JER.7:19 "Do they provoke me to anger? saith the LORD: do they not provoke themselves to the confusion of their own faces?"
Greetings. We pray this editorial finds you well and inspired during this last week of November 2008. It is difficult to choose which adjective to use to try and describe events of this past week, as the world is rushing pell-mell in a state of greater and greater confusion. Just looking at some of the headlines below, which are only a sampling of thousands of such articles, we can see that the turmoil and confusion has spread around the globe.
China fears job riots
BEIJING, China (CNN) -- China's job outlook is "grim," and the global financial crisis could cause more layoffs and more labor unrest until the country's economic stimulus package kicks in next year, the nation's minister of human resources and social security said Thursday.
Standoff at Bangkok airports continues
BANGKOK, Thailand (CNN) -- Bangkok's two main airports remained occupied by anti-government protesters Friday but Thai authorities appeared to have backed down from earlier threats to end the siege by force.
The airports have been closed since Tuesday, stranding thousands of passengers and dealing a severe blow to the crisis-stricken southeast Asian nation's economy at the height of the tourist season.
Chaos in Mumbai India
Sporadic gunfire and loud explosions were heard today at a Mumbai hotel and Jewish center under attack by terrorists. CNN's sister network, CNN-IBN, reported the siege at the Jewish center had ended, then later reported police commandos were still wrapping up the operation. At the Taj hotel, onlookers and reporters cowered behind cars to escape gunfire and explosions. At least 146 people, including eight foreigners, have been killed since gunmen sailed into Mumbai on boats on Wednesday and attacked nine locations.
International Herald Tribune
U.K. takes over Royal Bank of Scotland
By Julia Werdigier
Friday, November 28, 2008
LONDON: The British government took control of Royal Bank of Scotland on Friday after investors shunned the lender's share sale, paving the way for a larger government role in Britain's banking sector.
The Sunday Times
Bailout for Bank of Ireland
November 23, 2008
THE Irish government has agreed to take part in a â‚¬3 billion (Â£2 billion) bailout of Bank of Ireland that will be led by private equity. The deal would be the first state aid for an Irish bank.
This week a number of private-equity groups will make proposals to BoI. A condition of the government cash injection will be that new investors are locked in for a set time to ensure they don't try to sell quickly and make a big profit.
France 24 International News
Icelanders demand PM resign during violent protests
SUNDAY 23 NOVEMBER 2008
Thousands of Icelanders took to the street in violent protests in Rekjavik, demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Geir Haarde and central bank governor David Oddsson in the wake of the country's complete financial collapse.
The Economic Times
After Citigroup, is Bank of America next?
- November 26, 2008
A government rescue plan has eased investors' concerns about Citigroup Inc, but mines lurking in the balance sheets of rivals Bank of America including Bank of America Corp could still tempt short-sellers.
Bank of America, the No 3 US bank by assets, has loaded up on mortgages as the world's largest economy wrestles with the worst housing market since the Great Depression.
As we have said before, and we will keep on saying it as long as it is necessary, what is happening in the world today is not an accident, but has been planned for many many years. The purpose of this plan is to bring about such turmoil and confusion so that the people of the world will cry out for a "saviour" to help bring them out of the chaos into which they have fallen. That "saviour" will arise and will offer a solution to bring about some temporary stability. His ultimate goal however is to implement his "mark" and to receive the worship of mankind. (See Revelation chapter 13.) Don't be deceived!
We are reminded of a prophecy that was first given in back in 1965 by Virginia Berg and the fulfillment of which we are seeing today!
PROPHECY OF 1965!
"Turn your eyes toward Memphis (Egypt), for out of it shall come the great confusion!
The author of Confusion is even now marshalling his forces for this Great Confusion!
He is gathering his forces from a great nation and Eastern nations, friends that will join with him.
So sudden will be the Great Confusion, that it will cause a mighty widening of the eyes of those who have not discerned the signs of the times. But be ye not deceived! Be prepared! And be not deceived by the Great Society, for it will come to travail and then bring forth the Great Confusion!
Be prepared! Even now, the skies are red, red with warning, and black, black with clouds gathering for the Great Confusion which is almost upon you!"
Remember that God has promised us in His Word that no matter how chaotic or confusing the world becomes that "The peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus" (Philippians 4:7)
The best way to insure that peace and to make sure you are not living in a state of confusion as to events current and events to come is to insure you have received Jesus into your heart and life so that the Prince of Peace who is also "the way the truth and the life" will be able to help lead you through any difficult situations you may be facing or could face in the future.
Just pray; Dear Jesus I need your salvation, I know I have done wrong at times in my life, I ask that you please forgive my sins, I receive you into my life, and ask that you give me eternal life and give me Your peace that passes all understanding and help me not to be deceived or confused by events happening in the world. In Jesus name I pray.
We would be happy to hear from you. Please write us with any questions you may have, or if you need more information, or if you would like to hear from one of our Christian mystics.
God bless and keep you with His peace.
1 Corinthians 14:33 "For God is not the author of confusion."