MICHIGAN ATTORNEY PETER VELLENGA WILL BE MY RADIO GUEST TO DISCUSS PROJECT MEGIDDO AND THE MILITIA SITUATION TUESDAY, MARCH 30, 2010, 8 p.m. EASTERN STANDARD TIME
Driving home this afternoon, I paused my Spanish learning CD long enough to hear breaking news that the FBI had raided militias in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. It was pointedly said that one of the Militias was a "Christian Militia." I decided to check it out and learned that the Christian Militia was called "Hutaree." I went to its website and downloaded available materials and links.
I noticed several disturbing things. They were preparing an armed militia ostensibly for end time events, ""Preparing for the end time battles to keep the testimony of Jesus Christ alive."
I noticed in their links materials that may have well come from my research and that of Herb Peters. More disturbingly, I saw Mark Koernke referenced on some of their discussion forums. I challenged Koernke who once called himself "Mark of Michigan" at an assembly as early as 1993. He was putting fear filled audiences in a state of virtual paralysis by making declarations that helicopters were about to land to pick them up any given moment. He was also preaching a highly anti-semitic line. I made a political statement by denouncing him and walking out. The group sponsoring him to speak had me speak only a few months earlier. Happily, many followed me out.
Koernke has mixed some truths with extreme error. The grapevine here in Michigan was that he was a Hitler admirer. I do not know if that is true, but he was causing panic in his audiences by causing them to relate things perhaps entirely unrelated to his projections of soon persecution. Of course, he and his friends were selling emergency food rations, i.e. profiting off those sufficiently panicked by him to buy what he suggested. He also praised those selling off shore investments. Those selling guns and munitions weren't doing too badly financially from it either!
I have noticed that among many claiming to fight "the New World Order" that they are all "financial experts," every one of them. Their song and dance usually is: "your money is safe with me, little girl."
I don't know the motivations, guilt, or innocence of those in the Hutaree Militia. I suspect they are well motivated, but misguided biblically as to approach. The Bible indeed does warn of an impending anti-Christ and many, if not most, even all of the signs appear to be clearly imminent.
HOWEVER, the Scriptures told us how the believers successfully overcame the Beast who won some important battles against them, but not the war:
"THEY OVERCAME THE BEAST BY THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB, THE WORD OF THEIR TESTIMONY AND THEY LOVED NOT THEIR LIVES UNTO THE DEATH." (Revelation 12:11)
I remember reading nothing there about guns, learning to shoot at UN helmets, a bigger and better RV vehicle, or even food.
Scripturally, we were warned, (Isaiah 8:11-14)
For the LORD spake thus to me with a strong hand, and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying,
12 Say ye not, A confederacy, to all them to whom this people shall say, A confederacy; neither fear ye their fear, nor be afraid.
13 Sanctify the LORD of hosts himself; and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread.
14 And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
I do not know what has gone down here, the news is still scanty, but those caught up in this need our prayers and understanding. We also need to appreciate the evil times we are in and the subtlety and temptations of the evil one and his confederates. Above all we need to be circumspect in this period of obvious "war on fundamentalism." The problem with many fundamentalists, in my opinion is that they are not fundamentalist enough. THOU SHALT NOT KILL is clearly a FUNDAMENTAL! Please remember also, that as there were agents-provacateurs (double agents -- inciting and then reporting) in past historical struggles, in end time events there are sure to be no shortage of same -- in our very midst -- encouraging behaviors that could lead to the speedy shutting down of the rest of us.
"Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil."
Stay in prayer, and stay tuned!