Two Great Mysteries Revealed

“THE MYSTERY OF THE EIGHTH DAY

HE TOOK ME back into the Chamber of Scrolls, approached the ark, removed the scroll, rolled it out on the table to the passage he was looking for, then began translating it aloud: “‘You will celebrate the feast of the Lord for seven days, with a complete rest on the first day and a complete rest on the eighth day.’ It’s speaking of the Feast of Tabernacles,” he said. “But there’s something strange about it. It says you will celebrate the feast for seven days, with a rest on the Eighth Day. How do you get an Eighth Day from a seven-day feast? Seven is the number of the days in the feast and the days of creation. Every week has seven days. So then what is the Eighth Day?”

“There is no Eighth Day.”

“No,” said the teacher. “And yet there is. If the seventh day speaks of the end, then of what does the Eighth Day speak?”

“The day . . . after the end?”

“Yes,” said the teacher. “Eight speaks of that which comes after the end.”

“But nothing can come after the end . . . or it wouldn’t be the end.”

“Exactly,” he replied. “That’s the point. It contradicts everything else. Seven is the number of the days of the creation. But eight is the number that transcends the creation, that breaks out of time . . . the number beyond numbers, of time beyond time.”
“And so what exactly happens on the Eighth Day of the feast?”
“It’s a mystery,” he said. “It’s called Shemini Atzeret. It means the Gathering of the Eighth Day. The Feast of Tabernacles is the last of the holy days appointed by God, the final feast. So it speaks of what happens after the end of the end . . . after the end of days . . . the end of time. 

It’s the very last of  God’s appointed days . . . the mystery day. And we who belong to God, we are of that day. And when the creation ends, we will enter it. We will enter the day beyond days, when the finite yields to the infinite . . . the age beyond ages . . . eternity.”
He paused for a moment before continuing, “And one more secret.”

“What?”

“Those who live in the Spirit can partake of the Eighth Day . . . even now.”

“How can you do that . . . before the end?”

“Go beyond the end . . . even now . . . beyond the end of your own self . . . and you’ll find out.”

The Mission: Seek today to live beyond your circumstances, beyond the world, beyond the finite, in the day beyond days, in the Eighth Day…

Leviticus 23:39; Romans 6:11; 2 Corinthians 5:1–6; Revelation 20:11”

“THE SECRET ISRAEL

WE WERE WATCHING a shepherd leading his flock through a long canyon when we noticed a second flock and shepherd descending the bordering hills to join them. The two flocks then converged as one.

“Two peoples of God,” said the teacher, “have shared this world for the last two thousand years: the children of Israel, the Jewish people, and the followers of Messiah, the Christians, the church. For most of that time they have been at enmity with each other, each seeing the other as an alien presence. But the two are joined together in a mystery. Messiah is the Shepherd of Israel. But He is also the Shepherd of those who follow Him from all nations, the church. So He told His Jewish disciples: ‘I have other sheep that are not of this pen . . .’”
“So the church and Israel are two flocks . . . yet with the same Shepherd . . . Messiah.”

“But the mystery goes even deeper,” said the teacher. “In the Book of Ephesians it is written that the one who follows Messiah, the true Christian, has become a fellow citizen in the commonwealth of Israel. Thus the two are joined together. The church is, in reality. . . a Jewish entity. It doesn’t replace Israel, but complements it. The church is, in spirit, Jewish. It is the Israel of Spirit. What the Jewish people are in flesh and blood and in the realm of the physical, the church is . . . in the realm of the spirit. To the one people belongs a Promised Land of earth; to the other a Promised Land of heaven. To the one belongs a Jerusalem of mountains and stone; to the other, the Jerusalem above. The one is a people physically gathered out from the nations; the other, a people spiritually gathered. The one is born of the promise through flesh and blood; the other, born by the Spirit. The one constitutes the family of Messiah of flesh and blood; the other, His family by spirit. The one reaps a harvest of fruit and grain; the other a harvest of eternal life. And as the spirit is joined to the body, so the two are by nature intrinsically bound.”

“But the two have been separated,” I said.

“Yes,” said the teacher, “to the detriment of each. But the consummation of the one will not come without the other, nor the fulfillment of the other without the one. For when the spirit and the body are separated, it is death. But when the spirit and the body are again united, what is it?”

“Life,” I said. “It is life from death.”

The Mission: Today, seek to find the riches of the Jewish roots of your faith and your secret identity as a spiritual Hebrew, an Israelite of God.

Genesis 12:3; John 10:16; Ephesians 2:11–22

Excerpt From: Jonathan Cahn. “The Book of Mysteries.” iBooks. https://itun.es/us/v7hZdb.l

Black Horse of Judgment Upon the World

Truth Revealed By God

Chapter: Horn of Salvation (Pages 152-155)

READ Genesis 50:20. You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people (J. NLT).

READ Matthew 25:31. But when the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit upon his glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered in his presence, and he will separate the people as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will place the sheep at his right hands and the goats at his left (J. NLT).

 

READ Acts 1:11. “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why are you standing here staring into heaven? Jesus has been taken from you into heaven, but someday he will return from heaven in the same way you saw him go!” (J. NLT)

READ 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18. For the Lord himself will come down from heaven with a commanding shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet call of God. First, the believers who have died will rise from their graves. Then, together with them, we who are still alive and remain on the earth will be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. Then we will be with the Lord forever. So encourage each other with these words (J. NLT).

 

DEVOTIONAL

As we read these scriptures, we are filled with the Holy Spirit of truth and hope. Since the beginning, in Genesis, God has protected those whom He has chosen and loved. We should be looking for God to be sepa- rating the sheep from the goats. Be looking up, awaiting the face of Jesus to be shown.

Watch for the clouds to be moving with Him at His coming. Look up! All of those who have been slain and have died will rise to be with God, and those who have remained will be raptured, “Harpazo”, into the clouds to be in heaven with God. Then, we will see the end.

Truth Revealed By God

Chapter: Fullers’ Soap {Pages 141-(145)}

READ Genesis 32:24-30. This left Jacob all alone in the camp, and a man came and wres- tled with him until the dawn began to break. When the man saw that he would not win the match, he touched Jacob’s hip and wrenched it out of its socket. Then the man said, “Let me go, for the dawn is breaking!” But Jacob said, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.” “What is your name?” the man asked. He replied, “Jacob.” “Your name will no longer be Jacob,” the man told him. “From now on you will be called Israel, because you have fought with God and with me and have won. “Please tell me your name,” Jacob said. “Why do you want to know my name?” the man replied. Then he blessed Jacob there. Jacob named the place Peniel (which means “face of God”), for he said, “I have seen God face to face, yet my life has been spared (J. NLT).

 

READ Revelation 19:17-21. The I saw an angel standing in the sun, shouting to the vul- tures flying high in the sky: “Come! Gather together for the great banquet God has pre- pared. Come and eat the flesh of kings, generals, and strong warriors; of horses and their riders; of all humanity, both free and slave, small and great.” Then I saw the beast and the kings of the world and their armies gath- ered together to fight against the one sitting on the horse and his army. And the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who did mighty miracles on behalf of the beast- miracles that deceived all who had accepted the mark of the beast and who worshipped his statue. Both the beast and the false prophet were thrown into the fiery lake of burning sulfur. Their entire army was killed by the sharp sword that came from the mouth of the one riding the white horse. And the vultures all gorged on the dead bodies (J. NLT).

 

READ Habakkuk 3:6. When he stops, the earth shakes. When he looks, the nations tremble. He shatters the everlasting moun- tains and levels the eternal hills. He is the Eternal One (J. NLT).

 

DEVOTIONAL

For us, Jacob is an example of how God rewards us by fighting with Him in battle. The battles that we face now are mostly spir- itual and a battle of the mind. It is our job to stand firm and to not allow evil to creep in, as Satan is very sly in his ways of persecuting us. Know that God is with you in all that you face. All things are possible through God, who pro- vides us the wisdom that we need to overcome the adversity. Find strength in your achieve- ments and feel successful in winning these battles. The final battle where God conquers Satan is a battle of the mind. (Key To understanding the altering of the mind is full recognition of the ways of Satan)… It is our job to perfect our minds and to stay away from those who influence us in a negative way, and to be careful of the situations that we put ourselves in. We are very sensitive to the world and know the ways of the world. Do not be of the world, but be of God. For God has overcome the world through His Son. Today, we are to look for the Rider on the true white horse, who is Jesus. He has already conquered the beast and the false prophet. (Key Note: the rider on the Black Horse brings with him God’s judgment…) Have faith in His words of reconciliation. For His vengeance is upon the wicked and He will uphold the righteous. It is reassurance to know that when God stops, the earth shakes and the nations tremble. For God’s Eternal existence and power is beyond our human comprehension.

Jesus…A Foster Child…What a Brilliant Story…

Truth Revealed By God

Chapter: Almighty {Pages 34-(37)…} Key Reference: 3×7=21…Reflexive Numerology=21=12….

READ Isaiah 35:3-5. Encourage the exhausted, and strengthen the feeble. Say to those with anxious heart, take courage, fear not. Behold, your God will come with ven- geance; the recompense of God will come, but He will save you (NASB).

READ Isaiah 35:8. And a highway will be there, a roadway, and it will be called the Highway of Holiness. The unclean will not travel on it, but it will be for him who walks that way, and fools not wander on it (NASB).

 

READ Isaiah 55:12-13. For you will go out with joy, and be led forth with peace; the mountains and the hills will break forth into shouts of joy before you, and all the trees will clap their hands. Instead of the thorn bush the cypress will come up; and instead of the nettle the myrtle will come up; and it will be a memorial to the Lord, for an everlasting sign which will not be cut off(NASB).

 

DEVOTIONAL

Remember to not be anxious for anything, for God is in control of all things created. Be courageous and full of confidence that God will rescue you from whatever you might face. God will always take vengeance upon his foes and save His people. God will create an everlasting pathway for His people and an entrance into the New Jerusalem. There will be no evil that will walk upon this Highway of Holiness (Key: Like a perfect stream of water flowing into the sea of Glass). The gate for the sheep will be protected by all of the Holy angels. God will guard this path with all of His might and perfect those that walk in the light. Those that follow this path will discover their inner divinity and become strong branches of God’s tree of life. The memorial of God (Fountains of Living Water) will be an everlasting sign that shall not be dismayed or ruined. It will always remain, along with those who abide by God’s commandments and desires. God’s promise of a new Holy City will be fulfilled.

 

God’s Secret: Disclosing God’s Hidden Truths of the Bible

Chapter: Righteous One

 

READ Isaiah 44:6-8:

Thus saith the Lord the king of Israel, and his redeemer the Lord of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; beside me there is no God. And who, as I, shall call, and shall declare it, and set it in order for me, since I appointed the ancient people? and the things that are coming, and shall come, let them show unto them. Fear ye not, nei- ther be afraid: have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it? ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? yea, there is no God; I know not any. (Concordance Bible)

 

READ Isaiah 32:1-4

See, a king will reign in righteousness and rulers will rule with justice. Each one will be like a shelter from the wind and a refuge from the storm, like streams of water in the desert and the shadow of a great rock in a thirsty land. Then the eyes of those who see will no longer be closed, and the ears of those who hear will listen. The fearful heart will know and understand, and the stammering tongue will be fluent and clear. (NIV)

 

DEVOTIONAL

The Ancient of Days proclaims all truth and pronounces all wisdom. God is very jealous of those who worship false idols and gods. God does not take kindly towards those who worship false gods because they cause harm upon God’s people. They cause confusion and misdirection as opposed to clarity and focus. Any god that causes for attention away from Jesus is evil in its own way. No matter how peaceful they may seem, they are not seeking the truth and serving God. In most cases, this worship of false gods leads to gloom and doom. We do not want to be in the darkness, but in the light—the true light that comes from Christ. We do not want to see days of vengeance and judgment, but days of light and redemption. We want to see the truth come into existence and create a new heaven and a new earth. Seek to find God, and to have Him renew your life. We all must find God along our own personal journeys, and we are to worship God as a way of life. Our worship must help to transform and save lives. We want our tongues to be sharp swords that do away with evil and promote life into eternity. God gives Liberty. True liberty derives from Him, and anyone that tells you otherwise is leading you astray. There are many false gods that enslave you and set traps for you to fall into. Being a ser- vant of God is what we are meant to be. The key here is to not be enslaved by evil, but rather be a servant of righteousness. The righteousness that comes from heaven is that which helps us obtain long life and gives us wisdom. It is important to bear the wisdom that helps one to discern truth from deceit. Do not let yourself be deceived in any way, for the Devil is very sly in his tactics to fool you and mislead you (Who did you expect to reveal the identity of this entity described in the Final Book of the Bible-Revelation?). Run the race for God. Charge and lead the way for God to reign upon the Earth. Help change the world and do away with the evil that has enslaved so many. Do not be afraid to share your personal truth with others by reflecting on your own. Who knows who might be hearing your words as you write them? You may be unknowingly ministering to angels and humans. This is what the Bible talks about: knowing that you are making a difference is key to living a fulfilling life. Living for God is ful- filling; changing the world for God is rewarding.

An Army Like There Never Has Been…

God’s Secret: Disclosing God’s Hidden Truths of the Bible

Chapter: Mighty God (Pages 56-59)

 

READ John 13:18-19:

I am referring to all of you; I know those I have chosen. But this is to fulfill this passage of Scripture: ‘He who shared my bread has turned against me.’ I am telling you now before it happens, so that when it does happen you will believe that I am who I am. Very truly I tell you, whoever accepts anyone I send accepts me; and whoever accepts the one who sent me. (NIV)

 

READ Joel 2:1-2:

Blow the trumpet in Zion; sound the alarm on my holy hill. Let all who live in the land tremble, for the day of the Lord is coming. It is close at hand-a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and blackness. Like dawn spreading across the mountains a large and mighty army comes, such as never was in ancient times nor ever will be in ages to come. (NIV)

READ Joel 2:12-13:

“Even now,” declares the Lord, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning.” Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and he relents from sending calamity. (NIV)

 

DEVOTIONAL

This is a reminder that even those who have betrayed Jesus will have a chance at being for- given. Repentance is what God asks of us, and we are to be mindful of this truth. We live in an imperfect world where there is much strife and heartache. We live in a world where there is a great deal of fear, but we live without fear when we know that God is with us. We are aware of the world, but we live in a godly state with a godly mindset. We look to the day of the Lord as our salvation and understand that there is much sym- bolism in the Word of God. In addition to a day of darkness, we can also look to the day of the Lord as a dawn spreading across the mountains, with legions of angels approaching. We are to be mindful of our bodies and to seek to live in a pure and holy state. Our knowledge of God’s power to relent from bringing calamity is due to Jesus. However, this awesome Lamb will be the one who also conquers all evil and brings the Sword of the Spirit upon the Earth. He is loyal in keeping his promises. He judges all nations. The truth of the matter is that there have been many evil works in the world, and God has witnessed it all. He will not hold back His wrath upon those who continue to commit these immoral acts. The Word of God speaks about this plain and clear.

 

God’s Secret: Disclosing God’s Hidden Truths of the Bible

Chapter: Offspring Of David (Pages 72-74)

READ John 8:14, 16:

Even if I testify on my own behalf, my testi- mony is valid, for I know where I came from and where I am going. But you have no idea where I came from or where I am going…But if I do judge, my decisions are true, because I am not alone. I stand with the Father, who sent me.

READ Daniel 9:24: “Seventy sevens are decreed for your people and your holy city to finish transgression, to put an end to sin, to atone for wickedness, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint the Most Holy Place.”

 

DEVOTIONAL

In the end of days, we will see a time of testing that will be upon the human race in order to discern who is able to discover the true words that come from God. In the end, the words that we will hold onto will be those of Jesus. When we read the new translations of the Bible, it is important to know that they have changed along with the world. So, translations in a sense have become more worldly and far from God. To know the Word of God is to know the Son of God. As Jesus says, “Little children, do not be lead astray by false teachers and false prophets…” It is our job to use all of the resources that we have available and to know the truth. The Bible was written in a time when there was a great deal of translation and interpretation required. We must know that in the end, God will expect us to seek out truth when words do not make sense or seem to be unreasonable. Do not allow yourself to be led away from the truth, but do your homework and know that Jesus is the author of the future. Jesus more than likely has many books that He has written that He will give to His people. These books contain the hidden manna from heaven. Search for the hidden manna, and you will find it….”seek and ye shall find…” Ask questions; do not just sit and listen, but seek. Jesus said that do not believe you are saved just by reading the scriptures, but look harder and more in depth. Also, incorporate works into your daily life. Know that God is a loving protector.

 

Increased Security

Counter-Terrorism Security Advisors 

American Investigative Services has several prominent law enforcement supervisors on staff as consultants. These command level officers bring to AIS the skills and experience necessary to effectively manage and control a variety of security-related projects, and the ability to act as liaison between local, state, and federal officials and the private sector. Our security consultants continue to attend educational seminars to enhance their already formidable skills in Counter-Terrorism, HazMat Operations, Drug Intervention, and Emergency Response, and have received numerous awards for their outstanding achievements.

Key Reference: Revelation 21:5…

U.S. DOT Hazmat Training Requirements

Quick Tips #158 

Background

Congress gives The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) the authority to issue regulations for the safe transportation of hazardous materials in intrastate, interstate and foreign commerce. This authority was granted in the Hazardous Materials Transportation Act (HMTA), first adopted in 1974 and amended in November, 1990, as the Hazardous Materials Transportation Uniform Safety Act of 1990 (HMTUSA).

In response to this mandate, the U.S. DOT has built up a body of rules called the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR). These regulations are maintained by the Research and Special Projects Administration (RSPA).

HMRs are contained in Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Parts 171–180. Each numbered part deals with a single subject and is then divided into subsections, as follows:

Part 171: Includes definitions, reporting requirements, reference materials and procedural requirements. 
Part 172: Includes the Hazardous Materials Table and hazard communication requirements. 
Part 173: Contains the hazard class definitions for classifying materials, lists DOT packagings authorized for specific materials and references the appropriate sections of Part 178 when DOT specification packagings are required. 
Part 174: Transportation by rail car. 
Part 175: Transportation by aircraft. 
Part 176: Transportation by vessel. 
Part 177:Transportation by motor vehicles. 
Part 178: Contains specifications for a wide variety of approved packagings. 
Part 179: Specifications for tank cars. 
Part 180: Requirements for continuing qualification and maintenance of packagings.

In a notice published at 57 Fed. Reg. 20953 (15 May 1992) the U.S. DOT established new training requirements for hazmat employees by creating a new Subpart H Training (49 CFR 172.700 – .704). The initial proposal was assigned a Docket Number of HM-126F Training for Safe Transportation of Hazardous Materials program.

Definitions

Training, as defined in Subpart H, means a systematic program that ensures a hazmat employee:

  • Is familiar with the general provisions of the HMR 
  • Is able to recognize and identify hazardous materials 
  • Has knowledge of specific requirements of the HMRs applicable to the functions performed by the employee
  • Has knowledge of emergency response information, self-protection measures and accident prevention methods and procedures

A hazmat employee is a person who is employed by a hazmat employer and who, in the course of employment, directly affects hazardous materials transportation safety.

A hazmat employer is a person (including a business or organization) that uses one or more of its employees in connection with:

  • Transporting hazardous materials in commerce
  • Causing hazardous materials to be transported or shipped in commerce
  • Representing, reconditioning, marking, testing, certifying, repairing, selling, modifying or offering containers, drums or packagings to qualify them for use in the transportation of hazardous materials 

General Training Requirements

Each hazmat employee must receive initial and recurrent training that includes:

  • General awareness/familiarization training 
  • Function-specific training
  • Safety training
  • Security awareness training
  • In-depth security training
  • Testing

General awareness/familiarization training is designed to provide familiarity with DOT regulations for shippers, transporters and manufacturers and to enable the employee to recognize and identify hazardous materials consistent with the hazard communication standards of the DOT regulations.

Function-specific training relates to the requirements of DOT regulations for shippers, transporters and manufacturers that are specifically applicable to the functions the employee performs.

Safety training must cover:

  • Emergency response information required by 49 CFR Part 172, Subpart G Emergency Response Information
  • Measures to protect the individual employee from the hazards associated with hazardous materials to which he or she may be exposed in the work place. Specific measures the hazmat employer has implemented to protect employees from exposure must be included
  • Methods and procedures for avoiding accidents, such as the proper procedures for handling packages containing hazardous materials

Each employer must test each of it’s hazmat employees by appropriate means.

Initial and Recurrent Training

A new hazmat employee or a hazmat employee who changes job functions must complete training requirements for the new job function(s) within 90 days. However, the employee may perform new hazardous materials job functions prior to the completion of training, provided the employee performs those functions under the supervision of a properly trained and knowledgeable hazmat employee.

Hazmat employees must receive the required training at least once every three years.

Class C Driver’s License and Endorsements Needed for a CDL Class C License

All Candidates for the Class C CDL license must complete the following requirements:

  • You must pass a General Knowledge exam. This is required for any type of CDL license.
  • You must pass the Pre-trip inspection.
  • You must pass the Passenger Transport test (if transporting more than 15 people, including the driver).
  • You must pass the HazMat test (if you are transporting hazardous materials).

The federal law mandates that each state issue a CDL to drivers according to certain classifications. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has designated the following classes:

  • Class A License – Any combination of vehicles with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds provided the GVWR of the vehicle(s) being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Class B License – Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing a vehicle not in excess of 10,000 pounds GVWR.
  • Class C License – Any single vehicle, or combination of vehicles, that does not meet the definition of Class A or Class B, but is either designed to transport 16 or more passengers, including the driver, or is placarded for hazardous materials.

CDL Restrictions

A restriction placed on your commercial driver’s license may keep you from operating certain types of vehicles.

Common federal CDL restriction codes are listed below:

  • E Restriction: Prohibits you from operating vehicles with a manual transmission.
    • Occurs when you take your skills test in a CMV with automatic transmission.
  • L Restriction: Prohibits operation of a vehicle containing afull air brake system.
    • Occurs if you:
      • Fail the Air Brakes Knowledge Test.
      • Incorrectly identify air brake system components.
      • Fail to properly conduct an air brakes system check.
      • Take the road skill test in a CMV lacking a full air brake system.
  • Z Restriction: Also prohibits you from driving a CMV with full air brakes.
    • Occurs if you tested in a vehicle with an air over hydraulic brake system.
  • M Restriction: Restricts you to operating a Class B or C passenger vehicle/school bus ONLY.
    • Occurs if you possess a Class A CDL, but earned your passenger/school bus endorsement driving a Class B vehicle.
  • N Restriction: Restricts you to operating a Class C passenger vehicle/school bus ONLY.
    • Occurs when you possess a Class B CDL, but earned your passenger/school bus endorsement driving a Class C vehicle.
  • Restriction: Prohibits you from driving any Class A vehicle that has a fifth wheel connection.
    • Occurs when you take your skills test in a CMV that has a non-fifth wheel connection, such as a pintle hook.
  • V Restriction: Indicates that a medical variance has been reported by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
    • This may occur, for instance, if you have a vision or diabetic waiver issued by the FMCSA.

(Key Point: Restrictions- NONE)

Summary: S.1952 — 112th Congress (2011-2012) All Bill Information (Except Text)

 Shown Here:

Reported to Senate without amendment (04/25/2012)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)

Hazardous Materials Transportation Safety Act of 2011 [sic] – (Sec. 5) Requires states or Indian tribes receiving grants to train emergency responders to hazardous material (hazmat) transportation accidents to make certain certifications to the Secretary of Transportation (DOT). 

(Sec. 6) Authorizes the Secretary to conduct pilot projects (including at least one in a rural area) to evaluate the feasibility of using paperless hazard communications systems. 

(Sec. 7) Authorizes the Secretary to assess and review the methods used by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) for collecting, analyzing, and reporting accidents and incidents involving hazmat transportation. Requires the Secretary to develop an action plan and timeline for improving the collection, analysis, reporting, and use of data by PHMSA.

(Sec. 8) Directs the Secretary to prescribe regulations establishing uniform procedures among facilities for the safe loading and unloading of hazmat on and off tank cars and cargo tank trucks.

(Sec. 9) Authorizes the Secretary to develop and implement a hazmat technical assessment, research and development, and analysis program to: (1) reduce risks associated with hazmat transportation; and (2) identify and evaluate new technologies for safe, secure, and efficient hazmat transportation.

(Sec. 10) Directs the Secretary to establish a multimodal hazmat enforcement training program for government hazmat inspectors and investigators.

(Sec. 11) Requires a designated officer, employee, or agent of the Secretary to provide reasonable notice to an affected offeror, carrier, packaging manufacturer or tester, or other person responsible for the package containing hazmat of: (1) the decision to exercise inspection and investigation authority, (2) any findings made, and (3) any actions being taken as a result of a finding of noncompliance.

Requires regulations for inspections and investigations to address: (1) the safe and expeditious resumption of transportation of perishable hazardous material, including radio pharmaceuticals and other medical products, that may require timely delivery due to life-threatening situations; (2) the means by which noncompliant packages presenting an imminent hazard are placed out-of-service until the condition is corrected; (3) the means by which noncompliant packages that do not present a hazard are moved to their final destination; (4) appropriate training and equipment for inspectors; and (5) the proper closure of packaging.

(Sec. 12) Increases the civil penalties for: (1) knowing violations of a hazmat transportation regulation, order, special permit, or approval; and (2) violations that result in death, serious illness, or injury or substantial destruction of property.

Authorizes the Secretary to impose a civil penalty on persons who obstruct or prevent an inspection or investigation regarding hazmat transportation. Prohibits a person who has failed to pay an assessed civil penalty for noncompliance with a hazmat transportation regulation or order from conducting hazmat transportation.

Key Reference: (Sec. 14) Revises requirements for the issuance of special permits, approvals, and exclusions. 

(Sec. 15) Requires states to submit certain information to the Secretary biennially regarding their currently effective hazmat highway route designations.

(Sec. 16) Authorizes appropriations to the Secretary for FY2012 and FY2013. Authorizes the Secretary to make certain expenditures from the Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness Fund, in particular for hazmat training grants.

Cool examples of USSS emergency vehicles…seeSecret Service Vehicle

Summary: S.1750 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Bill Information (Except Text)

 
 Shown Here:

Reported to Senate with amendment(s) (08/01/2002)

Hazmat Endorsement Requirements Act – Amends the Federal transportation code, as amended by the USA PATRIOT Act, with respect to hazardous materials (hazmat) transportation. Requires States to: (1) implement a program of background records checks for operators of commercial motor vehicles transporting a hazardous material; and (2) deny a hazmat endorsement for the license of any otherwise qualified commercial driver unless the Secretary of Transportation has determined that the individual does not pose a security risk warranting such denial.(Sec. 2) Prohibits denial of a hazmat endorsement for an otherwise qualified individual unless within ten years before application for a background investigation the individual was convicted (or found not guilty by reason of insanity) of one or more specified criminal offenses, or acts for which the individual may be denied admission to, or removed from, the United States under the Immigration and Nationality Act.

Allows the Secretary of Transportation to consider mitigating circumstances from which it may be reasonably concluded that the individual does not pose a security risk warranting denial of endorsement.

Requires the Attorney General, upon a State’s request, to conduct a background records check and, if appropriate, take criminal enforcement action required by any information developed in the course of the check. Specifies the contents of any such check.

Denials availability to the public under the Freedom of Information Act of any information the Attorney General or the Secretary obtain in the course of a check. Requires the Secretary to maintain confidentiality about such information.

Permits the Secretary to waive State compliance with the requirement of prior background checks before renewing an endorsement or license to the extent necessary to avoid the interruption of service by a license holder while a background check is being completed, unless such interruption is due to the license holder’s failure to: (1) comply with renewal requirements; or (2) furnish necessary documentation in a timely manner.

(Sec. 3) Prohibits individuals from operating a commercial motor vehicle transporting hazardous materials without a proper hazmat endorsement or license issued by a State, Canada, or Mexico after a background check meeting the requirements of this Act.

(Sec. 4) Prescribes criminal penalties for the fraudulent issuance, renewal, upgrade, or transfer of a commercial driver’s license or endorsement, or the attempt to commit any such offenses.

(Sec. 5) Directs the Secretary to assess and report to specified congressional committees on the security risks associated with motor carrier transportation and develop prioritized recommendations for improving the security of hazmat shipments by motor carriers, among other things.

(Sec. 6) Requires the Secretary to research and test the feasibility, costs, and benefits of requiring motor carriers transporting certain hazardous materials to install ignition or engine locking devices, silent alarms, satellite technology, or other mechanisms to increase security. Authorizes a pilot program to assess such devices.

The Abomination of Desolation (Revelation 13:18)-8th King…

Truth Revealed By God

Chapter: Eternal Spirit (128-132)

READ Romans 8:1-6. So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death. The law of Moses was unable to save us because of the weakness of our sinful nature. So God did what the law could not do. He sent his own Son in a body like the bodies we sinners have. And in that body God declared an end to sin’s control over us by giving us his Son as a sacrifice for our sins. He did this so that the just requirement of the law be fully satisfied for us, who no longer follow our sinful nature but instead follow the Spirit. Those who are dominated by the sinful nature think about sinful things, but those who are controlled by the Holy Spirit think about things that please the Spirit. So letting your sinful nature control

your mind leads to death (J. NLT).

READ Psalm 50:1-4. The Lord, the Mighty One, is God, and he has spoken; he has sum- moned all humanity from where the sun rises to where it sets. From Mount Zion, the per- fection of beauty, God shines in glorious radiance. Our God approaches and he is not silent. Fire devours everything in his way, and a great storm rages around him. He calls on the heavens above and earth below to witness the judgment of his people (J. NLT).

 

READ Psalm 96:11-13. Let the heavens be glad, and the earth rejoice! Let the sea and everything in it shout his praise! Let the fields and their crops burst out with joy! Let the trees of the forest sing for joy before the Lord, for he is coming to judge the earth. He will judge with justice and the nations with his truth (J. NLT).

Devotional-Key to Understanding the End of Times and Angels

 

We ought to know that Jesus can take any form that He wishes in being God. You just never know when He may present Himself. It could be anywhere at any time. Jesus may come as a surprise when you least expect Him. I like to think that it will be obvious to everyone, but the way in which He describes it is “like a thief in the night…” This is important as to recognizing how He will save us, and how He will rapture His church. He knows all and sees all. This is what we must know. His Spirit is what redeems us and allows us to enter the kingdom of heaven. He has perfected the minds of His chosen and allowed them to know the future. We ought to be aware of our minds and control them, in order that we exist in a state that is pleasing to God. Jesus is the object of beauty that we are to follow. This beauty is His heart. For the heart is the inner man. This is what God judges in the end.

 

Truth Revealed By God

Chapter: Fountain of Living Waters

READ John 10:6-11. Those who heard Jesus use this illustration didn’t know what he meant, so he explained it to them: “I tell you the truth, I am the gate for the sheep. All who came before me were thieves and robbers. But the true sheep did not listen to them. Yes, I am the gate. Those who come in through me will be saved. They will come and go freely and will find good pastures. The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life. I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd sacrifices his life for the sheep (J. NLT).

 

READ Romans 8:38-39. And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow-not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below-indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord (J. NLT).

READ Habakkuk 3:2-4. I have heard all about you, Lord. I am filled with awe by your amazing works. In this time of our deep need, help us again as you did in years gone by.

And in your anger, remember your mercy. I see God moving across the deserts from Edom, the Holy One coming from Mount Paran. His brilliant splendor fills the heavens, and the earth is filled with his praise. His coming is as brilliant as the sunrise. Rays of light flash from his hands, where his awesome power is hidden (J. NLT).

 

DEVOTIONAL

Jesus reminds us that the entrance into him, through his body, is the gate for the sheep. We must acknowledge this during the second coming of Christ to fully understand how we may enter the kingdom of God and go back and forth from heaven to earth during the final days. During the final days and for all of time, this is how people have entered the kingdom of heaven, by walking into his body. We also are brought into an understanding that he has awesome power to protect the sheep that enter by the gate. In his hands glows radiance and power. We are to know that nothing can separate us from him, especially during the final days. Not demons, nor fallen angels, nor the devil himself can keep us from Jesus. He provides a light and a path for us to be hidden from all evil and the world without God. This dwelling place is our home and our fortress. Do not allow worries to keep you from God, for fear and anxiety is caused by the adversary. Do away with worry and overcome your fears.

(Key Point)-In the end, the sole objective of Satan is to cause division between the members of the body of Christ…reference the 7 Angels of Revelation-whom the devil hates…and the 12 Angels of Revelation….might they camouflage the Son of God?…remember also that the Father has given all power to the son…who is always in His body…He is never without His Father….God can do all things…

Isaiah 11:6 “The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the falling together; and a little child shall lead them

Ask yourself: “How can a little child lead people?” What does God mean in these words? Can a child take and adult form? Can the Son of God be a spiritually mature adult full of absolute wisdom and power? Think about it and then you might discover the power of God and where the Spirit of every person who believes in Christ exists, until God says that it is over and you had your opportunity, following the rapture…For the Angels know that the time is near…God knows the exact day, hour, minute, and second…

Also, reference history and the Bible…it will give you full insight to the end of days…

Key Point: Matthew 11:12 “And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force…”

Matthew 24:13-15

“But he that shall endure until the end, the same shall be saved…And this gospel (The Testimony of Christ) of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come. When ye therefore shall see the abomi-nation of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, ) whoso readeth, let him understand:)….(It was all planned this way…)