This is just the beginning of unrest!

(photo by S.Gillette in downtown Portland today during the "take back wall street Protest. About 3-5,000 are there. Estimated)

This past year I have Been wondering why I did not see the protests that I know must come from frustrated labor people around our country here in the USA. Esp the youth, college grads. We have been watching it in Europe and the Middle east but not here, Until NOW!

  It was just a matter of time for the oppressed peoples to rise up against their government when nothing they do seems to work out .  They get less and less wages and more and more expenses as they watch those in authority over them get more. 

 In history nothing has changed.  Government rise and slowly oppress the people to the point they rebel and new people take over and do the same.  Every time it is really a spiritual problem but it is repeated over and over.  However , never before in all history has it started to come together all the needed elements of prophecy toward the coming of Christ!

"Anti-Wall Street protestors were joined Wednesday by labor unions and community organizers demonstrating in New York against what they see as economic injustice.

The "Occupy Wall Street" protesters, who have camped out in New York's financial district since mid-September, were joined Wednesday by members of organized labor and community groups.

"They said they needed to rescue Wall Street and the Big Three automakers to stimulate the economy and that meant jobs. Three years later, there is still no jobs," said one speaker.

The rally included truck drivers, teachers, nurses and transit workers, among others, protesting unemployment, corporate money's influence in politics, and the 2008 bail-outs to big Wall Street banks. Bruce Hamilton is president of Local 1700 of the Amalgamated Transit Workers:

"We want to have a decent life. We want to save our planet. We want to have the right to decent transportation and clean air and water and a decent standard of living. That is being taken away from us by Wall Street, that is why we are here," he said.

Protestors say that the United States is becoming a land ruled by a tiny financial elite - while 99 percent of Americans are finding it difficult to get jobs or pay the rent. Sandra Falwell is an organizer with the nurses' union. She says people are increasingly unable to afford medical care. "We are nurses who come here from around the country who come here to support Occupy Wall Street. As you have probably heard from our movement, we are now saying that Wall Street has sold us out. In other words, Wall Street got bailed out, we got sold out," she said.

The Occupy Wall Street protesters, mostly people in their 20s, marched uptown to join the labor-dominated rally near New York City Hall. A brass-band played celebratory music in the park as they arrived.

As the protests continue and spread to other U.S. cities, several Democratic members of Congress issued statements of support. And college students around the country staged walk-outs in support."

(photo by john salzano in Europe)
No one knows the hour of His Return, but Christ told us to Watch!  and to be ready!
How do you be ready?  You must grow in the grace and knowledge of your Lord Jesus Christ. Become more diligent in your daily studies, your trust and know Him more faithfully and personally.

Allow God to let you go through hard times so that you can be ready to face the tougher times later in your life!  This is the whole message in Jeremiah 12!   Where Jeremiah was complaining to God:

 1 Righteous are You, O LORD, when I plead with You;
      Yet let me talk with You about Your judgments.
      Why does the way of the wicked prosper?
      Why are those happy who deal so treacherously?
       2 You have planted them, yes, they have taken root;
      They grow, yes, they bear fruit.
      You are near in their mouth
      But far from their mind.
       3 But You, O LORD, know me;
      You have seen me,
      And You have tested my heart toward You.
      Pull them out like sheep for the slaughter,
      And prepare them for the day of slaughter.
In other words Jeremiah is saying the same things we are today.  WHY do the rich get so blessed even when they are evil!  Why do you allow them to continue, why Dont you get rid of them or bring them low God?

But this is how God answers Jeremiah His servant:


Jeremiah 12:5

New King James Version (NKJV)

The LORD Answers Jeremiah
    5 “ If you have run with the footmen, and they have wearied you,
      Then how can you contend with horses?
      And if in the land of peace,
      In which you trusted, they wearied you,
      Then how will you do in the floodplain[a] of the Jordan? 

Do you understand what God is telling Jeremiah?  What He is telling us?
That He is preparing us for harder times.  Every life will go through a period of plenty and those times of having less.  (average person)  But we must let God train us, through the hard times as well as the good times.  For it is really only beneficial to us when we willingly and with full trust in God , go through the hard times.

Not complaining, but knowing that GOD has allowed it, and that GOD will take us through.  We cannot trust in MAN.  Or OURSELVES!  It is only when we fully surrender to God's plan for us, that we will find the peace and fulfillment we need.
(photo by brenda salzano in Depoe Bay, Oregon)

Times are changing, and unrest is coming.  How long until Christ Returns we do not know, but I do know things will not be as easy as they were in our past.  I do know God will be with and take care of those who put their trust, COMPLETE trust in HIM!

Be sure and read todays devotional on INTOUCH for inspiration and encouragment.

Also this is a MUST READ, take 30 minutes of your life and read this article by Steve Jobs on what he has learned in Life.  I found it very inspirational to life in general:  LInk Here

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