Issue 44

June 1, 2008


Tempus Fugit Carpe Diem!’

(Time flies so seize the day!)

It’s happening now

Not far away I have a friend,

In this great world that has no end. Yet days go by and weeks rush on, And before you know it a year has gone. And I never see my old friend’s face, For life is a swift and hectic race. He knows I like him just as well, As in the days when I rang his bell, And he rang mine—we were younger then; Now we are busy and too tired again. Tired with playing a foolish game, Tired with trying to make a name. Tomorrow, I vow, I will give him a call, Just to show that I am thinking of him. But tomorrow comes and tomorrow goes, And the distance between us grows and grows. From around the corner yet miles away, Did you see in the obits? He died yesterday. And that is what we get—and deserve in the end, Yet another vanished friend.

There will be great earthquakes, and in various places plagues and famines; and there will be terrors and great signs from heaven (Luke 21:11).

And he causes ALL, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: 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).

It's Happening, Now Read on .....

“Cashless society by 2012,” says Visa chief—See article by Tim Webb on pages 35-36.

And I heard a voice … say, A measure of wheat for a penny [denarion = a day’s wage] (Revelation 6:6).


‘Silent’ famine sweeps globe: “I picked up two more bags of wheat (100lbs) yesterday, ordered the week before. Cost $79 instead of $59 a few months ago. (Is that a 34% price rise?)” From India to Africa to North Korea to Pakistan and even in New York City, higher grain prices, fertiliser shortages and rising energy costs are combining to spell hunger for millions in what is being characterised as a global “silent famine.”

—Read the full story now at (

And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity [Greek aporia—the phrase suggests a state where there is no human solution, ie. no human way out]; the sea and the waves roaring; (Luke 21:25).

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