There are a series of scenes (pictured below) in the movie Titanic starring Leonardo DeCaprio which I feel well describes the state of world affairs at this present time. After hitting the iceberg the ship lists for some time in the water. After the bilges fill the ship begins to sink bow first. After a short time the hull breaks in half sending the bow to the bottom of the ocean and the stern skyward. For what appears to be the longest time, the stern of the Titanic stands upright and motionless like a toy soldier. Then inevitably she begins to sink into the dark, icy depths.
This is the picture I have in mind when I consider the present state of world affairs. Humanity, as it were, long ago hit the iceberg, water has long been filling the bilges and the human ship is on a terminal list - all the while the band plays. Now the hull is broken in half and we are at that final hour, on the stern of the wreckage at that final moment before the final descent. The church is, for all intents and purposes, utterly apostate - save the remnant who are few in number. The world and they who belong to it follow blindly after the beast. Professing believers are constructing Antichrist's kingdom. The long prophesied One World Government and One World Religion is at our doorstep - at our very doorstep.
Next month a 'Climate Change' Conference will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark drawing 'leaders' from all around the world. The conference, held under the ruse of concern for the climate, will in fact set about to chain nations to legally binding treaties including the surrender of sovereignty, in order to establish a one world government. These leaders, some knowingly, some ignorantly will commit high treason against their own nations by signing up to this treaty including our own utterly inept PM Kevin 'the dud' Rudd, and according to politician and former Science adviser to former British PM Margaret Thatcher, Lord Christopher Monckton - outspoken opponent of the climate change con - so too will what many commentators allege to be the illegitimate President of the United States of America Barak Hussein Obama. 1
In an address to the Minnesota Free Trade Institute in the United States recently, Lord Monckton again exposed the junk science, the unconscionable lies and the categorically evil players lurking like cockroaches behind the whole climate change fiasco, and spelled out succinctly the globalist agenda of the Copenhagen Climate Change conference.
We strongly encourage readers of this Report to view the whole video below for a more concise understanding of the issue and the implications involved. Please be advised that the video is quite lengthy but well worth viewing.
But evil men and seducers will go forward to worse, deceiving and being deceived. (2 Timothy 3:13)
Hal Lindsey Report 23/10/09 Climate Treaty
Good evening, and welcome to this week's edition of the Hal Lindsey Report.
Well, tonight we are going to examine some up-coming conferences that could have far reaching implications to our lives, especially here in the United States, and I believe we really need to be in prayer about just what happens.
This week Britain hosted a meeting of the Major Economies Forum in London. These are the 17 countries accused by the United Nations of being the biggest producers of "greenhouse" gases. They held confidential discussions on issues related to the up-coming United Nations climate change conference which is in Copenhagen in early December.
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown told the group that the Copenhagen conference is crucial to the world's future. In a speech, he told the assembled polluters, "In every era there are one or two moments when nations come together and reach agreements that make history because they change the course of history, and Copenhagen must be such a time. There are now fewer than 50 days to set the course for the next few decades."
The prime minister reviewed what he called the observable effects of climate change, including floods, heat waves, drought, and lower agricultural yields. He urged the countries to cooperate to lower carbon emissions. Brown said the situation is dire and cooperation between nations is crucial. He also noted that this is a profound moment in history. He said that there are two paths from which to choose, business as usual which is not sustainable or a low carbon high cooperation future: "We cannot afford to fail. If we fail now, we will pay a heavy price. If we act now, if we act together, if we act with vision and resolve, success at Copenhagen is still within our reach, but if we falter the earth will itself be at risk and, for the planet, there is no Plan B."
The up-coming UN conference will host representatives from 170 countries to discuss ways to reduce carbon emissions that, the United Nations says, is destroying the earth's climate. The meeting in Copenhagen will be the 15th conference of parties in the framework convention on climate change. The last was held in December 2007 in Bali.
The UN asked GreenPeace to help draft the Copenhagen Climate Treaty. [Talk about letting an alcoholic guard after the wine cellar - ed]UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hopes to walk away from the 11 day conference with a legally binding international agreement. The Climate Treaty, which currently consists of about 160 pages, contains some provisions that will have a direct and immediate impact on America. If ratified by the Senate, the treaty will require developed countries (the United States) to provide 'support' to developing countries. That essentially means the USA will be responsible for paying for the treaty. Buried on page 122, item 17, paragraphs (a) and (b) read as follows:
"Developed countries shall compensate for damage to the LDC's (or Limited Development Countries') economy and also compensate for lost opportunities, resources, lives, land and dignity as many will become environmental refugees; and Africa: in the context of environmental justice, should be equitably compensated for environmental, social and economic losses arising from implementation of response measures."
At this point, it seems appropriate to ask "Is this treaty about climate change, or is it about imposing a new world order?"
Let's take a closer look at the "truth" about climate change, then we will look at the truth about the purpose of Copenhagen.
In the 70's, both Time Magazine (1974: Another Ice Age?) and Newsweek (1975: The Cooling World) ran cover stories predicting the approach of a new ice age. Both articles based their projections on data that showed that the climate had been slowly cooling since 1945. However, in 1977, the trend began to reverse itself. Global average temperatures began to increase slightly.
In the mid-1980's, the British government was trying to overcome opposition to nuclear power in Britain. To help sway public opinion, the government began offering grants to scientists. It commissioned them to find a link between fossil fuels and global warming. Now scientific organizations exist on government grants. Successful scientific organizations tend to discover what they are being paid to find! Energy White Paper's like 2003's "Our Energy Future: Creating a Low Carbon Economy" finally beat back the opposition to nuclear power.
On the other side of the Pond, Al Gore began using the same tactics to push for a global authority to regulate global warming. Following the success of his 1992 book, "Earth in the Balance", Al Gore became America's best-known proponent of the dangers of man-made global warming. As vice-president, in 1997 he represented the United States in negotiating the Kyoto Protocol, which he signed on November 12th 1998. The United States Senate effectively rejected the terms of the Kyoto treaty by a vote of 95 to 0, but he signed it anyway, for symbolic effect I suppose. Mr Gore's signature was meaningless since the Constitution requires the Senate to ratify any international treaty, but that was 11 years ago. A lot has changed over the past 11 years. In a normal world, applying normal logic, the changes over the past 11 years seem to justify the Senate's refusal but, to this generation, there are as many definitions for normal as there are for logic.
Recently, the British Broadcasting Corporation, better known as the BBC, was forced to admit that for the past 11 years the global mean temperature has been steadily spiralling downward. On October 9th, BBC climate correspondent Paul Hudson published a story under the title "Whatever Happened to Global Warming?". The report began with this startling admission: "But it is true. For the last 11 years we have not observed any increase in global temperatures. And our climate models did not forecast it, even though man-made carbon dioxide, the gas thought to be responsible for warming our planet, has continued to rise."
One of the reasons for the declining temperatures is confirmed by the research of Professor Don Easterbrook of Western Washington University. He proved that the oceans are responsible for regulating the global thermostat. He says the oceans have a cycle in which they warm, then cool. The most important is the Pacific Decadal Oscillation. His research shows that, for much of the 1980's and 1990's, it was in a positive cycle. That resulted in increasing global temperatures. During a negative cycle, the global temperature falls. According to Professor Easterbrook, these cycles last between 20 and 30 years. He noted that it began to warm around 1910. This cycle lasted until about 1945 when it started to cool. It began to warm again around 1977; that cycle lasted only until 1998. Since then, the average planetary temperature has begun to show a significant decrease.
Anybody older than 20 years has already witnessed the end of one cycle and the beginning of another. "Baby Boomers" recall cold winters when they were kids. Those of us raised during the Depression recall warmer winters and hotter summers as children.
The current cooling trend is also driven by an unusually docile sun. The role that solar activity plays in global warming can be seen by examining British temperature records from 1645 to 1710. They show a marked decrease over the period. At the same time, astronomers noticed a marked decrease in solar activity. That period is now known to history as the Maunder Minimum. During this time, the sun was more dormant for longer than at any time in recorded history. It is worth noting that between 1710 and 1745 the global temperature spiked by an astonishing 4 degrees celsius. This was before the Industrial Revolution and the introduction of man-made "greenhouse" gases into the environment.
For most of the 1990's, sunspots and solar eruptions set records that had been standing since those records have been kept. By the late 1990's, solar activity became so unusually high as to damage and even knock out communications satellites. Solar radiation was responsible for satelite damage and communications blackouts in 2000, 2001, and mid-2005 before sunspot activity began to subside.
Since early 2008, the sun has been practically dormant but in August 2008 there were no sunspots at all. Since then, solar activity has been almost non-existent. For many parts of the globe, including the North Eastern United States, 2009 will be remembered as a year without summer. Parts of the US Mid-West have already seen major snowfalls. Last week, two Nor' Easters dumped 7 inches of snow in parts of Pennsylvania, shattering records for early snowfall that have stood for centuries.
There is a term psychiatrists use to describe that sense of discomfort which comes from trying to hold two opposing views at the same time. It is called Cognitive Dissonance. That is the feeling that comes from arguing that global warming causes global cooling, which is now the current explanation! It is bundled as part of something now called "Climate Change". You know, before Al Gore, it used to just be called weather.
On October 14th, a member of the British House of Lords, Christopher Monckton, gave a speech to the Minnesota Free Market Institute in St Paul, Minnesota. His subject was climate change and the up-coming climate change conference in Copenhagen. Lord Monckton is a British politician, writer and expert on man-made global warming. He is currently Chief Policy Advisor for the Science and Public Policy Institute. In the 1980's. he was science advisor to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
Monckton has challenged Al Gore, or any global warming proponent, to debate the subject. So far, Mr Gore has refused to accept the challenge. He probably knows that Lord Monckton has many truths the former vice-president might find inconvenient!
Monckton observed that new studies say the warming to be expected from the doubling of carbon dioxide between now and 150 years from now is going to be one sixth of previous UN climate panel estimates. He says the global warming scare is having catastrophic effects as it is leading to the creation of public policy that ultimately harms people.
For instance, the Green Movement's insistence on the need for bio-fuels has already pre-empted so much agricultural land that even the UN has admitted that it caused the doubling of staple cereal prices in one year and, for the world's poorest people, that puts the cost of even the cheapest food out of reach. As a result, millions are starving while we use our farm land for fuel, not food. Indeed, Lord Monckton predicts that global warming scare tactics are about to scare the United States into joining a global government. Uh! Oh! That is what he insists is at stake in Copenhagen. Lord Monckton closed his remarks with the following warning:
"At Copenhagen, this December, weeks away, a treaty will be signed, your president will sign it, most of the third world countries will sign it because they think they are going to get money out of it, most of the left-wing regimes around the world like the European Union will rubber-stamp it. Virtually nobody won't sign it. I have read that treaty, and what it says is this: that a world government is going to be created. The word 'government' actually appears as the first of three purposes of the new entity. The second purpose is the transfer of wealth from the countries of the West to third world countries in satisfaction of what is called, coyly, the climate debt, because we have been burning CO2 and they haven't and we have been screwing up the climate. We haven't been screwing up the climate but that is the line. And the third purpose of this new entity, this government, is enforcement.
And the trouble is this; if that treaty is signed, your Constitution says that it takes precedence over your Constitution, and you can't resile from that treaty unless you get the agreement of all the other states participant and because you will be the biggest paying country they are not going to let you out.
So, thank you America, you were the beacon of freedom to the world. It is a privilege merely to stand on this soil of freedom, while it is still free. But, in the next few weeks, unless you stop it, your president will sign your freedom, your democracy and your prosperity away for ever, and neither you, nor any subsequent government you may elect, will have any power whatsoever to take it back again. They are going to do this to you whether you like it or no."
Some observers doubt whether President Barack Obama has the political capital at home to convince the Senate to ratify the treaty. I hope that is true, but the point is: the leadership of our nation seems to be desperate for any and every opportunity to place the United States under the control of global authority. It has even been reported that we secretly agreed to allow the G-20 to dictate how we handle our economy at the recent summit in Pittsburgh.
We have to understand that much of the world hates America. Because of our God-given prosperity, probably every nation in the world has benefited from our generosity at one time or another. The Bible warns that the borrower becomes slave to the lender (Proverbs 22: 7). That means that most nations that have borrowed from us, received gifts from us or based their economic existence on our patronage resents the fact that they now feel themselves somehow indebted or enslaved to America. That's why many of them can't wait to see America cut down to size.
According to Bible prophecy, the world will eventually submit to some kind of a global government system. The Bible says that it will be headed by the leader of the revived form of the old Roman Empire.
The Apostle John says that the Antichrist will take over the reigns of power at a time of great political, economic and environmental upheaval. When Jesus was asked by His disciples to outline the signs of His return at the end of the world, or 'this age', He said in part "There will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth dismay among nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves, men fainting from fear and the expectation of the things which are coming upon the world; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken." Luke 21: 25-26.
I want you to consider this passage in the context of what is going on with global warming or climate change. The planetary temperature has been declining for 11 years yet belief in the myth of man-made global warming has never been stronger. You know, this just goes to show that even believing in nothing requires faith, and faith in the danger of global warming requires faith in the power of a global government to prevent the catastrophe. And you think trusting in Jesus is hard!
Listen, I believe that the greatest problem we face right now is that the (church), at least the church in the United States, is suffering from 'heart trouble'. Heart trouble that is brought out by the Apostle John in 1 John 2: 15, where he said "Do not love the world neither the things that are in the world for if anyone loves the world the love for the Father (Father God) is not in him." In other words, God says the most important thing about walking with Him is not looking at a list of rules all the time but it gets to the central thing of 'where is your heart?'.
Proverbs 4: 23 says "Keep your heart with all diligence for out of it spring the issues of life."
In other words if your focus and your love is clear, then God knows everything will be all right. If you love Him, then He knows that those who love Him will want to follow Him in His ways. But the problem is, it says "Don't love the world". The word 'world' is cosmos ( ). Interestingly, the modern word 'cosmetics' comes from that word 'cosmos', and it means to have an exterior that camouflages what the real thing is. I guess, in a way, cosmetics do that but don't get me wrong, I'm for cosmetics. You just have to realise that there is a presentation that you see that is not exactly true of the original. You know, Satan's ability to deceive, and to grab the attention and heart of people that follow him, he brought out with the temptation he gave to Jesus. In Luke 4: 5-6 It says "And he (Satan) led Him (Jesus) up and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. And the devil said to Him, 'I will give you all this domain and it's glory, for it has been handed over to me, and I give it to whomever I wish' ". Think of the deceiving power he has, in a moment of time he was able to put together the awesome power of all of the glory of the world, not showing the suffering but the glory of things and the pomp, and he said, I'll give it to you, if you will just fall down and worship me: "Therefore if You worship before me, it shall all be Yours" Luke 4: 7. Well, that's what the world system is trying to do. It says the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes and the vain pride of life is what is part of the world system, and the Lord says if we get ensnared with that we are going to have a chaos for a life.
You know, how are we going to live? I see the time coming, it's not a pleasure for me to look into all the things that are coming upon the United States, but the time is coming when the standard of life that we have always been accustomed to, which exceeded the standard of life for most of the world, is not going to be there anymore. What do we do then? Well Jesus said, very good advice I believe and this is where our hope should be, in Matthew 6: 24 -26 He says "No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth. For this reason I say to you, do not be anxious (or stop worrying) about your life, as to what you shall eat or what you shall drink; nor for your body as to what you shall put on. Is not life more than food and your body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap, nor gather into barns, and yet your Heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they?" "… for your Heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first His kingdom, and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. So do not be anxious for tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of it's own" Matthew 6: 32-34.
The Lord knows our needs. No matter what happens, keep your heart focused on Him. Trust in His word, trust in the fact that He knows your needs and believe that He will fulfil them no matter where or what is going on.
Well, that's it for tonight folks. Think of these things. Think on that passage from Matthew 6 and meditate on it. There is where our hope is.
We would like to thank an United Kingdom subscriber of The Watchman Report for the following report concerning the Copenhagen Conference from author Hal Lindsey.
According to Carl Teichrib of ForcingChange.org the upcoming Copenhagen Summit is especially important in that the timing coincides with the current economic crisis, and global warming lobbyists, along with major banking and investment firms, anticipate a solution that will save the planet's climate while reshaping the global economic landscape by enforcing carbon taxes at the national and international level, and the creation of a massive new marketing structure based on carbon trading.
Carl says "This new climate market is poised to outstrip all other commodities in terms of annual dollar value. This means that more money will change hands over "hot air" then over wheat, or oil, or steel, or beef. Moreover, if you engage in any type of economic activity - whether you buy or sell - your pocket book will be hit, for all economic activity is dependent on some form of energy. And energy is at the heart of the carbon credit scheme".
Carl continues, "Governments around the world pour astronomical amounts of money into combating 'climate change' - "hot air". "Consider just one country", he says, "The United States of America. In a document released this summer, the Science and Public Policy Institute reported that the US government has spent over 79 billion dollars since 1989 on policies relating to climate change." The Obama administration has forecast spending in excess of 80 billion dollars more in the next few years. What a complete and utter waste of taxpayer money.
Joanne Nova, the author of the SPPI report, noted...
"The most telling point is that after spending 30 billion dollars on pure science research no one is able to point to a single piece of empirical evidence that man-made carbon dioxide has a significant effect on the global climate" [pg 3]
If this is not a government endorsed money-laundering scam I don't know what is! And despite the fact there is no credible scientific evidence to justify the climate change farce, governments around the world press forward unrepentant and apparently unaccountable. Why? Because there are big bucks involved. They are calling it the 'Carbon Market', you may have heard it referred to as Carbon Credits, Cap and Trade or something similar. The idea is that companies which pollute the environment are allocated a certain amount of carbon credits each year. If that company exceeds its credit limit it must either reduce production (pollution) or purchase additional credit from a company which pollutes less. The same scheme can apply to whole nations. But all that will happen is that production costs will rise, Jane and Joe Citizen will inevitably bear the cost and those regulating the market will get filthy stinking rich, because all it is is another useless tax based on another useless lie. Some envisage the carbon market to be trading in something like 10 trillion dollars per year in the not too distant future. So you can see there is a vested interest to see this thing come about.
Carl Teichrib says, "Beyond creating a trading scheme in case-by-case CO2 contracts, there is a distinct possibility that a new carbon-based monetary unit - an international climate reserve currency - will emerge along with the carbon economy". He says, "don't discount this idea. At present, the US dollar is the keystone unit for global energy trades, particularly in petroleum: a position it has held for decades. But many in the Asian and European financial community are looking to replace the US dollar as the global reserve currency with a different medium of exchange. Could carbon credits become this new global currency, politically unattached to any singular nation?
In 2004, the Harvard International review published an article titled "A New Currency: Climate Change and Carbon Credits." The article reads...
"A new currency is emerging in world markets. Unlike the dollar, euro and yen that trade for tangible goods and human services, this new money exchanges for pollution - particularly emissions of carbon dioxide. Carbon credits, as they are called are poised to transform the world energy system and thus the world economy." ( Harvard International review, Summer 2004, pg 56.)
"Two years later a report by the U.K.'s Centre for Sustainable Energy suggested that individual citizens be granted a CO2 credit account, " based on a carbon credit card debited whenever carbon is consumed." (A Rough Guide To Individual Carbon Trading, November 2006, pg 13). Sindicatum Carbon Capital, a large UK-based investment group, is calling carbon credits for what they are: a "new global green currency." If this devilish scheme is implemented, no-one on the planet will be able to buy or sell unless they have this card. It does not take rocket science to know that it is a small step to take from a card to mark. (See Revelation 13:17)
Read our article concerning the Mark of the Beast HERE
Like I said this is all about big, big bucks and using scare tactics and complete and utter lies to bring it about. According to the World Bank, turnover of carbon trading doubled from 63 billion dollars in 2007 to 126 billion in 2008. Bart Chilton head of an advisory committee for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, predicts that the carbon marketplace could be trading 2 trillion dollars worth of credits in the near future. Richard Sandor, chairman of Climate Exchange Plc, holds that this market will eventually total 10 trillion dollars a year.
Arguably the loudest and most pugnacious global warming alarmist and liar on the planet Al Gore, founder of Generation Investment Management, has an undeniable economic interest in the whole scheme - or should that be 'scam'? Little wonder why he is peddling his lies so vigorously when, as Carl Teichrib aptly notes, "Gore isn't an environmental scientist nor is he a climatologist; he's a salesman - a political lobbyist with a major economic stake in the upcoming trillion dollar carbon market. He is a rich man who is set to become much richer, buying and selling "hot air".
Carl concludes by saying, "Between Cap and Trade Carbon Markets and the fast approaching carbon tax that's set to impact your wallet, in whatever country you live in, you can rest assured that all of this will be sold to us in the name of saving the environment while rebuilding the global economy. And this new international climate regime isn't far off. For months world leaders have been discussing how this new hot air economy will work as they prepared to negotiate terms for the next international climate Treaty summit, which is planned for Copenhagen this December".
Carl's complete article, Climate and Coinage: Hot Air and Hot Money can be found HERE
Climate change expert and therefore skeptic Lord Christopher Monckton insists that world leaders including Barack Hussein Obama will sign the Copenhagen treaty thus effectively ceding sovereignty of the United States of America. He states Third World countries will sign the treaty because they think there is money in it for them. Will Australian Prime Minister Kevin "the dud" Rudd sign the treaty? Of course he will because he is a UN glove puppet like the rest of them - a capitulating, mealy mouthed cipher about his dark master's business. Something worth noting here is the fact that according to the U.S Constitution it is not permissible for the Administration of the day to cede governing authority of the United States of America to non elected entities, as would be the case with the Copenhagen Climate Change Treaty. If Obama does sign he will effectively be committing treason and would therefore be impeachable. It is our understanding that the same applies to the Rudd(erless) government according to the Australian Constitution.
Will these traitors succeed in constructing Satan's kingdom? YES! But thankfully it will be short lived and completely frustrated. In the end it will come to nothing but flames. In the meantime these treasonous individuals will not be swayed in their mission to bring about a one world government. Their rhetoric is in direct proportion to their desperation to bring about global governance - so expect the 'spin' to reach absurd proportions.
This ship is going down folks, and nothing, NOTHING will stop it. Yahshua said that all these things must come to pass before he returns. So the Dominionist concept of a global Christian revival proceeding his return is completely and utterly ridiculous. The Saviour Himself said that apostasy not revival would precede his return. This suggests to me that rather than building the Kingdom of God these deluded people are helping to construct Satan's end time kingdom - a kingdom which is literally at our doorstep.
Now, not tomorrow is the time to make sure the oil in your lamp is full and that your wick is trimmed. When the final downward slide begins it will be relentless and rapid.
And those who believe they will be raptured away before this coming end time play and its ensuing tribulation need to think again. More on that soon.
To date, Barak Hussein Obama has spent in excess of US $900,000 blocking the release of any information pertaining to his past such as education, health care records, etc. His recently released birth certificate apparently authenticating his US citizenship is highly dubious. Why would anyone with nothing to hide go to such extremes to keep private what should be on the public record? According to the US Constitution any elected leader must provide proof of natural birth in that continent to be eligible for office. Obama has resisted this obligation at every turn - why? What does he have to hide? We are amazed that the US Congress is not pursuing this matter considering its significance.