Hawaii’s Warning Has Lesson For US

A false missile alert sent Hawaiians scrambling for 38 minutes - What can we learn from it?

Missile Alert

Missile Alert

Thousands of Hawaiians panicked…Children climbed into manholes. Cars raced through streets. Stores closed their doors to people desperately seeking shelter.
“Coming events cast their shadow ahead to warn us. Stephen Hawking has given dire warnings for the distant future, but there’s no guarantee things will last that long for planet earth.

Still the #1 best-seller, the Bible has a warning for us. Revelation, the book of the Apocalypse forecasts a time when “every island fled away” (end of 16th chapter).

That could be 7 years away if end-times begin this spring with trouble in Jerusalem as forecast in Zechariah 14– “all nations gathered against Jerusalem to battle”.

With President Trump recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and 125+ nations opposing him in the UN, it could be trouble. Funding has been cut to Palestinians; things could unravel this spring as an omen of end-times when trouble will be widespread.

One of the problems is the way we are conditioned to think how things are, but like the above note on Hawaii, things were not the same. Children crawed into manholes and cars raced through the streets.

In Christ’s forecast of Matthew 24, “as the days of Noah” suggests a huge event with destruction and the next mini-parable says, “Then shall two be in the field—one taken and the other left”.

This is more easily understood as martial law when dissidents to a New World Order are rounded up for FEMA camps.

Those camps were approved by President Reagan (REX 84) for illegal immigrants, but in the past 33 years, we find that the CIA (sometimes called Catholics In Action) is now more concerned about fundamental Bible believers.
Regardless of what we may think, heeding Christ’s words spared the Christians in 70 AD. He said to flee, “When you see the abomination…standing where it ought not.” Mark 13.

The early believers understood his warning about Rome, and they fled when Cestius came in 66 AD, sparing them the siege.

In a modern application of his words (since he was talking about end-times) the pope was “standing where he ought not” in US Congress, because our Constitution calls for no respect of a religious establishment, but the pope was contending for Sunday closure of business to save greenhouse gases and ‘family values’ so we could all be blessed by the Eucharist (Laudato Si’, par 237).

The Bible pictures the papacy as the harlot riding the beast (government) of New World Order with half a dozen clues that can only point to Rome (city of seven hills in verse 9 of Revelation 17).

The overlooked point is that a major event bringing calamity and martial law will mean a restriction of freedom when the passage from place to place or moving to the country may not be so easy.

A year early is better than a day late and from this author’s view, Trouble could begin this spring. “When you see Jerusalem compassed with armies” (Luke 21) it will be time to move, and as Abe Lincoln said, “I will study and get ready,..”

Dr. Richard Ruhling is author of The Destruction of Jerusalem—a Sign for US of Good News Amid Impending Calamity. It offers insight to impending events from a biblical view. It’s available on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06X3W68DX and a short video offers a summary below.

Practical Support For Businesses Affected By Carillion Liquidation

HMRC outlines support for affected businesses

HM Revenue & Customs

HM Revenue & Customs

The government understands that many businesses that were contracted to Carillion will be concerned about their ability to pay their tax. As part of its ongoing commitment to delivering support for businesses, HMRC will provide practical advice and guidance to those affected through its Business Payment Support Service (BPSS).

The BPSS connects businesses with HMRC staff who can offer practical help and advice on a wide range of tax problems, providing a fast and sympathetic route to agreeing the best way forward and addressing immediate concerns with practical solutions.

The BPSS can:

  • agree instalment arrangements if you’re unable to pay your tax on time following the Carillion collapse
  • suspend any debt collection proceedings
  • review penalties for missing statutory deadlines
  • reduce any payments on account
  • agree to defer payments due to short-term cash flow difficulties

HMRC can also provide workers and their families with cash support through the tax credits system – details are on our website. Most importantly, if you’re worried about paying your tax, please talk to us because we’re here to help.

Further Information
  1. Our dedicated BPSS is available to any business struggling to make their tax payments as a result of economic conditions
  2. The service is open 7 days a week between 8am and 8pm on weekdays, closing at 4pm on Saturday and Sunday: 0300 200 3835
  3. For more information on the support available, please see the BPSSwebpages
  4. Follow HMRC’s press office on Twitter @HMRCpressoffice
  5. See HMRC’s Flickr channel

Environment Agency Issues Permit To Southern Water For Bewl Reservoir

Permission granted to top up reservoir from River Medway after prolonged dry period

Bewl Water is the largest reservoir in the south east of England

Bewl Water is the largest reservoir in the south east of England

The Environment Agency has issued a temporary winter drought permit to Southern Water Services Limited, to help refill Bewl Water reservoir in East Sussex.

The water company made an application on 5 January stating it needed to take more water from the River Medway to help refill Bewl Water, which was only 42% full at the start of the year.

Despite a wet December, the autumn was very dry. There was also lower-than-average rainfall across south east England during the previous winter. This prolonged dry period across the region has left many groundwater supplies and some reservoirs lower than normal for the time of year.

Bewl Water is the largest reservoir in the south east of England and can hold 31,000 million litres of water. It is an important source for Southern Water, which manages the supply of water to over 2.5 million customers across south and south east England. Southern Water already routinely takes water from the River Medway to fill the reservoir. The change to the permit will allow the company to abstract additional water until the end of March.

The change will mean Southern Water can take water when river levels are lower than the previous limit. The water company has requested the change as part of its plan to secure public water supplies for the upcoming summer.

In determining the drought permit application, the Environment Agency has taken into account the very low rainfall, the impact this has had on water supplies, as well as considering the response to the recent public consultation.

Julie Foley, Environment Agency Area Director, said:

Although it has been wet over the past few weeks, overall this winter across south east England there has been lower-than-average amounts of rain. Consequently, we now need above average rainfall for the remainder of the winter to replenish our water resources.

The Environment Agency has to balance the water needs of people, businesses and wildlife so we have carefully considered Southern Water’s application. We have decided to grant this temporary change to the existing licence, helping the company to refill the reservoir at a time of year when there will be less impact on the environment. We will carefully monitor any effects and take action if needed to ensure the environment is protected.

We encourage people to follow advice from their water company about saving water. Using water efficiently will help ensure we have enough water for people, businesses and the environment.

All media enquiries: 0800 141 2743. Or email southeastpressoffice1@environment-agency.gov.uk.

Follow us on Twitter at EnvAgencySE

Interested Parties Invited To Provide Information On Protests Outside Abortion Clinics

The Home Office is seeking views from interested parties about alleged harassment and intimidating behaviour near abortion clinics in England and Wales

Home Office

Home Office

It is the latest step in the review, announced by Home Secretary Amber Rudd in November 2017, following reports that women have experienced intimidation from protesters when visiting family planning clinics to seek information, advice and services from medical professionals.

To understand the scale and nature of these protests, the Home Office is seeking evidence from policing partners, healthcare providers and local authorities as well as inviting contributions from groups protesting outside abortion clinics and people who have sought medical assistance or advice.

Home Secretary Amber Rudd said:

An abortion is an incredibly personal decision for anyone to take, and so it is completely unacceptable for women to face harassment or intimidation for exercising their legal right to healthcare advice and treatment.

While everyone has a right to peaceful protest, this review is about ensuring the police, healthcare providers and local authorities have the right powers to protect women making these tough decisions.

The review is assessing if more needs to be done to protect those seeking medical assistance and covers:

  • the scale, frequency and nature of protests and the powers police have to manage them
  • the laws to protect people from harassment and intimidation
  • the public’s right to peaceful protest and exercise of freedom of speech, within the law
  • international comparisons given that similar protests have taken place in Australia, France, Canada and the United States

Work has already progressed to evaluate measures in place in other countries, such as buffer zones around clinics, with policing and healthcare partners providing further evidence for consideration.

The review is considering protests only, and will not consider any aspects of the Abortion Act 1967 which makes abortion legal in the United Kingdom.

All members of the public or organisations, who have experience of protest activity outside abortion clinics, are invited to contribute evidence to the review. You can complete the questionnaire online, or alternatively evidence can be provided directly to ACPReview@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk.

All contributions must be received by 19 February 2018.

Catholics March For Life, For Pope & Roe v Wade

It's the 45th anniversary of Roe v Wade and the pope is offering 'plenary indulgences' to church members who participate in the March for Life in Washington

Pope Peter

Pope Peter

So what’s a plenary indulgence offered by the pope? Googling ‘plenary,’ it means complete or absolute, and indulgence is “remission before God of the temporal punishment due to sins of a person.” Catholic Catechism.

If Martin Luther were here, he would again cry “Foul!” Indulgences sparked the Protestant Reformation 500 years ago.

It looks like the Lutherans who held joint communion last fall rushed the verdict on unity.

The pope seems to have a misunderstanding of salvation. Christ’s death for our sins pays the penalty, but forgiveness is only for those who feel the pain they caused Him and ask Him to forgive them in seeking repentance.

Repentance is translated from the Greek word, metanoia, which means to have a change of mind. It’s really a gift of the Holy Spirit that makes intercession in a person who accepts Christ’s death for their sins and in gratitude, wants to live a life of victory without sin which caused His death.

Millions of Christians have had victory in their lives by confessing their sins and in agreeing with God that their sins (not the Jews or the Romans) killed Christ, and they in heart turn from whatever it is to walk in repentance.

Going to a priest and paying money for it does not bring repentance and millions of people come back repeatedly to the priest to pay again—great income for the church, but the promise of salvation is so shallow that we can see it doesn’t work as testified by the millions the church pays in lawsuits for pedophilia by priests who have no victory either.

For readers wanting more information on how to live a successful Christian life, an online non-denominational book translated into 125+ languages offers much insight, http://pdf.amazingdiscoveries.org/eBooks/EGWhite/StepsToChrist.pdf.

God can forgive any sin, but He will not excuse it or say, See you next week or next month as people see the doctor.

That system is also corrupt for failing to show the cause of most suffering is related, in most cases, to what we put in our mouths. It’s a system that offers symptomatic relief without need to repent or change—also a damnable situation that often ends in early death. Http://LeadingCauseOfDeathPrescriptionDrugs.com.

Since Catholics have a majority on the Supreme Court, why not just turn the clock back on Roe v Wade? It should be easier to give a few indulgences to the justices that voted to redefine marriage in 2015.

Or is this like politics—say one thing and do another? Can people do their own thing and then pay the church for forgiveness and salvation? God punished Egypt for killing babies; do we expect Him to shrug off 60 million abortions?

Can God Bless America? Blessings often come in disguise, and when judgment comes, it will not seem good, but it is necessary for us to get the message.

Dr. Richard Ruhling is author of God Bless America? And it’s available on Amazon at
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075896HPD and a short video summary is below.

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