Archive for February, 2012

Timeline Number 3

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

No, this isn’t False Prophet Ronald Weinland’s third prophetic timeline, we have yet to see what that will be.  Rotten Ronnie is still firmly entrenched in his second prophetic timeline for Christ returning on Pentecost, although he has tweaked the middle and is delaying the trumpets and compressing the great tribulation.  At least that’s his public stance.  Since his LGD sermon he refuses to entertain any notion that he can be wrong on the Pentecost date.

Rather, this is the third criminal trial timeline.  As previously mentioned, the outcome of the hearing in federal court last Friday is that the trial first set for January  31 and then delayed to March 20, is now set for June 4 by which time loyal PKG members expect him to have been converted to spirit being and a member of Elohim and out of the jurisdiction of the United States, which will have been destroyed by that time.  But Ron’s attorneys paid for by the church likely have enough on retainer to cover their fees.

Further details from the hearing.  There has been a change in the lineup of counsel.  Weinland is still represented by Jon Christopher Coffman and Robert C. Webb from the law firm of Frost Brown Todd.  However, on the government’s side, the lead attorney is now Laura Klein Voorhees  and Robert McBride remains assigned to the case as her assistant.  The pretrial conference has been rescheduled from March 12 to May 21 at 11 AM Eastern time.  If Ron decides to make a plea for a reduced sentence, the court will need to be notified no later than May 16.  The pretrial conference is approximately 36 hours before Ron and Laura’s scheduled death at the hands of the Beast Power in the streets of Jerusalem.  (Ron, is half a day exactly 12 hours?  Or will your death be an sun-up in Jerusalem on May 23rd?) It will be a bit tight, but Ron can probably catch a flight there after the hearing, if the court allows that.

Ron will shut down his legal defense now if he believes his statement in his sermon of Feb 11:

Let me ask another question – How long does it take for the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Trumpets to do and cause what they’re going to cause? Do we not understand it’s because of those things that Europe does what it does? Do you not understand that it’s the very reason why Europe responds and makes a decision and a choice that it does, is because of what happens at that time? That someone has to step in and fill the gap – for whatever it is that’s behind all the thinking and those beings that move and motivate and distort the thoughts of leaders to make the choice they do. I’m telling you, that up to a week in advance these things could happen, of the end, of Jesus Christ returning – 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th Trumpets. Don’t think they can’t.

Power, Signs, and Lying Wonders

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

False Prophet Ronald Weinland was in warm Los Angeles yesterday before a crowd from states as far away as Maine.  They were scheduled to break the sabbath (according to some zealots) by going out to a restaurant to eat together.  Ron and Laura arrived at their Los Angeles hotel late the evening before, since he had to catch a late flight at 5:30 PM due to the 2 PM Friday afternoon appearance in federal court for the hearing to consider his motion to continue the trial for a second time.  There were smug chuckles in the audience as he announced that the new date for the trial is June 4, which is the Monday of the second week following his scheduled conversion to spirit being and escape from the jurisdiction of the United States.  I wonder if he’ll put his attorneys on a short leash and tell them they needn’t bother preparing for trial. Ron mentioned that his church was aware of the hearing, I wonder if he put the news out internally or if enough of them read of it in news sources such as the Cincinnati Enquirer and this blog to become aware of it.

Ron has updated his timeline charts and added a new one.  Unlike the past, he did not post these charts on his website.  Perhaps he remembers the debacle in 2010 when I criticized the inconsistencies within his own whacky theories and he revised them multiple times.  During his sermon, Ron mentioned Power, Signs, and Lying Wonders (2 Thes 2:9) as originating from Joe Tkach (the Man of Sin and the Son of Perdition).  The Signs and Lying Wonders are the Power of Ron’s charts to further entrap his deluded members.  It will be wonderful during the millennium when each of the 144000 will deliver sermons to multiple feast sites, because they will be spirit beings with spiritual powers.

Ron’s blood sugar must have fallen toward the end of the sermon, or maybe he was still suffering jet lag.  He had a number of senior moments, making a number of misstatements.  Luckily his son Jeremy has the skillz to edit MP3 files.  But maybe it wasn’t something like that, but rather a Freudian slip when Ron confused as to whether it was God or Satan making life miserable for PKG members.  I say it’s both, two-two-two-in-one with Ron’s god equaling Satan.

This post is being published 3 months (both prophetic 30-day months and Roman calendar months) to the very minute from the moment that Ron will be disappointed that he doesn’t escape federal jurisdiction.  (Thielogical Bob, your math is off, it’s still more than 65 days).  And the moment the sealed members of COG-PKG are disappointed that they don’t don white “remaint” (that’s Ron-speak for “rainment”) as they are converted to spirit beings, and the family members of those in “the sealing” are also disappointed that they won’t be seeing their loved ones.

Another Timeline Slip?

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

As reported last Friday, False Prophet Ronald Weinland’s talented legal defense team filed a motion in US Federal Court to continue his criminal trial currently scheduled to start on March 20 for 75 days.  Judge Reeves has scheduled a hearing on the motion for this Friday at 2 PM.  He may issue his ruling that same day, so I’ll be looking for an order from him on the matter to report on this weekend.  I have other plans for Friday evening, heeding Ronnie’s admonishment to “get a life” so I may not report on it immediately.

Feb 24 update:  The court has not published an order or opinion after today’s hearing.  Perhaps on Monday.  Or maybe Ron will discuss it in the sermon tomorrow, and pigs may fly.

Feb 25 update:  Pigs on the wing.  Ron did mention the court appearance at the beginning of the sermon, says the case is moved to June 4th.

Ron, Your Pants are on Fire (Again)

Sunday, February 19th, 2012

False Prophet Ronald Weinland managed to get around the confiscation of his passport to perform his weekly blather in Toronto.  People traveled from afar to overflow the hotel conference room including Terry Wrozek from Michigan and Mitch Williams from Massachusetts to give the prayers.

God has revealed that the last 140-day half-a-time is the 5 months of torment mentioned in Revelation.  And that 5 months of torment can be as few as just a few minutes anytime during this 5-month period.  How do we know this?  Because Ron told us and he is obviously God’s prophet.  How do we know that Ron is God’s prophet?  Because of all the detailed prophecies which have come to pass exactly when and how he prophesied they would.  And let’s not forget of all the dead CoG ministers including the 5 he said would die early on.  And then we have the hordes of people banging down the doors of PKG associate elders to become baptised.  And the other hordes, the Asiatics currently rampaging and destroying the Earth.

And we should not try to put our own definitions on Ron’s prophecies.  To take them at face value is against God’s purpose in revealing what Ron truly prophesied as God is revealing the true definition of Ron’s writings to him.  Awesome what God progressively reveals.

Ron repeated his “to the very hour” claims relative to Joe Tkach’s moment of becoming the man of sin, taking time to mock my posting of January 14th in which I pointed out that sundown in Jerusalem on December 17, 1994 was on 9:38 AM Atlanta time.   According to him, it was totally backward, ignorant, foolish of me to think that sundown on a particular day has any relevance.  Seems that God run things according to man’s 24-hour clock and as I’ve pointed out long ago, sundown on the eve of May 27th is 7:36 PM Jerusalem time which is 12:36PM Eastern Time when you adjust for the timezone different.  I wonder if God also adjusts things for man’s daylight savings time when making things happen “to the very hour”.   Just wondering, since May will be daylight savings time and December is standard time, so was the very hour at 12:36 PM on Dec 17, 1994 or at 11:36 AM (don’t forget that we set the clock forward one hour in the spring when going to daylight savings time).

At least we’ve established from this weekend’s sermon that “to the very hour” is determined by man’s clock, not the sun, and that we have to adjust for differences in time zones. Ron, thanks for making that clear. So let’s see if Ron will respond to my post of January 15th in which I pointed out — oh, let’s just point it out again.  Ron himself said in this weekend’s sermon that that they had to clear the hall on Dec 17, 1994 by 1:30 PM.  This statement was right after he repeated his claim that Joe Tkach died 40 weeks later to the very hour.  And I provided documentation (PDF download from Servants New website) of the hour and timezone that Joe Tkach died:

For those time-zone challenged people, Pacific time is 3 hours behind Eastern time.  So Joe Tkach died at 5:20 PM Eastern time, long after and certainly more than an hour after Joe Tkach was kicked out of the meeting hall.  And much more than two hours after the time that Ron has instructed Jesus Christ to return on the Saturday of this coming Memorial Day weekend.  This still holds no matter how daylight savings time is regarded by God.

Let’s get out the hot dogs and marshmellows.  Documented evidence: Ron’s pants are on fire.

A personal to PKG members.  In his sermon, Ron described evil spirits that mock and scorn God’s people.  The evil spirits are the ones who will try to suppress your thinking, responding to any questions about Ron’s silliness with instructions to pray and fast.  If you have any thoughts of that sort, feel free to express them in the comments area on this blog.  If you still have lingering fears about what your elder will do if he finds out you’ve posted here, then just be careful what personal details you give.  As far as your questions, they probably are shared by others you know who are reluctant to give them voice.

Weinland Blinks

Friday, February 17th, 2012

The Cincinnati Enquirer has broken a story updating the continuing saga of the criminal case against False Prophet Ronald Weinland.  In motions filed this week by Ronnie’s talented legal team, Weinland asks for 75 more days to prepare.  If counted from the date of the trial currently scheduled for March 20, 75 days would put the trial after Christ doesn’t return on Memorial Day weekend.  If counted from the February 16 filing date, the trial would start on May 1, a Tuesday.

From the motion, it appears that a plea agreement may be a possibility.  The tone of the motion is that the point of issue may be the amount of tax loss, which would follow from whether all the transactions in the government’s case would be classified as personal income or not.  A reduction in the amount of tax loss would result in less taxes due and possibly a reduced sentence.

The discovery provided to the defense is around 5200 pages of transactions involving a total of 24 bank accounts and 10500 transactions within 11 credit card accounts held by either Ronnie or the Church of God – PKG.  The motion includes this little gem: “For example, in 2008, the government characterized over $1.8 million of credit card transactions as legitimate church expenses.”  Most of that was probably Weinland spending his member’s life savings on Google advertising and printing up copies of his books.

Since the motion indicates that the government’s attorney does not object to an extension, I expect Judge Reeves will allocate more time when he gets around to considering the motion.

Blogfather

Monday, February 13th, 2012

I am pleased to have another topic for this special blog post.  Kirrily and her husband Tony added Corey Alexander to their family at 8:15 AM Brisbane time today, just under 9 pounds.  I think the timing of his arrival may have made a few false prophets among the commenters here on my blog who will nonetheless be happy about this news.

It was just about 3 years ago that Kirrily contacted me after reality did not match what she was hearing over the Internet from the Spokeman Witness.  She has shared her journey with us on my blogs as she navigated away from Ron’s fantasy land, going through ups and downs.  Also sharing her perspective for those considering making the same journey.  I expect that she will be too busy to participate much in the future, but this is a fantastically good reason.

So Kirrily, congratulations to you and Tony for your addition to your family.  I know that you will guide Corey to adulthood and this guidance will not be based on the fevered imagination of a spiritual con man.  Best wishes to you as you take on the new role of being a mum.  (That’s “mom” for those of us on the top side of the world.)

Inset Verses

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

False Prophet Ronald Weinland was in Denver this weekend with people in attendance from a number of surrounding states and as far away as Georgia.  This time he allowed the “local” elders Travis Luksich and brother-in-law-and-senior-elder Scott Cameron to give the prayers.  I say “local” since Travis is from New Mexico and Scott from Kansas, which is still “local” in the context of Weinland’s scattered church.

Ron read off his published upcoming itinerary which ends on March 17th in Cincinnati.  But said that Cincinnati was questionable.  Why would an appearance at his home city be questionable?  Well, the weekend of March 17th falls between the pre-trial conference and the start of his criminal trial for tax evasion.  This suggests that he’s considering entering a guilty plea in exchange for a lessor sentence prior to the pre-trial conference.  March 8th is the current deadline to submit motions relating to that to the judge.  Not knowing what the process is, but perhaps the pre-trial conference scheduled for March 12th would turn into a sentencing and Weinland would not be free to delude his followers in person.

Ron continued his sermon series lawyering his own book and the Bible.  He introduced the notion of “inset” verses.  Which means that some verses are an aside not following chronologically a verse that precedes.  So when reading:

Rev 9:1 And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.

the following verses don’t necessarily follow the fifth trumpet.  I don’t recall him mentioning inset phrases, because he says the falling star was Satan being cast down from heaven long ago.  Which means that God’s perfect book isn’t so much because it doesn’t say that John saw the “star which had fallen from heaven….”

According to Ron, we are in the five month period of torment.  He lawyered his own book, reading from page 126

Those of the scattered Church of God, who are tormented during this five-month period, will suffer greatly for their stubborn pride and continued defiance against God.

and focusing on the word “during”.  “During” could be as short as 5 minutes sometime, anytime during the 5-month period.

Ron said that the fifth trumpet has not sounded.  Nor, for that matter, have the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th trumpets and the first trumpet has blown spiritually with the literal physical destruction of 1/3 of vegetation yet to happen.  The 5-month period can happen before the fifth trumpet.  And we are not aware of what is going on, just as  we are not aware of the preparations of the 200-million-strong army of the Asiatic hordes now on-going during the year+month+day+hour period which has already begun.  Don’t forget about “inset” verses.

Since Ron is lawyering, let’s take another look at this sentence from page 125 of his book that he just glossed over:

At the same time all these events come together at the sounding of the Fifth Trumpet, there will be an initial period of time (five months) when much human suffering will continue as a result of the first four trumpets.

Ron explained that the “torment” might not be physical torment, but mental.   Sounds like my spiritual death and the deaths of other mockers on the inside resulting from his Two Witness curse issued in December of 2008 being mental.  Or the torment and looking for death could be shaken up with looking for and fearing death that might strike.   So Rev 9:6 “And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them. ” means the opposite of what it says.

Ron explained that the 7-day march around Jericho is a parable and a “type” which he gets to reuse as he sees fit, having previously equated one day of marching to a half-a-time but now is equated to a 20-day period within this last half-a-time. Or maybe would be 7 marches in the last 20-day period. Yet it would have been so simple for him to have read the Bible and equated the 7 marches the Israelites did around Jericho on the last day.  Just as his “running down the hill” bit that he equated with PKG members’ total resolve

We are now 1/4th of the way through the 7th and last of Weinland’s 140-day half-a-times.  Less than 15 weeks for the torment to become known, the preparation of the Asiatic hordes to become apparent, for the 1st trumpet to blow physically along with the following 5 trumpets.  And a criminal proceeding for tax evasion to fit in.  Less than 15 weeks for millions to be baptized into the Church of God PKG, but Ron now claims the last 6 trumpets could happen in the final week before Pentecost.   Should be interesting to see what lame excuses and twisting of the Bible and his own books Ron comes up with next, and how many PKG members continue to drink Ron’s Flavor Aid.  I’m planning to “see it through to the end”.

 

WWIII: THE STAGE IS BEING SET (unless it isn’t)

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Jocko left a comment as follows:

Here we go again. Extra work for Mike this weekend. Not only does he have to listen to tomorrow’s sermon and write a review he’ll also need to write a review of the new post on Ron’s personal website.

Interesting post Ron left this time around. After re-cementing the fact that COG-PKG holds fast to their belief that the date of May 27th is Christ’s return Ron goes on to say that “even if we were wrong the signs are all around that this world is rapidly changing for the worst, shifting quickly before our very eyes, and that very troublous times are right in front of us”.

Ron also refers his readers to two Youtube videos which I haven’t taken a look at yet. Perhaps I’ll watch them over the weekend if I have nothing better to do.

Okay Mike, go and get him. Looking forward to reading your reviews.

I will let my commentary be these verses from Matthew 24:

Mat 24:3  And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
Mat 24:4  And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
Mat 24:5  For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
Mat 24:6  And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
Mat 24:7  For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
Mat 24:8  All these are the beginning of sorrows.
Mat 24:9  Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.
Mat 24:10  And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
Mat 24:11  And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
Mat 24:12  And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
Mat 24:13  But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
Mat 24:14  And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
Mat 24:15  When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)
Mat 24:16  Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:
Mat 24:17  Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:
Mat 24:18  Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.
Mat 24:19  And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!
Mat 24:20  But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:
Mat 24:21  For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
Mat 24:22  And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.
Mat 24:23  Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.
Mat 24:24  For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
Mat 24:25  Behold, I have told you before.
Mat 24:26  Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.
Mat 24:27  For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
Mat 24:28  For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.
Mat 24:29  Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
Mat 24:30  And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

As usual False Prophet Ronald Weinland’s post is repeated below for your convenience and comments.

 

And I have this question: When reading Ron’s post, which of these signs from Matthew 24 are in evidence?

————-  Weinland’s Post  ———

Around the world the stage is being set for its collapse, which is almost upon us. Over three years ago, the process began that is leading this world into a complete global meltdown, ending in a final world war. In 2008, the world was shaken for a time at the prospect of a worldwide economic collapse.

But just as mankind has responded to God’s warnings for the past 6,000 years, this final age of man’s self-rule has proven to be the same. God has been ignored, and mankind has once again gone about seeking to remedy his own problems his own ways, but this time is man’s last time to respond to God in arrogance and pride. In this final time, God is allowing mankind to temporarily experience a false sense of hope and belief that he can solve his own problems and that life will once again “get back on track.” Not so this time!

The hype in the stock market and false confidence in the power of the U.S. dollar is the epitome of man’s pride. This period of pride is marked by a willing blindness of the truth. The signs of what is coming are being ignored. It is as Jesus Christ said at his first coming:

The Pharisees along with the Sadducees came seeking proof and asked of him [seeking proof that he was whom it was being claimed] that he would show them a sign from heaven. He answered and said to them, “When it is evening and the sky is red, you say that it will be fair weather. And in the morning it will be foul weather today when the sky is red and gloomy. Oh hypocrites, for you can discern the face of the sky, but you will not discern [refuse to discern or judge] the signs of the times” (Matthew 16:1-3).

Willing Ignorance and a Blind Eye:
Although we (Church of God – PKG) hold fast to the conviction that Jesus Christ is returning as King of kings on May 27th of this year, it is understood that others fully disbelieve that such is possible in only a short time. Even if we were wrong, the “signs” are all around that this world is changing rapidly for the worse, shifting quickly before our very eyes, and that very troublous times are right in front of us. Ignoring the “signs” will not make such trouble go away. The false euphoria of choosing to believe that life is improving will only be a temporary experience and will only produce a far greater traumatic crash at the end.

Such exaggerated wishful thinking will only lead to a more painful reality once a complete global implosion strikes. The United States has already gone the way of Great Britain after WWII, but it will not address such a truth. Yes, the final prophesied collapse is at the door. At one time it was years away, then months, and now only weeks away.

Great effort is being exerted to ignore reality and to instead trust in a false belief about the true economic condition of the United States. Such false hope is about to be dashed to pieces. The truth is so plain, but willing blindness and pride is so great that simplicity cannot be heard. There is a link to a video that fully reflects the foolishness of ignoring basic truth concerning the current economic system of the U.S., and the world is beginning to mock the inevitability of its outcome. The video entitled, “Debt Limit – A Guide to American Federal Debt Made Easy,” is well worth viewing.

( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Li0no7O9zmE&feature=player_embedded#! )

The dollar is rapidly going the way of ancient Rome, yet the denarius and aurous were at least made of silver and gold. The world reserve currency is shifting rapidly. China and Russia have begun to drop the dollar in bilateral trade. Even China (world’s second largest economy) and Japan (world’s third largest economy) have entered into agreements to bypass the dollar and engage in direct currency trade. China and Iran have now agreed to bypass the dollar and barter in oil. India and Japan have agreed to begin swapping in their own currencies. It is reported that Iran and Russia are replacing the dollar with the rial and ruble in trade.  Then last week, it was reported that Iran and India have agreed to settle their annual oil trade in rupees.

It was stated rather poignantly by one American financial reporting agency about these trends: “But yes… the dollar still is the reserve currency… if only in which to make calculations of how many imaginary money one pays in exchange for imaginary ‘developed world’ collateral.”

The petrodollar bears its name for great reason and today its continued power and existence is being threatened on the world scene. Is it possibly true that some would like to see an escalation in tension with Iran that would actually trigger a war? It is this region of the world that prophecies concerning the king of the south and the king of the north become instrumental in bringing the world together in a third world war. That war is now very near! And who are the great players on the board that bring this to a final conflict? Who should you be watching? As she sleeps, the U.S. is about to lose its place as a major player, and Europe, Iran, China, Russia, and Israel will step in as the major players.

Europe Is Rising:
The European Union is being pushed to the edge, and as a result, it is about to make a great shift in its direction and emerge in a new form. The 7th revival of the Holy Roman Empire is about to come on the world scene. After it has come together for a time, it will not be long before the Fifth Trumpet of Revelation sounds and great devastation follows.

For over sixty years, God’s Church has been warning the world about this final power that will come upon the world in the form of ten unified nations in Europe. The stage is being set and it is getting close to the time for the curtain to be raised. Just today, a headline from the EU Observer (EUobserver.com) reads: “Nine EU countries form splinter group on financial tax.” It states, “A group of nine euro-countries led by France and Germany on Tuesday asked the Danish EU presidency to fast-track plans for a financial transactions tax – a move indicating they will forge ahead on their own in the absence of an EU-wide consensus.”

The final ten that emerge may be somewhat different and include other countries, or it may include these same nine countries. If it is these nine, there will already be ten, as the Vatican is considered a country, and it is most definitely part of this final resurrection of the Holy Roman Empire. How close do you think it might be? How quickly can it come on the world scene? This may be it!

Some Europeans and especially Germans do not respond well when pushed to the brink. Those who have the greatest stake in the euro are rapidly pushing for big change in order to survive. Their troubles are spiraling out of control as reports continue to flood in concerning the dire conditions that only mount with intensity.

Spain’s finance minister admitted last week that their unemployment rate has now jumped to 24 percent. Another report today states that the German debt-collecting group, Creditreform, has noted that 175,000 businesses went bust in western Europe last year, threatening 1.5 million jobs. The number is up 7% on 2010, but individual countries, such as Greece (27%), Spain (19%), Italy (17%) and Portugal (17%), saw a steeper increase due to the crisis.

Blatant Stupidity to Dismiss Islamic Beliefs:
There is no other word to better describe the West’s attitude toward Iran than that of “stupidity.” To ignore or minimize the determination, belief, and capability of Iranian leaders, both governmental and religious, is one of the greatest acts of foolishness that any world leader can make. The motivation of Iranian leaders is far different from most who have ruled throughout the Islamic countries of the Middle East. Leaders like Hosni Mubarak or current military leaders of Egypt, Saddam Hussein or Nuri al-Maliki of Iraq, Bashar al-Assad of Syria, King Abdullah II of Jordan, the former Muammar Gaddafi of Libya, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, Recep Erdogan of Turkey, and the many others that we could name, all have or have had vastly different motivations in leadership from that of Iran’s.

The primary motivation and zealous focus of Iranian leaders is squarely based upon their fervent Islamic Shiite belief in the coming of the prophesied 12th Imam Mahdi who will usher in Armageddon. Their belief is that the destruction of Israel will trigger “the coming” of the last Islamic Messiah. They believe that they are the ones who will fulfill Allah’s will to aid and help in the fulfillment of these end-time events.

Rather than explaining about continuing escalation of tensions in this region and the depth of their religious convictions that fuel these tensions, I am going to recommend another video that helps to explain their beliefs from their own perspective. This will help readers to better grasp the true seriousness behind the rhetoric of these leaders and why such rhetoric should not be dismissed so flippantly as so many are doing.

( http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=WwiadYT-N9k#! )

The signs are everywhere, but few are willing to discern them.

—-  end of Weinland’s post ——

I think a few may be willing to discern Weinland’s signs and discuss them below.  And if you have trouble, go back and read Matthew 25 verses 5, 23, and 24.