The ministry of well-known prosperity preacher T.D. Jakes produces multiple conferences each year. Among these are the annual Woman, Thou Art Loosed conference for women, as well as the Manpower conference, which of course is attended by men. Also very popular, and very large, in years past has been the conference known as MegaFest.
America has over 44 million people on Food Stamps. The food stamps program’s real name is Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
The Food Stamp program is “hidden” from view through Electronic Benefit Transfer Cards that work just as credit cards. This article visualizes the size of the program and the vast amounts of people participating.
If you still have a good job, you might want to hold on to it very tightly because there are a whole bunch of signs that unemployment in the United States is about to start getting worse again. Over the past several weeks, a substantial number of large corporations have announced disappointing earnings for the third quarter. Many of those large corporations are also loaded up with huge amounts of debt. So what is the solution? Well, the favorite solution on Wall Street these days seems to be to lay off workers. In fact, it is almost turning into a feeding frenzy. Since September 1st, we have seen more job cuts announced than during any other two month period since the start of 2010.
The number of American workers collecting federal disability insurance benefits hit yet another record high in October, according to the Social Security Administration.
Please share this post with anyone you know and love who still pays for cable TV. I am finally calling to disconnect my cable TV. I don’t need it anymore. (I actually never did – I always knew it; but I never knew how important it was to take a stand against it.) 2012 is the year that we should all try to reconnect to what is real. I mean – really real. And what is true and right for each of us. Increasingly it’s become apparent that television does not give us reality- and probably never did. I mean, they called it the BOOB TUBE back in the 50s didn’t they? It it has only gotten worse since then. Way worse.
Historically, the act of bartering has flourished in times of monetary crisis, such as when the currency in a country has become unstable (e.g. Hyperinflation or a deflationary spiral) or currency is simply unavailable for conducting normal purchasing transactions.
It should come as no surprise then, that the number of people using bartering websites has exploded as of late. With more people struggling financially, families are avoiding the department stores and shopping malls and doing their shopping right from their home computers. Of course, in most cases, you can’t really call it shopping, because there is no money changing hands.
“Hanashite Honyaku” will be a free application that can be used on smartphones and tablet computers with the Android operating system,
DoCoMo said. Customers will also be able to call landlines using the service, it said, adding that voice-to-text readouts will soon be available in French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Thai.
These are interesting times to say the least. Whether We the People like it or not, the world is changing rapidly, especially concerning how the citizenry is governed. As I have said before on several occasions, a strong government is necessary to maintain law and order. However, when corporate entities and the US government decide that those very same laws that have maintained peace, prosperity, and stability are merely an obstacle to their power, then tyranny is at the door.
In a recent article from CNSNews.com, it states that 106 government agencies have been able to acquire FAA authorization to deploy drones to fly over American cities, towns, farms, villages, gardens, parks, schools, and churches.
The number of suicides among U.S. Army active duty and reserve personnel in 2012 is higher than the total combined military fatalities from Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan over the same timeframe.
Even without Army data for October, the number of deaths believed to be suicides among U.S. Army personnel from January through September still surpass the combined military combat deaths in Afghanistan from January up to October 22.
In 2012, there have been a total of 247 suspected suicides among Army active and reserve duty personnel. Of those, 158 have been confirmed as suicides and 89 remain under investigation.
According to the Afghanistan Index database maintained by the Brookings Institution, there have been 222 combined military deaths in 2012 among active and reserve components from “hostile causes,” as of Sept. 28. (p. 11 Figure 1.17)
An additional 40 military fatalities were the result of “non-hostile causes,” which means they were fatalities not caused by the Taliban, insurgency forces or Afghan forces – so-called “green-on-blue” attacks.
Verizon customers should be ticked off about the company’s practice of selling user data to marketers.
Customers’ geographic location, app usage, and Web browsing habits are quite literally for sale. Verizon’s defense is simply that users can opt out if they want to. Here’s how to do it.
This week, after more than two years of preparation, the finished product has hit the market. Named Silent Circle, it is in essence a series of applications that can be used on a mobile device to encrypt communications…
Have you ever laid in bed awake at night with a knot in your stomach because you didn’t know how your family was possibly going to make it through the next month financially? Have you ever felt the desperation of not being able to provide the basic necessities for your family even though you tried as hard as you could? All over America tonight, there are millions of desperate families that are being ripped apart by this economy. There aren’t nearly enough jobs, and millions of Americans that actually do have jobs aren’t making enough to even provide the basics for their families. When you have tried everything that you can think of and nothing works, it can be absolutely soul crushing. Today, one
of my regular readers explained that he was not going to be online for a while because his power had been turned off. He has been out of work for quite a while, and eventually the money runs out. Have you ever been there? If you have ever experienced that moment, you know that it stays with you for the rest of your life. If you are single that is bad enough, but when you have to look into the eyes of your children and explain to them why there won’t be any dinner tonight or why they have to move into a homeless shelter it can feel like someone has driven a stake into your heart. In this article you will find a lot of very shocking economic statistics. But please remember that behind each statistic are the tragic stories of millions of desperately hurting American families. (Read More….)
The number of megachurches may have exploded in the U.S. over the last few decades but the landscape is changing and people are seemingly less attracted to the big box churches or the “come and see” experience, two pastors observed…
“Some of the so-called Millennial generation is finding the Gospel of Christ and the body of ethics it animates is a reproach. So God must be reworked,” said Prof Strachan. “The message of salvation through judgment that propelled the historic church to preach and act and love is being reworked into a declaration of God’s absolute and total love without concern for its holiness.”.. …
A Colorado Springs megachurch pastor became disillusioned when he began to follow on Twitter around a dozen high-profile pastors whose ministries he respected. …
The number of those who believe in extraterrestrial life is significantly higher than those who believe in God in the United Kingdom, a new survey claims. …
A longstanding Christian organization at a university in Massachusetts has been banned from the school. School officials claim some of the organizations requirements violate the school’s non-discriminatory policy by having members adhere to “biblical truths of Christianity.” ….
Academy Award–winning actor Nicolas Cage is reportedly in talks to star in “Left Behind,” a mainstream remake of the Christian-themed movie trilogy about the End Times .…
By Steve Lumbley of Apostasy Watch, republished with permission
Mark 13:4-5 And Jesus answering them began to say, Take heed lest any man deceive you: For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
Shortly before his arrest and crucifixion, Jesus was asked by his disciples “what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?” The first sign he gave them was the sign of false Christ’s
In the quote above taken from Mark 13:4-5 you see that most bible versions place the word Christ in italics. That means the word was not in the original manuscripts but was added by the translators for clarity. The original language here (and in Luke 21:8) would read:
For many shall come in my name saying I AM, and shall deceive many
The phrase I AM is important because that is the name used by God in Exodus 3:14. Moses asked God His name.
And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them? Ex 3:13
This was Gods reply:
And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you. Ex 3:14
I AM, is the name that God has chosen for Himself, the very first name revealed to Moses in the wilderness. So when Jesus warned of false teachers his warning was not just that they would claim to be Christ but that they would even claim Godhood for themselves and others.
One example of a modern false teacher using this term is Kenneth Copeland from his Believers Voice of Victory broadcast July 9 1987
And I say this with all respect, so that it don’t upset you too bad. But I say it anyway: When I read in the Bible where He says, “I AM,” I just smile and say, “Yes, I AM, too.”
By using this term Copeland is claiming a form of Godhood which is not surprising since he has long taught that Christians are “little gods” on the earth.
Now we have another example of a modern false teacher using the same term to deceive many.
Joel Osteen has joined up with Oprah Winfrey for a Lifeclass presentation on the power of words. In particular the words I AM. Notice the opening invitation from Oprah;
Start making the best out of the life you are living with two simple words: I AM
According to Oprah and Osteen, the words I AM can be invoked like a mantra to improve your life. What they are really saying is that when you recognize the godhood within you your life will magically begin to change. Some of the comments from her viewers are startling:
Joel S: Oh yes I am and nothing will change that, I am and I’ll always be, with the power of almighty within that’s why I am…….. I am what I am now because of my I am of the past and my I am now will make my I am in the future. I am got 2 sides (Positive and Negative) I am inspired.
Alberta W: I AM is the basic truth of God. “I AM that I AM” said God on the Mount to Moses. Jesus is French for I AM – (Je suis). ISIS is the original human concept concept of I AM – Is Is. “Yahweh” is “I AM that I AM” and the very breath of God that was breathed us into BEing. It all boils down to BE. BEcome (the coming), BElive(the living), BEhold (the holding of faith), BEcause(the cause), etc.
Travelista73: I AM ready to be all I am meant to be. I AM ready to live in love and light. I AM ready to continue exploring, evolving and enlightening my spirit and mind. I AM ready for the AHA… Journal is ready and so am I Oprah!!!!
Terry M: ”I am” are two very powerful words, they are words that we should teach to our children with self empowering words following them….I am smart, I am beautiful, I am all that my God has made me. Love your Super Soul Sundays, they are the favorite part of my week…my youngest has mentioned to my husband that they should not interrupt me while I am watching this show..lol. Keep up the great work!
AD: This brings me back to the lineage (bloodline of Christ)..there were various personas in The DNA whom God created to bring forth His will…when I reflect and look at the various characteristics in my own persona for any given situation that evolves into highet awareness..i hear, I am That I am for such a time as this.
All in all the comments reflect a massive ball of confusion yet the underlying idea is that we all can become gods or that we have godhood within us.
Conspicuously missing from all this God talk is any mention of sin, righteousness and judgment. As always with Osteen there is never any mention of the cross or redemption from sin or the fact that unredeemed men and women are actually enemies of God. Jesus is nowhere to be found in any of this, rather all that is offered is the blasphemous teaching that we can all be Gods equal once we discover the godhood within.
Many would consider this a new age teaching but the idea of inner godhood is as old as mankind himself.
And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
You shall be as gods. The great deception, the original lie repackaged for our modern narcissistic generation. Godhood lies within if only you will eat this fruit, say these words, repeat this mantra, understand this truth, etc, etc etc.