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What Is That? Could This Bizarre Winged Creature Be a Fairy, an Alien or a Locust From the Book of Revelation?

I wasn't going to write about this. I was trained as an attorney and I am skeptical by nature, and so I generally don't like to write about things that I can't prove. But in the case of this bizarre winged creature, a couple of factors changed my mind. First of all, we actually have physical evidence which has been scientifically tested. When it comes to things like this, people are always crying out for some real physical evidence, and now we have some. Of course the existence of evidence does not mean that we can necessarily find answers to all of our questions, but at least we have something to work with. Secondly, a highly respected researcher named L.A. Marzulli spent a great deal of time extensively investigating this case. I have personally interacted with L.A. Marzulli, and I have followed his work for years, and so I know how credible he is.

Earlier today, I visited L.A. Marzulli's blog, and I was astounded by what I saw. There in living color was a bizarre winged creature that doesn't bear any resemblance to any animal that science currently knows about. You can view it for yourself on his blog right here.

L.A. Marzulli did not personally discover this creature. Rather, it was originally discovered on the side of a highway by a 13-year-old Mexican boy who didn't know what it was. He ultimately turned it over to a well-known Mexican investigative journalist named Jaime Maussan. Since that time this creature has been x-rayed, and the x-rays enabled researchers to see that the creature possessed a full skeletal structure. The x-rays even showed that the creature's left leg had been broken at one point. In addition, DNA testing was done, and the DNA did not match any known animal.

This amazing discovery is featured in L.A.'s new documentary entitled "Watchers 10", and a nine-minute clip featuring analysis of this creature has been posted to YouTube right here. So the big question that we need to ask is this:

What in the world is that thing?

At this point, there appear to be three main theories.

Many people are calling this winged creature a fairy. These days a lot of people out there believe in "fairies", and YouTube is loaded with footage that people have supposedly captured of "fairies" flying around outside at high speed. Videos are very easily doctored, and the hard evidence that these "fairies" exist has always seemed to be lacking. And this winged creature doesn't appear to fit the bill anyway. This winged creature is certainly small, and it certainly does have wings, but it doesn't really fit the description of what you might expect a "fairy" to look like. Instead, it looks quite gruesome and evil. It has pointy ears like a gargoyle, and the body of the creature looks to me like it resembles an insect more than a person.

Secondly, some people are calling this winged creature an "alien". But of course that label is almost instantly applied to any strange creature that pops up these days.

The most common form of "alien" that people encounter is known as "the greys," but there is only a slight resemblance between this creature and "the greys". From what people have reported, "greys" don't have long pointy ears, they don't have wings, and they don't have tails.

Of course it is always possible that this creature could be another type of "alien" or demonic entity. But I don't know we could conclusively prove that.

Thirdly, L.A. Marzulli and others have pointed out that this winged creature that was discovered in Mexico does seem to have some similarities to the "locusts" that are described in Revelation chapter 9. The following is what Revelation 9:7-11 says in the Modern English Version...

The shape of the locusts was like horses prepared for battle. On their heads were something like crowns of gold, and their faces were like faces of men. They had hair like the hair of women, and their teeth were like the teeth of lions. They had breastplates like breastplates of iron, and the sound of their wings was like the sound of chariots with many horses running to battle. They had tails like scorpions and stings in their tails. Their power was to hurt men for five months. They had as king over them the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in Greek his name is Apollyon.

Does this creature have a face like a man?

I think that you could say that.

I don't see any hair, but it is always possible that it could have had hair at one time. I do see some frightening looking teeth, and it definitely has very prominent wings.

The detail that is most intriguing though is the stinger at the end of the tail. On Marzulli's website, you can see a close-up of the tail and the stinger. Obviously the stinger has a function, and at this point we can only speculate because we don't know enough about the creature.

Ultimately, there is always the possibility that this could be some sort of an elaborate hoax, but the scientific examinations that have been done so far have cast doubt on that explanation. But I am certainly not willing to totally rule that out at this point either.

In the end, I don't know what that creature is.

I was highly intrigued when I saw it, and after thinking about it I decided to share this bit of news with all of you.

I would encourage you to look into this for yourself and come to your own conclusions.

If we are indeed living in the last days as described in the Bible, then our world is going to get very, very weird in the years ahead. The book of Revelation describes all sorts of bizarre creatures and strange events, and the more I read it the more I am convinced that the period just before Jesus comes back is going to look a whole lot more like an extremely wild science fiction movie than most people would dare to imagine.

So yes, a strange winged creature that looks like something from another world may be hard to swallow, but this might just be the tip of the iceberg.

By the time it is all said and done, we could very well see things in the years ahead that will completely blow all of our minds.

Michael Snyder is the founder and publisher of End Of The American Dream. 

Since God Hates the Shedding of Innocent Blood, Can a Christian Vote for Hillary?

by Dr Michael Brown

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton addresses the Democratic National Convention via a live video feed from New York during the second night at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

There are few sins God hates as much as shedding innocent blood, especially the blood of children. Seeing that Hillary Clinton is a radically pro-abortion candidate and seeing that the Democratic platform reinforces those radical views, can a Christian vote for Hillary in good conscience?

In Jeremiah 19, God explained why the people of Judah were about to go into exile: It was because they worshiped idols and because they "filled this place [speaking of Jerusalem] with the blood of the innocent, and have built the high places of Baal to burn their sons with fire for burnt offerings to Baal, which I did not command or decree, nor did it come into My mind" (Jer. 19:4-5).

Because of these heinous sins, Jerusalem was destroyed and the Temple of Yahweh burned to the ground, with tens of thousands going into exile.

Does God hate the shedding of innocent blood any less today, especially when it is the blood of children? Listen again to Jeremiah: "They have built the high places of Topheth, which is in the Valley of Ben Hinnom, to burn their sons and their daughters in the fire, which I did not command them, nor did it come into My heart" (Jer. 7:31).

What, exactly, did this entail? Listen to this description from the medieval Jewish commentator Rashi, who explained that the high places of Topheth refer to the god "Molech, which was [made] of copper, and they would heat it up from underneath it with its hands spread out and heated. And they would place the child on his hands, and he would be burnt and moan, and the priests would beat drums so that the father should not hear his son's voice and take pity." What a horror!

Now stop for a moment and look at these images of aborted babies and ask yourself how the Lord must feel about the shedding of this innocent blood—the blood of innocent babies in the womb.

Can you, as a follower of Jesus, cast your vote for a candidate who supports this bloodshed? Can you vote for Hillary Clinton, one of the best friends Planned Parenthood has ever had?

Just look at the stark contrast between the RNC and DNC platforms on abortion.

As reported by LifeNews.com, "The proposed Democratic Party platform this year is more extreme than it has ever been, calling for taxpayer funding of abortion and a repeal of the Hyde Amendment. The Democratic Party platform already supports legalized abortion on demand for any reason up until birth.

"'We will continue to oppose—and seek to overturn—federal and state laws and policies that impede a woman's access to abortion, including by repealing the Hyde Amendment,' it reads."

In complete contrast, the RNC platform on abortion begins with: "Faithful to the 'self-evident' truths enshrined in the Declaration of Independence, we assert the sanctity of human life and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed."

The platform supports "a human life amendment to the Constitution and endorse legislation to make clear that the Fourteenth Amendment's protections apply to unborn children." It opposes "using public revenues to promote or perform abortion or fund organizations which perform or advocate it and will not fund or subsidize health care which includes abortion coverage."

It calls for appointing judges who will uphold these values, reaffirms its opposition to partial birth abortion, and salutes "the many States that have passed laws for informed consent, mandatory waiting periods prior to an abortion, and health-protective clinic regulation."

Again, the difference between the two platforms could not be more extreme. It is literally the difference between death and life.

Let's also remember that Hillary Clinton is hardly a pacifist who would avoid the shedding of blood in war (in contrast with allegedly war-mongering Republicans). And even so, there is a world of difference between going to war to defeat terrorism and killing a baby in the womb.

Some have argued that it doesn't matter where a candidate stands on abortion since the laws never really change. After all, we're told, after 20 years of Reagan, Bush, and Bush, Roe v. Wade was still not overturned.

That's true, but one reason is that we also had 16 years of Clinton and Obama. What would have happened if we had 36 years of presidents in the mold of Reagan? What if the progress made under a pro-life president wasn't undone by a pro-abortion president? What if all presidential appointees to the Supreme Court were pro-life during the last 36 years? The answers are self-evident.

And let's not minimize the progress that has been made in different states, including requiring women to view an ultrasound of their baby before aborting. Thank God for every life saved.

The bottom line is this: Can you look at pictures of aborted babies—such as baby Malachi—and read verses about God's hatred of killing children and then vote for a candidate who aggressively defends a woman's "right" to this bloodshed, even into the ninth month?

It's one thing to be uncertain about voting for Trump (or other candidates). It's another thing to vote for a radical, pro-abortion candidate like Hillary Clinton.

I, for one, do not see how you can look Jesus in the eye, look abortion in the eye, and vote for Hillary.

Only God is your judge, and you and I will give ultimate account to Him. But if you're a regular "pro-choice" voter, I urge you to reconsider your ways.

Dr. Michael Brown (www.askdrbrown.org) is the host of the nationally syndicated Line of Fire radio program. His latest book is The Grace Controversy. Connect with him on Facebook or Twitter.

Jentezen Franklin: Donald Trump Rededicated His Life to Christ

Free Chapel's Jentezen Franklin

Free Chapel's Jentezen Franklin says Republican nominee Donald Trump rededicated his life to Christ 10 years ago, according to a report.

Franklin's comments come a few weeks after the Pentecostal preacher joined Trump's Faith Advisory Committee.

"He did say 'I don't wear my religion on a sleeve and I'm not, by any means, a saint,'" Franklin told the Gainesville Times. "But (Trump said), 'What America needs now is not a preacher in the oval office—it needs a leader.'"

Franklin is just the latest evangelical to tout Trump's faith, joining the ranks of men like Dr. James Dobson and women like televangelist Paula White, also known as the "Trump Whisperer."

"He doesn't know our Christianese," White said. "Someone might take a sound bite and say, 'Oh, see? He's not saved,' or, 'He doesn't love God.' That's the furthest thing from the truth."

Franklin says the billionaire businessman told an audience last month he rededicated his life to Christ when he was 60. That was a decade ago.

His words echo the sentiments expressed by many, including Focus on the Family's Dobson.

"I believe God can change the hearts and minds of people and I celebrate when they support principles of righteousness," Dobson says. http://www.charismanews.com/politics/58832-jentezen-franklin-donald-trump-rededicated-his-life-to-christ