Virginia's Governor Northam's Proposed Gun-Confiscation Squad
An assault on the Constitution is often described as a visual of someone burning the document or ripping it up. The actual constitutional document looks like it survived several attacks. I saw it on a trip to Washington, DC, and you can barely read it.
The four-page Constitution was initially given very little care. After it was approved by the Continental Congress in 1787, it was kept for a few years by the secretary of the Constitutional Convention, Roger Alden. It passed briefly into the hands of Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson, after which it was shuttled from unremarkable storage building to unremarkable storage building for years.
It is very ironic that, today, the founding documents of America - the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, and the Bill of Rights - are on display in their own specially designed building. They are behind a few inches of bulletproof glass and in an environment of non-reactive argon gas. The documents are even examined by a $3.3 million monitoring system, designed by scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab, so that signs of damage can be detected long before they could be by the human eye. If World War III should break out, the Constitution can be lowered 22 feet into a bunker that could survive a nuclear attack.
It doesn't require physical damage to harm the Constitution. New rules can be added by amendment. If any movement can get two thirds of both Houses and ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the States, we could allow for a monkey to run for Congress.
There are other ways to amend the Constitution by bypassing the ballot box. By slowly changing the meaning of the Constitution, a new meaning of the founding fathers' words can take place. In 1987, Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall delivered a lecture, "The Constitution: A Living Document," in which he argued that the Constitution must be interpreted in light of the moral, political, and cultural climate of the age of interpretation.
Marshall's word might as well have come right out of the pit of hell. Liberals are using this flexible reading of the Constitution to go after our right to bear arms under the Second Amendment. The general thinking is that guns have become too dangerous, so the government needs to confiscate them.
I found it remarkable what former Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke said when asked about his stance on gun control. At least two times, O'Rourke was asked whether he would support the confiscation of guns he calls weapons of war. He said yes. I sat dumbfound over how he was allowed to declare without any constitutional authority, "We're going to take your AR-15, your AK-47."
In the state of Virginia, there is an effort to ban all "assault firearms" and any magazine designed to hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition. Governor Northam has a plan to fund a gun confiscation squad. The Governor has requested $4 million and 18 law-enforcement positions to enforce his gun ban - a request that could be the preparatory steps for confiscating the guns, which would be banned by SB 16.
Moreover, the Governor is requesting another $3.5 million to enforce gun control that has NOT been passed by the legislature and is NOT even current law in Virginia: universal background checks, one gun a month limitations, so-called "red flag" gun confiscation orders, and more.
Over 100 cities and counties have declared "sanctuary" pledges to uphold the Second Amendment rights of the people, but the state hasn't backed down. This led to an opinion from the Democrat Virginia Attorney General proclaiming the sanctuary movement a big legal nothing. When liberals declare sanctuary status for cities over illegal immigration, it's a valid act; when conservatives try the same tactic, it means nothing.
Jesus gave us wise advice on personal security. The Lord said the one who handles the moneybag should have a sword for protection. The day will come when there is no danger of violence, but because we still live in a sinful world, a weapon can be a useful tool in some situations.
"He said to them, 'But now let the one who has a moneybag take it, and likewise a knapsack. And let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one" (Luke 22:36, ESV).
"He shall judge between the nations, and shall decide disputes for many peoples; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore" (Isaiah 2:4, ESV).
Prophetic Preparation Progressing
When peering into the New Year 2020, prophecy watchers can easily see developments on the major fronts, the things that include the Apostle Paul's "perilous times" characteristics pervading the entirety of humanity. America, it's not hard to determine, is at the forefront of those characteristics coming into view.
Geopolitically, the prophetic progression is even more observable. Matters in the Middle East, with Israel's primary enemies stirring trouble, are heating up. The Gog-Magog coalition, as we have looked at a number of times, is all but on the march. Russia, Iran (Persia), and Turkey (Togarmah) lead the way in forming that force that will constitute that fatal Ezekiel 38-39 prophetic assault.
The apostate church and the "whore of Babylon" amalgamation are marching throughout the daily, even minute-by-minute news-feeds. The current pope issues statements and declarations of Vatican officialdom almost weekly that sound patently ungodly, even anti-Christ.
Anti-Semitism is growing exponentially, not in the Middle East where it traditionally incubates, but in the cities of America.
Synagogues are invaded and people are murdered. Jewish people walking the sidewalks are attacked and stabbed or beaten for reasons no one can explain. Zechariah 12:1-3 is coming to life as an end-times prophecy before our eyes days and night.
Those are the majors, but the subtle, less easily recognizable developments are progressing geometrically as well.
I will mention but two of these indicators of where this generation stands on God's prophetic timeline.
The first is what I view as preparation for the "hooks in the jaws" referenced by the prophet Ezekiel those millennia ago.
And say, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal: And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords. (Ezekiel 38:3-4)
I believe that with the Donald J. Trump presidency has come a dynamic putting-in-place for fulfillment of this prophecy.
America was on track to become more and more dependent on foreign oil-particularly Middle Eastern oil. The previous administration had made oil production and pipeline routing very difficult to develop. The globalist elites' aim, to my way of thinking, was to successfully bring the US into the configuration for manipulating and controlling this nation's wealth, largely through these maneuverings.
America, as no other nation, runs on fossil fuels. The globalist controllers, in my analysis, were, in effect, in the process of greatly diminishing the American economic hegemony in this way.
The American voter-influenced by God, I have no doubt-completely disrupted those globalist powers' blueprint plans. Therefore, we have witnessed an insane rage, led by Lucifer himself.
Middle Eastern enemies of Israel were thrown off their collective evil scheme also. Mr. Trump, through deregulating the oil-production industry to a great extent, has brought our nation, in three short years, to almost full oil and natural gas independence.
This he has done through freeing, for example, the oil fracking industry in order to get at hard-to-reach oil reserves. This has further enraged the ecological climate-change fanatics.
The results are that the major players within the Gog-Magog coalition have seen their economies dwindle to dangerously low levels. Dangerous because their populations are suffering in many ways because of those regimes' political ideologies and suppression. They can no longer sell their oil because of not having their near monopolies or at least superior quantities of the liquid black gold.
The US is now on the brink of becoming the world's largest exporter of oil, and things look to get even better in that regard.
Russia's Vladimir Putin and Iran's ayatollahs, as well as Turkey's tyrannical leader, are hurting as their nations' populations are demanding rescue from their dictator-imposed plight.
This demand, I believe, might well be the "hooks in the jaws" of the Gog-Magog prophecy.
These prophesied peoples are gathered north of Israel and are looking, greedily to their south for "great spoil."
Meantime, Israel, as well as the United States, is picking up the slack in petroleum production and distribution that the Gog-Magog coalition is losing. The following excerpt shows, in part, that this is happening.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz traveled to Athens, Greece, on Thursday, where they are to sign a three-way gas agreement with Cyprus and Greece that sets the stage for the exportation of natural gas to Europe...
Before leaving for Athens, Netanyahu announced, "We are headed to a very important summit with the president of Cyprus and the newly-elected Greek prime minister."
The prime minister added that "we have established an alliance in the Middle East of tremendous importance for the future of Israel's energy and turning it into an energy superpower."
The Athens summit occurs in the context of recent strategic talks between Israel, Cyprus and Greece, and the launch of Israel's offshore Leviathan gas field on Tuesday, the largest energy project in Israel's history. It is expected to yield 22 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, paving the way for multibillion-dollar gas-export deals with Egypt and Jordan. ("Israel, Cyprus and Greece Are Signing an Agreement to Build a Pipeline That Will Bring Israeli Gas Across the Mediterranean Sea to Europe," "Breaking Israel News," Rapture Ready News, January 4, 2020)
Another signal of prophetic progression is development in the arena of preparing for the "mark" of Revelation 13.
And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. (Revelation 13:16-17)
A famous billionaire seems to be at the forefront of fulfillment of the prophecy. The following explains.
For years we've been watching as Microsoft founder Bill Gates, now retired from the company he founded, use his billions to give "free vaccinations" to people in third world countries. Now Bill has become a founding partner in another company, this one is called the ID2020 Alliance, and its goal is to give every human being on Earth a digital id. How do they plan on accomplishing this feat? By combining mandatory vaccinations with implantable microchips.
This hybrid of vaccinations and implantable microchips is already happening. ("The ID2020 Alliance Is Setting the Course of Digital ID Through a Multi-Stakeholder Partnership, Ensuring Digital ID Is Responsibly Implemented and Widely Accessible")
Another news item expands on movement toward use of global identification technology:
The ID2020 Alliance is a digital identity program that uses vaccination to insert tiny microchips into people's bodies as part of a "digital identity program," which has already been rolled out for use on the homeless...
Big Pharma is officially partnering with the tech industry to pair "immunization" with digital biometrics, meaning humans will soon be micro chipped, tracked, and ultimately controlled through a global identification matrix. ("ID2020 and Partners Launch Program to Provide Digital ID with Vaccines")
The new year indeed looks to be one of preparing for profound prophetic progression.