency. All ATMs,
computers and other machinery of commerce that bears the euro

symbol will have to be adjusted. It could, and would, take months.

And if Greece does leave, it will be a massive shock for global financial
markets. Faith in the European project will be shattered, the euro will
drop like a rock, bond yields all over the continent will rise to
unsustainable levels and major banks all over Europe will fail.

I think that the following quote from Romano Prodi sums things up quite
well...

Romano Prodi, former chief of the European Commission and Italy's expremier, said it is the EU's own survival that is now at stake as the
botched handling of the Greek crisis escalates into a catastrophe. "If the
EU cannot resolve a small problem the size of Greece, what is the point
of Europe?"

Meanwhile, we should all keep in mind that a financial crisis has already
erupted over in Asia as well. Chinese stocks have lost 30 percent of
their value in just the last three weeks. In fact, the amount of "paper
wealth" wiped out in China over the past three weeks is approximately
equivalent to "10 times Greece's gross domestic product"...

A dizzying three-week plunge in Chinese equities has wiped out $2.36
trillion in market value - equivalent to about 10 times Greece's gross
domestic product last year.

The great financial collapse of 2015 is well underway, and it should be a
very interesting week for global markets.

But no matter what happens this week, we all need to keep in mind that

this is just the tip of the iceberg.

A "perfect storm" is on the way, and we all need to get prepared for it
while we still can.

Quartet of crises threatens Europe's core - By Paul
Taylor - https://ca.news.yahoo.com/quartet-crises-threatens-europes-core080943887--business.html

Four great crises around Europe's fringes threaten to engulf the
European Union, potentially setting the ambitious post-war unification
project back by decades.

The EU's unity, solidarity and international standing are at risk from
Greece's debt, Russia's role in Ukraine, Britain's attempt to change its
relationship with the bloc, and Mediterranean migration.

Failure to cope adequately with any one of these would worsen the
others, amplifying the perils confronting "Project Europe".

Greece's default and the risk, dubbed 'Grexit', that it may crash out of
the shared euro currency is the most immediate challenge to the longstanding notion of an "ever closer union" of European states and
peoples.

"The longer-term consequences of Grexit would affect the European
project as a whole. It would set a precedent and it would further
undermine the raison d'être of the EU," Fabian Zuleeg and Janis
Emmanouilidis wrote in an analysis for the European Policy Centre
think-tank.

Though Greece accounts for barely 2 percent of the euro zone's
economic output and of the EU's population, its state bankruptcy after
two bailouts in which euro zone partners lent it nearly 200 billion euros
($220 billion) is a massive blow to EU prestige.

Even before the outcome of Sunday's Greek referendum was known,
the atmosphere in Brussels was thick with recrimination - Greeks
blaming Germans, most others blaming Greeks, Keynesian economists
blaming a blinkered obsession with austerity, EU officials emphasizing
the success of bailouts elsewhere in the bloc.

While its fate is still uncertain, Athens has already shown that the euro's
founders were deluded when they declared that membership of
Europe's single currency was unbreakable.

Now its partners may try to slam the stable door behind Greece and
take rapid steps to bind the remaining members closer together,
perhaps repairing some of the initial design flaws of monetary union,
though German opposition is likely to prevent any move towards joint
government bond issuance.

The next time recession or a spike in sovereign bond yields shakes the
euro zone, markets will remember the Greek precedent.

DESTABILIZING

An economic collapse of Greece, apart from the suffering it would cause
and the lost billions for European taxpayers, could aggravate all three of
Europe's other crises and destabilize the fragile southern Balkans.

With tension already high in the eastern Mediterranean due to civil war
in Syria, the eternal Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the unresolved division
of Cyprus and disputes over offshore gas fields, a shattered Greece
might turn to Russia for help. In exchange, it might veto the next
extension of EU sanctions against Moscow, or even offer access to
naval facilities once used by the United States.

Athens is already struggling with an influx of refugees from the Syrian
and Iraqi conflicts who wash up on its Aegean islands, seeking the
safest transit route to Europe's prosperous heartland in Germany or
Sweden.

Cash-starved Greek authorities are more than happy to see them head
north in search of asylum elsewhere in the EU. It is not hard to imagine
a government cast out of the euro zone using migrants as a means of
piling pressure on EU countries.

The "boat people" crisis has proved divisive in the EU, with Italy and
other frontline states accusing their northern and eastern partners of
lacking solidarity by refusing to co-finance or take in quotas of refugees.
Britain has refused to take any.

Failure to resolve Greece's debt crisis after five years of wrangling
makes the EU look weak and divided in the eyes of Russian President
Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping and others looking to

expand their power.

Brussels officials acknowledge that the euro zone crisis has caused a
renationalization of decision-making on some policies and sapped the
"soft power" of Europe's model of rules-based supranational
governance. It has weakened the EU's hand in world trade and climate
change negotiations.

Worse may yet be to come.

Britain's demand to renegotiate its membership terms and put the result
to an uncertain referendum by 2017 raises the risk of the EU losing its
second largest economy, main financial center and joint strongest
military power.

Despite opinion polls showing British supporters of staying in the EU
have roughly a 10 point lead, and some relief that Prime Minister David
Cameron did not include any impossible demands in his renegotiation
agenda, there is nervousness in Brussels.

UK opinion polls got the May general election spectacularly wrong.
Since his victory, Cameron has been tripped up several times by
Eurosceptic rebels in his Conservative party.

A long, agonizing Greek economic meltdown, whether inside or outside
the euro zone, with social unrest and political havoc, might reinforce
those who argue that the UK economy is "shackled to a corpse".

Given Russia's lingering Cold War hostility towards Britain, seen in
Moscow as the United States' most loyal ally, Putin would likely be

delighted by any prospect of the UK leaving the EU.

It would weaken those in the EU seeking a robust response to Russian
behavior in Ukraine and Georgia and detach Washington's trusty
partner from the continental bloc, although Britain would remain a
member of NATO.

That could strengthen Putin's hand in dealings with German Chancellor
Angela Merkel, who has led European diplomacy seeking to restore
Ukraine's control over all its territory.

Rem Korteweg of the Centre for European Reform compares the
interlocking crises to the four horsemen of the apocalypse in the New
Testament Book of Revelation: harbingers of a "day of judgment"
representing conquest, war, famine and death.

"The EU's leaders will find it hard to tame these four horsemen," the
Dutch thinker wrote in an essay. "If a European answer cannot be
found, the horsemen will continue to promote chaos, instability and
mutual recrimination within the EU."

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Big Brother Surveillance system photographs
entire city in instant... http://www.news.com.au/technology/innovation/us-company-gives-glimpse-into-futureof-government-surveillance/story-fnpjxnlk-1227431310819

US company gives glimpse into future of government surveillance

A SMALL private firm in the US has developed a surveillance system of
Orwellian proportions that could very well be the future of big brother.

Thirty kilometers above a chosen city, a plane hangs out of sight of the
thousands of people scurrying below - continuously circling the
metropolis underneath. Every second, the plane takes a photo of the
entire city and all the happenings within a 64sq km radius. The images
are beamed down to a control center where they create what is akin to
a real-time Google map of everything taking place.

When a crime occurs, teams of analysts simply scroll back in time to the
scene of the incident and identify those involved. From that point, they
can follow the target by clicking forward through the images to the
present moment and pinpoint their location.

Ostensibly, surveillance is about preventing and prosecuting crimes and while it's only been used in a handful of cities, Persistent
Surveillance Systems (PSS) are designed to do just that.

The times it has been used on US soil, the tool has allowed authorities
to solve crimes in a matter of minutes.

According to PPS founder Ross McNutt, the concept was conceived
over a few beers at the pub, with the initial plans drawn up on the back
of a napkin.

"We developed the system quickly to get an initial capability (within)
about 18 months. We have since spent the last eight years perfecting it,
lowering the cost, and increasing the effectiveness," he told
news.com.au.

It was thought up in an attempt to help the war effort in Iraq, which
wasn't looking good for the US in 2004.

"The IEDs (improvised explosive device) were killing many of our troops
and our commander asked that we see what we could do to help," he
said.

Ross McNutt was teaching at the Airforce Institute of Technology at the
time and the desire to aid US troops against the guerilla tactics used by
those loyal to Saddam Hussein was felt strongly among faculty and
students.

"We developed an idea that would allow us to track bombers back to the
place they came from so we could then address the source of the
bombs," he said.

The idea proved immensely useful in capturing those planting IEDs and
the air force has since spent more than $US1 billion ($A1.3 billion) to
improve and enhance the system.

In fact, the results proved so compelling that it wasn't long before the
US military looked closer to home with thoughts of putting an eye in the
sky over some of its own cities.

With the success of the technology in Iraq, the US government has
since used Persistent Surveillance Systems to address high crime rates
in cities such as Dayton, Ohio.

For Mr McNutt, it's simply an economic argument.

According to the National Institute of Justice, Dayton Ohio has 27,000
reported crimes per year, 70 to 80 per day and nearly 10,000 serious
crimes, such as rape, murder and assault, which amount to a cost of
$US3400 per person each year.

"PSS believes we will contribute to reducing the crime in Dayton by 20
per cent to 30 per cent," Mr McNutt said. He said this would amount to a
yearly saving of $US96 million to $US144 million.

After a five-day trial in June of 2012, the results proved exciting to law
enforcement and the police chief recommended a permanent expansion
of the services.

However the city decided to hold a public forum to debate the idea and
only about 75 people turned up. Due to the high rates of crime, many
were supportive of having the surveillance plane overhead. But others,
a slightly smaller but very vocal group, were opposed and ultimately
dissuaded the city from adopting the service. At least for the time being.

The company says it has about $US150 million in proposals and is
waiting to hear if its services will be enlisted. It has negotiated with the
cities of Baltimore, Philadelphia, Moscow and London.

The company has also carried out a contract for a classified client to
combat cartel violence in Mexico.

As with all forms of surveillance, PSS ignites a debate about the trade
off between civil freedoms and the lengths we should be willing to go to
prevent crime. But Mr McNutt said they had made assurances to allay
such concerns.

"We have developed a whole host of privacy policies and procedures
that protect people privacies. In addition we have designed the system
to be limited to one pixel per person, which only allows us to barely see
a person and track them to a car. We only support reported crime
investigation and ongoing criminal investigations," he said.

But the fears will always remain.

In the wake of the National Security Agency leaks, US President Barack
Obama made an address in which he reaffirmed the importance for a
balance between surveillance and privacy.

"The power of new technologies means that there are fewer and fewer
technical constraints on what we can do," Mr Obama said in the 2014
address. "That places a special obligation on us to ask tough questions
about what we should do," he said.

And with companies like Persistent Surveillance Systems, those
questions of what we should do are becoming increasingly pertinent.

Nearing Midnight: After Gay Marriage What
Comes Next? - Todd Strandberg - http://www.raptureready.com/rap16.html

The recent decision by the Supreme Court to legalize gay marriage is a
major indication that America has lost its way. The true moment of
hopelessness occurred to me several days prior to the ruling when it
dawned on me that I knew exactly how the vote would go. The
proponents of same-sex marriage have spent so much time destroying
the biblical foundations of our nation, it was easy to determine that the
Supreme Court would bow to the will of the pop culture.

CBS News showed its involvement in the gay agenda by showing clips
from a 1967 documentary. It was called The Homosexuals, and it was
an eye opener to see how drastically moral values have changed in
America. Even though CBS only gave a mild endorsement of the
alternative lifestyle at that time, the network could not find a single
company that would allow their ads to run during the program.

A homosexual man being interviewed in the documentary made the
strange move of only allowing himself to be interviewed from behind a
house plant. He had a good reason to be camera shy. Back in 1967,
there was only one state in the union where it was legal to be a
practicing homosexual. You would be fired from any high profile job if it
was learned that you had same sex preferences. Gays were on the

same level of drug dealers and prostitutes.

Today, homosexuality is seen as normal. Corporations are now proud to
sponsor gay events. All the limits on jobs have been removed. The CEO
of Apple, the largest company by market capitalization, was proud to
come out of the closet as a gay man. Christians and conservatives, who
oppose the sin of homosexuality are now seen in the negative light.

The moral struggle will not end with gay marriage. It will quickly become
obvious how little homosexuals care about monogamous relationships.
Sure, gays wanted the legitimacy that comes with marriage but they still
prefer to whore around with multiple partners.

The dirty secret about gay relationships is their brevity. A survey given
to 7,862 homosexuals found that of those involved in a "current
relationship," only 15 percent describe their union as having lasted
twelve years or longer, with five percent lasting more than twenty years.
A series of U.S. Census Bureau studies found that about 70 percent of
heterosexual marriages reach their tenth anniversary, with about half
surviving to their 20th anniversary.

I've always liked a quote attributed to Ruth Graham, wife of the
Reverend Billy Graham:

"If God doesn't soon bring judgment upon America, He'll have to go
back and apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah!"

What makes this statement all the more true and prophetic is that no
one is using it today. Mrs. Graham made that remark 48 years ago, and
it's clear that judgment has been falling on this nation. Since the Lord is
slow to show wrath, the continuation of this downward spiral may be

unavoidable.

We are now at the point where all is left is for the gay lobby is for them
to come after Christians. Because there is no long-term satisfaction is
sin, homosexuals will always be driven to force others to approve of
their lifestyle. If the left had their way, 100 percent attendance would be
required at the next gay pride parade. Anyone not seen waving the
rainbow flag would be sent off to re-education camp.

Events are moving very fast. There are already some gay groups calling
for the removal the tax exempt status of Christian organizations, and the
boycotting of Christian leaders that oppose the new moral standard.

Of all the factors working to destroy America, I would say the worst
problem is the state of the Church. The average Christian has no fight,
no principle, and no will. Because so few believers are involved in
working to uphold godly principles, the enemy will be able to quickly
neutralize the ones that dare stand against them. With the Tribulation
hour so close, it is better to go down fighting a hopeless cause than to
be part of those who did nothing while perversion swept over the land.

"And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God
gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not
convenient; being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication,
wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate,
deceit, malignity; whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, despiteful,
proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, without
understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable,
unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit
such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have
pleasure in them that do them" (Romans 1:28).

A prophetic people can prevail - Bill Wilson - www.dailyjot.com

I spent this past weekend in the place of my roots, Northeastern Ohio.
From Thursday through Sunday night, there were Fourth of July
celebrations. Young kids dressed in red, white and blue, stars and
stripes swimming trunks, teens wearing USA baseball caps, young men
and women in patriotic clothing, and of course us older folks with our
own brand of patriotism. There is something good about patriotism,
about nationalism for America. Throughout the weekend, in most every
conversation with folks young and old alike, there were conversations
about God, Country and Family. I say this because there is so much
bad news about America, but there really is so much good about it
within the grass roots.

My son, my wife, one of his friends from college, and I sat around a fire
talking about the nation and how it has strayed from God. We talked
about Jesus Christ and the necessity of having Him at the center of our
lives. We talked about how the Church has given up so much ground to
the government and is not effective in teaching the Word of God or
holding people accountable to what is right; how it has become a
country club in many cases looking inward with self-indulgence and
extra-biblical teachings. We talked about consequences of bad
leadership and how that contrasts with the judgment of God. We
discussed the deep challenges faced by the current generation--not
from the perspective of fear, but of hope.

If a boat ride around Portage Lakes is any indicator, there were many
other conversations taking place about the condition of our country and
its citizens. America is still alive, it's not on life support. There is still a
spirit of '76, that revolutionary spirit that defined freedom and equality,
fomented worldwide evangelism, and established a beacon of hope for
those oppressed around the world. Hope. That's part of what it is about.
We have to have hope that we can turn all this around. And we have to

act. Hebrews 11:1 says, "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for,
the evidence of things not seen." If we have hope, the substance of that
is faith. It starts with each of us individually. We have to have faith.

There us much written about the coming persecution and the failing of
America. While things look bleak, we need to focus on the good within
us and around us. We need to start today. If 12 men did what was
claimed in Acts 17:6, what can we do? With our faith, the substance of
our hope, can we too, turn the world upside down? Yes we can. Believe
the good report. Be as Christ said in his Sermon on the Mount "You are
the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid. Neither do
men light a lamp, and put it under a bushel, but on a lamp stand; and it
gives light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before
men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is
in heaven."

Daily Devotion: Is All Killing Wrong? - Greg Laurie www.harvest.org

"You shall not murder." -Exodus 20:13

We live in a violent and murderous culture today, a culture that is awash
in fighting and killing, a culture where nearly two million people are
violent crime victims each year. Yet the sixth commandment says, "You
shall not murder" (Exodus 20:13).

All murder is wrong, but all killing isn't necessarily wrong. That is an
important distinction to make. All murder is killing, but all killing is not
necessarily murder. We are never to take the life of another human
being for no justifiable reason. But the Bible does not condemn all
killing. If you study Numbers 35, you will see that God established a
difference between killing and murder.

So when is killing right? One example is self-defense. You have the
right to defend yourself. A country also has a right, and really the
responsibility, to defend itself. God has even established authority, such
as the military and the police. Romans 13 says, "For rulers are not a
terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the
authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same. For
he is God's minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he
does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God's minister, an avenger to
execute wrath on him who practices evil" (verses 3-4).

When Paul made that statement, the authority was the Roman
government. Was the Roman government a pure, moral, godly force on
the earth? Hardly. But even with the problems of the Roman
government and the Caesars, Paul recognized that God is ultimately in
control.

There is a place for authority, for the military and the police. It doesn't
mean they always do the right thing. But God has established the
authority.

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Featured Article: That Day - Pete Garcia http://www.omegaletter.com/articles/articles.asp?ArticleID=8077

It was a normal Monday. People got up and had their breakfast and
morning coffees. News and weather channels called for generally mild
temperatures and forecasts for the week. Families readied their
children for schools and universities were in mid swing for fall
semester. Military units trained and people worked. Politicians went
politicking, movie stars lived famously. The poor were poor and the
world just seemed to keep moving in the direction it always has...until
the announcement.

Unbeknownst to the average person, OPEC announced that it would no
longer honor the US Dollar as the 'global reserve currency', and would
transition to that of a 'basket of currencies'. It seemed, that Arab
leaders within OPEC were not happy with the current American
administrations handlings of both ISIS and Iran, and decided to hurt us
where it really hurts, our wallets. This announcement then triggered a
series of reactions.

The first of which is that it sent the stock and bond markets into a
panicked frenzy.

Global reactions were varied. Many such as the BRIC's (Brazil, Russia,
India, and China) had long sought to delink itself from the current
constraints of the US Dollar dominance.

As if in conjunction or possibly in reaction to this report, Russia and
Greece announced their new partnership and agreement to run a major

natural gas pipeline and "joint" naval station in Greece. In exchange for
both, the Russians would provide both the jobs and loans to offset what
the European Union (EU) had been providing to keep Greece afloat.
This helped Russia because it had lost its warm water port in Syria, and
Crimea was could still be blockaded by NATO member Turkey, at
Istanbul.

The G7 (Britain, United States, France, Canada, Japan, Italy, and
Germany) met for an emergency summit. After much discussion and a
recommendation from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the G7
made a counter-announcement that same week. It's as if the plan had
already been in place, but was waiting for the right 'trigger' to implement
it. A new global reserve currency had been established and would
serve to replace the ailing US Dollar. The US Dollar had had a good
run, but now was tied up into such massive global debt, that no nation
could ever hope to pay back, and thus, had created its own insolvency.

The new currency was a digital credit. It wasn't tied to anything of
intrinsic value like oil or gold, but could be manipulated artificially and
thus wasn't subject to the laws of supply and demand. Since most
banking in the 21st century is not actually paper or coin currency
anymore, the transition to strictly digital wasn't as difficult a transition as
had been predicted.

The G7 announced that it would begin this initiative by a debt
forgiveness initiative within the seven members as a means to level the
playing field, but would be extended to any nation who wished to join.
Participating nations who made the switch, would have their former, fiat
currency based debts, wiped clean and baseline credit established,
based off their current and expected Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
forecasts.

Debt forgiveness for poorer nations had initially been championed by
Pope John Paul II, and then by subsequent Popes (Benedict and
Francis), but it would allow these nations to restructure and leverage
natural resources for digital credits. This message from the Vatican
resonated strongly most with of Latin America, the Philippines, and

Brazil.

Participating nations would be given a baseline credit, to which they
could use as a transition from US Dollar holdings, to that of the new
Digital Kredit. Stocks and bonds likewise, would be converted and a
conversion rate of four US Dollars to one Kredit was held as the
standard due to the devalued status of the Dollar.

Unlike a startup Bitcoin or Coin, or other current digital currencies and
banking techniques, the Kredit would first be fielded through Central
Banks and Federal Reserves. Global banking giants like HSBC,
Barclays, JP Morgan, and Citibank, all transitioned their current
holdings into the new Kredit, so to maintain their foothold as stable
financial platforms, and banking giants. By transitioning, what this
meant really, was converting to a new software program/code would be
initiated, and participating banks would have a start-date by which they
must be operating within.

National currencies such as the British Pound, Japanese Yen, Euro, and
US Dollar would still be honored at the national level (pay, gas,
shopping, bills, etc), but would begin to be phased out incrementally
over a period of six-twelve months. But national currencies had to be
converted to the Global Currency Standard (Digital Kredit) in order for
nations to conduct business with each other at the international level.
This de-linkage between the national and global reserve, prevented any
one nation from dragging down the rest (i.e...Greece, Spain, Puerto
Rico, China, etc). In other words, a national currency could still fail
internally, but that only worked to expedite the transition towards and
the dependence on, the Digital Kredit.

This international requirement for a Digital Kredit as the financial
standard, also served as a work around to the US Congress. The US
Congress (both Houses) primary means of strength, was both in their
ability to legislate law into effect, and control the purse strings. Since
the US Dollar was still the currency within the United States, they
maintained control of it, albeit a dying currency.

It is the Executive Branch who represents at the G7, G8, G20, etc. and
entered into the international arrangement. Although International
Treaties have to be approved and ratified by the Congress, they too can
be pressed, bought, and bullied into supporting legislation that they may
or may not have even read yet, i.e....Affordable Care Act (Democrat
controlled house) and Trans Pacific Partnership (Republican controlled
house)

In exchange for converting to the new system, a NATO like arrangement
would be agreed upon, so that any nation opting in, would have a
security agreement with the rest. Since the US provides the bulk of the
strength for NATO, this meant US forces would be parceled out to new
overseas bases and begin training operations for host nation forces.

At the local level, the Digital Kredit was tied into a singular card, with a
digital chip embedded into it. In the chip, was both the banking and
biometric information of the card holder. One person could not use
another person's card (in theory), thus was created to specifically
counter identity theft. But this could only be 100% secure, if the
cardholder had the accompany RFID chip embedded into their hand. In
other words, the card didn't work, without both being present.

Of course, the global elites knew that the reaction from Christian's
would be to call this the 'mark of the beast'. But if you simply linked the
card and the chip together as protection against identity theft, it was
easier to swallow. In truth, the card allowed people to still buy and sell,
as most businesses already had card readers, but not many had the
current ability to read RFID chips. Those RFID readers would be
fielded to the chain stores such as Wal-Mart and Target up front, but
would not saturate the market for another 12-15 months.

But the elites didn't care what true Christian's thought in regards to the
Digital Kredit chip. True Christianity was on its way out, and had been
marginalized by the media, political, and cultural leaders for a while
now, so their voice would be drummed out and/or ignored. The

prospect of total financial security was more appealing, than some
2,000 year old prophecy warning of doom and gloom. And like
everything else, pretty soon, you won't have a choice. You will either
have to convert to this new system, or not be able to participate in the
marketplace.

Assessment

He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to
receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one
may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast,
or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him who has
understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of
a man: His number is 666. Revelation 13:16-18

While I am no economic expert, the above is a scenario that could play
out. Truth be told, we won't know until it actually happens. What we are
seeing today, is the economic and geo-political stage being set. The
world is getting ready and you can already see that our current financial
system is teetering on the verge of collapse, but is somehow being
stayed in place, until the time is right.

If you're a born again believer, you won't be here to live through it when
it finally makes its manifestation as the 'mark of the beast'. How do I
know that? Because the Bible promises us that the Church (Revelation
3:10) will not be here for it. That is not to say that we won't see the
stage being set. We have definitely entered into this increasingly period
of Post-Christian era, in which we see the antichrist spirit raising up in
the world. What that means is, we may go through some trying times
until the Lord returns, but there will be a clear delineation between what
we see today, and what will ultimately manifest in the 'Mark of the
Beast'.

The Seals

The 'Mark of the Beast' will be an irrevocable form of loyalty and
worship to THE Antichrist. Whoever this final world leader is, will likely
take these systems that are already being created today, and use that
to conquer the world. Thus, the Seal Judgments in Revelation 6,
chronicle sequentially, the natural repercussions of a world without the
restraining hand of the Holy Spirit. (2 Thess. 2:5-8)

Seal 1: Rider on the white horse who conquers with crown and bow

Seal 2: Rider on the red horse, peace taken from the earth as the world
revolts against him (Antichrist)

Seal 3: Rider on the black horse, who triggers financial calamity and
famine as a result of global war

Seal 4: Rider on the pale horse, who introduces death on a grand scale,
which follows global famine and war.

Many think that because the world is already seemingly at the point
where this could happen, that we must already be in the 'hour of
testing'. But if the Antichrist is released at the First Seal, and he can
only be revealed when the Holy Spirit, no longer restrains him, then the
role that was given to the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, must be removed or
recalled. Remember, Christ said...

Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city
of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high." Luke 24:49

And we see this play out ten days later (Acts 1-2) at the Day of
Pentecost in Jerusalem, when the Holy Spirit descends as 'cloven
tongues of fire' on those who believed. The Holy Spirit then has been in
the business of:

*Testifying and bearing witness of Christ (John 15:26-27)
*Abide with us (believers) forever (John 14:15-18)
*Convict the world of unrighteousness and judgment (John 16:8)
*Guide the world into truth and of things to come (John 16:13)

And since believers are sealed and indwelt forever by the Holy Spirit
(Eph. 1:11-14, 2 Cor. 1:21-22), to remove the Holy Spirit's role from the
earth, is to remove those vessels (believers) in whom He indwells.

God the Holy Spirit is omnipresent, and has been for all eternity, but as
we see according to scripture, that His role changes. At Creation, He
energizes life. In the OT, He is sent specifically to certain people at
certain times (Samson, Saul, David) to accomplish certain things. And
at Pentecost through today, He is the Guarantee from the Father, for all
who believe and have placed their faith in the Son. But just as the
Church age had a beginning, it too, will also come to an end at the PreTribulation Rapture.

Just as the omnipresent Holy Spirit descended down in dramatic
fashion, likewise, the Rapture of the Church will in dramatic fashion,
remove from the earth the body of Christ (Col. 1:18) by ascension, and
translate and resurrect our mortal bodies, into our immortal bodies, (1
Cor. 15:51-55) so that we may exist with Christ in the heavenlies, until
the time comes for us to return with Christ, at the Second Coming.
(Jude 1:14, Rev. 19:7-14)

So while the times now appear to be dark, and the Babylonian system
of control seems on the verge to be overtaken every facet of our life, we
know that day will not come, so long as the Church remains on the
earth. But it appears to be drawing close, and that should encourage
us, who see that Day approaching, to live emboldened for our Lord,
sharing our faith, and living out our testimonies by the grace and mercy
that Christ applied to our own soiled and broken lives.

For this reason I also suffer these things; nevertheless I am not
ashamed, for I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He
is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that Day. 2 Timothy
1:12

Even So, Maranatha!

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