it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out of my Spirit
upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and
your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see
visions. And on my servants and on my handmaids in those days will I
pour out of my Spirit. And I will shew wonders in heaven, and upon
the earth, blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke. The sun shall be
turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and
glorious day of the Lord come.”
Expect God to Speak to You Through Dreams
10:00AM EDT 8/17/2015 JAMES GOLL
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Dreams have had a profound role in the Christian church since its beginning. Last month I explained how understanding dreams is rooted in Hebraic history, and today I'm going to expand on that to show the rich heritage of dream language and revelation bequeathed to the Christian church throughout its history.
In brief review, to set the stage—what God did long ago, and throughout history, He does today and will continue always to do. Dream language is the language of the ages. This is one of the mysterious ways that God intersects our lives. He invades our comfort zones. He visits us in the night and simply speaks to us.
Dreams, visions and interpretations are a part of virtually every culture and religion on earth and have been throughout the ages. This is even truer for Judaism and Christianity than any other religion, as Jews and Christians worship the one true God, who is the author of revelation. To accept dreaming as a legitimate medium for spiritual revelation and communication, then, is to follow the flow of history, in including church history. So, what is that history?
Dream Legacy of the Early Church
Just as they had for the Jews in the Old Testament, divined dreams continued to play a significant role in the New Testament and in the life of the early church. Matthew, for example, records four dreams that Joseph received relating to the birth and early life of Jesus, as well as the dream to the wise men warning them not to return to Herod. Luke in Acts relates Saul's (Paul's) vision of Jesus on the road to Damascus and the subsequent dream of Ananias, whom the Lord sent to lay his hands on Saul and restore his sight. He also mentions Saul's dream in which he is told to expect Ananias. Years later, Paul has a dream that results in carrying the gospel into the continent of Europe for the first time. Simon Peter and Cornelius, a Roman centurion, both receive visions that lead to Peter's visit to Cornelius's home, where he preaches the gospel to Cornelius and his friends and family.
After the deaths of the apostles and the passing of the New Testament period, church leaders during the first few centuries of the church remained quite open to dreams and visions as a valid avenue of God's communication with man. Many of them wrote of dreams and visions in a positive manner and some even recorded their personal dream experiences. Polycarp, bishop of Smyrna and a man who was a contemporary of the apostles and was ordained by them, was martyred for his faith in A.D. 155. While praying shortly before his death, Polycarp received a vision in which the pillow under his head caught fire. He understood that this image was a premonition from God of his own impending death.
Examples in Church History
Justin Martyr, the first Christian philosopher, believed that dreams are sent by spirits. He used this idea to support his belief that the human soul lives on after the death of the body. Dreams give us "direct spiritual communication with nonphysical realities."
Irenaeus, bishop of Lyons in the last half of the second century, believed, like Justin Martyr, that dreams reveal the spiritual world. In Against Heresies, his major extant work, Irenaeus provides critical and positive analysis of the dreams of Joseph, Peter and Paul in the New Testament. He also used his understanding of dreams to refute the idea of reincarnation. Since dreams connect our soul to the spiritual world, we should remember dreams from a former life if such existed.
Clement of Alexandria, one of the most brilliant minds in the early church, believed that true dreams arise from the "depth of the soul" and that they "reveal spiritual reality, the intercourse of the soul with God." For Clement, sleep was a time when a person becomes especially open to divine revelation. Dreams can provide insight to a person's divine destiny:
"Thus also such dreams as are true, in the view of him who reflects rightly, are the thoughts of a sober soul, undistracted for the time by the affections of the body, and counseling with itself in the best manner. ... Wherefore always contemplating God, and by perpetual converse with him inoculating the body with wakefulness, it raises man to equality with angelic grace, and from the practice of wakefulness it grasps the eternity of life."
Tertullian, powerful writer and defender of the faith in the third century, regarded dreams as one of the charismata, or spiritual gifts from God. He also believed they were just as relevant for people of his own day as they were in New Testament days. In his view, dreams came from any one of four sources: demons, God, the soul or "the ecstatic state and its peculiar conditions."
Augustine, one of most brilliant minds and greatest theologians in the history of the church, was a firm believer in the validity and value of spiritual dreams. He wrote that humans perceive reality in four different ways. First, there is the outer realm of physical objects to which we react with our physical bodies. Second are the mental impressions that we have of those physical experiences. Third is the inner perception of those experiences and finally, the mental image in its remembered form. Augustine believed that, in addition to physical realities perceived through outer and inner perception, humans could also perceive "autonomous spiritual realities," such as angels and demons, that presented themselves to the inner eye. Augustine's writings contain numerous examples and discussions of dreams, both his own and those of others. One of particular interest is a dream that his mother Monica had received years earlier in which the Lord gave her comfort in the assurance that he (Augustine) would one day turn to Christ.
Thomas Aquinas, medieval theologian who rivaled Augustine, agreed with Aristotle's view that the only sources of human knowledge are sense experience and rational thought. His approach to theology was to combine Christian thought with Aristotelian thought and thereby to thoroughly modernize Christianity.
Yet, even while writing this massive work, Summa Theologica, Aquinas himself experienced both a dream and a revelatory vision. The dream was an instructive dream in which Peter and Paul instructed him on how to handle a particular theological issue he had been having great difficulty with. Near the end of his life, when his great work was almost finished, Aquinas received a vision, a direct divine experience that apparently exceeded anything his rational thought could have produced. The result was that he stopped working on hisS umma Theologica, saying, "I can do no more. Such things have been revealed to me that all I have written seemed like straw, and I now await the end of my life. And this from a man whose utterly rational approach to theology helped turn the church as a whole away from sensitivity to dream language for centuries!
Dream Language in the Modern Church
By "modern," I mean in this sense the church since the time of the Reformation. Beginning sometime in the fourth century and continuing for over a thousand years, the church officially turned its back on dream language in favor of a more "rational" approach to theology and doctrine. During the same time, however, many individual believers continued to experience dreams and visions of a divine nature, and a large number of the records of those encounters survive to the present day. In other words, despite the church's "official" anti-dream stance, God has continued to speak to His people through dreams and visions just as He did in ancient days. Let me share one Christian History example in some detail.
The Revelation Behind Amazing Grace
John Newton was one of the most respected and loved churchmen in England in the 18th-century. But his life did not start off in that direction. Newton grew up to be a seaman and later became a slave trader. Years later, as he was about to enter the ministry, he wrote about a dream he had had early in his slave trading days that both warned him of the danger of his way of life and gave him a sense of God's providence. In his dream, Newton was aboard ship in the harbor of Venice, taking the night watch. A person approached him with a ring, gave it to him and warned him to guard it carefully because as long as he kept the ring he would be happy and secure.
As he thought about these things, a second person came up to him and convinced him of the folly of depending on the ring for his security. Newton dropped the ring in the water and immediately saw fire burst from a range of mountains behind Venice. Too late he recognized the second person as the tempter, who had tricked him into throwing away God's mercy on his life. All that awaited him now were the hellish flames of those burning mountains. In Newton's own words:
"And when I thought myself upon the point of a constrained departure, and stood, self-condemned, without plea or hope, suddenly, either a third person, or the same who brought the reigning at first, came to me... and demanded the calls of my grief. I told him the plain case, confessing that I had ruling to myself willfully, and deserved no pity. He blamed my rashness, and asked if I should be wiser supposing I had my ring again?
"I could hardly answer to this; for I thought it was gone beyond recall. I believe, indeed, I had it not time to answer, before I saw this unexpected friend go down under the water, just in the spot where I had dropped it; and he soon returned, bringing the ring with him. The moment he came on board the flames in the mountains were extinguished, and my seducer left me. Then was 'the prey taken from the hand of the mighty, and the lawful captive delivered.' My fears were at an end, and with joy and gratitude I approached my kind deliverer to receive the ring again; but he refused to return it, and spoke to this effect:
"'If you should be entrusted with this ring again, you would very soon bring yourself into the same distress: you are not able to keep it; but I will preserve it for you, and, whenever it is needful, will produce it in your behalf.'"
After a short time, Newton forgot this dream. A few years later, however, he found himself in circumstances remarkably similar to those in his dream when he "stood helpless and hopeless upon the brink of an awful eternity." There John Newton found mercy from the Lord. He discovered that the One who restored the ring would also keep it for him. This experience led him to exclaim, "O what an unspeakable comfort is this, that I am not in my own keeping!"
As a minister of the gospel, John Newton penned the words to many hymns, including one of the most famous and most-sung hymns of the church, "Amazing Grace." It was a grace John Newton knew from experience.
Let's Receive Our Inheritance!
Dreams are powerful things. They can reach us, touch us and change our lives in a way that no other form of communication can. Don't despise dreams. Don't turn your back on them as so many in the church did for so many centuries. Open yourself to the world of dream language and, in the tradition of the Jews, expect God to speak to you through dreams, expect to remember what He says, and expect your life to be changed as you respond to what God says to you.
Like our Jewish forerunners and the early church fathers, let's create a culture where the spirit of revelation not only exists but also flourishes. It's time to take back our spiritual birthright and be sons and daughters who walk an illumined path by the One who is the author of dreams.
Dr. James Goll is the founder of Encounters Network, Prayer Storm and helps carry on the work of Compassion Acts.
BREAKINGISRAELNEWS (We are including this article, not because of its accuracy but because it shows how close is the rebuilding of the Temple. The Temple was located on the Ophel approximately eight-hundred feet south of the Dome of the Rock.)
Finding the Holy Vessels – Is Now the Time?
By Harry Moskoff August 24, 2015 , 9:00 am
In the late 1920’s, a Jewish farmer discovers a pit/cave as he is plowing his field in Israel. He is startled, but manages to identify the golden items as the holy vessels as used in the First Temple of Solomon. He draws a makeshift map and travels to New York with all the information on his findings. There he tracks down a certain Rabbi Herman (from the famous book: ALL FOR THE BOSS) and asks him what to do with his new secret. The Rabbi cross-examines the farmer in order to verify the story, then sends his son (from the Mir Talmudic Yeshivah in Poland) over to a great Jewish sage living in Radin with a confidential letter and map, asking his coveted opinion on what to do next. The sage firstly confirms the site and states that the time has not yet arrived to reveal these Temple items, and in fact, all parties will forget the whole thing until many years later, on the day that this Israeli farmer dies.
The fascinating story continues. While studying in Lakewood, New Jersey, Herman’s son suddenly remembers the whole episode in Poland, including the map, and passes everything on to another prestigious member of his family. One thing led to another, and believe it or not, there are those living in Israel today that know approximately where this underground cave lies, the very same one that is part of this authentic story!
Too good to be true? Not at all.
When the First Temple was destroyed by the biblical King Nebuchadnezzar in 586 BC, it’s a known fact that he stole many of the Temple treasures and brought them back to Babylonia. However, there were some that were secreted away before he could get his hands on them and buried outside of Jerusalem for the specific purpose (in order) to be found over 2000 years later, as a preparation for the coming of the Jewish Third Temple. It seems that that time is finally arriving, and in our days too.
In fact, you and I are living in a truly unique time in history, specifically Jewish history, whether from a religious, political, or even cultural standpoint. With the relatively new threat of a nuclear IRAN, many Jews are now terribly divided as to where their allegiance should be cast. The pathetic nuclear Treaty with the mullahs discredits the White House and its Middle Eastern allies because it’s just a matter of time before their contract is breached by the other side (since there’s nothing in it for the Western countries to breach). As sanctions can no longer be “snapped back,” one of the P5+1 countries will most likely end up with some form of military strike against Iran (if not Israel doing the dirty work itself). Like Winston Churchill so appropriately said back in September 1938 re: the Munich Settlement:
“You were given the choice between war and dishonor. You chose dishonor, and you will have war.”
For Americans, it has already erupted into much more than a partisan issue. For us, it’s now a full-fledged internal war between AIPAC, which takes direction from the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office, and JSTREET, which has been hired (for all intents and purposes) by the Obama Administration.
Let’s keep things in context though, shall we? All this is just the calm before the storm. While all the hullabaloo is going on in Congress vis-à-vis this Treaty, in the backrooms behind the scenes, the PA, France and New Zealand (in cooperation with President Obama) are busy drafting a UN Resolution that is designed to force Israel to withdraw back to the 1967 borders some time by the end of next year. The idea is ostensibly to divide Jerusalem so that the Palestinians will have their capital along with cutting out other parts of Israel, places where only fellow Arabs will be able to trod (as stated outright by PA President Abbas). After Congress votes and the Iranian dust settles, the mainstream media will no doubt focus on swaying public opinion in support of the new UN resolution. Not sure though if the Israeli coalition government will be able to stand up to this latest UN charade, since there is zero chance of the US vetoing the resolution. Certainly, the Right, and even those more in the Center here in Israel will no longer be suckered into a Gush Katif-like deal, and will fight tooth and nail.
Having said that, what can be the antidote in securing Israel’s lofty future?
An undeniable truth needs to be revealed. And the only real antidote to all these existential threats that surround us today lies not necessarily in military might, but rather in revealing the truth, because the truth can be the best weapon. Certainly where the media is concerned. Discovering the holy Temple vessels that are in that cave in the above-mentioned story will do just that. It will give Israel the strength and moral fortitude to connect back with her ancient roots, and will inspire those in power to respond in kind to the UN threat by drawing its own borders, i.e. – the biblical borders of Israel that can be properly protected. This includes the fight to keep a unified Jerusalem alive for the foreseeable future. And when these Temple items are indeed found in Jewish hands, all the nations will know that the building of another everlasting edifice is on its way in order to house them, and in our very days. A Temple not only for the Jews, but for all peoples. This, of course, will be good of ALL Israeli citizens, no matter what the background or religion.
Professor Gabriel Barkay (who appears in my recent book: The A.R.K. Report) has said time and time again that finding these Temple treasures will put to rest once and for all (what I call) Temple Denial Syndrome, or TDS, which was originally started by Yasser Arafat in his conversations with President Clinton at Camp David in 2000. Denying the existence of any historical Jewish structure on the Temple Mount was, and is, an integral part of the PA’s media machine, which is still running full out today. The following was his press statement at the time:
“They found not a single stone proving that the Temple of Solomon was there, because historically the Temple was not in Palestine (at all). They found only remnants of a shrine of the Roman Herod.”
Why do we give in to believing the Arab propaganda machine? Not only is it an assault on the truth, but an assault on common sense! Now, right now, it may be possible to prove him wrong once and for all. We’re that close to finding the real deal, and it’s just outside our (proverbial) front door.
It’s that close…
This is the game-changing technology that was used to genetically modify a human embryo
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The idea that you can modify genetic code before a person is born is becoming more and more realistic.
Back in April, researchers from Sun Yat-sen University in China published a paper showing how they edited the genome of a human embryo, to try to block a gene that causes a rare blood disease.
The ability to edit human genes and, consequently, actually engineer a human being from birth, is something we’ve always thought of as Gattaca-style science fiction. But this development, published in the journal Cell & Protein, shows that while many challenges remain before this becomes routine (the researchers encountered serious problems while working with non-viable embryos), genetically modified humans may be far closer than many like to think.
They used a fascinating technology called CRISPR to do it.
Jennifer Doudna, a Berkeley biologist who was one of the first to discover how CRISPR could be used, was so concerned about this technology being used on humans that in January she called on scientists to pause research before it’s irreversible. But with research like the April study, and others already being carried out, it may be too late.
As she told Tech Insider in an interview, scientists understand exactly how game-changing the ability to rewrite DNA with CRISPR is. “This just gives scientists the capability to do something that is incredibly powerful,” Doudna said. “Great things can be done with the power of technology — and there are things you would not want done.”
But even though scientists have been talking about the implications of our now much more advanced ways of editing DNA for a while now, it’s not clear that the general population knows yet exactly how big of a change this is going to be.
“Most of the public,” Doudna told MIT Tech Review’s Antonio Regalado, “does not appreciate what is coming.”
As a recent Wired feature put it, DNA editing could reshape the world:
It could at last allow genetics researchers to conjure everything anyone has ever worried they would — designer babies, invasive mutants, species-specific bioweapons, and a dozen other apocalyptic sci-fi tropes. It brings with it all-new rules for the practice of research in the life sciences. But no one knows what the rules are.
Where the science is now
Researchers achieved precise gene modification using CRISPR in these monkeys.
The key to gene editing that Doudna helped discover three years ago is CRISPR-Cas9, a technology from the natural world that she and Emmanuelle Charpentier harnessed and that is now already in wide use. It’s basically a tool that allows biologists to “search-and-replace” components of DNA, meaning they can rewrite specific segments of genetic code.
Don’t want the code that’s related to a particular disease? This will allow us to rewrite it.
That can’t be done with perfect accuracy yet: CRISPR currently successfully deletes target code 40% of the time and switches it out correctly about 20% of the time. It can make other unwanted changes too, meaning that now, it’s largely unreliable and inconsistent. But researchers expect these rates to improve, and in some cases, it may already be more accurate than we think.
The Sun Yat-sen University team had a much higher error rate than would be acceptable for actual medical use.
But Harvard geneticist George Church, one of the pioneers in CRISPR research, told Tech Insider in an email that there are already versions of the gene-editing technology that are far more accurate and are much less likely to make any unwanted off-target changes.
CRISPR has already been used in livestock like cows and pigs and even in monkeys, which showed last year for the first time that targeted genetic editing could be done successfully in primates. Livestock have been engineered to be healthier and in ways that could prevent cruel procedures (some of this research employs another recently harnessed gene-editing tool known as TALENS). In the monkeys, researchers modified genes that regulate metabolism, immune cell development, and stem cells.
That being said, the human embryo tests performed on those non-viable embryos were hit and miss. According to a Nature News article on their research:
The team injected 86 embryos and then waited 48 hours, enough time for the CRISPR/Cas9 system and the molecules that replace the missing DNA to act — and for the embryos to grow to about eight cells each. Of the 71 embryos that survived, 54 were genetically tested. This revealed that just 28 were successfully spliced, and that only a fraction of those contained the replacement genetic material.
Many of the embryos also had genetic insertions in unwanted places, the Nature News article said.
The video below explains how CRISPR works:
Researchers are developing ways to use CRISPR to treat genetic conditions like sickle-cell anemia and cystic fibrosis, and are also experimenting with genetic changes that could eliminate viruses like HIV. Even though viruses aren’t genetic diseases, certain gene edits have been shown to prevent the virus from spreading to new cells and to “destroy inactive HIV residing in the human genome by altering critical viral genes,” according to a look at genome surgery in MIT Technology Review.
Doudna tells us that with disorders where “we’ve known for a long time that there’s a particular point mutation that leads to these particular cases,” we now may able to fix that mutation, especially if it’s in something like blood, where we could remove blood cells from a patient temporarily, implant a fix, and then circulate those cells back into their system.
Experts even think these types of changes could eventually help treat complex conditions with genetic components like schizophrenia and autism, according to MIT Technology Review — though we still need to understand those conditions better before anything like that could work. For now, that’s one of the main hurdles with applying this technology: There’s still so much we don’t know about the secrets buried in our DNA code, and we can’t fix something if we don’t know exactly how it’s broken. There’s currently only a limited set of problems we’re prepared to tinker with.
The Sun Yat-sen University study aimed to insert the correct version of the gene that codes for defective blood cells in beta-thalassaemia, a potentially fatal blood disease.
Growing an edited embryo into a full fledged adult human wouldn’t just remove a health problem — or, in the potentially-dystopian future model, create a single augmented human.
It would leave lasting changes that are passed on for generations, something that many scientists say is desirable in the case of awful health problems, but much more questionable in the case of enhancements.
“It makes you ask if humans should be exercising that kind of power,” Doudna told Regalado, of MIT Technology Review. “If germ line editing is conducted in humans, that is changing human evolution.”
Of course, some would say that that’s the point, that humanity needs to be improved and that we should hasten the process. Regalado quotes bioethicist John Harris, who says “the human genome is not perfect,” and “it’s ethically imperative to positively support this technology.”
These “kinds of choices [to make edits to the human genome] will become inevitable,” bioethicist James Hughes previously told Tech Insider. “And we’ll adapt to them relatively well.”
Right now, “everyone agrees that we shouldn’t engineer a baby,” George Annas, a bioethicist at Boston University, told Tech Insider.
The question is: For how long will that be the case?
In the April study, the researchers used embryos that weren’t viable and would never be able to grow to term. The problems they stumbled upon in their testing also indicates it’s going to be a while before these worries come to pass.
But after accuracy questions are solved — provided they really are, as scientists expect they will be — pretty much any molecular biologist will be able to work with CRISPR.
“It’s a technology that is quite democratic. It’s a technology that is simple enough to use, cheap enough to use, that it’s available to a lot of people,” Doudna said. “In the scientific world this has really been a revolution.”
So how close are we?
Most researchers say that for now, genetic editing is still far too error prone to be considered practical to use in human embryos. This seems to be what the April study showed.
But progress is being made, and Nature News has reported that at least four other research groups in China are pursuing ways to edit human embryos.
Researchers told Regalado that using CRISPR right now, they probably have to edit 20 embryos to make a monkey in the way that they want. Guoping Feng, a researcher at MIT’s McGovern Institute (who made t he video explaining CRISPR above), thinks that making a genetically edited human — either without disease or augmented — will be possible in 10 to 20 years.
Other researchers said going around the embryo stage could be the key. Editing the DNA of stem cells using CRISPR, then growing and replicating those cell into human egg or sperm cells, could bypass some of the problems scientists have encountered in editing embryos.
Scientists “think they will soon be able” to turn a stem cell into sperm or egg, according to MIT Technology Review. Those new sperm and egg cells could be joined to create an embryo with the corrected or enhanced genes.
Even though the technology required to turn stem cells into those egg and sperm cells is still being developed, stem cell expert Jonathan Tilly at Northeastern told Regalado that his lab is already trying to edit egg cells with CRISPR. Once CRISPR can be used more stably and once the stem cell puzzle is solved — no small thing — that will be the key, Tilly suggested, to actually growing an animal from a stem cell.
Tilly said that once this is done with animals, it will prove that it can be done. But at that point you’d want to think long and hard before doing such a thing with humans.
“‘Can you do it?’ is one thing,” he said, but then you ask “‘Would you do it? Why would you want to do it? What is the purpose?’ As scientists we want to know if it’s feasible, but then we get into the bigger questions, and it’s not a science question, it’s a society question.”
Right now, we’re at a critical point, where our understanding of genetic editing is going from trying to understand it in a lab setting to actually using it in a practical sense, to reshape anything in the world — ourselves included. One thing is certain: It’s going to change things. In some ways, it is already.
As Doudna told us, the ability to rewrite the genetic code is “a capability that has not been in our hands in the past.”
Jennifer Welsh contributed to this report.
China retaliates? Massive explosion rips through U.S. military ammunitions storage facility near Tokyo; sabotage device found on the scene
Sunday, August 23, 2015
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
(NaturalNews) To anyone who still doesn't believe the world's largest nations are already engaged in a global covert war involving kinetic weapons, currencies and cyber warfare, add this event to your list of things to ponder:
Less than one day after another massive explosion destroyed a portion of Shandong, China, another explosion has ripped through a U.S. Army munitions storage facility near Tokyo, Japan, utterly destroying the facility.
This all takes place just ten days after the apocalyptic explosion at Tianjin China, which many people believe was instigated by the Pentagon in response to China's currency devaluation announced one day earlier.
Shortly after this event took place, Natural News exclusively reported the "bombshell" news that China and the United States were engaged in a covert war. Now, as more and more of these events begin lining up, it's becoming increasingly obvious to everyone that these explosions are not mere coincidence. They are, in fact, deliberate acts of war between China and the United States.
An important article to read on all this is Dave Hodges' piece The Chinese Plan to Occupy America.
Red List News is also doing a fantastic job of publishing video interviews on these topics with people like Steve Quayle, and the team at All News Pipeline is sounding the warning bells on an almost daily basis.
Timeline of events so far
August 11, 2015: China devalues the Yuan by 1.9%, sending "shockwaves" around the world and setting off a devastating impact to the U.S. economy.
August 12, 2015: Tianjin is reportedly struck by Pentagon's secret "Rod of God" weapon, a space-based top-secret kinetic weapon that can be dropped from high orbit to strike almost any land-based target. The weapon instantly destroys six city blocks on the edge of the city of Tianjin, sending a message to China that's eerily similar to the message sent by the United States in the dropping of the world's first atomic weapons on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in World War II.
August 17, 2015: Natural News publishes bombshell story and exclusive photos of military helicopters circling Beijing, along with warnings that China is on the verge of declaring "regional martial law" because of escalating war tensions with both the United States and Japan. I also wrote about China's upcoming Sep. 3rd celebration of the "defeat of Japan" in World War II, exactly 70 years ago.
August 22, 2015, early morning U.S. time: Another massive explosion rocks China's manufacturing heartland, in the Shandong province, obliterating another large industrial storage center. The cause of the explosion, once again, is utterly unknown to the authorities.
August 22, 2015, later in the day U.S. time: A massive explosion rips through a U.S. Army munitions storage facility near Tokyo, obliterating it.
China now retaliating with sabotage and currency warfare
This latest explosion is an act of retaliation waged by the Chinese against two of China's greatest enemies: Japan and the United States:
"The Wall Street Journal reported that a spokesman for police in Kanagawa Prefecture said two steel pipes were found planted in the ground with electric cables in the camp." (SOURCE)
"... the base is used to house military families" reports The Mirror UK.
The new fronts of warfare: Cyber war, currency war and kinetic war
What we are all witnessing here is a dangerous escalation of covert war activities between China and the United States involving three fronts of warfare:
Front #1) Cyber warfare. (Hacking U.S. military personnel records, seizing control over key infrastructure control systems, etc.)
Front #2) Currency warfare. This war is already in full force, and we can expect to see yet more currency manipulations attempts from China that are designed to cause economic carnage across America.
Front #3) Sabotage and kinetic warfare. This is what we have just seen at the U.S. Army base near Tokyo. Watch for more sabotage attacks, explosions and kinetic "coincidences" to occur throughout the remainder of 2015.
America is already at war with China, you see, and the escalation of this war is now evident.
Watch for wild swings in equities and currencies this coming week in the U.S. stock market, and know that China is the financial force behind much of the turmoil we are experiencing.
Sources for this article include:
Plunge Protection Team Losing Control of Markets-Jim Sinclair
By Greg Hunter On August 26, 2015 In Market Analysis
By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com
Legendary gold expert Jim Sinclair says what is going on right now in the stock market is just the warm-up act. Sinclair contends, “This is a pre-crash, and we are not making it through September without the real thing. Everybody is on credit. Main Street is on credit. This seems to be a bubble of historical proportion when it comes to the amount of money supporting the accepted lifestyles as being the new normal. Raising interest rates is impossible today. The market is so fragile. Nothing can come out that causes people any concern or derivatives any change, nothing whatsoever. We are going through a period of time where expecting nothing meaningful is a dream. These are times never experienced in financial history. . . .It is very possible that we are going to have a super civilization change. ”
The US Plunge Protection Team is losing control of the markets, and Sinclair warns, “They got the dickens scared out of them. They actually backed off providing the funds necessary. . . . That’s your warning. The warning is markets can overrun plunge protection teams. Markets can and will overrun the manipulation of metals and currencies. The market will overrun the false strength in the US dollar. The idea that a lift in interest rates would be beneficial to the dollar is absolutely incorrect. We do know the limits of the Plunge Protection Team, and we do know the omnipotent power of the Fed is a total fallacy.”
On gold, Sinclair says, “I didn’t call the top in gold in 1980 because of any kind of a system. I was told, I acted on what I was told.”
His sources are talking again, and Sinclair says he was told: “Number one, the downside on gold is extraordinarily limited here. Two, the rally we are facing that will come in gold is going to be stupendous. Three, they tell me we may never call you back because this may be the rally you don’t sell. This may be the rally you don’t sell because gold is moving from a currency form to a valuation form. . . . This may be the last time we call you means this is a rally that is not meant to be sold. What is coming up in front of us is the Great Reset where currencies wear their gold like ladies wear a necklace, and the most beautiful necklace will be the strongest currency. The ladies without the necklace won’t be invited to the ball. Huge changes are coming. The dollar is always going to be with us, and the yuan and all of the currencies are still going to be there. We are not going to one single currency. The SDR (Special Drawing Rights) is nothing more than a glorified index of currencies. It’s a cure to nothing. How can a package of junk cure the problem of junk? It can’t. The two last men standing will be gold and gold on steroids—silver.”
Sinclair stands by his prediction last year of an eventual gold price of $50,000 per ounce. Sinclair explains, “You have to understand we are going into unprecedented deflation, and it’s the reaction of central banks around the world to the concept of deflation that brings about hyperinflation. . . . There will be debt monetization of all kinds of debt to maintain some sort of equilibrium. The price of gold is going to go to a level that is going to surprise everybody. I was told that this is a rally that you won’t sell. That means gold will go to a level and not react violently down from that level. . . . This is when gold is going to levels that today are considered more mental illness than monetary analysis. Silver is best understood as gold on steroids because whatever potential and direction is taken up by gold, silver will be multiplied by 2 or by 5. . . .Silver will outperform gold.”
Noel Paul Stookey
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then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and
not to please ourselves.”